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Icelandic

Will DuoLingo have a course in Icelandic at some point?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pmidna
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It seems to have a high demand so it's highly likely that they'll offer the course at some point in the future.

whispers have a look on memrise in the mean time as I'm sure it's available there

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALfred480552

I've never heard of memrise, so thank you. For the moment, I will stick with just German. Focusing on just one language is probably the best way to learn it well, though nothing will prevent me from exploring a little of each language later.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmidna
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Yeah one language at a time is the best way for most people. Memrise is an excellent tool, especially when combined with duolingo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALfred480552

Again, thanks for the tip.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmidna
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You're welcome!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlene960997

I'm currently using memrise to learn Icelandic and mythology and other points of interest. It is a good tool, but I like Duolingo a bit better so I'm still learning Bokmal 1xp/day so some day when Dou offers Icelandic I'll still have my fun little streak. Point to note, the memrise app is only free to lesson 1 of each course, to move farther for free a computer is needed. Annoying little loophole but it works.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanClarke33
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I am doing the same. There are some really great courses on Memrise that I use in conjuction with Duolingo. I like to get as many Hungarian and Russian courses as I can. And I found an amazing course on Slovenian on Memrise too. (I'm a subscriber there too, so I don't know how different our experiences are).

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALfred480552

Thanks, everyone, for your responses. I will be eager to start up the Icelandic tree if it should ever come out. Pruechelan, thank you very much for the link. I should wait until I'm finished with German to check it out, but I probably won't.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pruechelan

If you want to get started before Duo the University of Iceland offers free into courses

http://icelandiconline.is/index.html

Also university in Iceland is cheap as hell.

If I learn Icelandic (or any other language for that matter) fluently before Duo has a course for it, I'll apply to be a contributor, I promise.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rekov
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That course does not seem to be particularly well structured, and it doesn't have the built in repetition for learning that duo has.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3
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It's one of the most requested languages on the site, so I think it could happen. It pleases and fascinates me that the languages of the Nordic countries are so popular on here, as they are not widely spoken outside their countries and those countries have relatively small populations! Now for Faroese and one of the Sami languages...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALfred480552

That's getting pretty obscure, Faroese and Sami. :) For me, the northern Germanic languages are my favorite. I'm currently learning German because it is part of my roots and because it is a widely spoken language. Icelandic may be my favorite language though simply because I love the way it sounds.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachael.cr3
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I'm of Icelandic descent, so that's another reason why I'd like to learn it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALfred480552

I don't have any indication that Icelandic is part of my heritage, but it would be neat if it was. I am fascinated with the stories and geology and admire the democratic and friendly spirit of its people. I imagine that if I did have any Icelandic in my family's history, I'd know about it since so many of them have family records that go back centuries, some even back to the 900s. I chatted with an Icelandic woman on YouTube who said she was related to Skallagrimson (hope I spelled that right). Being able to trace one's roots back that far is enviable. My dad traced our Scottish side back a few centuries back to the American Revolution, but for us in the States, we tend to hid road blocks once we find those who immigrated from Europe. I feel deep sympathy for those descended from slaves because their ancestral waters are even murkier. :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinM85
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It would be even better if they made an Icelandic course from Swedish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonSam

Yeah I'd love Icelandic too. In the meantime that we wait, try using Memrise.com. It's very similar to Duolingo and has over 80 languages including Icelandic. Best of all, it's free! There are 3 Icelandic courses on there; a simple one, a Duolingo-style official one and one that teaches you every single Icelandic word in existence.

Simple course - https://www.memrise.com/course/351/basic-icelandic/

Duolingo-style course -https://www.memrise.com/course/134020/beginners-icelandic

Full-dictionary course - https://www.memrise.com/course/72275/first-5000-icelandic-words/

Also, to anyone who speaks Icelandic, don't be afraid to apply to the Duolingo Incubator. Just select the apply to contribute button, and when it asks you the language you wish to work on, click the last option 'add another' and write Icelandic.

Takk fyrir and happy learning.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IvanGrimmi
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Útlendingar ættu ekki að læra íslensku.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EinsiJo
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Translation: 'Foreigners shouldn't learn Icelandic.'

Frekar skrítið viðhorf fyrir síðu tileinkaðri tungumálakennslu. Heldurðu að það sama ætti þá ekki að gilda um þau níu tungumál við hliðina á notendanafninu þínu?

What a strange sentiment for a site about learning languages. Don't you think the same should apply to the nine languages beside your username?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EinsiJo
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I'd be interested in contributing to an Icelandic course.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vball_01
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Probably, it most likely needs contributors though. I know that the contributors that are busy with other courses are working very hard and will continue to do so. :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/themarinegamer

Most likely. Duolingo will more then likely add every language possible to this site. however it might be awhile since Finnish and Icelandic have been highly requested over the past few months to maybe a year and we haven't heard anything from the developers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/betten
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https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Many people have applied, so it will be here eventually. The when is the hard part.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlene960997

How do I apply? I figure the more who do the sooner it'll be addressed.

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https://www.duolingo.com/bergenhopps
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Lots of demand for it on Duolingo, hopefully we'll see something soon...Keep your fingers crossed!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vampire_wolf
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I would love to study more Icelandic on Duolingo! I've studied it in the past with a tutor, and would be happy to contribute or edit English for the course!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MadelynBro1

Does anyone know of any other apps that teach Icelandic?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eddy909
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WE've been asked to consolidate our votes here in this thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7085482

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALfred480552

Thank you for the link. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IvanGrimmi
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I don't want foreigners to learn because they butcher the language.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/THE_JUJU_MAN

Haha, I like this. I also don´t want foreigners to learn my native tongue, because I want it to go extinct :)

4 months ago

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