https://www.duolingo.com/EinarSig

Icelandic Course

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So, I've heard that a lot of Icelandic people have now applied for the course to be put into the incubator, but I don't understand why Duolingo isn't really letting it see the light of day... I'm sure lots of people would like to learn it - Welsh just got added after all.

Duolingo, I will never understand how you work...

And for that matter, the same is true of Faroese and Albanian, I've noticed. Just would be nice to see them in progress.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Only so many languages can be in the incubator at a time. Duolingo has finite resources, like most companies, and sure, it may be growing, but generally a course needs to leave the incubator and go into beta before they add more. There are several due out soon, so once those go into beta, they will most likely add a few more.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EinarSig
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Oh wow, I never thought about that ^^; Maybe you're right~ I hope they do. Have a lingot ^^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Signor_Nessuno
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I'm confident that in the long run we'll have many other languages on Duo, but the priority is getting done with those which are still hatching (24!).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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This. I am sure in a decade or so, they will have most languages. We just need to give them time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffA2
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Also keep in mind that adding new languages is not the only way that Duolingo is expanding and improving. They have made lots of improvements in the incubator that will make things better in the future.

They created a system of "tree versioning" that makes it much easier to expand and improve existing courses. They also just finished changes that will better allow the development of agglutinative languages. That will help the upcoming Korean and Hungarian courses, and makes it more likely that we may get Finnish.

It's important to remember that just because we don't see our favorite language under development right now, that does not mean that Duolingo is just standing still.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I think right now they are focusing on improving the courses they have at the moment. The German tree has gotten an update, as well ad the Norwegian, and I know that soon Swedish, Irish, and Dutch (and possibly others) are working hard to release their tree 2.0. I think after this, we will see new courses enter the incubator. Also, we will have plenty of free space soon, because about 6 courses are in the high 90's-100%. So this may just be the quiet before the storm. Personally I can't WAIT until courses like Icelandic, Finnish, Faroese, and such enter the incubator.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

Oh, I can't wait for the french tree to get an update.

2 years ago

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