Are there any Kannadigas out there? It would be nice if Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ), which is the state language of Karnataka (a state in India), could be included in the Incubator. I live in Karnataka, but I'm not very good at Kannada myself. I can understand it perfectly, but can't speak it very fluently. And I guess, Duolingo could surely help me improve it, as I really want to get fluent with it.
There is a page prepared for Kannada in the incubator, so I guess it will come soon!
The page does not exist now, I guess it may have been removed. How can I get it added again?
Yes, I'd like to know too! I'm willing to devote at least 10 hours a week to creating a duolingo course to teach Kannada.
I would like to learn Kannada too! I want to learn it because my mom can speak it!
I'm very interested in Dravidian languages! Even more so in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, who enjoy classical status and possess old and extensive literary traditions.
I am voting kannada, Such a rich language, Hope you will add the kannada Course Over here, You can find so many incubators.
Would love to have a Kannada Duolingo course! I want to learn the script, be able to converse on a variety of topics (not just oota aitha? thindhi aitha? :) ), and become fluent! The Kannada language is very special to me and I love it very much, I just want to be able to improve and having a tool I can use on a daily basis.
I'd be interested in Kannada as well! I spent my last vacation in Karnataka, and even though it's not that likely that I'll come back I got interested in this language anyways (what a shame there aren't really any resources over the internet). But even if I won't get my Duo course, I can be always waiting for the Hindi one...
I wish there was some way to contact the team at duolingo to let them know that there is a group of capable, committed people willing to teach Kannada using their software. Given duolingo's reach and cachet, I'd say it is almost its duty to promote a language like Kannada – which is a language with an incredibly rich history, a wonderfully large and (occasionally) idiosyncratic vocabulary, a huge number of speakers (~60 million), and a group of native speakers who are slowly but surely losing their ~2500 years-old language as they flail and fail to learn the English language. Having grown up in a predominantly English-speaking environment, fortunate enough to be able to call English my mother tongue and Kannada my father tongue and living now in "cosmopolitan" Bengaluru, the erosion of the average Kannada-speaker's lack of faith in both their language and themselves is a terrible thing to see. And such an erosion is hardly surprising – just think how it must hurt to lose one's tongue in one's own homeland and be forced to lisp in an alien tongue. Do the right thing, duolingo! Get Kannada on your incubator lineup and watch it begin to dance! :)
I teach English to native Kannada speakers and I want our language added. I have applied to be a contributer in 'Other' section and I can bring other bilinguals too. Could you please guide me how many contributors are needed? This can help a great number of poor children in my country.
The more the number of contributors, the better chance that Kannada will be added.
you earned a lingot! Even I'm a native speaker from Ballari. Would like to help with Kn-En or En-Kn tree building. I've requested in the incubator before. I don't know how it actually works, so gave up.
According to Wikipedia there is a fair amount of diglossia in Kannada, which would make it a serious problem to teach here.
Once we try it with learners, the dialect problems can be smoothed over. It is not a reason not to have the language. Hindi varies greatly from one region to another too.
Not really. There's a standard form that most everyone understands and then there are several dialectical variants – which only make the language richer.
I vote for Kannada. Kannada has a very long and rich history. Karnataka State, where Kannada language is spoken, has many people from other places. A Duolingo course, Kannada for English Speakers, will have many takers.
Yea, I can read the the letters, but I'm very slow at it. Also, are you learning Russian? I am as well! Privyet!
I've moved to Bengaluru, Karnataka with my young family. I look forward to learning Kannada. And I think this is a superb Incubator idea as Bengaluru being the IT Capital attracts a lot of migrants from all over the Indian subcontinent and other countries.