It seems like i am the only one contributing to Somali. Please if you are fluent in this language please come out and help to create a course for this amazing language
I hope DuoLingo will start an incubator for Somali soon. It has a lot of potential (as seen in the comments so far) to be a solid Duolingo language. It also has some great things going for it already: 1) It's written completely with the Latin alphabet, 2) It's one of the Google Translate official languages, 3) It's relatively easy to learn because of its phonetic text pronunciation, 4) There are millions of Somalis all around the world - the Somali-speaking diaspora is spread around the world...literally making it a "world-wide language"! So, there are people around the world who want to learn the language of their new neighbors, or there are many ethnic Somalis who grew up in other countries and aren't fluent in Somali and would like to learn. That's why Somali is a great pick for the Duolingo incubator!
Second this! Lots of Somalis in Minnesota and I'd love to pick up the language :)
I have a lot of Somali students. It would be interesting to learn a little of their language. I hope people start the ball rolling on this one!
I'd like to have a course on Somali too. There's a lack of good textbooks and courses in my city although We have quite a sizable Somali community. Almost all the Somali I have learned this far I have learned directly from Somali friends to whom I've been teaching Finnish.
We need more African languages! Arabic, Somali, the planned Zulu, Amharic, Malagasy, Afrikaans, etc would be great.
I would love to see Somali added. Until then, I am learning it through Transparent Language. And if you are from the Twin Cities, its free through the St Paul library! Hope to see you back here when its available in DuoLingo!
Oh, very nice! I do live in the Twin Cities and I work only a few blocks from the St. Paul library, I'll look into this option. Thanks.
I would love a Somali course. There are a huge number of Somali speakers living in Minnesota and I would really like to be able to connect better to the Somali community here.
I would love to have a Somali course!! I have lots of Somali friends and I already know much words but a Duolingo course would be perfect.. so I hope.. :)
I would also looove a Somali course. Same as others, we have a lot of people in Sweden from Somalia and there is basically no course available anywhere to learn Somali in Sweden. :(
I plan on commenting on this thread until someone at duolingo notices the demand for somali
Hi, I totally forgot I even started this thread. I'm still looking in to create a Somali course, just waiting for Duolingo to notice me lol
On behalf of my Somali coworkers, I hope to see Somali soon. It would help them a great deal in their work here in Vermont.
I really hope to see Somali on duolingo one day! I am not entirely fluent though so I can’t contribute.
I know this is an old post but I was thinking a similar thing. I would love a Somali course!
I'm coming here to add my vote for getting Somali added into the incubator. I hope Duolingo is monitoring these posts and seeing that there is still interest in getting Somali added. I volunteer teaching English to Somali and Ethiopian immigrants and refugees in Minneapolis and I think it's important to be able to better connect with the community for those of us that live in Minneapolis. If someone from Duolingo could please let us know that they are hearing our feedback we would appreciate it!