Venetian on Duolingo (request)
Hello, folks! :) I've been a user of this amazing platform for quite some time now and I love it! I noticed there are some pretty cool new course suggestions and, as I didn't find anything about it, I would like to suggest a Venetian course, considering two other Italian languages (namely Calabro-Sicilian and Neapolitan) have been requested -- so why not? :) And personally, I would love to learn it as I am of Venetian ancestry -- and the language is is not only spoken in Northeastern Italy and surrounding regions: you may find speakers in places settled by immigrants from Veneto in Brazil and Mexico! Moreover I am sure there are some history lovers that would love to learn the language of La Serenissima!
Would anyone else be interested in this course? Are there any Venetian-speaking duolinguists? If yes, please do upvote! :D
I applied for contributing for Venetian. Unfortunately, I never got an answer :(
I am a native speaker and I was looking to help for this, but could not find venetian among already started incubator projects.
Well, it's been 3 months
Once I've mastered my basic Italian Venetian is my next language. It's the language of my ancestors and really important to my family research. Keep pushing for this. It's endangered!!!
Wow I just found this discussion for Veneto to be added on Duolingo! Unfortunately that hasn't been done yet, but I'd imagine the amount of requests Duolingo is receiving for other languages to be incorporated.
Hopefully Veneto will be added soon as was Greek which I never even knew wasn't on Duolingo. The only issue I see with Duolingo adding Veneto is the variety of Veneto there is, spanning to Veneto Lagunare, Orientale, Settentrionale, Occidentale, and Centrale.
I speak the Chipilo Venetian dialect (From Mexico) which is simply Trevigiano-Feltrino-Bellunese (Settentrionale). I am certainly not the only speaker of that specific dialect, but my point is that there might be a dislike depending on which variant of Veneto is incorporated into Duolingo. I am rooting for all the five variants to be incorporated since each have distinct pronounciations and words instilled.
I hope this opens up the discussion a bit more, but more than anything I would love to learn how to write in my mother tongue that was passed down orally by my great-great grandparents from Bigolino, Treviso. All the other generations passed it down to me, and this seems to be a widespread case among most of the Venetians descendants who speak it as their mother tongue.
Let's just hope the course comes soon! And Saludi a tutti Veneti!
Sorry for being late 1 year but i would love it so much to learn a language with so much history.
Just posting to show that interest hasn't let up. I would love to see Venetian on Duolingo. I've taken a few Memrise courses and follow the Academia de ła Bona Creansa on facebook. Hoping to hear good news soon! And thanks to the Venetian speakers who have posted on here, I'd love to enjoy your contributions in the near future.
Anche per me sarebbe un sogno, inoltre, nel mondo c'è una gran quantità di discendenti de veneti
I write historical fiction, most of which is set in Venice. Would LOVE this course to be added. Venice is so amazing, and it's so difficult to find courses to help me learn the language.
(VENETO): Me piazarìa che ghe fose un corso de Veneto parchè tanti tozi in Veneto no i è pì boni de parlarlo, ne łe scołe no'l vien insenjà e cuesto par tanta zente el sarìa l'unico modo de studiarlo.
Penso anca che vedarlo zontà su Duolingo sia un modo de farghe capire a chi che no ło sa, che el Veneto el ze na łengua come tute chełe altre e nò un diałeto de l'Italian, oltre che darghe a chi che no'l ze bon de parlarlo ła posibilità de insenjarlo.
(nota: par sto mesajo ze sta doparà ła "Grafia Veneta Internazionale Moderna")
(ITALIANO): Mi piacerebbe che ci fosse un corso di Veneto perchè tanti ragazzi in Veneto non sono più capaci di parlarlo, nelle scuole non viene insegnato e questo sarebbe per tante persone l'unico modo di studiarlo.
Penso anche che vederlo aggiunto su Duolingo sia un modo di far capire a chi non lo sa, che il Veneto è una lingua come tutte le altre e non un dialetto dell'italiano, oltre che per dare a chi lo sa parlare la possibilità di insegnarlo.
(ENGLISH): I would like Veneto to be added to Duolingo because a lot of young people in Veneto are not able to speak it, it's not taught in schools and for many people this would be the only way to learn it.
I think that seeing Veneto added to Duolingo's courses can be a way to make people aware of the fact that Veneto is a language as well as Italian, and it would give the opportunity to Venetian native speakers to teach it.
Tozo per favore aiuti a contribuire per il corso di Veneto, io sono stato esiliato dalla mia patria Serenissima. Non ho imparato la mia lengoa da piccolo.
As a native venetian speaker, I would love to see the language added in Duolingo. It would be a great way to help in keeping the language alive!
That would be awesome. I'm from Vicenza, and though I grew up in it, I was always taught that it was a vulgar and contemptible "dialect" and always avoided using it. Later in life I discovered that it was actually a beautiful language, with official uses, literary heritage, and much more than a "sfumatura" of Italian. It's has in fact become a co-official language in the state of Said Paulo Du Sud in Brazil, known there as Talian. Which means there are more than a few official resources to mine for the course. I would really like a chance to revisit it through Duolingo, and though not an expert in the language, would be happy to contribute any way I can.
Go to the bottom of the page,click on Help, and check out the Incubator to learn how new languages are added.
So... you already knew about that post?
Venetian isn't listed, but the idea is you contact either of the two moderators to have it added.
Well... I thought they were supposed to search for an existing discussion.
Anyway... here are some Memrise courses if you are interested:
That'd be super awesome to learn Venetian. I'm planning on learning All Five Major Romance Languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian) and possibly include Catalan. But to include Venetian too would be amazing!
I would love to see Venetian come to Duolingo! Currently there are no online resources what-so-ever to learn Venetian and it would be absolutely amazing if Duolingo could be the first to create even a small introduction to the language!
There is now a tool called duolingo incubator. If you speak Venetian you can get it started!