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

June 1, 2016


I applied for contributing for Venetian. Unfortunately, I never got an answer :(

September 10, 2016

How do I apply for that?

July 2, 2019

I would sure hope that the beautiful łengoa veneta arrives here sometime.

June 1, 2016

I am from Veneto and I would be glad to help :)

August 25, 2017

It would be really great if you could check out this website alot of people would like to learn some Venetian but we need native speakers.

July 8, 2018

I am a native speaker and I was looking to help for this, but could not find venetian among already started incubator projects.

July 2, 2019

Please please!

September 19, 2018

I've applied again, let's see what happens!

September 11, 2016

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    Well, it's been 3 months

    December 15, 2016

    Non lo so se ancora vieni al duolingo, ma per picere dammi una risposta

    February 13, 2018

    I'm a Venetian native speaker and I'd be glad to help!

    October 3, 2017

    I'm visiting Venice and Verona next year so a course would be nice! :)

    October 29, 2016

    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!!!

    April 14, 2017

    Sorry for being late 1 year but i would love it so much to learn a language with so much history.

    August 9, 2017

    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.

    December 27, 2017

    Anche per me sarebbe un sogno, inoltre, nel mondo c'è una gran quantità di discendenti de veneti

    February 13, 2018

    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.

    October 8, 2018

    (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.

    October 11, 2018

    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.

    January 6, 2019

    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!

    April 30, 2019

    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!

    October 11, 2018

    Please keep this alive.

    May 19, 2019

    Go to the bottom of the page,click on Help, and check out the Incubator to learn how new languages are added.

    June 1, 2016

    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.

    June 1, 2016

    Yep, I have already done that, so they can list this discussion to the list

    June 1, 2016

    Well... I thought they were supposed to search for an existing discussion.

    Anyway... here are some Memrise courses if you are interested:

    June 1, 2016

    Thanks! :-)

    June 1, 2016

    Sweet thankyou.

    April 14, 2017

    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!

    November 25, 2016

    Good idea, I hope Duolingo can provide this course, someday.

    March 19, 2018

    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!

    June 17, 2018

    There is now a tool called duolingo incubator. If you speak Venetian you can get it started!

    July 8, 2018

    I would love to see all those small italian languages:

    September 2, 2018

    Make Venice free again !

    January 9, 2019

    I would love to learn veneto!

    May 20, 2019
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