https://www.duolingo.com/Patchman123

Tatar language

Would anyone like to see a Tatar DUOLINGO course? I do not see Tatar listed among the list of wanted courses, so I have decided to help have a Tatar course for Duolingo. I would like to see Tatar courses for English and Russian speakers and speakers of other languages as well. I am looking for anyone that is interested in creating a Tatar course or a Chukchi or a Bashkir or Buryat or Yakut course for Duolingo to encourage Russian speakers to learn the more obscure languages of Russia and the former Soviet Union. I am looking to create interest for the Tatar language. I am planning to have Tatar be used in the Cyrillic, Latin, and Arabic alphabets as well. Words from Siberian Tatar can be used as well. I want people to learn Tatar and there is only one Turkic language on here and that's Turkish.

I plan on learning Tatar as well. My friend is a Tatar speaker from Russia and she can help us as well.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKuttner
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When I lived in Kazan, Russia in the Republic of Tatarstan, I was living with a Tatar family. I only picked up basic words like "hello" and "thank you" (since everyone speaks Russian anyway) but it was a very beautiful language to hear. I think it would be neat to see it offered here. Not only for English speakers but Russian speakers as well as Tatar is rapidly declining in popularity in the region. I went to a Tatar Language play and almost everyone in the theater needed a headset translation from Tatar to Russian.

I will say as a word of advice, it is very uncommon for the Arabic script to be used. Russian mandated that the Cryllic alphabet be used and the Tatar government approved the use of the Latin alphabet as well. In Tatarstan those will be pretty much the only scripts you will see on the street and day to day. It would be best to have one of those two scripts (Cryllic would be best) be apart of the course here in order to attract more learners and not scare anyone away with the difficult and almost never used Arabic script.

Tatar is a beautiful language and just the mention of it brings me back to the beauty of Tatarstan and the generosity of the Tatar people. I have many friends in Tatarstan that would love the opportunity to learn the old language of the region. It will be interesting to see if it ends up happening!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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I went to Kazan for a weekend when I was living in Ulyanovsk. We really liked the city! | imagine it was а nice place to live.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKuttner
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It was! I miss it a lot. The people are friendly and the food is amazing. I ate mostly Tatar food at home and I couldn't get enough of it! I hope to be back soon one day

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Kazan felt very cosmopolitan and European to us. (Admittedly, I think coming from Ulyanovsk, it didn't have a lot of competition ;)) And the sun was shining the whole weekend we were there. I vaguely recall us wondering why we hadn't got to live somewhere so nice!! The people in Ulyanovsk were great, but the city itself was quite ugly and Soviet (in the stereotypical way) and such.

I don't think I've ever 'met' anyone who's been to Kazan before besides the people I was there with!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKuttner
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It is a very unique city with a blend of east and west. Not too many people have heard of it which makes it cool when you meet someone who has! When I lived there I primarily stayed in Tatarstan but I did take a quick vacation to Moscow. I hope to go back and see the rest the country has to offer!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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I would love to go back to Kazan... one weekend really was just brushing the surface, I think. I actually haven't been back to Russia since my year abroad, which is really sad :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John00625
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This sounds interesting! Ukraine won Eurovision with 1944, a song sung in Crimean Tatar, and the song is pretty, so I would like to learn at least a couple phrases.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka
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Crimean Tatar and Tatar are different languages. If you want to learn Crimean Tatar, you can start here: http://medeniye.org/en (if you know Russian). For learning the languages I also use the textbook "Qırımtatar tilini ögreniñiz", which you can download from internet (it is also in Russian).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John00625
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Oh ok, I just assumed they were the same, and I will google translate that page since I don't know a word of russian xD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timurakhmetoff

Please, make sure you distinguish between the Volga Tatars aka Kazan Tatars and the Crimean Tatars, these are two different nations. I guess the author suggested creating a support group for the (Volga) Tatar language. Please, take a look at this facebook page, where all issues can be discussed - https://www.facebook.com/tatarduolingo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leysan134130

Omg, yes, it is my native language so I'm all for that! I think that the latin alphabet would be more suitable since a lot of tatars live outside Russia (Finland, Poland, Lithuania, etc.) and it is more convenient for our language in general rather than the cyrillic one. Still, the cyrillic alphabet is dominant and most of the literature is written in it. The arabic alphabet was one of the first writing systems of our language, bit it is not used anymore. P.S.: A big rähmät for that wonderful idea.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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Perhaps there should be a Cyrillic/Latin switch on Duolingo for this course then...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zhiyizhan
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Tatar was actually my first language but I haven't spoken it for a really long time. I don't even know if I can pick it up anymore. If there is a Tatar course being created I will definitely try my best to help, but I'll probably land in the crowd that wants to learn it:)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenFaller

I would love it if there were a duolingo course for Kazan Tatar. I speak the language, but would love to be able to practice to maintain fluency.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zhiyizhan
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Same, I am a Kazan Tatar from China and although Kazan Tatar is technically my first language I never systematically studied it, and no one in my family speaks it anymore. Especially since I moved to Canada with my immediate family, because my parents went to a Chinese school and don't speak it

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rofined

Yes, I would like to see Tatar or Crimean Tatar. I would like to improve on the language of my grandmother's family.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenFaller

Depending on where you live, there may be a Tatar community you can connect with to improve your Tatar.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alsurina

Hi Justin! I want to join you. Are you still considering creating Tatar course? If so, let's do it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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I love Turkic languages and Tatar is one of them! Support!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nhocchuoi

cool

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fredrikov

My gf is Tatar but her first language is Kazakh and neither of us speaks Tatar so I would like to learn Tatar. But right now the problem is that I havent found a systematically written textbook for me to get feet wet, and since my gf doesn't speak the language, I dont have the immersive environment either. so i would love to see a Duolingo Tatar course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adam1337
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This would be awesome! I'm a linguist currently studying this language! It'd be so useful.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nur45082

I'm trying to learn Tatar. I suspect most of the documents out there are for russian speakers, it was hard to find something in eng. This site is the only thing I could find, https://anatele.ef.com/partner/anat/default.aspx?lng=en which I'm currently following. But it's beta and requires lots of improvements. I'm turkish, so I already understand something. I'm sure learning would be much more faster for me if there was something like tatar for turkish, if I could see the correspondence between the two.. Until that time, I'm trying to find something in eng, long route..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eugrus
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Here's is a comparative vocabulary list for different Turkic languages including Turkish and Tatar: http://www.geonames.de/wl-turkic.html

Tatar-Turkish dictionaries also exist. See https://www.amazon.com/Tatarsko-turetskiy-slovar/dp/5858402852

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fadingalien
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Is Ana tele free to use?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mansur_tatar

Accopding to the site of Ministery of Education and Science of Tatarstan Republic (http://mon.tatarstan.ru/ana_tele.htm) it is free.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zhiyizhan
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I just checked, and it shows that there are "no more licences available" so I can't use it. I have no idea what that means, but I think only a limited amount of people can use it?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mansur_tatar

I've heard that there are no more limits there, so you can try it: https://anatele.ef.com/partner/anat/default.aspx?lng=en

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AchwaqKhalid
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The more the better so why not

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knivesn
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definitely!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neron510880
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Cool

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeBurns0
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Yes. I found a few small tatar courses on memrise. They were user made, not put out by Memrise itself.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zhiyizhan
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And they're all very small, 20 words or so

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nail7z
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Here is good course for english and russian speakers http://anatele.ef.com

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeBurns0
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As beautiful as that sounds, Duolingo is probably not gonna do it. ----- I don't know which one of you voted my comment down but you are childish. And Duolingo should not do it. Maybe Tatars will be offended at the silly sentences they use. The owl drinks beer in Tatar? Do we need to learn that? Also How is Duolingo going to find native Tatar speakers to contribute to a course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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Maybe Tatars will be offended at the silly sentences they use.

A Tatar course would be built by Tatar speakers. It's up to them if they want to use those "silly sentences" in the course.

11 months ago
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