Easy Lingot Win For Irish!
I am a passionate Irish study, dying to become fluent in what probably should be my native tongue. Anyone who comments and ups in this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1746430 , I will give lingots to.
Irish is a beautiful and historic language. It is one of the few Celtic languages still spoken by a sizeable amount of people (approx. 1.7 million). It is thought to be one the oldest living European languages (along with Basque, Lithuanian and Welsh, all three of which I would also like to learn)! At one stage, the Celtic languages dominated Europe, and many accounts of battles between the Latin-speaking Romans and the Celts have been recorded.
Here in Ireland, we study Irish in schools, but it is taught much the same as English is taught in English-speaking countries (which is very counter-intuitive when people are incapable of speaking the language). Hopefully, with a very good Duolingo course that I'm sure alexinIreland could make, we can preserve and get more people speaking this ancient language.
I know that someday, Duolingo will have an Irish course at some point, but, with the help of the enthusiastic Duolingo community, we can bring that moment a bit closer.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh, agus slán go foill!
Congratulations Irish and to all who helped! https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2244039
I love the sound of Irish. I'll talk to you in the language one day :) Where in Ireland are you from? I live in Scotland, but one side of my family comes from Donegal. I feel strong ties to my Irish side as well as my Scottish! I'm both surprised and very excited to see such a positive response to Irish - I never realised there was such an interest in people who didn't live in Ireland or have Irish speaking relatives. Hopefully people will have similar enthusiasm for a Gàidhlig course down the line too.
I do not know so much about scots Gaelic- but my friend in school does. He speaks manx, welsh, irish and so should have a good grasp on Scots Gaelic. I will ask him and do a little research. Thanks for clarifying :)
Hi everyone I am sending emails to everyone!!! Trying to rally up support for this discussion and the Irish language.
please everybody join in and spread the word on behalf of duolingo and the Irish language!
Please don't; that is considered spam, and I'm sure that that's not what Duolingo wants happening. You will sooner or later be reported to Duolingo for abuse if you don't stop. Thanks.
Thank you, I have stopped now- it was most rash of me and I apologise.
I hope that I can be forgiven by the duolingo community for my spamming and use the site for what it is really meant for- learning and translating language.
Thank you again. If you think it nessearily I will make a new discussing publically apologizing as I have sent my notice to a lot of users and do not want to be seen as a mal contributer to the duolingo community.
An apology thread isn't necessary - no need to make a bigger deal of it than it is :) Your intentions are good and that's all that matters, it's not like you're an actual spammer/troll.
Thanks :) I don't think it's necessary but if you would like to, no one would mind. I'm sure everyone forgives you.
Well said- nobody wants a spammer troll.
Let's keep duo free of spam eh?
P.s. Upped discussion btw. Spamming really ain't needed- it's like the 2nd from top dude!!! If people really want Irish that much they will up it :)
I have been sending around this message- any May copy and paste
Here everybody, a course for Irish is coming to duolingo- the best website for actually learning a language. Bring that moment closer by sharing this notice and upping the comments.
Why learn Irish? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1760754
The more people up, the quicker it will make an appearance of duo!
So please share the word!
Please support mo chairde!