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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

New round of "guess the next new incubator language"!

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To pass the time while waiting for the next news from the Incubator, we had a little competition (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1749861) earlier. It was won by maria.nils, who was the only one who had guessed Greek!

Now let's play again: Guess which completely new (ie. not part of an existing course at any stage of the Incubator) language will be announced next in the Incubator. It doesn't matter which other language it is paired with.

Each user can post one guess, and those who guess correctly will receive 5 lingots from yours truly, once we find out the answer. The first user to post the correct guess will receive 10 lingots instead of 5.

(I am trusting that any contributors or staff members who have inside information disqualify themselves from this competition.. ;-) )

Good luck to everyone!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils
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Love it!! :-) I'll guess Swedish this time

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kelvin5473
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I was gonna guess Swedish too, mostly because I want to learn it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andro0
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YES! Swedish was my guess last time! i need it! hopefully you're right again

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Swedish is sure looking popular this week... 5 votes for it so far!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Five lingots for guessing Greek!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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I'm going to guess Vietnamese, just because that's what I want it to be.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/le-lapin-noir
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Me too! Tôi muốn học tiếng việt!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Two votes for Vietnamese noted! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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And the lingots have been awarded, 10 for the first correct answer and 5 for the second!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroD802656

English to Czech

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Esperanto. Though I know it won't happen, I still hope.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Goim
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The incubator announcing post hat Esperanto represented at front. Esperanto was the most asked for language before the incubator started. if it wouldnt come at all i'd be pissed =/ give it time^^

But in spirit of this thread im going for esperanto as well.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Two votes for Esperanto noted... :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

> Though I know it won't happen.......

Well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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And the winner is... [drum roll] AlejandroD802656 and Czech!

Congratulations, enjoy your lingots! :-) And thanks to everyone who took part in the game.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pleurocystites
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It kind of seems like revdolphin and zoeyandfriends should win since Czech was an accident and Vietnamese has intentionally been released.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Thanks for pointing this out! I wasn't on the website yesterday, but your message (which Duolingo sento to my email) made me understand what was going on. A lingot for you too!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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On a side note, future editions of this competition are going to be more/less boring (depending on your point of view), as there are now only 7 languages in "the left hand menu of the Incubator" which aren't already in the Incubator:

Bengali, Chinese (traditional), Esperanto, Hebrew, Klingon, Punjabi, Swedish

Then again, Czech wasn't on that list, and still managed to beat these languages in the race towards incubatorhood!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils
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I think it's going to be more exciting, as this round proved that anything can happen. I'll have to think broader next time...

Also, I'm very excited about the new language! I'm kind of glad I didn't win this time, Swedish isn't all that exciting for a Norwegian (though I have every sympathy with those of you who can't wait for it to come along)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sannap
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For me, as a Finn living in Norway, it has actually been very interesting to see all the differences between Swedish and Norwegian :) For example, when I was looking for an apartment for the first time, I couldn't understand why they all were described as "funny" (rolig in Swedish). I have learned my lesson that despite the similarities they are two different languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils
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I absolutely agree that there are plenty of differences. But we learn the most important ones as children. Those funny differences between the scandinavian languages were frequent topics of discussion when we were around 7-10 years old, and we were also taught to understand swedish in school, to some extent.

My nastiest shock with swedish came when I was nine, and went into a candy store to ask the price of a chocolate heart. She told me "five and seventy", which I understood as 75,00. Some price for a small chocolate! My mother later explained to me that in swedish, this means 5, 70!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sannap
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Oh, I didn't realise it's taught in schools or that you learn this stuff so early. I just knew that you have a lot of Swedish TV-shows here (and young Swedes working). Good to know!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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What are you basing this on? I do not see Czech in the incubator.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Ah, Czech was in the Incubator last time I was on the website, but I gather from TroyFadiga's comment and the other discussion thread that this was a fluke.

So Vietnamese is indeed the correct answer! The good thing is, I have 433 lingots at the moment, so I can well afford these kind of freak turns of event :-) I shall be awarding some more lingots...

So congratulations revdolphin and zoeyandfriends! :-D And once more thanks everyone for playing!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejandroD802656

Wow! absolutely surprised... Thank you so much! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rudolphje

Norwegian, Atleast I hope so :p

4 years ago

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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Fulvius

Swahili :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dalenichols
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I would love to see Swahili soon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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Russian for English speakers!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Sorry, both Russian and English already exist in the Incubator, so they are not valid guesses in this game.

Do you want to have another go? You can pick something that has already been suggested, the only difference being that you can then only win 5 lingots, not 10.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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Yeah. Sorry I missed the part about talking about already existing courses.

My guess would be English for Hebrew speakers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pleurocystites
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Bengali. I wish Persian/Farsi, but there are already flags set up for Bengali, Hebrew, Punjabi, Klingon, Swedish, and Esperanto. Of those, Bengali has more speakers so I would think it would be more useful, hence I think the staff would give it priority. But Swedish, Punjabi, and Hebrew would all have arguments in their favor.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK, Bengali is noted! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeddkara5
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Thai!

4 years ago

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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuLi1_9
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Ill go with Catalan..

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/crlight
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I guess my new guess is Latin.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK, Latin is noted... :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anna._
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Hoping for Thai! love the language and writing is so pretty, but I can't find anything good to learn the language so hopefully Duolingo will help me lol.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shampa21

Arabic

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnneOumHilal

Could you please send me a notification when Arabic course (I've heard there"s a beta version coming soon) will come out ? I'm longing for ARABIC in DUOLINGO !! Thank you !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grumpycat1
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norwegian

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seth_H
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I'm hoping for Hebrew.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jun-Dai
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Swedish, Vietnamese, and Czech are already taken, so I will go with Filipino/Tagalog.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heclgehog
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I'm still hoping for Irish!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vessamorko

sweeeeedish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-) May I also compliment you on your lovely user name... :-D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sannap
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I'm guessing they'll introduce Norwegian, Danish and Swedish at the same time. Or maybe I'm just hoping too much :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Or trying to hedge your bets? ;-) Pick one!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sannap
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Hah! I would never... but the one I'm really really hoping for is Norwegian :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Noted! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Tagalog.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JOAT2B
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Yes please! My coworker and some family are Filipino and it would help if I could communicate better with them!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/APMohar

It looks like the consensus is Hebrew, Catalan or Swedish.

I'm going to have to say Swedish because it is the biggest of all of those languages...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-) Swedish and Hebrew are indeed looking strong...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Wow! So many excellent guesses! :-)

So far, the following languages have been suggested (within the rules of the game): Swedish Czech, Vietnamese, Esperanto, Swahili, Bengali, Filipino/Tagalog, Catalan, Latin, Hebrew, Norwegian, Thai, Serbian, and Irish.

Don't forget that you can still guess if you haven't yet, and that you can pick a language that has already been suggested if you want. The competition is on until a new language is announced in the Incubator...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Parisian_Dreamer

I'm guessing Danish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AustinMarler

I'm gonna go with Cantonese

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gelle89

Gaelic! That'd be pretty cool.

4 years ago

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Catalan!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jrboyz

Tagalog, Phillipino

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcboy14

FI-lipino :))

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferBismack

I want to learn Tagalog!!!! I am half filipino and my mom never taught me :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcboy14

She should have :(

Filipino not Tagalog. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcboy14

Filipino please. :))

(NOT tagalog as this is only one of the languages in the Philippines.)

It would be really nice to have Filipino here in Duo...kinda sad most don`t include Filipino as Philippines is one of the asian countries that teaches English as a medium of (absurdly) instruction and teaching.

So very few English-Filipino translators (or vice versa). :((

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph1496
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Hey JC boy. that's very true. Gusto ko maging Tagalog moderator for Duolingo kayalang lagi nila ignore yong request ko. ( I want to be a Tagalog moderator for Duolingo but they always ignore my request). I speak both languages fluently. I know in Philippines, we understand English but some people still have trouble speaking it and want to speak fluently.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph1496
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For now I just answer people's questions, like what's a good show to watch, translate this for me. I also have friends from different countries who want me to translate but Duolingo ignores my application to teach/ help Tagalog (Filipino). JC did you apply to incubator? I think it's also because we need more people. I have 2 other friends that signed up but all of their requests were ignored I think.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcboy14

I did apply, and they did reply right away. I dunno if it`s computer generated or not though. :O

Anyway Duo hasn`t yet emailed me again (as they said they would again). Maybe Duo is still waiting for more applications.

I`m going to wait for it though :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Imperator76

please tagalog would be so nice

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fhaddad75

Thai please

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/citlali_quetzal

we NEED tagalog!!! please!! kinyarwanda would be an AWESOME addition too... arabic... hebrew... yeah!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stein.Gee
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Don't know if it's still ok to post in this thread, but I really want Tagalog :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TornadoPie

Thai

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Minescias

Tagalog

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stein.Gee
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Amen! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TakiAlaTon

Tagalog? (please o.o)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Screamers1
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the next language in the incubator will be arabic!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dt10539

Arabic (I hope)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/inkybaba
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I guess Serbian!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
annika_a
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OK! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R

I think it would be Hebrew...

4 years ago

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OK! :-)

4 years ago