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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inkybaba

Klingon as a language choice for new Incubator languages?

I was looking around the Incubator pages and clicked the new course button. The drop down language menu apparently has Klingon, would this ever happen or is it just a bit of a joke? Let's get Sheldon Cooper as a contributor ;)

February 28, 2014

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mathemajician

Oh boy, if they start implementing constructed languages I'm never going to leave this site.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bepisTM

Well, Esperanto is quite far already, isn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

It wasn't when they posted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bepisTM

Oh right, I never look at when something's posted. I don't even know why this thread existed back then, but I do remember that I had seen Klingon in the Incubator 'some' time ago...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

It's not a joke. People can apply to help create conlanguages, including but not limited to Klingon. :) http://incubator.duolingo.com/apply They will need to be fluent in Klingon and one other language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Puddleglum

The KLI hasn't responded to my email for weeks, though. :-(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.K.Sean

you never said that when i had a conversation about contributing to klingon and can you add vulcan maybe thanks anyways.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Hi B.K.Sean I'm not staff so I don't control which courses go up. But, staff have said that people can apply to create a conlang course. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inkybaba

In this case, is there a chance of seeing some Dothraki or something? in the future of course..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

If people sign up for it! I know that the Duolingo is hoping to have 50 language pairs by the end of 2014. I think they already have an idea of which pairs they want. So, I'm not sure if it will happen in 2014. But, as usual, Staff have been vague enough that I couldn't say anything with anymore surety than the next bunny!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.K.Sean

can you add vulcan maybe i dont know


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VanessaOlvera

I second this, I would never leave Duolingo if Vulcan gets offered as a language in the future.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.K.Sean

i know right i can make that happen and romulan. XD wait not romulan


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeavenlyYaksha

If there is going to be a Klingon course on this website, then there should be a availability for Elvish as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coolkirk1701

I would help,but my klingon knowledge is limited to insults, curses, ranks, and shipboard terms


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

Sounds like you know all of Klingon to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ontalor

Definitely not a joke. My most anticipated languages are Russian and Esperanto.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.K.Sean

i dont speak either of those


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shelby-gabrielle

Oh my gosh!!! Maybe Elvish next? ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.K.Sean

yes but i cant contribute to all thes OK


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor

I guess that even if I still can't learn Chinese over here, I'll at least be able to add Esperanto and Klingon to my resume.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rredfearn32

...Seriously? They're making Klingon->English, but haven't even done Japanese/Chinese->English. I mean, that's cool and everything, but I've been waiting for Jpn/Chn->Eng to appear for ages!

(҂⌣̀_⌣́)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OnesimusUnbound

There are a lot of challenges awaiting for Jpn for Eng course, posted somewhere else in the forum (sorry, I can't find it :-) )

  1. A Japanese sentence has a lot of possible English sentences, some exceeding DL's maximum number of possible translation, and

  2. It's very hard to parse out kanas and kanji in a Japanese sentence.

Try to ask @Usagiboy7 for anything related to Japanese course in DL in case you want to confirm my post.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rredfearn32

Very good points. I can imagine such languages being a nightmare to accurately Duolingoify... :)

Hopefully completing the English->Japanese course will help them get the corresponding course off the ground quicker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ashl.ym

xD Sheldon Cooper nice!!! That deserves a LIngot!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarloSalvatore

Come on guys, Klingon instead of Japanese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.K.Sean

hey i already contributed to that okay


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ella409420

If there's Klingon then there should be Elvish!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaG364

I have always wanted to learn Klingon. It looks fun. My family was talking about learning Klingon. Some of my family said it was ridiculous. I think it will be a challenge for the brain.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thrandurin

Klingon is awesome, I will totally enroll if you get it going! Go Klingon!

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