https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann

Swahili Course Release Imminent

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I just noticed the Swahili golden owl sprite was added to Duolingo. I don't recall seeing it last I checked. The addition of a golden owl has almost always preceded the near imminent release of a course.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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The estimated completion date was just changed to March 1st 6 hours ago, only 14 days away and 30 days sooner than the previous ETA. I'm guessing that's the official release date, for now at least.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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I just noticed that the change was done by someone who is not a Swahili course contributor. Does anyone have an explanation for that?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasII
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His profile says he's a "Software Engineer @ Duolingo", so it looks promising to me!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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True, a good sign. Thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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The Swahili owl might be my favorite one so far! The colors match the owl so nicely! Bundi zuri!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimmohB

This is great :) I can't wait to learn an African language, Swahili really lacks GOOD learning materials, especially in the free category..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi
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The course is reeeaaaly good, I can tell you that;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasII
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Can you confirm that the new release date is official?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/otsogutxi
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Yes I'm 90% sure it will be. One of the contributors had told me that the release of the Swahili course would be different to other courses, but I don't know what that difference is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo

Nice find! Where did you find the sprites?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DerGoldmann
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If you are on Chrome, you can go to Developer Tools and inspect the page. You can only see the owl sprites if you are on a course where you have completed the tree.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0
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How do you do that? Can you give me a step-by-step tutorial? Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0
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Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos
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Very excited! That means I'll probably first be able to work it into my monthly planning for March, rather than April! Did not expect the recordings to be finished and processed so quickly.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexanderfrost21

That's really cool!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido
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This is great news, I've been waiting for Swahili to be released for awhile now. For those who are interested the audio course Language Transfer (a free language learning program) has a Swahili course which can be found on youtube.
LT helped a lot to complement the Spanish and Italian I learned on Duolingo, hopefully it will do the same with Swahili now that the duolingo course will soon be released.

1 year ago
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