What Language Do You Want To Learn That Isn't On Here?
Duolingo has a lot of languages for English speakers to learn, but there are so many that aren't on here. We have extremely uncommon languages like Esperanto and Klingon is almost here. This is great if you want to learn an uncommon language, but Chinese, Arabic, and Bengali are all common, and are not on here.
When I initially came on Duolingo, I wanted to learn either Hindi, Icelandic, or Thai. Duolingo is working on Hindi, but who knows how much longer until other languages. In the long run though, not having those languages gave me the chance to try Swahili which I am loving so far.
But, what language do you all want to see here?
I've noticed that a lot of people want Latin. I think that would be a really good add!
Finnish, Slovenian, and Icelandic are ones I want to see. I'm also interested in the Japanese and Indonesian course, but they'll be happening soon luckily since they're in the incubator.
Right now I just want Japanese and Korean to finish. I'd like to see Latin, though. And Khmer and Thai would be interesting. Really, I want all the languages to be added.
my sister is learning that because her boyfriend lives in south africa
I love this kind of Discussion, so thank you! :D
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Chinese and Japanese had the same technical difficulties, but they've fixed them now, which is why we have Japanese. Mandarin, and possibly also Cantonese, will be out in a year or two.
There are lots of Chinese languages, I should know. Maybe just Mandarin?
Aside from everything that has already been mentioned (save the fictional ones), (Standard) Tibetan, Sikkimese/Bhutia, Dzongkha, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari & Nepali (I'm in a Himalayan mood at the moment).
Oh, and Albanian and Greenlandic, of course.
Sanskrit is a standardised dialect of Old Indo-Aryan, having originated in the 2nd millennium BCE as Vedic Sanskrit and tracing its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-European. As one of the oldest Indo-European languages for which substantial written documentation exists, Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies. The body of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and religious texts. The compositions of Sanskrit were orally transmitted for much of its early history by methods of memorization of exceptional complexity, rigor, and fidelity. Thereafter, variants and derivatives of the Brahmi script came to be used.
I would really want to learn Sanskrit because of how important it is to my religion. I couldn't put all the languages I'd want to learn on this list though.
I'll be way out there and say Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Tajik. While I'm already studying Kazakh on my own, it would be so cool to have some Central Asian representation on here.
Chinese is the most used language in the world. It should be on Duolingo.
Do you mean Shakespearean English (1550-1700), Middle English (1200-1500), or Old English (before 1066)?
Archaic English? I guess you mean Old English, or more correctly: Anglo-Saxon. By the way, later Middle English isn't too hard. You just need to learn a bit of vocabulary like "gramercy" (great thanks) and "hight" (to be called).
I'll be unique and say Latin and Finnish.
(Note: Chinese and Arabic have technical issues, but Duolingo is working on resolving them - which is why we have Japanese now - and they'll be out within a year or two. Bengali isn't on here because, while it has a lot of speakers, I'm guessing 90% of people wouldn't know what it is, much less be learning it. The people who make the Esperanto and Klingon courses don't speak Chinese/Arabic/Bengali anyway, so please leave them out of this. If it weren't for the Esperanto course, I wouldn't have any interest in languages, and I'm guessing this is the case for literally a million other people.)
I wasn't trying to put down Esperanto or Klingon because it' actually really neat that they have them on here and I was thinking about trying out the Esperanto course once I finish the Swahili tree.
There are a few in the incubator I'd like to learn: Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Yiddish and maybe Haitian Creole, High Valyrian and/or Klingon. Aside from what's in the incubator, it'd be nice to see Basque, Cornish, Finnish, Ladino, Mandarin, Na'vi, Neo-Sindarin (or Quenya) and a Native American language.
For some reason I've been wanted to learn Yiddish even though it's not widely spoken.
~1.5 million speakers and growing. Also a recognized minority language in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine. A lot of speakers are older but there's a huge revival movement. Plenty of native speakers and people learning it on the net to speak with if you choose to learn it. With Duo, it'll grow even more. ^_^
I'm on the Latin train but I look forward to Japanese. It could be similar to the structure of the Russian and Greek courses in that it tries to teach you the "alphabet" first. So, the first section would probably be Hiragana, Katakana, and some basic kanji. I also look forward to the Korean course when it's done as well. As far as Europe goes Breton, Finnish, and Catalan would be nice. It would give them a chance to get some traction outside of their countries or in Breton's case "region".
I'm really considering learning Maltese but there aren't that many sources online for free. It would be great to see that on Duolingo.
i would like for Klingon to finish. one i would really like to see is Elvish from Lord of the Rings
I'd love to see them, but I don't think any of the Elvish languages are complete enough to have a course for them on Duolingo (unless fan-made words are added).
Same here. However it seems "Neo-Sindarin" is more of a complete language and has a larger community.
Mandarin Chinese mostly, but i wouldn't mind having Thai & Arabic added :) (Latin & Croatian are high on my list also)
UGH! You just reminded me that one of the other languages I wanted to learn before I joined Duo was Croatian! Whoops, I don't think I can change that Nice profile pic btw :)