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

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?

April 9, 2017

86 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Micah.Nashold

Latin

April 9, 2017

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

I've noticed that a lot of people want Latin. I think that would be a really good add!

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Micah.Nashold

Yes, it would

April 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Lingo-Lover_

It would help with understanding latin languages. I also want latin. Some other websites have it (Like memorise: https://www.memrise.com/courses/english/latin/ and a few others. It isn't 100 percent free but you can do quite a bit of learning without going pro)

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

Why because latin is hard! >:o

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purple.lollipop7

But doesn't that make it all the better to learn?

April 10, 2017

[deactivated user]

    Icelandic

    April 9, 2017

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

    Definetely!

    April 9, 2017

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

    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.

    April 9, 2017

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

    I'm surprised they don't have Finnish yet!

    April 9, 2017

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

    Estonian

    April 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

    Georgian, Latin

    April 9, 2017

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

    Wow! I never thought about Georgian. That would be really cool to have

    April 9, 2017

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

    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.

    April 9, 2017

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

    Chinese, Persian and Arabic :)

    April 9, 2017

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

    Same!

    April 9, 2017

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

    Yeah!

    April 9, 2017

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

    Afrikaans.

    April 10, 2017

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

    Yes! Definetely.

    April 10, 2017

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

    that would be good

    April 10, 2017

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

    my sister is learning that because her boyfriend lives in south africa

    April 10, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      I love this kind of Discussion, so thank you! :D

      April 9, 2017

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

      I'll be sure to make more like these!

      April 9, 2017

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

      Lingala, Yoruba, Icelandic and Lithuanian.

      April 9, 2017

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

      YEAH!!!

      April 9, 2017

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

      Hello, you have left a positive comment for lingala. If you support the proposal of a Lingala course (on the basis of the French language) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22649727, you will have to click in favour of the proposal of Sion60 in the bottom left of his proposal on ^ near the number that mentions the number of supporters. If you have clicked, the number becomes green. For lingala (on the basis of english), you have to click here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17030005 (in the bottom left of Kxng.Deo's proposal - it is another page!). If you really like a lingala course, best would be to support both.

      February 11, 2018

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

      Chinese.
      I'm so glad they're working on Japanese and Korean.

      April 9, 2017

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

      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.

      April 10, 2017

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

      Thanks for the info! I'm waiting XD

      April 10, 2017

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

      Me too. Those are much needed courses

      April 9, 2017

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

      Japanese: Tokyo 2020
      Korean: K-Pop

      Are you into these things? XD

      April 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purple.lollipop7

      There are lots of Chinese languages, I should know. Maybe just Mandarin?

      April 10, 2017

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

      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.

      April 9, 2017

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

      Definetely Albanian, Nepali, and Greenlandic would be nice to have

      April 9, 2017

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

      Definitely Sanskrit...

      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.[8] As one of the oldest Indo-European languages for which substantial written documentation exists, Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.[9] 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.[10][11] Thereafter, variants and derivatives of the Brahmi script came to be used.

      April 10, 2017

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

      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.

      April 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

      Sanskrit, the Eastern cousin of Latin, would be cool. :)

      April 10, 2017

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

      Classical Greek

      (An aside: followed by Latin, Icelandic, Biblical Hebrew, Arabic, Sanskrit, Quechua, Mongolian.)

      April 10, 2017

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

      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.

      April 10, 2017

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

      Ohhh. I want to learn Uzbek that would be awesome.

      April 10, 2017

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

      my friend wants latin

      April 9, 2017

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

      Latin should definitely be on here soon. It would be great to have.

      April 9, 2017

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

      yep

      April 9, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        Chinese

        April 9, 2017

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

        Chinese is the most used language in the world. It should be on Duolingo.

        April 9, 2017

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

        Mandarin for English speakers and Archaic English for English speakers

        April 9, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

        Old English would be cool.

        April 10, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purple.lollipop7

        Like 'thou' and 'thy'?

        April 10, 2017

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

        "Thou" and "thy" is Modern English.

        Old English is "þū" and "þīn".

        April 10, 2017

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

        Do you mean Shakespearean English (1550-1700), Middle English (1200-1500), or Old English (before 1066)?

        April 10, 2017

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

        old english as in Beowulf english. :D

        April 10, 2017

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

        I think Archaic English is a good idea :)

        April 9, 2017

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

        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).

        April 10, 2017

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

        Mandarin Chinese would probably be #1 for me

        April 10, 2017

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

        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.)

        April 10, 2017

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

        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.

        April 10, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

        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.

        April 10, 2017

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

        For some reason I've been wanted to learn Yiddish even though it's not widely spoken.

        April 10, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

        ~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. ^_^

        April 10, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nate-S

        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".

        April 10, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purple.lollipop7

        I want to learn Mandarin, my friend would too.

        April 10, 2017

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

        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.

        April 10, 2017

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

        :)

        April 10, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          Or Latin

          April 9, 2017

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

          i would like for Klingon to finish. one i would really like to see is Elvish from Lord of the Rings

          April 9, 2017

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

          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).

          April 10, 2017

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

          I really want Klingon to finish too.

          April 9, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanGordon12

          Quenya or Sindarin?

          April 9, 2017

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

          Quenya, preferably

          April 9, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

          Same here. However it seems "Neo-Sindarin" is more of a complete language and has a larger community.

          April 10, 2017

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

          Latin and Icelandic, definitely : )

          April 9, 2017

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

          :)

          April 9, 2017

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

          Mandarin Chinese mostly, but i wouldn't mind having Thai & Arabic added :) (Latin & Croatian are high on my list also)

          April 9, 2017

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

          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 :)

          April 9, 2017

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

          Thanks ^.^

          April 10, 2017

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

          I would really love to learn Icelandic :(

          April 10, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zachattack17

          Latin, Icelandic, and Na'vi from the Avatar movie

          April 10, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler983575

          French as it's easy! >:)

          April 10, 2017

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

          Do it! It's really fun, too.

          April 11, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redrose44444

          Mandarin Chinese.

          April 10, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karl.F

          Icelandic, Serbo-Croatian,Persian.

          April 11, 2017

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4sogX5N8

          welsh and breton would be a good add too.

          April 10, 2017

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

          ... Welsh is on here XD LOL

          April 10, 2017

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

          Breton would be neat to have though.

          April 10, 2017

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

          Korean (which is on its way) and Latin

          April 13, 2017

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

          I would really like to learn Arabic.

          April 15, 2017
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