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

Duolingo Incubator. Languages as of March 17, 2014.

A little over a month ago I posted a chart showing the 28 language pairs that were being developed, being tested or finished. The count now stands at a very impressive 39.

That chart got old pretty quickly, so here is the updated one as of today.

Duolingo Incubator. Languages as of March 17, 2014

If it looks a bit different than the previous one is because this time I made a code to generate the chart without much work. If you want to see the HTML version, you can go here: http://yonoleo.com/duo/

I also uploaded the code to GitHub in case some of you want to play with it (although it being HTML you can just use the source from the previous link). Here is the link for that: https://github.com/yonoleo/Duo-Incubator-Chart

Again, kudos to everyone who is working hard on the courses and to everyone in the community that is contributing by reporting errors.

EDIT: Updated image to correct error pointed out by Anrui.

March 17, 2014

28 Comments


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

Absolutely amazing ! This language site is literally getting better every day and I really appreciate the amount of effort and time Duolingo staff put into this language site. Keep up the brilliant work !

March 17, 2014

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

This is awesome! We loved the first one too! Thanks for sharing this yonoleo :)

March 18, 2014

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

Thanks! Just having fun.

March 18, 2014

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

Thanks for putting this up, yonoleo! The field is getting nicely filled up. There are whopping 462 courses possible amongst just the languages displayed here!

March 18, 2014

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

I had not looked at it that way. That is crazy.

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchAddict7

C'est incroyable! Merci beaucoup monsieur!

March 17, 2014

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

This chart needs to be everywhere. It will help quite the native English speakers who are constantly complaining about not having enough languages.

We are a greedy people, evidently. :D

March 18, 2014

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

Great chart!

Just one question. According to the chart, there is a course being incubated from German to Russian. Shouldn't it be the other way round? Or have I missed something?

March 18, 2014

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

You are correct. I'll make the edit and update.

Edit: done.

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M.R.Tin

Love it, this chart should definitely become a part of the website!

But if so, it should be taking into account that the incubater accelerates the developement of new languages more and more. So the chart will be too confusing very soon. Especially in the middle ;) Would be nice if the lines only appear when one hovers over the flag with the cursor or something like that. Or maybe adding a little button to exclude phase 1 languages, to clear it up a little.

Thank you, Duo staff and yonoleo!

March 18, 2014

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

That is why I opened the code to contributions. I plan on making some changes along the lines you mention, but if anyone wants to have a go at it, by all means!

March 18, 2014

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

Great job! This is awesome, just like the last time you did it! Have some lingots!

March 19, 2014

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

That chart is awesome! Do you still have the one from a month ago to compare against?

March 19, 2014

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

Enjoy! :)

March 19, 2014

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

Ah, excellent! Thank you. :D

March 19, 2014

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

Might be fun for the HTML version to re-arrange the order on the top and bottom rows according to different parameters: 1) completely random order, 2) spelling of language names in a) English, b) French, c) Spanish, etc. 3) number of known speakers in the world (would need a data source), 4) number of DL students (data source or API), 5) order added to DL (but that would get messy, and then, Czech had two dates. ;)

Good fun, thanks!

March 19, 2014

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

Yes, that is one of the things I want to tackle first (order of languages). The other is adding filters to it.

March 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tani17
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What do the different phases mean? Can we access anything other than phase three?

March 19, 2014

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

They are the Incubator (http://incubator.duolingo.com/) phases. Phase One is Development, the course is being constructed. Phase Two is Beta, the course is being tested. Phase Three is Completion and Graduation, the course is released into the wild. Reverse courses are generally started after the original is almost out of Beta. For instance Russian to English is almost out of Beta, so the English to Russian has just appeared in the Incubator to be developed.

March 19, 2014

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

What do I do to learn several languages at the same time? I started Italian (level 5 now) but would also like to start German and Greek.

March 18, 2014

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

Hover over the flag that is next to your profile picture. You should see an option to add a course. German from English is there. Greek is not, but at the rate this is going, I would check again in a couple of hours ;-)

March 18, 2014

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

Thank you very much. As you can see, I've started German.

March 18, 2014

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

Good luck with it! I'm not quite brave enough to try more than one at a time. I admire the people who can stay focused enough to keep different languages straight.

March 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tani17
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I do French and Italian. It helps to start each language with a strengthening set or to review a very early session just to get the new language in your ear before starting the tougher stuff.

March 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michaelyuri
March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bernardoni91

Could you do English to Romanian? I'd love to learn the language of my birthplace!

March 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gmaf12

it would be interesting if the chart could show the weight for each pair, e.g. how many are trying spanish from english or even the aggregate for each starting language, e.g. how many are using english as the basic language to learn other languages. Great chart in any case!!

March 20, 2014

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

Yeah ... could you do a chart that shows how many people do each language to each other language is currently available (including beta)? Maybe a number next to each line .... That would be awesome!

March 23, 2014
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