A NEW IDEA!!! ELVISH!!!!READ THIS!!!
so has anyone tryed to incubate elvish i REALLY think it would make the best course. contrary to popular belife it is a legit language and i would be willing to dedicate time to developing the course. does any one else want a elvish course? comment and upvote we need 400 upvotes to get noticed....what do you think! i mean how cool would it be to hear people speaking elvish??!!!
People tend to automatically downvote posts with "all caps" titles. Your argument is valid (certainly more valid than the right Klingon has to be in the incubator) but the way you express it is unfit for a serious course request.(Like it can be worded better, or formatted better) I know you're excited, but still!
(minor edit to correct "downvoted" to "downvote", my device dictionary's fault!)
A non-native? Nope, I may be able to teach you fishing, but I won't give you a fish!
As jrikhal mentioned, Quenya and Sindarin have already been suggested, so we should vote for the languages instead of creating new posts. (Take a look at the "new courses" guide, it's a sticky, you can see it when you enter discussions)
Also, it's a good idea to see other suggestion posts in the guide jrikhal and I mentioned, might give you some ideas about writing! Like, take a look at the request for Breton.
If you want to make a [course] suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts [and thus not creating a new one]. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)
Note: Texts in between square brackets are additions of mine.
And the guide linked above does have a link to an existing suggestion made in the past about the course you're suggesting.
In fact, it has a link for each of Quenya (Elvish) and Sindarin (Grey-elvish).
Please don't create new discussions about a subject already covered by a discussion.
Elvish is not a real language and is only a made up language. I would agree it would be an interesting language to learn, but not on a professional website like this. If you're talking about Lord of the Rings Elvish, then an Elvish language page should be put somewhere on websites like that.
Wait, who said this was a professional website? Yes, some people use it professionally, but some people are learning languages for fun. And Queen Of Hearts is right, elvish isn't just LOTR.... and anyway, Baroque Kitten is right too, Klingon is currently in the incubator and that's not professional either (although there was a huge uproar over that, too). Still I think Elvish would be a fun language to learn and I would like to see it in the incubator too. Cheers.
Well take that up with the Duo people, then. I still think it'd be cool to have those languages even if they aren't professional at all. I'm not sure how exactly a section like that would work but hey, whatever you think, I'm not trying to start a big huge fight or hurt people's feelings.
Do you think it is more because they are worried that if Duo is doing Elven they won't be working on the language they want or because they just don't like it because it's not in use. If I remember Tolkein was a linguist by profession although of course stories about elves predate him by centuries.
For all you fellow LOTR nerds (no offence lol), I'd recommend taking a look at this discussion here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8438323 There are some very thoughtful and even-handed posts in this discussion, which I find much better than the emotionally controlled minor discussions out there on whether Quenya (aka Tolkien elvish) should be a course on Duolingo. Please take a look at it. (And don't forget to vote up!)