https://www.duolingo.com/Mad_Catter

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??!!!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua
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This isn't really a new idea. It's been suggested dozens of times over the past few years. A simple search of the forums should show you that...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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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!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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People tend to automatically downvoted posts with "all caps" titles.

And discussions that are duplicate (as in "about the same subject") of other older discussions.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mad_Catter

mabey u can do it for me

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Hi Queen.of.Hearts.,

See this short guide about “How to suggest a course”.
Mainly, from Help Center article "How can I suggest a new language course?:

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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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comment and upvote we need 400 upvotes to get noticed....

Would you have a link to an OFFICIAL statement saying that?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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Is it a new idea though?

If you are referring to LoTR then Sindarin is the most likely candidate.

Sindarin is already listed here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

The post it links to already has 201 votes.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/munou
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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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska
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Well on the other hand, Klingon is currently in the incubator

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory
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They also have High Valerian in the incubator and that's also a made up language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska
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Exactly, so I think Elvish wouldn't be too unprofessional

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mad_Catter

cool

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mad_Catter

elvish is not only in the lord of the rings... and i know others want it! but i appreciate your opinion please upvote i love ur pic

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/munou
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That is the only movie and/or show I have seen it in.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/munou
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And thank you, I love my profile picture myself. I will consider it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAwesomeClair

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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchFireBird
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But Elvish isn't as complete as Klingon, and there are different kinds of elvish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/munou
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Well, if there were to be languages like that on here there should be a section like "Made Up Languages" or something like that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAwesomeClair

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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

PS duo tinycards appears to be more open to user content if you can attract enough attention on tinycards you will dramatically increase your odds.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

I think you are doomed to fail but I will upvote anyway because nothing ventured nothing gained

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mad_Catter

thanks i really appreciate it...i think

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

Which Elvish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Natu608216

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!)

1 year ago
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