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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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??!!!

May 11, 2017

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

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...

May 11, 2017

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

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!)

May 11, 2017

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

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.

May 11, 2017

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

mabey u can do it for me

May 11, 2017

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

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.

May 13, 2017

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

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.

May 11, 2017

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

comment and upvote we need 400 upvotes to get noticed....

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

May 11, 2017

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

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.

May 11, 2017

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

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.

May 11, 2017

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

Well on the other hand, Klingon is currently in the incubator

May 11, 2017

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

They also have High Valerian in the incubator and that's also a made up language.

May 11, 2017

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

Exactly, so I think Elvish wouldn't be too unprofessional

May 11, 2017

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

cool

May 11, 2017

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

May 11, 2017

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

That is the only movie and/or show I have seen it in.

May 11, 2017

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

And thank you, I love my profile picture myself. I will consider it.

May 11, 2017

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

May 11, 2017

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

But Elvish isn't as complete as Klingon, and there are different kinds of elvish.

May 11, 2017

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

Well, if there were to be languages like that on here there should be a section like "Made Up Languages" or something like that.

May 11, 2017

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

May 15, 2017

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

May 15, 2017

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

May 11, 2017

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

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

May 11, 2017

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

thanks i really appreciate it...i think

May 11, 2017

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

Which Elvish?

May 11, 2017

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

August 28, 2017
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