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

Help me to create Manchurian language course here Geren minde manju gisun i kicen be aisilame araki

I would like to contribute a course for English speakers to learn Manchurian, I applied so many times here but got no reply at all, nowadays there are less than 100 people still use this language, but Manchurian language is extremely useful for investigating the history of Manchuria like Daicing gurun (well known as Qing Dynasty). If there are someone who is interested in Manchurian language or history here, please help me to apply to contribute the course until they accept. Thanks.

bi manju gisun i kicen be araki sembi, tere asu i gvnin tuksicuke de tehe gisun be aisilambi seme gvnimbi, damu udu mudan i kicen be araki be baicibe, we mimbe bederebuhekv. daicing gurun i suduri be baicaci, manju gurun i xu wen be tacici, manju gisun serengge umesi oyonggo, ere jalan de, te damu 100 niyalma ci dulerakv kemuni manju gisun be gisurembikai. Aika manju gisun manju suduri be cilahalaha niyalma bici, mimbe aisilaki. ambula baniha.

May 17, 2017

20 Comments


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

You mean the Manchu language? That's amazing. The language is not on the "I would like a new course" list, so would you mind contacting Lrtward and ask them to add a link of this post to the list I mentioned?

May 17, 2017

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

thank you for the information, I will ask them soon

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oda.3hr

Have you sent Lrtward a message yet?

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oda.3hr

Can I ask you a favor by voting up this post https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23973473? It is about start an Incubation on Manchu. Many thanks!

August 13, 2017

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

Thanks for your willingness to work on such a project!

You don't have to wait for Duolingo, though. You can make a Memrise course that has full sentences. Here's a model, incidentally born of a similar motivation: providing learning content in a language Duolingo hadn't gotten around to adding yet. You can also translate sentences on tatoeba.org More generally, you can record pronunciations of words on Forvo and add entries to Wiktionary. I would have to think that being able to include such details in an application for Duolingo would strengthen it, showing you're dedicated to the work, as one of their concerns is getting contributors who have the commitment to stick with the project (so they don't end up with another Telegu on their hands, for example).

May 17, 2017

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

thank you so much for your information

May 17, 2017

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

Very good, I hope it come here eventually. When europeans started getting an interest in China they started learning manchurian - since it was the official language of the dynasty but also because it is so much more easier than the chinese scriptual language.

May 17, 2017

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

Are you fluent in it? I think it would be a good idea sense there are so little speakers but that also means that it won't be Duolingo's first priority.

May 17, 2017

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

At least in the interim, you could start putting together a course over at Memrise.

May 17, 2017

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

Would it not be more logical to create a course for Chinese speakers initially? Is there a practical input method for the Manchu script, or were you only intending to use romanisation (which would be no use for reading historical documents)?

May 17, 2017

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

we do have a keyboard for Manchu script, http://www.anakv.com, you can put the romanised transliteration in and it will show Manchu script. Indeed lots of Manchu people speak Chinese Mandarin as their first language, but I am not sure this website can be used in China because they banned so many websites.

May 18, 2017

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

Thanks for letting me know about that website; I wasn't aware of it and it's very good. However, it creates images rather than unicode text, so I doubt it could be used by a Duolingo course. To make it work on Duolingo, one would have to be able to type in the script, and have the input method join up the individual characters, as in Arabic, for example.

When I was in the PRC about a month ago I had no problems at all accessing Duolingo. The English-from-Chinese course also has 12.2 million learners and I'm sure most of them are from the PRC. I don't think there's anything on here that the government would think is worthy of a ban.

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oda.3hr

The only possible way on Duolingo is to make the course in Romanization. Although it does no help in reading historical documents, it is prevailing in on-line communications among learners nowadays. The traditional writing can be learnt elsewhere at ease afterwards if interested.

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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Here's an inscription from the Forbidden City in Beijing:

The vertical symbols to the right are in Manchurian. Hard to believe that the language of those who managed to conquer the whole of China is almost going extinct these days. Making it available for the world to learn could be a way to help better preserve the history of China.

But... I would like the course in the original, vertical Mongolian script! Technical difficulties be damned!

May 17, 2017

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

I didn't know there was applications to get Manchu here in Duo...how can we possibly help you making this a reality?

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oda.3hr

Perhaps by voting up this post and other post with same theme invite people who are interested to do the same.

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oda.3hr

Can I ask you a favor by voting up this post https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23973473? It is about start an Incubation on Manchu. Many thanks!

August 12, 2017
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