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[WIU] Weekly Incubator Update: 2017, Week 23.

Note: Data retrieved on 2017/06/11 at 12:08 (UTC).

I. Phase 1 Courses

I.A. Transfers

  • Exits (Courses reaching BETA Phase): None.
  • Entries (Courses entering the Incubator): None.

I.B. Completion Summary

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(A) This week's value automatically generated from Duolingo's statistics.
(S) This week's value self-reported by the team of volunteers working on the course.

II. Latest News from Course Volunteers (All Phases)

Course "Czech from English" (Phase 1)

By nueby on 2017/06/09 (full text here)

96.5%

For those who have been waiting patiently for us to get it done, here are links to two resources ...

Course "Hebrew from English" (Phase 3)

By Mazzorano on 2017/06/08 (full text here)

Tree 2.0

Hello everyone.

The Hebrew Duolingo course was released into beta phase approx. a year ago. La...

Course "French from Russian" (Phase 3)

By anna.dupre on 2017/06/06 (full text here)

Про обратную связь. Грустное.

Смотрю я сообщения на форуме, вопросы в обсуждениях и вижу, что многие возмущаются недоработками ...

Course "English from Tamil" (Phase 1)

By rohanshankar on 2017/06/02 (full text here)

தகவல் (Update)

பல மாதங்களாக இந்தப் பயிற்சியறையிலிருந்து தகவலே இல்லாத ஒரு சூழ்நிலை இருந்து வந்துள்ளது. தற்போதைக்க...

III. Previous Weekly Incubator Updates

See this index of WIUs.

June 11, 2017

29 Comments


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

We Finns are somewhere between the Czechs and English. "They lived happily ever after" would be He elivät onnellisina elämänsä loppuun asti or more literally "They lived happily until the end of their lives".

June 11, 2017

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

Interestingly, elämänsä is in singular (as opposed to elämiensä) suggesting that the life they now live is shared or intertwined.

June 11, 2017

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

Out of curiosity, where does Finnish fall in the Both animals have blue tongues. situation, assuming there is exactly one tongue per animal?

June 12, 2017

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

That question is slightly complicated by the fact that Finnish doesn't have the verb have, but let's see.

I'd translate that as Molemmilla eläimillä on sininen kieli., in which eläimillä is in plural and kieli is in singular. Simultaneously, I can see someone translating that entirely in plural (siniset kielet). In such a case I wouldn't be confused by the number of tongues. I'm not entirely certain if either version is preferred by KOTUS (the Institute for the Languages of Finland), but I've certainly witnessed both used. If I had to guess, I'd still say that the former is perhaps more traditional or formal. Either way, it's an ambiguous sentence.

To explicitly say that both animals have more than one tongue I'd either use the plural partitive sinisiä kieliä, or add the meaning 'several/many' in some form or another (for example, monta sinistä kieltä).

Now that I have written all that, I'm just sitting here wondering if I even answered the original question. I hope I did in some form. :_D

June 12, 2017

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

You certainly did answer, thanks. I was sort of surprised that the animals' tongues are hiding in the "Kotimaisten kielten keskus", but maybe not everything defies expectations even with Finnish :-) I asked about this issue because Czech views collective reality somewhat divergently from English, and the singular may be more common. The two blue-tongued animals would mostly end up with a singular modrý jazyk, although native speakers as a group show a split, like yours. A clear-cut case deviating from the English view would exist with Many people lost their lives. - Mnoho lidí přišlo o život. The plural životy would be extremely rare and plain weird, likely a poor translation from English. Yet their lives were not necessarily intertwined other than dying together enough for the same sentence.

June 12, 2017

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

Haha, I just mentioned Kotus because it's the one authority people actually tend to listen on formal language matters. :D

And perhaps my first comment was more in the vein of artistic than grammatical analysis.

June 12, 2017

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

This made me look and find this great Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_upon_a_time

Common beginnings and endings of fairy tales in a long list of languages!

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frankenstein724

Happy that there is still a WIU regardless of who produces it but...for those of us who haven't been as active in the forums for the past number of months...when did Jiten Gore stop doing these?

June 11, 2017

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

See the link to the index of WIUs.

June 11, 2017

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

I'm so excited to see Korean making so much progress!!

June 12, 2017

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

Why they don't release Italian for Portuguese speakers? It has been completed since the last month :(

June 12, 2017

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

It was even 2 months already...
But staff finally (just) push it into beta phase.

June 13, 2017

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

I'm so happy right now. They've released today the course in Beta, thank you Jrikhal :)

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OliverBens1

Thank you so much for doing this! Really appreciate it!

June 12, 2017

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

Where is Japanese?

June 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Horako224

Japanese doesn't need any more updates because the contributors themselves are not sure when they will release it. They clearly said "Later this year"

June 11, 2017

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

See comments in week 21's WIU "about" that.

June 11, 2017

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

Thx!

June 11, 2017

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

It has graduated already so no need to include it here.

June 11, 2017

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

Technically it's only partially graduated, but as far as I know those aren't commonly included anyway.

June 11, 2017

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

Technically it's only partially graduated

Like many courses (which are (first) only on the web version).

June 11, 2017

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

At the moment they're showing it in Phase 1 again: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ja/en/status . Maybe this is about the web version this time?

June 15, 2017

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

Yes, the web pages (www.duolingo.com and the incubator) display informations about the webversion of the courses.

June 15, 2017

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

To enlarge the image: Right-click on it then select "Open in a new tab".

You need to add a hyperlink to the image's URL for this to work (on Firefox, at least).

June 12, 2017

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

The "issue" doesn't seem (after quick search) to be that there is no hyperlink but that Firefox doesn't offer the "open in a new tab" option on images.
So I see 2 "solutions":

  1. Using a browser that offers it
  2. Installing an add-on on Firefox that will add this option in the context menu on right-click. There are plenty apparently.
June 12, 2017

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

You just need to add a link to the image in the markup code and it can be opened in a new tab in firefox. E.g.:

Or, in this case:

[![](http://i.imgur.com/9lKaaC1.png)](http://i.imgur.com/9lKaaC1.png)

June 12, 2017

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

Couldn't Firefox works like other browser? I mean, I wonder why they decided to not work directly and simply with ![](http://oi66.tinypic.com/2cqh07n.jpg) as other browsers do?

June 13, 2017

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

I don't know why Firefox works as it does, but lots of people use it; you need only make a very small change to include all these people.
I can easily get around this, but many people not are not so well-acquainted with computers. By this very simple change you can allow them to see your table properly.

June 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theresa942733

Looking forward to the Hindi from English course ^-^

June 14, 2017
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