https://www.duolingo.com/NeonSam

Let's Add Icelandic

One of the most requested languages on Duolingo is the beautiful language of Icelandic. It is a truly wonderful language that should certainly be more largely recognized. I'm calling out to everyone that speaks Icelandic to apply to the Incubator to add Icelandic for English speakers. If enough of us apply they'll surely let us work on it. We can do this! Þakka þér fyrir alla. Gerum þetta. Ef við vinnum saman, getum við gert þetta með vellíðan.

June 25, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-

I would like a new course, what should I do?: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NeonSam

Thanks, I didn't know about this page. Unfortunately, the Icelandic page was made 3 years ago and Duolingo have shown no signs of letting people contribute to an Icelandic course.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

that's because they need to add important languages like Klingon and High Valyrian first

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/leonig01

I tend to agree with your irony, yet I think one thing doesn't come at the expense of another. I mean, giving trekkies the incubator to play with, doesn't take any resources from Duo (not that I could think of). And having that said, I do wonder why they still haven't started Icelandic. I also find it hard to understand why Arabic is still not here - one of the world's most widespread languages.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Amgad, one of the English for Arabic speakers course team, has said that there have been encouraging signs recently: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22472742$comment_id=22476231

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

Icelandic doesn't have many speakers tho, so I can understand why they're not adding it yet

it's probably because of the Arabic script

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/leonig01

I don't think the script could be used as an excuse, since this is an alphabet, not Japanese Kanji... besides, they already added Hebrew, which is quite parallel.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

It has five times more speakers than Irish, which we already have.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

Well, seeing how they ignore contributor requests and everything. It's kinda hard. Look at all of the people who volunteered for Latin, even a University professor, and they got rejected. They don't care to add languages,.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/b05aplmun.ca

They add languages all the time. They, in fact, churn out language course curricula at an amazing rate. That said, it is true that the correlation between languages requested and languages accepted into the incubator seems a bit disjunct.

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wyqtor
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Another reason to add Icelandic from the perspective of the DL team is that it is the only language with a good TTS from Ivona that Duolingo doesn't yet offer.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bergenhopps

Would love to have this language added. :)

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BafouillCharabia

Oh yeeeeeees.! That would be wonderful!

I learn this language. But even if I am alredy fluent in norwegian, even if I loven to read my old poetry icelandic books, even if I have internet and greta grammatic book... I Don t improve in this language.

Especially because when I try to build some phrase, I can t know if it is correct or no.

So, it would be fantastic to have it on Duolingo.

... As Well, I would loven to use Duolingo for Persian and Mongolian. :) :) :)

October 6, 2018
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