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