https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost

We can now learn High Valyrian?

I just looked at languages that we can learn, and saw that High Valyrian is in beta. I've never even heard of High Valyrian, but how did it get to beta so soon? A week ago, I don't even think that it was started, and now it's already in beta? Klingon was started months (years!) ago, but it is just now 55% finished.

If anyone has tried High Valyrian yet, can you tell me if it's really ready to be in beta? And can anyone give me a definite time that it was started? Because I've never seen it before today.

July 17, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/StevenWath

High Valerian is a constructed language from the Game of Thrones series. It was added to the Duolingo incubator in the winter. One reason that it was developed so quickly is that the inventor of the language led the Duolingo development effort.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost

Okay, well, it's funny that I hadn't seen it before! But maybe I did once, and I forgot it. (Nice streak, by the way.)

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7

It was visible in the incubator: incubator.duolingo.com They went into beta a few days ago.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost

Okay. I don't check the incubator very often, if at all.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7

That is where a lot more information is.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/edo_farias

is David J. Petterson leading this?!!!!!

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenWath

yes, his Duolingo profile is

https://www.duolingo.com/Dedalvs

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lea.1717

They strated working on it some months ago without showing it on the "courses" page, and now that it's done it's there. There are some languages still in developement that don't appear on that page. Who knows for what reason...

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens1

Yezh you can learn it now. I'd recommend it =)

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/swingbeatnik7

What do you like about it? Interested. It looks cool.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Huffdogg

Personally, as a huge Song of Ice and Fire nerd and Game of Thrones fan, I can completely picture the Valyrian characters pronouncing the words as written in the course, and although it's a constructed language from a fantasy world, it sounds lovely and I enjoy seeing what kind of conventions appear in constructed languages (particularly ones constructed in the modern day)

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens1

I like being able to learn new languages and I like that it's a different sort of language to most

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/britmeeks

Does anyone hear any sound? Like how the words should be pronounced?

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost

The sound isn't developed yet . . . but I hope that it will be soon. (It's out of beta already, but I haven't studied it yet since then.)

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lalabudala

Why can't I hear how the word I learning is pronaunced? Is that a bug or something? I hope you understand english is not my native

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost

The audio has not been added.

September 10, 2017
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