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What languages are YOU eagerly awaiting? (Incubator or not.)

Hola! Ola! Bonjour ! こんにちは (kon'nichiwa)! Hallo! Ciao! Ni hao! The title explains it all: What languages are YOU eagerly awaiting, incubator or not. I can hardly wait for Korean (Incubator), Latin for English, Guarani Jopara for English, and Latin for Spanish. What about you? Comment below!


August 26, 2017



Latin, Arabic, Finnish, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Old Norse, Old English, Estonian


I'm waiting for Finnish.


Latin, Chinese, Korean, Japanese (Desktop), Arabic, Persian.

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    I'm really really hyped for Czech. That's the language I've been studying for almost 3 years now and the language I've waited for the most to come out from the incubator.

    Persian would also be a nice addition to Duolingo's collection. The Persians have some beautiful poetry and music to listen to.

    Edit: Thank you to whoever erased the comments made by that nasty user. Duolingo should never be used to spread hate.


    I noticed that guy, but unfortunately I am not a mod. Just hope the mods see this :(


    Icelandic and Old English :D

    *Korean of course.


    Korean of course. Well, duh:D


    Arabic (Ideally Levantine but that'll never happen), Finnish, Estonian, Georgian, and Japanese and Korean on the Desktop


    +1 for Arabic (ideally Levantine) !


    Japanese for the web, Korean and Latin.

    ETA: Oh, and Klingon.


    Woah, I was just thinking about making a post like this today! I'd like to see a lot of the languages available to learn English from e.g. English for Bengali Speakers, to also be available for English Speakers as well as other languages.

    Specifically, I'd love to see more Northern and Eastern European languages, like Icelandic, Finnish, Scots, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbo-Croatian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, as well as Luxembourgish too!

    Also, I'd love to see more languages from these two lists:

    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_total_number_of_speakers

    In particular, Persian, Urdu (although it's basically the same as Hindi, but with an arabic script I guess?), Hausa, Javanese, Tagalog, Khmer, Thai, Lao, Xhosa, Burmese, as well as the languages spoken in and around India, and I'd love to one day see languages like Western Greenlandic and Inuktituk Have a watch of this if you're interested! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW4hI_METac

    What languages would you be interested in seeing? I love Duolingo! Just wish there would be more communication about their plans! :)


    As I said on previous forums: My top three are 1. Punjabi for English speakers 2. Mandarin for English speakers 3. Quechua (any variety) for Spanish speakers


    Sindarin! (I'm considering building it myself because I'll probably get sick of waiting...though it will probably take a ton of time. We'll see about that.)


    Croatian Czech Korean Finnish


    I'm a beta tester for Korean, and I can tell you the Korean course is AWESOME!


    Yesss! Can't wait for it!


    czech which is in the incubator! it'd be nice if duolingo added some lesser known/dying languages like frisian or navajo or hawaiian or basque to help keep the languages alive. also mandarin and arabic, for the sake of having the six official UN languages on here.


    I look with interest to frisian.


    We need Latin, Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, Thai and Zulu in the incubator.


    Classical Japanese.

    Oh, and also British English, so that I can use it in reverse to get better at translating my answers to the "English" required in all the other courses on Duo, since it is annoying being marked wrong on my English spellings/vocabulary if I'm doing timed practice... :P


    Haha! Beware, though, the courses aren't necessarily in U.S. English. They're in what non-native speakers who probably learned British English think is American English :P

    I'll share one of the undoubtedly less-known differences I've discovered in my time haunting forum discussions: In U.S. English we frequently say something like "she has dark colored hair"; I've been informed that in the U.K. that would be taken to mean "hair dyed a dark colo[u]r." In the U.S. it doesn't imply dying; it's just a way of stating hair color. To imply dying while changing as few words as possible, one would say "hair colored dark" ("she has her hair colored dark").


    Interesting. I would normally just say "she has dark hair" or possibly "her hair is a dark colour". You're right. I would take "she has dark coloured hair" to mean hair dyed a dark colour. I think this is probably due to its contrast with the usual "she has dark hair", because it would feel like there's a reason why the word "coloured" was added. ^^

    By the way, I notice you wrote "dying" twice. Is this another US spelling difference? It would seem very similar to the spelling difference of UK "storey" vs US "story". Therefore I'm not completely certain about whether those were typos or not.


    Arabic,Finnish,Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and Icelandic. I am aware I'll never see a Cantonese course on Duolingo :)


    Thai, Mandarin Chinese, Croatian and Arabic for the ones that are not in the incubator,
    and Czech, Yiddish and Hindi for the ones that are :)

    Edit: Also, Swahili but with audio!


    F I N N I S H...And Japanese on the web, and Korean, and Latin, and Serbian, etc.


    Considering how long and how many people have applied and how many have been begging for Finnish, I'm surprised Finnish isn't here, or at least in the Incubator. And want to know a way to get Japanese on the web right now?


    Try out Finnlingo in the meantime (it's a work in progress): https://finnlingo.herokuapp.com/


    My biggest two for English speakers would be Latin and Georgian.

    And I think Duolingo really needs to get around to adding English for Persian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian (and perhaps Macedonian separately), Georgian, and Albanian, in short the very limited part of the non-English speaking world where English isn't the most-learned language on Duolingo due to lack of an appropriate course (combined with relatively low English fluency compared to a Sweden, for example).


    Bengali and Interslavic


    Kabardian (I can only dream), Kazakh, Quechua, Finnish, and Chinese (which I would be willing to contribute to).


    What about Latin for English?


    I put that there, unless this is your suggestion, in which case, YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I'm dying for Klingon, Korean, Czech, Chinese, Volapük, Old Church Slavonic and Gothic.


    First suggestion for Volapuk that I've seen. Sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I would take the course if it was ever created.


    Why? It's an awesome language, one of the first invented languages in the world, created by Johann Schleyer in 1879. It was a very famous language, with some thousand of speakers, but Esperanto took the majority of Volapük speakers, as it was easier and more simple.


    Like I said, sounds interesting, and I do not doubt at all that it is awesome. I simply said I wasn't sure I would take the course if it came, just like I'm not sure if I'll ever take German.


    +1 for Mandarin ... seems kinda bonkers it's not even in the works lol


    Classical Greek ;} ... stuff Latin.


    Classical Greek sounds cool.


    It's an amazing language. Learnt it many decades ago, still have my books, but can't muster the strength to revive it on my own. Which is where Duo would come in handy.


    But there is so much to read in Latin! (Not in "Classical" Latin, but over the last 2000 years.) However, I'm w/ you: Greek before Latin.

    When you learned it, which books did you use? I learned Koiné Greek years ago but never managed the upgrade to Classical or Homeric, and I became tired of reading about things Biblical and so let Greek lapse. Maybe we should study together by correspondence. That might help us get ourselves in gear :)


    Cheers for the offer, not sure how well I'd function in that kind of setting. Started w/ Koiné, and then moved on to Platon, scraped along Homer.


    I personally want Georgian, Serbo-Croatian, and Finnish. They seem like such interesting languages. I just started learning Georgian yesterday and I hear there isn't a lot of resources, so if Duolingo made a course, then it would open up a whole new world. Although I don't expect any of these to come anytime soon.


    Sadly, I don't expect those either :(


    Yeah, I think they'd be a great addition to the site. Georgian script is beautiful: ქართული. I'd love to see Duolingo create a course for it, but I don't think many people would want that course. Then there is Serbo-Croatian, which I would love to see because the countries it is spoken in are so interesting and Croatia is a popular tourist destination. Finally, so many people want Finnish and it is interesting. I recently found a song in Finnish that I like, but I don't understand it, I've wanted to learn it for a while, so I hope they add it soon.




    გამარჯობა! როგორა ხარ?


    კარგი მადლობა. როგორა ხარ?


    კარგიდ ვარ! Sorry, it wouldn't allow me to reply to your other comment for some reason, I also don't know much Georgian.


    Korean - because... Korean <3

    Swahili - but with audio! I don't wanna learn the pronunciation wrong! xD

    Czech - I'm lookin' for a slavic language...

    Latvian - sounds lovely!

    Indonesian - it's coming! :D

    Georgian - the script is gorgeous, or should I say Georgeous... haha no I shouldn't

    Toki Pona - not really possible, but the concept is interesting and deserves more recognition


    Serbian, that's my native language, and i would like to contribute


    Maybe German dialects.

    Also something like Chinese, Finnish, but I might only go through with Chinese.


    Latin for German would be my dream.


    I'm waiting for Czech to be finally run


    Persian, Latin, Arabic, Romani


    I want to see Chinese, Arabic, Finnish and Tagalog in that order. All for English speakers, of course.


    Bonjour! I am largely awaiting Japanese, Sweedish, Greek and Russian for French speakers, and Czech for both English and French speakers. Not trying to be rude or anything, but I'm pretty sure we have enough courses for English speakers.. i'd like to see more for other languages.


    I agree. English speakers get all the courses :D

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