Ahhhhh new courses in the incubator: Pirate, Zombie and Lolcat!
Best prank ever Duo ^_^
DUOLINGO IZ TEH BEST SIET EVR
Love it! And (semi-) seriously, the Pirate course needs to make some great progress so it will be ready before International Talk Like a Pirate Day! For ye scurvy landlubbers and those mateys who aren't familiar with this beloved International holiday, that's September 19th.
As fun of an April fools day joke it is, I really hope they put a real language up for this week. Every week one of the main things I have to look forward to is seeing what language will be put in incubator next and I would be sad if Pirate, Zombie, and Lolcats is all we get this week. please let it be Esperanto! :-)
I'd actually love the pirate one. I really think Duolingo should go a bit further than the usual languages, ... what about morse code? Could totally see morse code being done on here. What about teaching dialects and accents, like Scottish? Heck, why not teach Klingon or something. Would be kewl to learn some slightly different and fun things.
I'm sure that will eventually be added to. Elvish and Klingon have been a bit of a running joke because they will eventually be up there, but in one talk Luis said that the language they have requested the most by far is actually Esperanto, and he doesn't know what to make of that lol.
The pirate that you think is pirate is actually a West British accent from a guy cast in a Disney movie. Pirates came from all over the world. Even my wonderful Ohio, touching no Oceans, has and had pirates!