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After Hindi, what other Indo-Iranian languages should Duolingo add?

Here are my choices:

For the Indo-Aryan branch: Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi,

For the Iranian branch: Farsi, Kurdish.

What do you think?

September 17, 2017

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Persian should absolutely be next.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

Punjabi should absolutely be next


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

As a language nerd, my choices would be Bengali and Urdu for Indo-Aryan, while Ossetian and Pashto (maybe Tajik) would be my choices for Indo-Iranian. However realistically, you should learn Farsi and Urdu.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HA.30

Farsi. I think it's worth. Interesting because of many good stories and other things in Persian culture.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WulfgarGoodread

Isn't Romani and Indo-Iranian language? That would be an interesting choice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

Urdu or Hindi and Farsi (and I have a Gujarati-speaking friend, so that would be neat). But Sanskrit would be super.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThemisStantzos

Sanskrit. A nice choice. Would it be possible to have this important ancient language on Duolingo?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

Probably it would be as possible as any other ancient language. How possible that is, who knows? Latin and Old Norse have been the most asked for of such languages, I think, and they have gotten nowhere.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

To clarify my previous reply: it seems to me that languages like Sanskrit, Old Norse, Latin or some form of ancient Greek could be at least as successful here at Duo as Russian, Ukrainian or German. Probably there are people among us who could write good courses for these languages, and indeed people have applied to develop courses for some of them. But until Duolingo chooses one or more of these languages to incubate, we won't have the chance find out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lizsue

Since Duolingo already has English for Bengali speakers and English for Punjabi speakers on the way, adding Bengali for English speakers and Punjabi for English speakers after those courses are finished (and not immediately after, the people making the courses deserve a break!) is an obvious next step. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

I'm torn between Urdu and Farsi.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HA.30

I suggest Farsi.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isnottogive

I'd personally love having both Farsi and Telugu but tbh, the more the merrier!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBu

Telugu is Dravidian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isnottogive

Thanks for correcting the mistake! (And sorry! Should work more on that so I don't get my language families confused)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBu

No problem! You're welcome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lizsue

While we're at it, Tamil is Dravidian too.

Tamil and Telugu should be the first Dravidian languages that Duolingo teaches, for the same reason that Bengali and Punjabi should be the first Indo-Iranian languages after Hindi that Duolingo teaches. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThemisStantzos

Good choice of languages. I think I'd propose the same.

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