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Calling all of these following language speakers for creating a course (Revival courses)

So as a lot of people know that my team (Me, Isac Polasak and Israel Polasak) created a Yiddish course on memrise for English speakers as Yiddish is considered one of the endangered languages after WWII as we know, its speakers are about 3M speakers in the global and what I do actually is creating courses for the languages that are endangered. So we finished Yiddish and there are a lot to be done actually, as we need a speaker (native or fluent speaker) from the following Languages to create a huge course like the Modern Yiddish course and it will be on memrise that's why I shared this post, so we should have:

  • Ladino speaker

  • Manx speaker

  • Hertevin speaker

  • Manchu speaker

  • Syriac speaker

  • Calabrian Greek speaker

  • Franco-Provençal speaker

  • Northern and Southern Sami speaker

  • Buryat speaker

  • Breton speaker

  • Occitan speaker

  • Kashubian speaker

  • Mingrelian speaker

  • Ojibwe speaker

  • Scots (Scottish English which is spoken in Scotland) and Scottish (Gàidhlig)

Yeah all of this! And these statistics according to the Red Book of Endangered Languages of UNESCO and we finished Yiddish and I want to complete to create more courses for more endangered languages for those that need to be revived :) And also thanks to Duolingo which revived 2 languages from the endangered languages in the Red Book of Endangered Languages which are Welsh and Irish :)

September 18, 2017



It's good that you're making these courses to keep the language alive. Languages die out because parents don't teach them to their children or because another language has taken over. Culture needs to be kept, after all.


Yeah you are totally right and yeah one of the main reasons for disappearing these languages is that parents don't teach it to their children. This is why these languages are endangered languages and we need to keep the cultures after all :)


There's a recent thread about creating a Manchu course here.
I was also interested recently to notice that Glossika is creating a course in Manx.

P.s. A lingot for Mingrelian.


I hope I find speakers from these languages! Ahhh!


COURSE ON CIRCASSIAN LANGUAGES KABARDIAN AND ADYGHE PLEASE!!! :D Also +1 for Kashubian when I get on a computer.


There's a Circassian who created a bunch of courses on Memrise for Circassian vocabulary, maybe you could ask him for Kabardian. As for Adyghe, IDK currently.


So you know Circassian? If you do or someone you know, it will be great that we will create a whole huge course of Circassian on memrise :) As well as Kashubian as you are saying. And don't worry at all, it doesn't even needs a PC.


I myself don't know it (but I'm trying to learn it so maybe I could be an alpha tester ?). Perhaps you could ask here.


I JUST started learning Circassian/Kabardian the alphabet and I HOPE one day that Duolingo will offer the courses along with Archi as I've started that as well. We DO NEED to keep endangered languages alive! :) Thanks for the post! :)


I agree. I could help. If you need. I don't know how to set up a language course, though.


I am learning scottish english withe the help of my unintelligible friends :D


:D :D Are they Scottish? Would you ask them if they agree creating a Scottish English course or Scottish Gàidhlig course on memrise? We really need it.


Aren't at least half of these already there?


These look fairly large

with several others at 200-400 words.


Not enough, We will create a 1600-word course


Is there really that much difference between a 1600-word course (assuming that's how many words your Yiddish course has) and a 1227 (Scottish Gaelic) or a 1397 (Occitan) word course?


Well if you noticed that there are no:- 1- Tips and Notes and explaining the grammatical notes 2- Both do not have Audio 3- Well 1600 words in the Yiddish course because there are a lot of words we didn't write, so in the normal course, maybe from 3000 words : 6000 words. (Yeah takes a lot of time.) These things are really important, plus I assume I will try to create these courses better. That's the difference DonFiore


So is it 3000-6000 words or 1600 words for the Occitan etc courses? I would have been less likely to ask the difference if you had said 6000 words, but you didn't. You said 1600.

I hope the "there are a lot of words we didn't write" means you are going to expand the Yiddish course, because otherwise that's just a duh. That would be like saying there are a lot of words those 200 word courses didn't include.

And you are free to make better courses, but saying you assume you will try to create them better just sounds pretentious to my ear.


Please add Corsican! Very interested in learning this!


Well when we find any native speaker for it


How could I contact you? ;)


I know a little Buryat and I used to know a Buryat speaker! I can try reaching out to help :,)

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