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Endangered languages

Which endangered languages do you like and why? Would you like to see them on Duolingo?

October 16, 2017

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

I think Inuktitut would be interesting. I think the Inuktitut writing system is really neat.

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/joanfaulkner

YES. THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE. There's actually a fictional book about a woman who learns Inuktitut after her brother goes traveling with a group of them and disappears. There are language notes in the book. "The Search for Heinrich Schlögel." :)

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Namejs

Livonian. It basically is already dead. There are around 80-90 people in the world that can speak this tiny Finno-urgic language.

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Stewart152782

Scottish Gaelic would be cool as they have added all the other Celtic languages just not the one that is almost extinct

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DonFiore

All the other expect Scottish Gaelic. And Manx. And Breton. And Cornish. And the dead ones of course

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Demofontia

Yeah, I'd love to see Scottish Gaelic, too. We have to save it while we can. Also I agree that it would be great to see Manx and Cornish as well.

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

I would love to see Circassian (Kabardian and Adyghe), Kashubian, Ossetian/Ossetic and Chuvash. All are endangered to some degree, and they hold a special place in my heart for their uniqueness. <3

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Demofontia

Wow, I didn't expect to see a person who's interested in these languages! It's very rare to see a person who's not from Russia and knows about Circassian, Ossetic and Chuvash. I doubt that these languages can be added on Duolingo, but I like them, too. And I hope one day we will see them on Duolingo or anywhere else. So sad there's not too many materials for learning them.

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pickled_Pie

I know that Latin is a dead and not endangered language, but I would really like the see it on Duolingo. I have a slight obsession with the ancient Romans.

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/warriorg315

It is not an obsession... you are just experiencing what it is like to be awesome. :)

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pickled_Pie

Thanks

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine_nl

But you learn that in high school, don't you?

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GT_D

is Navaho endangered?

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine_nl

Navajo was used as a "cryptographic" language during WW2. Navajo is supposed to be so difficult that the US Army hired Navajo people to talk the radio, assuming the Japanese could never understand, which was true. As a person working in cryptograhpy, I'd love to learn Navajo. But then, I'd probably encounter the same issues the Japanese did.

Woman in line is talking on the phone in a foreign language. Man behind her gets irritated, and says

"Lady, we're in America here. If you want to speak Spanish, go to Mexico".

Lady responds:

"Sir, I was speaking Navajo. If you want to speak English, go back to England".

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/disneygirl55

Pickled_Pie that is right i would love to see Latin on this web

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lili365542

i love latin and would b soooooo happy if duolingo added it

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mimi255808

Øoena! I'd love to have it on duolingo in all honesty. Except its not endangered its actually dead so now second guessing this comment.

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/joanfaulkner

I just spent WAY too much time on the interwebs trying to look this up and found nothing on it D: What is it?

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaYoung3

Assyrian because I have some family friends that speak it and I would love to talk to them in their native language :)

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaYoung3

it is not exactly endanger yet but I think it will be soon

October 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/joanfaulkner

Cherokee! It sounds amazing and the writing system is amazing and the grammar is amazing and and and...!

October 17, 2017
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