Could we have a Taiwanese course?
I believe it would be great if more people could learn this beautiful language. It is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken mainly by people in Taiwan, but also many people in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China. I haven't seen this language be discussed much in Duolingo. Please upvote this and or comment if you are interested! Thank you!
閩南語 is a beautiful language. One problem is that it is more of a spoken language than a written one. Duolingo mainly teaches the basic written forms of a language and doesn't focus much on speaking skills.
所以呢, Duolingo, 應該用什麼方法處理這個問題?
Taiwanese is not 閩南語. Often, Taiwanese refers to Taiwanese Hokkien. Although it resembles a lot like 閩南語 (Southern Min) it combines with Japanese, Formosan languages, etc. and evolves into a form of its own. There are written forms of Taiwanese like 台羅(Tâi-lô) and 白話字(Pe̍h-ōe-jī). Written forms of Taiwanese were invented by the western missionaries in 19th century and were sadly banned by KMT government in Taiwan due to the cultural colonization. Therefore, written forms of Taiwanese are rarely seen in Taiwan. Even the spoken Taiwanese language is rarely spoken in the young generations.
Taiwanese is a beautiful language and I would love to have it on Duolingo.
Taiwanese Hokkien in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_Hokkien
I think you need to be more specific.
Wikipedia thinks the term is ambiguous:
Ethnologue thinks it's an alternative name of this:
The best thing is to identify the ISO 639-3 code for it.
If you do, then you can follow this: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194