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

Course Suggestion: Sinhala

Hello, I am from Sri Lanka and it's only a month ago that I stumbled upon duolingo and i have loved every moment of learning my course! So after seeing Tamil and Hindi appear in the duolingo incubator I would like to suggest Sinhala as a language. My main reason is that currently, despite there being many speakers it's a dwindling language and most of the future generation here speaks English. Also, Sinhala has very unique archaic grammatical and spoken features which aren't present in other languages of the Indian subcontinent. There is lack of knowledge about Sinhala in the international community and the remaining knowledge is also very limited. I just want to know what the thoughts of you guys will be about this? I would love my mothertongue to get some coverage around the world as well as give the knowledge of it to the people around the world.

October 18, 2017

101 Comments


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

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194 People, please stop downvoting this discussion. It isn't on the list yet, there's no problem with what this guy is doing.


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

Support! Sinhalese writing is utterly insane and beautiful. I would love to see it on Duolingo. (How would they teach writing though? XD)

Also, to those linking to articles on How to Suggest a Course or downvoting for the same reason, stop. Sinhala is NOT in the language suggestion list meaning this user is not doing anything wrong.


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

The guide still applies - they should follow the bit in the guide about asking to get this listed.

I have no idea how they contact the mods though (no stream, WIU locked, and no notifications anyway)


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

It's a problem, for sure.

I will be very glad when staff get some communication tools developed and released.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

I'm definitely willing to support this. I'm a native Sinhala speaker and would like to provide my time to assist in the creation of the course. I did make an application in the incubator a few years back but didn't get a response. My offer still stands.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Just re-submitted an application. Hopefully it's a positive outcome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Created another course (in memrise). This time I used roman alphabet as the Sinhala script seems to overwhelm new comers. This is still early stages, so feedback is welcome.

https://www.memrise.com/course/5632039/sinhalese/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

My goal is to convince the Duolingo people that there's enough material and commitment to make it worthwhile adding a Sinhala language course to their platform. So participation and feedback will be very useful. Thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added up to lesson 4


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

Dear teacher,

thank you so much for creating this wonderful Sinhala course on Memrise! I have been trying to self teach this bhaashawa since 2016. It's hard if one does not live in Sri Lanka. I have been there 5 times only for holidays, but I love how the language sounds.

I know it's hard to learn the Sinhala hodiya, but I find it necessary for myself because you cannot grasp the pronunciation well if you do not learn how to read and write the language. So I appreciate your previous course which is partly in the Sinhalese alphabet. However I still have some feedback: If you test the knowledge of sounds, it makes more sense to me to post the sound as it is written in the Sinhalese alphabet. Otherwise you are testing the student's knowledge of reading the English alphabet, which (s)he obviously knows. I really love the direct connection between the authentic sound and the authentic graphic notation of the sound, so no English alphabet to spoil this direct connection. I know it is hard for newcomers and students who just want to learn some basic expressions. But I wonder if someone learns, Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic or other non-European alphabet, if they do so without learning the respective alphabet and therefore not being able to read and write. I have put great effort in mastering the hodiya, but I am convinced it is worth is. I have also seen the course of transcription of the sounds into Pali on the Memrise. You can recommend that one to the students before they start your course with the Sinhalese alphabet included.

In any case, I am very very very thankful to you that you created these courses and I cannot but say: WE WANT MORE! as it seams I have already depleted all the stuff to learn available. So I am impatiently awaiting next lessons. THANX!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks for the feedback Renata.

This is addressed to everyone following this thread.

This was something I have been debating in my head and still have not settled on.

My personal preference, as you may have guessed, is to first teach the alphabet and then later construct words and sentences using the alphabet. I do struggle with the lack of precision offered by the Roman alphabet and the result is a fairly clumsy transliteration scheme (there maybe better schemes than the one I've chosen).

On the other hand, I do get the point made by Eduardo that people, first and foremost, want to speak a language and introducing a foreign alphabet introduces a barrier to that first goal.

So with a sample of one in either camp, shall we do a quick vote on which way to proceed? Could everyone interested, please reply to this post with your preference?

Which alphabet should I use?

  1. Sinhala
  2. Romanised transliteration scheme

I will collate the results by next week (18th Jan) to see which way I should go.

Thank you.


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

I think I would prefer the Sinhala alphabet, even though I don't know very much of it yet.

I saw that there was one Memrise lesson above that introduced a few Sinhala letters. Maybe it would be helpful to alternate between a lesson introducing a few letters, followed by a lesson with vocabulary using letters that have been previously introduced? That way maybe the letters can be learned gradually so they're not too overwhelming, plus it gives the chance to practice writing/recognizing letters in the context of vocabulary words.

Thank you for taking the time to make Sinhala lessons!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks for all those who participated.

The poll results aren't as clear cut as I hoped they would be so here's what I plan to do:

I will continue to update the lessons in the romanised script.

But there's a little something for those that asked for the Sinhala script as well...

What I'll do is, I'll create another course and upload the same phrases using the Sinhala alphabet. In fact I've already started this as it's relatively simple because I've automated a bit of the work. However I won't, in the immediate future, add lessons to actually teach the alphabet. So all you'll have at the moment is the phrases/words in Sinhalese, with audio and the English translation.

Later on, I'll look at adding lessons to introduce the alphabet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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That's a really good question! I have found that learning the alphabet of a foreign-language becomes more and more important as you progress, however this requires a bigger commitment at the outset.

Therefore I would be inclined to vote for the romanised version, to make it more accessible to everyone who wants to learn (travellers, friends, Sri Lankans born abroad, people who just like learning different languages, etc.).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added more lessons to the two courses:

72 Unique words in 98 sentences

Enjoy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added more lessons to the two courses:

105 Unique words in over 160 sentences

Enjoy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added more lessons to the two courses:

126 Unique words in over 200 sentences

NOTE the native script course is missing a few alphabet lessons.

Enjoy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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Thanks for everything you have done so far! I really appreciate the effort and time taken to make these courses. Are you planning on adding anymore lessons?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Sorry Nush_W I have been a bit tardy! Just added another lesson to keep you going. Enjoy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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Hi! I think there's a translation error on "fōn ekak" in the lesson: "Indefinite count of things - 1".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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Thank you so much for keeping this going. It's really appreciated!


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

Sorry I’ve been absent recently - just finished my finals so have been revising other topics. Will get back on this now and, if you fancy it, we can try kickstart this again?


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

I would like to know the opinion of others sbout making an English for Sinhala speakers course. Do you think its wise to start a new thread for that?


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

I’d be tempted to say start a new thread, yeah. Just spoke to my Sinhalese girlfriend who really likes the idea. She hasn’t lived in Sri Lanka for about 8 years, but wanted to know how easily the people who can’t afford a formal S->E course have access to devices on which they could learn through Duolingo. More out of curiosity than anything. Sounds to me like a very noble cause, though. FirstLast1 is almost certainly correct about the Memrise course, and using the relevant thread as the communication forum with the community to get awareness to the Duo staff!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added more lessons to the two courses:

212 Unique words in over 330 sentences

If you have any questions or comments could you please post them in the course forum at https://community.memrise.com/t/course-forum-spoken-colloquial-sinhalese/52016

NOTE the native script course is missing a few alphabet lessons.

Enjoy!


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

This course is really awesome. Thank you so much. I have been hoping for a Sinhala course like this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks JosefSachsen!

Let me know if you find anything that needs improving.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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Hi FirstLast1. I can't seem to post any more replies in the Memrise course forum. Anyway, should there be an Alphabet - 14 on the Native-Script course?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Updated lessons.

  • Created new content
  • Modified some of the older lessons
  • Changed the transliteration scheme to match the scheme mentioned in wikipedia

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added some more lessons. I plan to update lessons every Wednesday. I started using the google voice because that allows me to streamline the work quite a bit (I don't have to spend time recording clips). Let me know how this works for you guys.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sehansi.P

You are doing a great job, keep it up :)


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

Looks like a great way to go. Nicely done. Is there a way to have a ‘notes’ section on memrise? Like, a subtitle to the language on the home page? In terms of speaking the language there are some little things that I wouldn’t have ever worked out on my own, such as the pronunciation of double-consonants in words. Basic example - Ammi. I’d have said “Ammee” as opposed to “Um-me”. Could maybe be visualised with “Am•mi” to show the different syllables. Just a thought, depending on how developed this gets.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks for the feedback!

Don't know if you realised but there's audio associated with each 'word'. The content on the front page of the course is very limited. It would be great if you could sign up and do the lessons. Let me know if it covers the issues that you highlighted.


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

That’s my mistake - didn’t realise it had sound clips too. Completed them and they’re really good! Only suggestion might be adding “he/she” when introducing eya as it would add another word to vocab without having to learn anymore Sinhala. Cracking job so far!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

I had she as an alt word. But I guess that's not good enough as you didn't see it. Fixed that. I think the engine will accept she or he when you're typing it because I used a /...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Added more lessons to the two courses:

245 Unique words in 368 sentences

If you have any questions or comments could you please post them in the course forum at https://community.memrise.com/t/course-forum-spoken-colloquial-sinhalese/52016

NOTE the native script course is missing a few alphabet lessons.

Enjoy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

OK I just created a course in memrise. At the moment there is only one lesson. Have a look and let me know if it works for you guys. I'll add more lessons if there's enough take up.

https://www.memrise.com/course/5630969/sinhala/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eduardo181476

It's pretty confusing for me, but I like the effort


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks for the feedback. I tried to follow the model of the Arabic course in duolingo. I'm trying to introduce the alphabet before introducing any words. Do you have any suggestions on how I can make it less confusing?


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

I like it! Is there a way to do pronunciation on memrise? Thanks for getting the ball rolling somewhere! Let me know if you want another contributor? I’m only learning myself, but have a Sri Lankan girlfriend I could run all my additions by.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks.

Do you mean to test the learner's pronunciation? Unfortunately that feature is not there :-(

Contributions are welcome not sure how we can organise ourselves... any ideas?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eduardo181476

I think learning the alphabet at the same time as learning the language is a very big task. Maybe too big. I suspect it would be better to teach words and phrases with pronunciation and English equivalents before teaching that beautiful, but very foreign scrolling alphabet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

That's useful. Thanks.

I was planning on introducing + consolidating the alphabet before bringing words and phrases into the picture... Let me think of some way to ease the learning curve there.

Perhaps your idea of introducing the words first might be the way to go.


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

You can apply to be a contributor, though Duolingo usually abandons these requests and Duolingo doesn't meet the potential it could have.


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

Has anyone heard anything back from this? My girlfriend is Sri Lankan and, whilst there are a couple of okay resources ('lazy but smart sinhala' being my favourite), there is nothing which is as thorough and systematic as a Duolingo course. I would love to learn Sinhala in my spare time, so if anyone knows of any other resources in the meantime, please post on here? Much appreciated!


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

As a Sri Lankan, I am interested in developing an English for Sinhala Speakers course on Duolingo. I am interested in an English for Sinhala Speakers course since, practically, it is my understanding that there are lots of people in Sri Lanka who would find it very helpful to have a free English for Sinhala speakers course online. As a developing nation, English is imperative for life in our country if one desires to improve their livelihood. Yet, a lot of people cannot entirely afford to go through a quality English education either because of monetary issues or lack of access to the English learned/speaking community. These are the main reasons why I consider it is worthy to develop an English for Sinhala Speakers course. I have a few questions since this is a discussion about developing a Sinhala for (English Speakers) course.

1) Do I have to start another discussion specifically focusing on English for Sinhala Speakers (if there is no such discussion available) or should I continue discussing the potential for Eng for Sinhala speakers course within this discussion.

2) I would like to know more about how to apply/contribute for a course and what are the procedures we have to follow to get it greenlit.

3) What are the actions we have to follow if we get accepted to develop this course?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

My understanding (though I could be wrong) is that the Duolingo devs judge how much demand there is for such a course. So my suggestion is:

  1. Start a new thread as described here (https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194)

  2. Apply for said course in the incubator (https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply)

  3. Try and get some support by getting as many people as possible to 'vote for the course' by participating in the forum thread specific for the course you're interested in

You might have better luck than I did for the English -> Sinhala course as I'm sure there will be a much higher demand for such a course due to the reasons you've highlighted.


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

Are you aware of how much support we might need to get this project greenlit? And what do you mean by support? People who upvote and comment on supporting this project?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Yes getting comments and votes help. How many? Unfortunately I don't know. The process is fairly opaque. This is all I know about it: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/18949556

If you manage to get a bit of a mass campaign going, please ask them to post/vote in this thread as well :-)

Good luck!


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

thanks a lot. We will.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

No worries. Good luck.

Meanwhile, you might also consider creating a course in memrise. The user interface is not as good as Duolingo, but creating a community course is fairly easy there.

If you choose to go down that path, you might benefit from reading these articles: https://duolingo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase.


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

I am from Sri Lanka too. and I also agree for a Sinhala course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sehansi.P

I'm a Sri Lankan too and I agree for a Sinhala course in Duolingo .Please support ! :)


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

I’m wondering how a duolingo course for sinhala would work as the spoken and written languages are very different (spoken being much more useful to learn). I’ve looked on the internet for grammar resources and most teach the grammar of the written language and very formal vocabulary, it would be useful if duolingo focused on vernacular sinhala.


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

If you're fluent in Sinhala and English, you could go ahead and apply. Although I've heard it's quite demanding. I'd love to see the language on here and would certainly follow it.


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

I said duolingo twice to add sinhala to the incubator but still no reply


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MADISONMAC108448

I have been trying to find a place to learn Sinhala for an upcoming trip to Sri Lanka and I would love to be able to do that through Duolingo I enjoy how easy it is to learn and would love to be able to learn Sinhala through Duolingo!


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

we need to lern sinhala and all other languages


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dez.gif

I would love to see Sinhala (Sinhalese? I'm not sure, are they interchangeable?) on the list! I help people to understand the Bible and there is one man I speak with in English but I wish I could help him in his native language, though he also knows Tamil, which IS on the list. But he prefers the former. I posted this today because I didn't know this thread existed and I got a little bit of hate over it. Such silly responses. Anyway, I hope they add Sinhala!


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

I have been learning sinhala through some sri Lankan friends...Iove it but would love a duolingo course that went beyond the basics...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suzana759321

I would definitely add it to my Duolingo portfolio as I have a lot of friends who speak Sinhala. I learnt it for a while many years ago and still remember quite a few phrases.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelEdw201093

I have given my first lingot, ooohh, to the initiator of the post, RuwinduGun. Here here!! Please introduce Sinhala Duolingo. This site is excellent!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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Still hoping for a Sinhala course...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Would you like to give my memrise courses a try? I'd love to get some feedback so that I can improve them.

UPDATE: Added note with links after feedback by @eduardo181476


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eduardo181476

You list words to memorize, but you don't say what they mean. Virtually impossible to learn words that have no meaning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Hi Eduardo, thanks for the feedback.

I'm assuming you're talking about the native script course (the first link). Are you referring to the first few lessons (script-1, script-2, etc)? They're not words but rather some letters from the alphabet. Have a look at, for example, the lesson on pronouns (https://www.memrise.com/course/5640090/sinhalese-with-native-script/4/).

Alternatively the second link is for students who may find learning the alphabet a bit too much. There I've used the Roman alphabet and get straight into the vocabulary.

Please let me know if I've misunderstood your criticisms and I'll try to find a way to address them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eduardo181476

Yes. My mistake. I was looking at "native script"

The ones with the English words have definitions. Sorry


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

No worries!

The native script course also provides meanings just a bit later when words are introduced.


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

Slowly working through it when I get a chance, but what I’ve seen is fantastic!

Only two queries:

-The lady’s voice can sometimes be a little muffled. It’s not terrible, but I couldn’t really hear the difference between ‘metana’ and ‘etana’ at first (was on the tube, but did try at home too).

-For rice, I know Sinhala is a very phonetic language, in that spelling might change with dialect due to how the script works, but would rice be ‘bath’ as opposed to ‘bat’? Kiribath, paha bath, rathu bath.. though that’s me nitpicking really!

Smashing work, anyway! Hopefully this little sub-community gains a cult following. Thank you for the time you’re putting into this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Hi Chamsta, thanks for trying it out.

Nitpick away! It definitely gets me thinking of ways to improve things.

  • This is the google TTS voice. I've written some scripts to generate and download them because it saves me a lot of time. I'm trying to find ways of improving clarity. Are there any audio engineers here who can help?

  • bath instead of bat. The problem with that is, the ambiguity it brings. Bit hard for me to explain why without using the sinhala letters though... In the end I opted for the Transliteration scheme in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinhala_script#%C5%9Auddha_set). I know it might throw off an English reader a bit, but I'm hoping the precision will make up for it.

Keep them (the comments) coming!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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This is really good :-)

I'm not sure if it is possible on Memrise, but it would be great if you could increase the font-size of the Sinhala-script, as the characters are so much more intricate than those of the Roman alphabet.

Also, in the romanised course, I think the questions with several listening options might work better if only one audio option was available, from which we had to type/select the correct translation.

Anyway, keep up the great work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Thanks for the feedback Nush_W.

Both those points you raised are, unfortunately, outside my control. I too think that the audio tests are not the best. I imagine that's the best they can do instead of speech recognition.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobotNerd277

My parents grew up in Sri Lanka and I am Sinhalese, but I can hardly speak a word of Sinhala. I would benefit so much from a duolingo course on Sinhala. I know a lot of American-born Sinhalese kids who are in the same boat. There are so so few Sinhalese language learning resources online, and even fewer still which teach any amount of grammar. I learned Latin and Chinese really fast with the right resources, but they just don't exist for Sinhala.


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

I'd love sinhala!!! :D


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

A friend of mine is from Sri Lanka. He also knows English, but I want to learn his language too. When I talk to him on facebook I see many things written in his language and wish I understood what it says.


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

I would also love to see a Sinhalese course in duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VDj1Qw

Can i help u


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kitana356

This is so true its so unfair to not include it! pls add it alot of people would love it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Legalize.Maria

I also came to Duolingo to find this language, but, it is not here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sathiya16

+1

I'm interested too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kvkY20

I am very interested in learning Sinhalese. My friends are from Sri Lanka and I would love to learn to speak, read and write it well. It is a beautiful language.


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

There aren't a lot of resources for Sinhala out there, so it would be great to see it on Duolingo!


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

we need sinhala apita one sinhala


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
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May I suggest that the bilingual speakers, who are willing to teach, apply here to be course contributors (or better still, gold contributors): https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

Only when there is a critical mass of learners and teachers will we see a Sinhala course progress in the incubator.


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

From what I’ve been able to gauge, a course might be allowed into the incubator based on community popularity, not necessarily native speakers + a few people who want to contribute. Case and point: Navajo for English speakers. 170,000 Navajo speakers in the world, compared to 16 million for Sinhala.

FirstLast1 is doing an great job on their own, but the more we talk on here, the more we might get accepted into the incubator ;)

Hope all of you are having fun learning!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisu16612

I would love it if Duolingo had a Sinhala course! I'm trying to learn it, but it's so difficult to find decent resources! Please Duo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DauTu3

I would sign up for a Sinhala course on Duolingo. How may I support this happening?


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

I'm a Sri Lankan-American who is learning two languages on Duolingo right now. My family moved to America over 15 years ago but my mom still desperately struggles with English. This causes great setbacks for her everyday life, most significantly when she applies to jobs. We can't afford English classes and she would love to learn English on Duolingo through Sinhalese, and I would love to learn Sinhalese better for her as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

Would you like to give my memrise courses a try? I'd love to get some feedback so that I can improve them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nush_W
  • 1807

Has anyone received a response after applying for a Sinhala course on Duolingo?

There are some courses in the Incubator that have not started Phase I yet and also currently lack any contributors (https://incubator.duolingo.com/). Maybe Duolingo are more willing now to grow their course portfolio?

If anyone is able to contribute to a Sinhala course, it may be worth applying again (https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DauTu3

No, I haven't received a reply. What may I do to encourage Duolingo to take on teaching Sinhalese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FirstLast1

None. I have applied multiple times without success. I think the only way is lots of activity in this thread. So @DauTu3's posts are probably helpful


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

I have been thoroughly enjoying learning Spanish using Duolingo, but the language which I'd love to learn most is Sinhala as I am half Sri Lankan. It would be amazing if Duolingo could cover it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatelynFer691017

My husband is Sri Lankan and I'm still waiting for Duolingo to add Sinhala to its courses!


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

Just adding that my Mum and I love visiting Sri Lanka and have friends there, and would do a Sinhala course if there was one.

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