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Finnish

I was learning about Finland earlier. I heard Finnish is a very difficult language. I wanted to see if it was worth taking the time to practice. I couldn't find it for English speakers. Will it ever be added to Duolingo?

12/1/2017, 12:18:15 AM

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It's the most requested language on Duolingo, and apparently Finnish is confirmed for Duolingo (I heard about that somewhere). The question is when. I along with several others are anticipating the opening of Finnish in the Incubator on December 6, Finland's 100th Independence Day. And yes, Finnish is quite difficult in terms of grammar but once you get the hang of it it becomes easy, since it's highly regular.

12/1/2017, 12:30:28 AM

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Estonia's 100th Independence Day is coming up soon and I can't wait to learn my sister language Finnish!

12/1/2017, 12:28:27 PM

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I think you meant Finland's... lol.

12/1/2017, 3:56:44 PM

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No, JaEesti2 meant Estonia's. It's coming up in February, which is part of the reason why Lingvist has Estonian.

12/1/2017, 10:45:50 PM

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I was assuming JaEesti meant Finland since it's in a few days and they were talking about learning Finnish.

12/2/2017, 8:55:54 PM

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It's because Duolingo has, unfortunately, not added it yet, even though it is the most requested course for English speakers.

12/1/2017, 12:24:31 AM

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Pronouncing written Finnish is relatively straightforward, since every letter is pronounced and almost always in the same way, regardless of the surrounding letters. There are some new sounds, unless you already know related or Scandinavian languages.

There are a couple of unusual letters, which are also used in Swedish - å, ä, ö.

Difficult part: car - auto; go by car - menee autolla; on top of car - auton päällä; in car - autossa;

That is, rather than learning arbitrary prepositions, one must learn arbitrary endings one adds to words. The endings one uses depend on the context.

12/1/2017, 10:13:53 AM

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Yeah, I've heard a lot of people requesting Finnish on disscusions. It isn't out yet, but hopefully they put it in the incubator soon! It seems many people want to learn it

12/1/2017, 12:25:20 AM

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It would be the first Uralic language added

12/1/2017, 7:04:19 AM

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Second. Hungarian is on Duolingo.

12/1/2017, 7:09:19 AM
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