Finnish for English Speakers (FI-->EN) Weekly Update Thread 6/12
For those anticipating the FI-->EN Course, here are the updates so far:
Luis Von Ahn in a reddit Q & A has confirmed the possibility of a future Finnish Course.
Hungarian, another Uralic language, has been added to Duolingo. Hungarian, much like Finnish, has multiple cases, and lots of grammar rules. Hungarian would be a good base for the FI-->EN Course.
The Duolingo Owl icon for Duolingo Plus is wearing a spacesuit similar to the Finnish flag.
The Project Finnish post has lost most of its upvotes due to a glitch.
The Finnish Centenary on December 6th, 2017 has rekindled support for the FI-->EN Course.
finnishonduolingo is trending with people trying to get Duolingo to add the course to the incubator.
The FI-->EN team is gaining new members, and there is a growing demand for the course.
Here is the link on the incubator for the FI-->EN Course: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/fi/en/status
Here is the link for the Slow Finnish Course created by user Zzzzz...: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10579104
Here is the link to the main FI-->EN page: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3377185
This Week's Updates:
Finland 100! Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!
Project Finnish upvote glitch
More tweeting at Duolingo for FI-->EN incubator release
In the incubator the "this course has not been started yet" is driving me crazy! I hope that Duolingo adds it in the next few hours, for the wait is so long. It has been years for me! I just hope that it will commence progress soon, and my best guess for contributors are Zzzzz..., annika_a, scarcerer, TL---, and a few that are inactive on the forums. I hope Duolingo Finnally adds Finnish!
Well, even if Finnish doesn’t get announced tonight, I feel like this has been a nice bonding experience :3 so definitely worth it! We haven’t had Finnish the entire time leading up to this moment. We can survive a little longer, even if we are disappointed.
I hope Duolingo adds Finnish. This is one of the first times almost all of the Duolingo community has united on one side, for Finnish!
Well said! Yeah, all of that statement is true. Plus, there is always TinyCards, however that takes a long time to make, and I am no where near close to being fluent in Finnish, so it is difficult even though I am trying to create a Finnish course on there
I'm probably gonna edit my Circassiaball PFP to be crying tomorrow if they don't open it... :'[
I am also going to cry tomorrow and most likely take a leave from Duolingo if it isn't added today or tomorrow.
Also, update: no movement on any websites.... not even a happy 100th Finland post from Duolingo? WOW
Thanks! It’s good to know that I will be missed and mean something to the Duolingo community. If I take a leave it will most likely only be for a week to a month.
It would probably be only a calendar month if my leave was that long, but I might not take a leave at all. It depends partly on the events tonight...
I think it's called the Circassiaball because that is what the flag on it. I can only guess what the Finnish one is called. Finniball?
Finlandball. Typically a name in Polandball is the country name plus "ball" with some exceptions like Reichtangle, Kazakhbrick, Israelcube, and some others.
Yes. I'm going to edit it so it's crying. I'll post a prototype picture later.
It would be so clutch if they announce it at 11:59 tonight... In fact, I might stay up just to see
Since I'm off to shower after spending a lot of time on homework, I will be able to as well :]
I am literally refreshing the Duolingo incubator page every few seconds. Come on, Finnish, come on.
Yes. I'm pretty sure, since Duolingo is in Pittsburgh. Although they could use GMT, I am not certain.
I know that Pittsburgh uses EST, but whether or not Duolingo does (they could use GMT) is the question. I hope they use EST.
I absolutely agree! It has been two years (I have a separate account) that I've been waiting for this... all night I have been frantically checking for any updates
This is also why I made this weekly update thread in case if there are any updates to the story, whether it be on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, the Incubator, or elsewhere!
It's now the 7th in Europe. I was kind of hoping it would be in the incubator this morning with the time difference and all... No such luck.
Mysteriously, this does not show on the popular page whilst kids indulging in text speak about burgers with three replies does.
Commenting just to support those who want to learn this, because it seems like this should be one of the next languages added (based on demand)...
How much do you wanna bet that Finnish for English speakers will be available to plus members only?
I mean, come on. The Finnish flag is literally on the space suit as you sign up for duolingo plus.
That would be so terrible. Duolingo wants to open language learning to everyone, so I doubt they would do that, thankfully. I would be so angry that just because I didn't have the money I couldn't learn Finnish. Not only do I want to learn Finnish for fun, but for practical uses. I have some family that speaks Finnish fluently and Finland is #1 on my list of places to move (and it is a very long list).
If Finnish is opened to plus only either I'll buy plus or quit. One of those two; it would depend on my mood at the time.
I feel like that would be a very strategic move, but also probably not. It would have about a 300% increase in plus members, but also about a 300% decrease in duolingo members.
And duolingo was talking about adding “new features” accessible only to plus members...
How depressing would that be!
I'd consider paying for it still, lol but that'd really be bad, and go against their whole mission of "free language education for all"
True! It probably won’t be, but it would be absolutely terrible if it was!
what a nailbiter! I followed the countdown, and my heart fell for all of you who were disappointed!
Duolingo has really disappointed me this time..I was so sure that they were finally going to add Finnish on 6/12 but they didn't. Now I don't see Finnish on Duolingo in the near future and it's really a shame
Yeah, at this point, who knows when they are going to add it.. watch, they're probably going to add another made up language before Finnish
I have no idea how this magically wormed its way into my followed discussions... but I’m glad it has! This is so exciting!
I'll be posting on it every Wednesday to update anyone on any information regarding the FI-->EN course. Lot's of people don't know much about the status of the course, so i'll be digging around the internet for any info about the status. I have been waiting sooo long for the finnish course, and was hoping that something was going to be released today, however, so far, nothing has.
Still a chance! I’m hopeful. Maybe Duolingo is going to wait until 11:59 to release it.
It’s okay! Maybe Duo is just waiting for the 6th to be over for everyone! Who wants to stay up another 5 hours?
I actually really do want to... but I have to wake up really early tomorrow :( I can’t stay up for five more hours! But I can go to sleep and wake up in 6 or 7 :3
I should probably do that too. I have school tomorrow so I have to wake up early. I’ll post here in a few hours. I hope it’s released to the incubator by then!
Well goodnight FI—> EN watching party! Hopefully the course is announced by the time I wake up!!!
I had a lot of fun, friends!!
(Sorry! it glitched and I accidentally posted this comment twice, so I deleted one)
I couldn't practice my languages for a month ... and what do I find - A possibility for a Finnish Course O_O ! Thought all the possibilities were shot and buried. Any news yet? Please - Let it be a Christmas gift! I promise to practice ever day ;) !