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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

December 7, 2017

123 Comments


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

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!


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

There's about an hour and a half left before the day is over...


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

I know, but I am losing hope...


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

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.


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

It has been a nice bonding experience.


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

Yup! ~27 minutes left!


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

There’s still hope.


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

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!


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

Woah, look at this. More comment nesting!


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

Hey, there's even more


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

~17 minutes. My eyes keep on tricking me.


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

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


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

Yup! But still, lets hope that its announced tonight!


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

I'm probably gonna edit my Circassiaball PFP to be crying tomorrow if they don't open it... :'[


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

I am also going to cry tomorrow and most likely take a leave from Duolingo if it isn't added today or tomorrow.


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

Don’t take a leave from Duolingo! We’d all miss you :(


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

Also, update: no movement on any websites.... not even a happy 100th Finland post from Duolingo? WOW


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

@AKicsiMacska

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.


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

A MONTH?! That’s such a long time!!


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

@AKicsiMacska

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...


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

the stakes are REAL


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

It’s quiet... too quiet...


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

You changed it from the Finnish Flag Circassiaball or whatever that is!


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

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?


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

Finlandball. Typically a name in Polandball is the country name plus "ball" with some exceptions like Reichtangle, Kazakhbrick, Israelcube, and some others.


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

Yes. I'm going to edit it so it's crying. I'll post a prototype picture later.


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

@OmegaGmaster

I didn't know that. Thanks for the clarification!


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

I've never heard of a polandball either ^^;;


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

It's the next day now. sobs.


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

It's okay! We'll survive, if even just barely...


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

I know, but let's be realistic here


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

2 hours and 21 minutes :3


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

It would be so clutch if they announce it at 11:59 tonight... In fact, I might stay up just to see


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

Since I'm off to shower after spending a lot of time on homework, I will be able to as well :]


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

I will too! Lets await the (hopefully?) release of Finnish together! :D


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

Duolingo FI-->EN watching party?


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

I’ll wait for it with you!


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

Yup!!! FI- -> EN watching party!!


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

I am literally refreshing the Duolingo incubator page every few seconds. Come on, Finnish, come on.


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

33 minutes left. The clock is ticking!


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

I think we can I think we can I think we can I think we can


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

OH NOOOOO 15 minutes left


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

Take deep breaths. There’s still hope.


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

OmegaGmaster is talking about EST time, not Central.


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

Oh... is that the time that duolingo HQ uses?


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

Yes. I'm pretty sure, since Duolingo is in Pittsburgh. Although they could use GMT, I am not certain.


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

Pittsburgh uses EST I think.


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

they are located in Pittsburgh, so yes, I'd have to assume so


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

I know that Pittsburgh uses EST, but whether or not Duolingo does (they could use GMT) is the question. I hope they use EST.


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

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


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

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!


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

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.


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

Mysteriously, this does not show on the popular page whilst kids indulging in text speak about burgers with three replies does.


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

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)...


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

Definitely one of the next languages added!


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

Good! here is a lingot


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

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.


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

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).


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

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.


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

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.


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

I would probably quit. I do not have the money to pay for plus.


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

And duolingo was talking about adding “new features” accessible only to plus members...

How depressing would that be!


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

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"


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

True! It probably won’t be, but it would be absolutely terrible if it was!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

what a nailbiter! I followed the countdown, and my heart fell for all of you who were disappointed!


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

Oh why didn't you join in??


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

They probably found it just now.


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

Oh I thought she (he?) was "following" it live :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

yes, I just stumbled upon it the next day or so. :-)


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

There's just something in my eye, I'm not crying...


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

I have yet to edit my PFP and reflect my emotions right now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pecil1
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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


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

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


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

I have no idea how this magically wormed its way into my followed discussions... but I’m glad it has! This is so exciting!


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

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.


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

Thank you for this. Have some lingots.


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

I kindly thank you. In fact, I gave some back!


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

RIP FI-->EN December 6th Release


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

Don’t say that! There are still 12 minutes left! There is a chance!


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

9!

Edit: 8

Edit: 7

Edit: 6


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

I hate how it says "stay tuned" that is sooo taunting ughhhh


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

I know! But it makes me keep watching!


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

2! Oh I am nervous! Please Duo!


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

It’s not there. I was hoping for it, but nothing. I am disappointed.


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

1!!!! Checking now!


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

One minute left! FINAL COUNTDOWN!


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

Still a chance! I’m hopeful. Maybe Duolingo is going to wait until 11:59 to release it.


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

I would cry with tears of joy


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

Well, there goes December 6th.


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

In duolingo’s defense, it’s only 11:02 :3


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

For me it’s 10:02.


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

It’s okay! Maybe Duo is just waiting for the 6th to be over for everyone! Who wants to stay up another 5 hours?


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

Me! I shall stay up until the course is released!


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

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


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

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!


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

Maybe December 7th? Or maybe it’s PST?


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

Well goodnight FI—> EN watching party! Hopefully the course is announced by the time I wake up!!!

I had a lot of fun, friends!!


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

Goodnight! I had fun too!


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

(Sorry! it glitched and I accidentally posted this comment twice, so I deleted one)


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

I moved my reply to the non-deleted one.


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

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 ;) !

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