https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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/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!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

I know, but I am losing hope...

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

It has been a nice bonding experience.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

Yup! ~27 minutes left!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

There’s still hope.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

December 7, 2017

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

Woah, look at this. More comment nesting!

December 7, 2017

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

Hey, there's even more

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

~17 minutes. My eyes keep on tricking me.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

I’m hoping!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

I feel that

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

A MONTH?! That’s such a long time!!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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...

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

the stakes are REAL

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

It’s quiet... too quiet...

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

@OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 8, 2017

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

It's the next day now. sobs.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

I know, but let's be realistic here

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

2 hours and 21 minutes :3

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

Duolingo FI-->EN watching party?

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

I’ll wait for it with you!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

33 minutes left. The clock is ticking!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

OH NOOOOO 15 minutes left

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Take deep breaths. There’s still hope.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

OmegaGmaster is talking about EST time, not Central.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Pittsburgh uses EST I think.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

I am in EST :)

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

Too true

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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)...

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Definitely one of the next languages added!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

Good! here is a lingot

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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).

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

How depressing would that be!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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"

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

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

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

Oh why didn't you join in??

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

They probably found it just now.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Probably.

December 7, 2017

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

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

December 13, 2017

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

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Thank you for this. Have some lingots.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

RIP FI-->EN December 6th Release

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

10 minutes now!!!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

9!

Edit: 8

Edit: 7

Edit: 6

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

I know! But it makes me keep watching!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

6!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

NOOOOOOO!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

3! *\closes eyes*

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

2! Oh I am nervous! Please Duo!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

And 1!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

5!

Edit: 4

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

5!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

4!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

4!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

3! 2!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

1!!!! Checking now!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

0

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

One minute left! FINAL COUNTDOWN!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

I would cry with tears of joy

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

I would too.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

Well, there goes December 6th.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

For me it’s 10:02.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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!!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

Goodnight! I had fun too!

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

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

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

I moved my reply to the non-deleted one.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

'twas good fun

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

‘Twas indeed.

December 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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 ;) !

December 24, 2017
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