Swiss German Course
I was thinking it would be fun to create a Swiss German course since Swiss German and Standard German are practically unintelligible. People who speak Swiss German and live in Switzerland should contribute to the course.
So what do you guys think?
I think the audience for learning "Schwytzerdütsch" is likely much too small for Duolingo to invest time and personnel in the creation of same.
If a language isn't already listed in the guide, the guide itself suggests you contact a mod to get it listed. It's all part of the guide.
(How do you contact a mod? Well, the guide doesn't cover that unfortunately)
Typically the moderator who made the guide (Lrtward) will stumble upon the post and add it to the Suggestion guide, since there's a quick and easy hyperlink to their guide so they can add it quickly.
Yeah, it just seems a bit or miss. It's a shame they couldn't have kept the streams going just for the moderators - so we could contact them.
Please read the NOTES in
- If you're wondering why your favorite course has not yet been added, read How does Duolingo decide which courses to add next?
Every time Duolingo considers a new language, we ask ourselves 3 important questions:
- How many people will benefit from this course?
You can create this on Tinycards or Memrise, but the Duolingo creation tools are restricted access. You can apply in the Incubator (to work on this course) if you want. However, I very much doubt that they will create a Swiss German course any time soon.
I would love a Swiss German course! Although I think plain German is more useful because it gives us roots in any German dialect, but my ancestry is Swiss, and I would love to learn my grandparent's mother tongue "Schwytzerdütsch"