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[WIU] Week 51 Weekly incubator update discussion

Unfortunately, the WIU has been locked. (Actually, it was unlocked for a few seconds and I commented but my comment was deleted and the WIU locked.)

Fortunately, that is easily fixed by creating a new discussion for this purpose :)

Link to the WIU: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25649442

-Woof.

(Hey, Hindi's at 80%!)

December 24, 2017

32 Comments


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

Congratulations to team Welsh for getting tree 2.0 released to everyone! I've been lucky enough to have had the new version since it was released as an A/B test and it's amazing!

Hopefully newer users will be able to get through most of the skills without too much trouble, I've been hard at work submitting as many "reports" as I can (as have all the other users, I'm sure ;) ) and the contributors are always quick to respond. And their sentence and forum responses are amazing too, so ask as many questions as you need!

Ahh, I have so much love for the Welsh team. It's thanks to their fantastic course that I've finally gained an appreciation for the language... and am now totally in love with it. I think I can speak for everyone taking the course when I say diolch yn FAWR! for all your hard work, and I'm looking forward to any new developments that may happen in the future. :D

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I'm actually disappointed to see a new Romanian update... purely because the language is right at the top of my "to-dabble-in" list (and may well enter my "to-learn-list"), but I'm already dealing with enough languages at the moment and it will have to wait a while... But seeing any mention of the language makes me want to drop everything and dive headfirst into the course! AHH! Stop enticing me, Romanian! I have no self-control!

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Sad to see there are no new developments on the Klingon front. I hope that the technical issues they're facing are resolved soon, because I'm not exaggerating when I say that I need this course!


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

Congrats on your Welsh 25!


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

Thank you very much! I've still got a way to go before I finish the course, but I'm happy I've reached one milestone. :)

Is that the Thai flag in your profile picture? I'm really looking forward to the day a Thai course is released on Duo. I'd love to try learning a little Thai, even though the script is HORRENDOUSLY difficult. :P


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

Yep, Thai level 25. The script is as bad, almost worse, than the Arabic script.


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

Tibetan could probably give Thai a run for its money. ;]


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

Oh God, don't even mention that cursed devil script. D: I've got a couple of books on Tibetan, I've tried going through them multiple times but I've always had to rely on the romanisation. The script's insane, you'll have a word spelled "krang' but pronounced 'phit' or something. >,<


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

I actually don't think the Arabic script is that bad, the only problem is I have to put the font size to like 42 (and, ya know, the relative lack of vowels... although Uyghur doesn't have that problem, it writes in all the vowels <3). Thai's much worse IMO! :)


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

Ugh, I can't learn Arabic, for an unknown reason my brain refuses to memorize the script and it's ridiculous how the letters will change depending on what letter comes after it, and how it's written backwards.


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

Oh Uyghur, you shine a light of hope in language learners trying to learn an Arabic-script language...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fr224

Kurdish does so as well to an extent when it's written in Arabic script


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fr224

You get used to filling in the vowels if you start learning Arabic


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

@ Woof

Have you seen this course to learn to read the Arabic alphabet? It's really, really good. https://www.memrise.com/course/53083/how-to-read-arabic/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fr224

Ah come on Arabic script isn't that bad


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

Although I’m far from done with Welsh 2.0, I agree with you strongly. It is pleasant to go through.


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

It looks like Yiddish made a little progress. Thanks Team Yiddish! :)


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

Anything to say on the Swahili tree? No updates for a lomg time. Is there any way we can help to get this moving again? I do neither speak English or Swahili fluently, so an application for incubator proabbly would be rejected (I didn't dare to try)) but I could do a lot of corrections here (simple stuff, like incomplete accepted translations). Is someone a the Duolingo staff having a look at this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

I've gotten e-mails about accepted sentence suggestions "signed" by both active contributors within the past 48 hours. It would appear things are moving.


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

I looked at the WIU update, and I was looking forward to the Russian from Spanish course, but it appears as though it won't be done anytime soon. :(


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

Yep. Apparently the contributors are taking a break which they deserve. They're people too. They have things going on in their lives. And building and contributing to a course is hard work. English for Thai took years.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

I'm still looking forward to see Haitian Creole making some progress soon.


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

They started the updates so people wouldn't have to ask so many questions, than they decided they were reports not discussions and locked them. Now we are forced to open up posts and fill up the discussion forum again.


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

I really miss talking on the WIU. I think some people don't view these as the "official" discussions (and they aren't really - anyone can make a WIU Discussion post as long as one hasn't already been made) so they just ignore these. I certainly see less people on here than on the WIU back when we could comment there, and I never see Incubator workers who occasionally commented in the WIU here, and likewise mods ignore these posts (though Usagiboy7 used to make them.) Of course, these posts really help, but it's not exactly the same.


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

Sorry, this is really off topic, but you have a lot of level 25s! I did a triple-take when I saw your languages.


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

My goal is to have 20 by the end of next year


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

Good job for the Welsh team for tree 2.0 getting released to everyone! It is amazing and I love the new vocabulary taught so far!


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

Is still patiently waiting for an update on Arabic.


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

Forget an update, I'm just waiting for one word to be added to the course.

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