Hi, is this going to be Egyptian Arabic?
I checked the incubator and all 4 contributors are Egyptian, does that mean this will be Egyptian Arabic dialect or will you do "textbook Arabic" non-dialect.
Also, is March 1st date still real?
Duolingo teaches from MSA (Modern Standard Arabic). To state this more clearly, Duolingo does NOT teach from any of the numerous dialects for Arabic. It does not teach from the Egyptian dialect of Arabic.
You may also be interested in this discussion:
Arabic for English speakers is now in the Incubator
There are significant technical issues to make the current system work with scripts that are not from the Latin alphabets. And in my opinion, this is the main challenges that is still being resolved and affecting progress, and the ability to predict an ETA.
It is thus not possible to know when this course will be able to be available. And at a guess, even Duo will not know, until certain basic technical issues are resolved. From all I have seen, it is an issue of intention by Duolingo to implement this course as soon as it is possible to do so. Yet, they are currently resolving some very key and complex issues, that is preventing providing any sort of accurate estimate on when the course will be available.
You might be interested in reading this article here with comments by jrikhal , which is a summary of some of the difficulties that are being resolved
Please note, this is also being stated as in my opinion, and is not a statement being made on behalf of Duolingo.
I suggest that is Egyptian Arabic cause every Arabic know the Egyptian Arabic... so it will be good but it will be better if it was the Arabic in general .
Duolingo teaches from MSA, and not Egyptian Arabic.
For more information on certain flags that are used :
- Brazilian flag : For Duolingo we use the flag for Brazil - which has a largest community of Portuguese speakers. : Portugese flag.
- Egyptian flag : For Arabic, it has been chosen to use the flag for Egypt : Egypt is a country with the largest population of Arabic speakers, and where it is compulsory in schools to learn Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
- USA flag : For Duolingo we use the United States of America flag to represent English courses, as the largest number of English speakers reside there.
ref: course locator