Request a language?
Is there a place to request a language? I would like to be able to learn Latin or Greek.
I would love to see Greek on Duolingo. I am Greek and can speak it very well though I haven't written or read Greek in a while and would love a refresher and to learn the language better. :)
Greek!!!! The alphabet is a small barrier, taking a week max to learn. After that, letter combinations are easier than most languages!
Well, now I am ABSOLUTELY BUSTING with excitement to learn a relatively easy language!!!!!
No, not at all. Sadly nowadays, the vast majority of the Greek population makes lots of vocabulary and grammar mistakes, because the Greek language demands years of organized studying and concetrated effort. Sometimes, during writing an essay in Greek I catch myself thinking:"This would be so much easier to say if my teacher accepted English essays". :)
no it is not, but after a while you will be able to understand the structure of the language and be able to go on fine.
It's no different than Russian's alphabet, and they're already working on that one. So....
It is not even CLOSE to Russian, because Russian has 28 letters, while the Greek one has 22 completely different characters!!
you could try Chinese: you would need to learn 3500-4000 characters to know as many as the average Chinese person :P
Did you know that, even if you had a very extensive knowledge of English, you would still only know about 40% of it?
Seriously? I wasn't saying that the alphabet for the two languages are exactly the same. I meant that Greek has an alphabet of it's own, separate from English, like Russian. Therefore, if Duolingo is able to do Russian, then they should also be able to do Greek.
Greek please! Ancient Greek, Attic Greek, Modern Greek, something! Let's translate some Plato up in this thing
i am aware of Ancient and Modern Greek, but i do not know what Attic Greek is. Could you explain for me?
I think that Attic Greek used to be a dialect of Ancient Greek, spoken in the region of Attica, where the capital Athens is situated. :)
Attic Greek is the language that most people refer to as Ancient Greek spoken in and around Athens
NO OFFENSE, but it seems like people these days care less and less about history, so bravo to you for understanding that reference.
Actually, I was hoping for modern Greek - It would be good to be able to speak the language when visiting Greece and Cyprus!
I would be absolutely pleased if Modern Greek would be added! The language is beautiful and very fun to learn. So far as the alphabet goes, I am not Greek, but Albanian, and the alphabet took me a very short time to learn. Honestly, it is very easy, one of the easiest alphabets to learn. I have high hopes for this language added to DuoLingo.
Greek is a must. After all greek words are almost in every western language and not only!
Studied Ancient Greek at MA level. Loved it. Would love to learn modern Greek; it's so beautiful-sounding (and looking!) Plus, Greece is a magnificent country.
greek greek greek greek greek greek greek greek greek................. pleaaaaaazeeeeeeeee
I want to learn Greek also. I already know a little and hope to see it on here soon ...
Yes, Greek please! I want to learn it because I think it would be an interesting and fun challenge!
Greek has definitely got my vote. But just to reiterate- modern and ancient Greek are two VERY different languages/dialects.
And don't ever let a modern Greek tell you they're the same- they're not! I study classics at Cambridge and we have a ton of evidence for how ancient Greek sounded very different to modern.
Still it would be nice to have both :)
it's just something really weird;Why did they care about all these languages but Greek....u know a lot of words we use today are taken from the Greek language...what a shame!
Unfortunately not... yet.... For now we can just request them to consider these languages in the future.
Look to the left and you can leave feedback, (little tab in the middle) if enough people ask I presume you may get somewhere... As far as I know that and starting a thread like this are the only ways to communicate about that sort of thing.
Update: After a long search I've found 2 products only on the market (method + voice). One for ancient greek and one for latin. They are the only ones. I'm going to purchase them, anyway. It would be great if duo lingo enters this market too.
assimil courses . I see now they have ancient greek and latin for french and italian speakers but I'm not sure whether they have it for english ones. You should check it out on their website.
I live in Cyprus and can read a little greek but have no idea what the words mean! Ellenika paragalo!
Greek will never happen will it? To the people complaining 'why greek?' well for me i would love to connect to my heritage and keep traditions and culture alive (being greek/cypriot myself). Why is there no word from anyone in Duolingo on why this isnt a course yet?
Yeah, it's weird, isn't it? I mean, now it turns out Yiddish is coming out... yet I know for a fact that there would be a massive demand to learn Greek on Duolingo. Plus, there must be many Greek-English bilinguals as we can judge from the Greek --> English course. Implementing the Greek alphabet wouldn't be any more difficult than the Cyrillic, and they're working on Russian, so.... C'mon, Greek!
SWAHILI. It's a rapidly growing language and there's a large demand for English-Swahili translation.
Another vote for Modern Greek! I have friends and relatives there with whom I'd like to be able to communicate.
Yes please! Not having greek available in Duolingo is a shame! I am Greek and learning Turkish now and I regret not being able to direct my Turkish friends here to start learning Greek. Ancient greek and latin would be very interesting too but I understand there could be several unique issues with dead languages.
- 1 more for Ancient Greek! and Latin cuneiform and ancient Egyptian would also be amazing!
I'm delighted that Russian has now been added. Greek next would be hugely appreciated.
It seems like 80% of the people who mentioned Latin also mentioned Greek P ('_') P <why?) ------
it would be really interesting to see arabic, hawaiian, and latin! does anyone know if these languages might be added in the future?
Please add Latin. The base of all the Romance languages!
PS: Greek would be great too!
For those who are anxiously waiting for the release of Greek (for English speaking students) I highly recommend looking at the English course for Greek speaking students.
There is a seperate lesson for people who speak english to learn greek , but I warn you that greek is a very rich language , so it is very difficult to learn (ancient greek are even more difficult than modern). Even the greek people do not know all the greek words and sometimes they make mistakes. Greek is a very beautiful language though, and it totally worths to give it a try!
I would love to see Latin on Doulingo. I am learning Latin this year in my homeschool community and I am struggling. It would help a lot to see Latin as a new language.!! Thank you for everything!!
Doulingo helps a lot with my Spanish, so I thought Doulingo can help me with Latin!!(;
Latin, this is a great place to learn, with Duolingo I would love to improve my Latin.
I tutor in both languages. I have taught ancient Greek in class and online since 2011. PM me if you are interested.
Yes, please add Modern Greek! I would love to learn the language before visiting.
I just looked at the languages they're currently working on, one of which is Klingon.... If we're going to do stuff like that, I'd like to learn Elvish, from LOTR. I'm pretty sure Tolkien created an entire language.
I'd also like to learn Mandarin. I have some business contacts in China. So, it would be helpful. I know reading and writing would be difficult, but we could still learn to speak it.
Why is Greek taking so long to release in beta? I really would like to learn it and am discouraged by how long this language has been on the shelf. Can we have some more Greek contributors sign up and get this ball rolling? The latest estimate on release is Oct. 2016!
Please add Greek for English speakers. Either Ancient Greek or Modern Greek (or both). I am going to major in Classics in College and would love to be able to already have a basis before taking the language classes. Also, I intend to visit Greece someday and want to be able to communicate in Greek.
Greek please! Thinking of living in Cyprus in a few years time, so really want to learn Greek.
Why isn't there any japanese???? I'm sure people have been wanting it for a long time. Maybe too much kanji????
I agree. I would like to learn Asian languages as well. We could, at least, learn to speak and understand them, even if the pictographs prove too difficult. Their new Russian course can be learned WITHOUT using the Cyrillic alphabet. Why not Japanese or Mandarin...?
Whatever some people have been saying up there: many of us have learnt/learn/would like to learn ancient greek ; I am not satisfied with the present situation where only students that are lucky enough to study in a place where it is taught (although if you look for it, you do find those schools/universities) OR people rich enough to pay a lot for it can learn ; there is extremely few resources for self-learning compared to other languages+it is a hard language so you would need a good course...
It so happened that quite some years ago (like 10 years), before duolingo even existed, we were thinking of building a software of this kind to help students and ancient greek+enable people to learn on their own... so I have the contacts, all motivated people, that dedicate their professional (and sometimes personal) life to that language... I would be happy to contribute+find other contributors for such a course. Whenever.
Greek, because Greek is still used, while Latin is a "dead language," not just to contradict some of your guy's opinions.
I think you'll have to learn the non-spoken languages, i.e., Ancient Greek, Old English, etc., the old-fashioned way. Only the scholars really know those.
New greek is available but ancient is not. Just go to your profile and click add a new language.
I like how practically none of the commenters here, although they all vouched for Greek, are learning Greek although the course has been available on Duolingo for quite a while by now...
I like how a ton of people are asking for ANCIENT Greek which is different than modern Greek so .........
I want to flirt in greek lol then I can go up to random people flirt and walk away
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