Request a language?
Is there a place to request a language? I would like to be able to learn Latin or Greek.
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". :)
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 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 :)
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
I would like to either request that the Mongolian language be added or form a group here in the U.S. with the approximately eight thousand Mongolian-US residents; contact me so that we can begin constructing and contributing to a Mongolian course for Duolingo. Please contact me here at Duolingo if you are an expert or native Mongol speaker.