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Request a language?

Is there a place to request a language? I would like to be able to learn Latin or Greek.

July 3, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vasil.stoychev

I also would like to see Greek on Duolingo


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

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. :)


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

Greek!!!! The alphabet is a small barrier, taking a week max to learn. After that, letter combinations are easier than most languages!


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

Well, now I am ABSOLUTELY BUSTING with excitement to learn a relatively easy language!!!!!


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

Is Greek itself easy?


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

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". :)


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

I hope that I can learn easily. I'm only level 9 in French....


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

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.


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

There's definitely a demand for Greek.


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

Another vote for Greek!


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

Greek please!!! Modern and Ancient (Attic dialect)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Debbi1

Modern Greek please


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

Adding my +1 for Greek to the list!


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

Greek please! Ancient Greek, Attic Greek, Modern Greek, something! Let's translate some Plato up in this thing


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

i am aware of Ancient and Modern Greek, but i do not know what Attic Greek is. Could you explain for me?


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

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. :)


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

Attic Greek is the language that most people refer to as Ancient Greek spoken in and around Athens


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

NO OFFENSE, but it seems like people these days care less and less about history, so bravo to you for understanding that reference.


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

I'm looking out for modern Greek as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karemt79

Greek ;) Ancient Languages would be preeeetty nice!!!!


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

Actually, I was hoping for modern Greek - It would be good to be able to speak the language when visiting Greece and Cyprus!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blaze5198

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caterina17

russian and greek, please


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

Lucky you! They have Russian!


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

Greek is a must. After all greek words are almost in every western language and not only!


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

Another vote for Greek, parakalo!!!


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marianx89

greek greek greek greek greek greek greek greek greek................. pleaaaaaazeeeeeeeee


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

Greek!!! And ALSO Latin.


[deactivated user]

    I would like modern GREEK as well !!!


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

    I'd love to see Greek added. You have my vote!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lambros0

    Greek! Please put some Greek it's going to be awesome!


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

    putting another vote for Greek if it'll make a difference :-)


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

    Ελληνικά παρακαλώ!


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

    Another vote for GReEK!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/konstantin152

    Greek and Russian, please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DimitriL1

    Count me in for Greek, too!


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

    I'd love that too - very easy language, and very needed! ;-)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ancient-Greek

    Greek please. Modern and Ancient.


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

    Greek please!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haris546843

    modern Greek please!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s.t.o.r.m.

    Modern Greek παρακαλώ!


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

    GREEK!!!!!!!! please! :-D


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

    Yes please for Greek!


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

    Modern Greek please


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

    I would like to see Greek added to this website.


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

    So much Greek! ...I want Latin or Afrikaans xD sorry guys.


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

    Definitely Greek, I was surprised it wasn't on there


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FSF1P-Grayden.K.

    greek/latin would be boss


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

    I would also love to learn Greek and Latin.


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

    I'd take ancient or modern Greek!


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

    I agree. I would also like you to add Greek. Thank you.


    [deactivated user]

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

      Another vote for modern Greek


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

      I want to learn Greek also. I already know a little and hope to see it on here soon ...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dimitra201

      Καλή επιτυχία ! (Good Luck in Greek) :-)


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

      I would also enjoy to learn greek on Duolingo


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

      Modern Greek please!


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

      Yes, Greek please! I want to learn it because I think it would be an interesting and fun challenge!


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

      Modern Greek pleease!!


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

      Ancient and Modern Greek and Latin, please!


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

      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 :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Farah.salameh

      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!


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

      Unfortunately not... yet.... For now we can just request them to consider these languages in the future.


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

      Where do we request them to consider them? Thanks.


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

      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.


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

      You can also request languages or vote on DuoLingo's Facebook

      http://www.facebook.com/duolingo


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

      Thank you, Bush. I hadn't even noticed that.

      Thank you, dvn, but I'm not on FB.


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

      Here's my vote for Greek.


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

      GREEK please!!!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaoloArman2

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaoloArman2

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lingo1983

      I live in Cyprus and can read a little greek but have no idea what the words mean! Ellenika paragalo!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LearnLang302

      Scottish Gaelic and Greek! :D


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

      Look how many people want it... and still nothing.


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

      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?


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

      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!


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

      Greek!! Would be so nice :)


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

      Greek would be great!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D34TH_P4ND4

      Modern Greek would be fantastic


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

      My vote also for Greek!!!


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

      Please put Greek!!!! <3 I'll love you guys forever.


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

      SWAHILI. It's a rapidly growing language and there's a large demand for English-Swahili translation.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristent211

      Yes!! I vote Swahili also :)


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

      Another vote for Modern Greek! I have friends and relatives there with whom I'd like to be able to communicate.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasFu14

      I totally agree! How can it not me included already?


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

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jhhoffman
      • 1 more for Ancient Greek! and Latin cuneiform and ancient Egyptian would also be amazing!

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

      I'm delighted that Russian has now been added. Greek next would be hugely appreciated.


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

      I really want them to add Bengali!


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

      Mandarin and/or Arabic would be nice.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertoGil14

      Yeeeeeeah, Greek pleaseee


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

      It seems like 80% of the people who mentioned Latin also mentioned Greek P ('_') P <why?) ------


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lisa731602

      it would be really interesting to see arabic, hawaiian, and latin! does anyone know if these languages might be added in the future?


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

      Please add Latin. The base of all the Romance languages!

      George

      PS: Greek would be great too!


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

      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.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelaman11

      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!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshBaxter4

      Another vote for Latin here. I learnt it at school but have forgotten most of it so I need to reclaim my lost knowledge. If we can have fictional languages like Klingonese, we can certainly have classical languages.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gladys820367

      Latin please.!! I need help in Latin.!!!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gladys820367

      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!!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gladys820367

      Doulingo helps a lot with my Spanish, so I thought Doulingo can help me with Latin!!(;


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

      You want to say English from Greek?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrsMolly10

      ancient Greek! Yeah! go greek!


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

      i would love to learn latin and greek


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

      I really want to learn modern Greek


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

      I want to learn Czech!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Weirdworld2013

      Greek would be wonderful please!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dagger712

      Latin, this is a great place to learn, with Duolingo I would love to improve my Latin.


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

      Yes, Greek please!!!


      [deactivated user]

        You also have my vote for Greek !


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

        Ditto. Greek please.


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

        I tutor in both languages. I have taught ancient Greek in class and online since 2011. PM me if you are interested.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sofia.osuna

        YES! Would love both of these!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicole468589

        Yes, please add Modern Greek! I would love to learn the language before visiting.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Altair0315

        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.


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

        i would vote for Sindarin


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Altair0315

        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.


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

        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!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bevin13

        Yes Greek please!


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

        Greek, Latin, and African languages like Afrikaans, Yoruba, Igbo etc!!!


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

        I would love to see tagalog and nahuatl!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LunaArtemis19

        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.


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

        Greek please! Thinking of living in Cyprus in a few years time, so really want to learn Greek.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lizaveta.ua

        One more vote for Greek!


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

        i've already memorized the greek alphabet! I want to learn greek itself


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tesuji96

        Ancient Greek, please!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tesuji96

        Ancient Greek, please!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Farah.salameh

        here's my vote for the greek language


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daymar3_0o0

        Why isn't there any japanese???? I'm sure people have been wanting it for a long time. Maybe too much kanji????


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Altair0315

        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...?


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

        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.


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

        Greek, because Greek is still used, while Latin is a "dead language," not just to contradict some of your guy's opinions.


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

        Well, they are already working on Greek, so.... Greek. And Arabic.


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

        Persian/Farsi please!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/euphemia19

        I would love to learn tagalog (filipino)


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

        Ancient (Attic) Greek, please!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Altair0315

        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.


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

        New greek is available but ancient is not. Just go to your profile and click add a new language.


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

        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...


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

        I like how a ton of people are asking for ANCIENT Greek which is different than modern Greek so .........


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

        Hawaiian, Finnish, Lojban, Tibetan....


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyleewebb7

        Greek is here yay!!!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarissaGod3

        I want to flirt in greek lol then I can go up to random people flirt and walk away


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aydan860566

        how can i type in Greek on my computer


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blake14214

        I would like to learn Thai


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carlucci.Viscera

        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.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John462523

        I would like to see additional fictional languages, particularly Cthuvian


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

        I'd like to see Old English, Breton, Manx, Cornish, and any other Celtic language possible

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