New Suggestion: Hmong
I have been using Duo for over a year and absolutely love it! I started with no knowledge of french and, because of Duo, I was able to test into the 3rd semester of university french, which I passed with a B! I have now just finished up the 4th semester and have been using Duo along the way to help me out.
When I saw how successful I could be using Duo's method, I really wanted to try to learn another language through this method. One of my best friends is Hmong and the city I grew up in has a heavy Hmong population. I never really had any interest in learning Hmong until I jokingly asked my friend if he thought I could. He got so excited to hear that I was even a little bit interested! I scoured the internet to find a good resource to learn Hmong, and while I came across a good one (url at bottom) I can't help but feel like without Duo this journey will be really tough. Does anyone else think Hmong should be added? It uses a latin alphabet so that's no problem, but most of the Hmong speakers I know can't read or write in Hmong.
If anyone has other online resources please share them!
I'm leaving to serve a religious mission in a month for two years. I will be learning and speaking Hmong. (white Hmong that is) If Duo doesn't have a Hmong course when I return, and if all goes well and I learn enough, I hope to help make this happen when I get back. We shall see though. :)
This is unrelted but may I ask what religion you are serving a mission for?
given that he said two years, i would say he is probobly serving for the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. my brother is serving a hmong mission for the same church.
Nyob Zoo! I just applied to make a hmong section for duolingo. I am fluent and have all of the resources ready to do it I hope it goes through.
I'd love to see a Hmong course on Duolingo, it would help me alot at work and both the cities I've lived in have huge Hmoob populations
Hmong, as in the language spoken by the Chinese hill people? That does sound pretty cool, and though it might not be the most common language, it's still a cool one to learn. Hmong and Mien would be great additions to Duolingo.
I'll add my vote for Mien! My partner and her family speak Mien and I would really like to learn it, but wit no formal written language it's difficult to find a place to start. (There was a Mien-English dictionary published a couple of years ago, but it has more of an academic bent rather than a practical focus.) i don't know anything about Hmong - not sure if it has similarities to Mien or not.
I live in Fresno, CA. There are over 40,000 Hmong people here and probably close to that many in Minnesota (the two key centers of Hmong culture in the USA from what I know--please correct me if I'm wrong.) I also have neighbors who are Hmong. In addition to these connections, I am also a member of a Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod in Fresno, and half of the members of my church are Hmong and have a Hmong language service--so I have lots of reasons to learn Hmong. Peace!
Here's a link I found that appears legit with some respectful content. I also found a timeline on one of the pages of the site. According to this site, the Hmong language was first written in 1952. That's cool. I think it uses ending letters to indicate tonality, or something like that, so it also seems to be an interesting language. http://www.hmongculture.net/hmong-language
I'm Hmong and i cant speak the language. I would love if Duo had Hmong so it would be easier to learn it and i could finally speak to most of my family.
I live in a city with plenty of Hmong people and I'm very interested in not only their culture but as well as their language. I really hope that I would be able to learn it.
I would be very interested in White Hmong (RPA script). I am connected with native speakers and would like to one day be fluent.
I too would love to learn Hmong as my partner speaks it. I hope Duolingo sees this and the steady growth rate of the Hmong population within the US. It would greatly help those living in Cali, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It would also be beneficial for those who speak Hmoob fluently but cannot read or write the language.
Yes, I also think that Hmong should be added as a language. Duo could at least make English for Hmong learners. Please add Hmong!!
I would love to learn Hmong (white). My wife is Hmong so this would let me help her teach our children and let me talk to my mother-in-law without a translator!
Thank you for the link! I have a new Hmong student and years ago I learned a few phrases, but I only remembered two phrases that I learned. :( I would love to learn more.
My boyfriend and closest friends are Hmong, and it would really help if Duolingo had Hmong. I could actually start a conversation with them, and understand them so much more! I really hope Duolingo is thinking about adding Hmong to their languages.
Yes, I'd love to learn Hmong. Native Minnesotan, lived in Eau Claire, WI, for a year (both very big Hmong centers). Recently heard Kao Kalia Yang on MPR (http://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/thread-hour-kao-kalia-yang), which has inspired me to dig deeper into Hmong culture as part of homeschooling.
i agree!! Hmong is also a widely used language among all asian cultures and i know tons of people in the US that speak this language as well.
I would also love to see a Hmoob course on here. There is also a large Hmong population where I live in the Midwest and I know it would benefit me and many others to be able to learn the language!
There is a large Hmong population where I live that speaks Hmong. I also have a friend that speaks it. I would love to learn this language. Because it isn't available yet I have been wondering where to start, Chinese and/or Japanese?
I think this is a great idea! I've been looking to learn Hmong too, as where I live there is a heavy percentage of Hmong population, and I think it would be great if Duolingo taught it as a language.
I'm Hmong and I don't even know how to speak, write, or read in Hmong. I really hope there will be a Hmong course on Doulingo soon. :D
Yes!! I'm Hmong and I can't even hold up a conversation so having a Hmong course would be extremely nice!
I would really love to see a Hmong course. It is a language that is big enough to attract attention and collect serious users, but small enough that other resources are lacking and Duolingo could dominate the market. I have met many interesting Hmong people in my life (dated a Hmong girl for a while too.) And I wish I could have had an easier way to learn more Hmong and be friendly with them.