https://www.duolingo.com/HelpfulDuo

Finnish is seriously in the Incubator now

No joke, Finnish is in the Incubator.

Twitter announcement here
April 1, 2019

458 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tinnatay

This better not be a cruel April Fools joke

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

It's not. It's really happening. Finally.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Saberwaisen

It only took like six years xD

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ProDuoExtra

True!

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/.Multilinguality

Years from now, it'll be hilarious to see a Finnish to Russian being incubated. If you don't know what I'm talking about, google White War.

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/joelisfun

I don't want to be rude, but could you explain to me why that would be hilarious?

April 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Univ.Militarist

That was a truly great war. The cold weather and the Russian superior resources put the Finns in a difficult position and they played their cards admirably. I can't say how much I am in favor of it.

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SilasDavis3

i see what you did there :()

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobBrant7

is that the same thing as the Russo-Finnish war?

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NateMcTague

Why did it take so long to get into the incubater?

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

Nate, work, work, work; campaign, campaign, campaign; w a i t - i n - l I n e . . . all with remarkable, collective, solidarity !

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NateMcTague

Ahhhhh.......

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

After 1000 posts on the forum, it’s there. After 2000 upvotes for the posts on the forums, it’s there. And after 3000 comments for the upvoted posts on the forum, it’s there.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

Then let's get started on constantly asking for Icelandic and Persian.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EvanJackDiValdez

And Sanskrit

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Liveforyou2213

And Croatian

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MasonH10

And Old English

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/VincentOostelbos

And Toki Pona

crickets

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CoolKangar

Oh, that's a really interesting idea. I've never seen anyone suggest Sanskrit, nor even a language learning site offering it

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/EvanJackDiValdez

@CoolKangar It is an interesting idea, no joke. I always have been fascinated by this language. Unfortunately, none of the language learning sites seem to offer this language.

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HelloIAmNoah

And Estonian! I'd like to see that! Also, Mongolian or Cantonese

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/thalia0712

YES! Estonian, Yes! :)

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine.183

I'm really looking forward to Estonian. :)

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Univ.Militarist

I want to learn every language. That is how I intend to be most valuable to my unit.

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BjornArthursson

I've been hoping for Icelandic since 2014! But I'll take Finnish for now, pretty cool language as well.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Univ.Militarist

We must speak some time about all the languages you speak. I think you could potentially contribute to a little military project I'm working on...

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NateMcTague

Okay Bjorn, how do you have enough time to learn all those languages? After taking French for a couple of years in high school, I started taking Spanish as well, any tips for keeping the words from both languages straight.

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gerbaltic

And Lithuanian

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kajuskotok

I hope that happens

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mokurai

And Yiddish.

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/wallows.

Yiddish is incubating yet hasn’t been worked on in like 2 years

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Juliana288348

What about elfish? and dwarfish? and orcish? One of duo's latest adventures was to Middle earth!

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

טאקע

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sunbeam42

It's already in the incubator!

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Marfit2

My family is Iranian so I'd love to learn it before my grandparents (the only ones who have perfect use of the language and I am in frequent contact with) pass away.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Calcium99

Cree and Nahuatl!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Naamaka

And Quechua

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/shygirl7

And Cherokee

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pIwo4arh

Those would be great! I would also like to see a Cherokee course. It's grammar is still mysterious to me.

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SuhailBanister

And Urdu...and latin.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

Latin is incubating and progressing faster than almost everything else!

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Univ.Militarist

Latin would be interesting. The military application could be astounding.

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/samaney

And maybe some sound for Navajo

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BillWarren2

Amen to that. I could get by a little on Hawaiian because remembering old Don Ho records but never purchased audio material to The Dene book I once owned .

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hoopymoopydoo29

+Respect on the comment and the amount of languages you learned plus a lingot for you.

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Morgan478400

I would love to learn Icelandic! I was surprised to learn they didn't already have it here tbh

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Elda_Mengisto

Farsi would be amazing. So I do the same for Amharic and Armenian? Haha.

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hoopymoopydoo29

We also need Telugu for English speakers. It's my native language and I only know how to speak it. I wanna learn how to read and write it

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Palesos

And Latvian

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sadamfop

Honestly :)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AgileStrickland

I feel like it would be cool to see Ancient Egyptian added.

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

Yes to Icelandic and Persian, but also Maltese! and Georgian! and Basque! and Sami! and Occitan! and Faroese! and Elfdalian! and Scottish! and Cornish! and Manx! and Breton! and Venetian! and Neopolitan! and Chinook! and Wolof! and especially Romansch!

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hoopymoopydoo29

Icelandic would seriously be amazing. Also Telugu!

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

And Albanian, Slovenian, and Croatian!!!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kozjol

seriously gotta have croatian (or serbian or any of the varieties of serbo-croatian, i'm not picky)

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pIwo4arh

Serbo-Croatian! Now we're talkin!

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Devin53310

Im all for Croatian

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro

Albanian!

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/inuKshuK7

Albanian would be neat!

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sadamfop

True

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kuhlkatze

and babylonian!

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

They have to be there too!

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

Hehehe, this is the math used! The students are strong!

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Riley_Emel

How do you have so many courses done? that is incredible!

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/hoopymoopydoo29

@Riley_Emel Well, you have a good amount passed off too! I have SUCH a little amount and I started a whole three days ago!

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NateMcTague

What's the difference between an upvote and a downvote? Do they have any worth?

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Germican15

Upvote=the comment was correct/I agree with it Downvote=the comment is spam/incorrect Yes they have worth, the more upvotes, the higher your comment goes on the discussion, so more people see it.

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

Finally, this is a miracle guys! How long have students been begging for this course? Years. After Latin, Finnish surprised me here, that's very good!!!!

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/_Vaffle

Do you actually speak all those languages?

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

Some of them yes, others I just study.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

Portuguese is my mother tongue, but I prefer English to read, study, etc...

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Salariman

Which is your favourite language? (to speak, to learn, etc.)

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TiagoTinoc1

WarriorCleberz, você é português ou brasileiro?

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Pippin314

How long does it take you to get to level 25?

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

@Pippin314 I'm studying here more than 5 years.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jari565408

Did you know that the Finnish state radio broadcaster made Nuntii Latini news program in Latin for several years until about two years ago.

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/S.A.Debre

Genuine question; are you God?

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sorokabulo

How well can you speak Hawaiian?

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

Hawaiian is a challenge, my friend! I've studied a lot, but speaking Hawaiian is another level! If you study Hawaiian, you'll see how difficult it's it.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Minity64

finn-ally

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobBrant7

How many languages can you count to ten and say hello in?

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Molly28547

OMG ALL OF THOSE LEVELS?!?! 28 laguages?! YOU are a PRO. Well done!

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KennethWong18

yayy

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

Kenneth, me too! –––yayy

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Honestly, this whole thing is giving me huge vibes of an April Fool's joke. The flag colors are not consistent (compared to Greek and Swedish), there's no contributors (despite the many people that have applied), and it's set to be finished in exactly one year. Perhaps that's just my anxiety speaking.

Regardless, I'm still pretty excited.

if this really is a cruel April Fool's joke I will yeet myself off a cliff

nəvighsəqaat aat

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

I think DL is probably making a meta-joke by choosing to start it on the first of April. The fact that they bodged in an inconsistent flag at short notice is consistent with this idea.
All new courses initially have no contributors and an arbitrary completion date.

Anyway, thank you DL for finally doing what needed to be done! As a mark of my appreciation I'm not even going to use the rest of this post to complain about the redesign and testing-out changes.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule

not even going to use the rest of this post to complain

How magnanimous, lol

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Timo-opettelee

As we say in Finland: "Aprillia, syö silliä, juo kuravettä päälle!" (let's hope this isn't the case -- I've applied to become a contributor)

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnimalLover666

My family doesn't do April fools! :3

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nanase-Miyuki

Neither do I, it's fake news to me. Just like reading the Onion.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks

I did April Fools and really hurt my boyfriend's feelings, I really should have thought it through tbh.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

@Nanase Miyuki, read your comment about the Onion and cracked up

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

It really does look like something that Duolingo would do for April Fools' Day. However, it appears to be real.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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Still got alfmf from me anyhow ;-p

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NewGermanCourse

Next up: Icelandic!

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cerez00

I assumed the next language to be announced would be Lithuanian or Tagalog, but Icelandic seems interesting.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexandria_Moon

I think Thai is next (hopefully). We already have English for Thai speakers, it's time to do the reverse course.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

If they make it to the finnish line simultaneously, the result would be a thai...

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobBrant7

Shut up and take my upvote

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks

Am I the only one who wants to learn Lithuanian because of Hannibal?? LMAO.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/blurflux

I want to learn it to perhaps try to connect Hindi to the European languages in my mind. A Farsi course would also help me in that, but after giving a look at the Hebrew course, I am really not willing to take abjads, let alone one that is not at all functional.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

No, you aren't alone.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr

I must've missed that A-Team episode ...

April 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Noah273667

Hopefully Tagalog!

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/william803231

I think tagalog, but that might be because I live in california. In california it is the 3rd most spoken! https://www.mercurynews.com/2013/03/04/californias-top-12-languages-after-english/ Tagalog is also the most commonly spoken foreign language after Spanish in Washington and Nevada. here are others! 24/7’s Most Commonly Spoken Foreign Languages for the 10 largest states by population:

• California — Tagalog • Texas — Vietnamese • Florida — French Creole • New York — Chinese • Illinois — Polish • Pennsylvania — Chinese • Ohio — German • Georgia — Korean • North Carolina — French • Michigan — Arabic

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/william803231

For me learning a language that is useful, can be a top priority! I wonder what is more useful in other parts of the world?

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RissaRice

Yes Tagalog! It would be really nice if I could learn to fluently speak it because my mom never really taught me but always speaks it at home lol

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/webgenie

Here it is spoken a lot too.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SuhailBanister

Waitaminnit! What you say about Michigan comes as a small shock. Are you saying that there are more Arabic speakers in Dearborn than there are Spanish speakers in Mexicantown in the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario? ¿Será posible?

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WinterSoldier.

Personally I have a sneaky feeling Thai is next

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kiyomice

I wish!! That would be SO awesome.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike111251

Wouldn't surprise me - actually surprised it's not offered already

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/webgenie

That would make me happy.

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

Sounds like I have to update my list of most-requested Duolingo courses. Icelandic, Lithuanian, Tagalog, and Thai are on my current list.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lizsue

Duolingo already has a team fluent and literate in English and Thai. Once they finish taking a break from the incubator (which they totally deserve, especially after getting English for Thai speakers to Phase3!) they may start working on Thai for English speakers. :)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMendes

I'm thinking about Persian, Pashto, Yoruba, Bengali, Burmese, Tagalog, Thai or Bulgarian.

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

My Tagalog understanding is 0%, but it would be cool. I see there’s an English for Tagalog speakers course, so it shouldn’t be too hard. Also, are there any Australian or more American Native languages?

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/sea-mist

The Australian Aboriginals speak various languages in their own languages but one of their common ones would be interesting to learn. I have heard them speaking in their own language at times and of cause their languages are very different to the other languages

It probably though would be hard to find ones to put together a course of that. I got permission and stayed in one of their camps one time and many/most of them cant count money and read. Illiterate (I was shocked at the numbers of children in their camp which do not go to school, they did not see it as important).

At their community group. I was horrified when they covered the table we were eating on with fly spray thinking it was cleaner with not one of the 8-10 aboriginal women there able to read so see what the donated fly spray was. They had no idea what common products were.

Their language also may not even be a written language unless they have made it this. Traditionally they only used symbols to mark things eg there is a symbol they carve into rock faces which is their symbol for waterhole (I think it may of been a circle within a circle, I have used it to find waterholes when out camping, anyway their traditional language was in symbols).

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jewgoslav

When the British first came, there were some 900 tribes speaking around 300 different languages. I don't think many of those languages exist today, and the number of people who speak them is very low. I have lived here my entire life and have never heard anyone speak any of them.

I wonder how many speakers are literate enough to even consider making a course, because as you said, most of them can't read, let alone use a computer to construct a language course.

That being said, it would be interesting, but perhaps divisive. Which language would be chosen? And why that language? I sincerely doubt it will happen.

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lizsue

Which camp and languages are you talking about?

I've read books that were written in Warlpiri and Nyangumarta then translated into English, and read more books by Australian Aboriginal writers who wrote those originally in English (so, definitely literate). :)

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike111251

Hoping for Scottish Gaelic and/or Cornish

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/HelloIAmNoah

It would be nice to have the Nordic set (maybe Faroese too! I like that Duolingo is teaching rare/ endangered languages)

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

Icelandic, Faroese, Elfdalian, and for good measure, at least one Sami language, probably Northern.

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NonDesistas

Finnish and Latin. The two, people (myself included) have been begging for.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

This will decrease the number of forum posts by at least 20%.

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

What is the status of Latin? Has Duolingo confirmed they are working on it?

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered

Yes, but the teaching approach will be a little more strenuous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8

April 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sten-Markus

yes

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

Surely, a real battle!

April 2, 2019

[deactivated user]

    It's honestly hilarious that they would announce this on April Fools Day.

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Leafhuntress

    It is finished.

    ;-)

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/YaYeeter12

    woah

    April 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/S.A.Debre

    The guy made this comment and then committed suicide. Damn.

    April 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo

    @S.A.Debre

    then committed suicide

    What you mean?

    April 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich

    fireworks

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gluehbirneee

    Yaaaaaaaaasssss!!:DDD (also, nice to see you once again :) )

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich

    Nice to see you again, Lisa! I love the new lessons on the French 12 Tree and Memrise has changed a lot, too. I'm still taking university courses and love them! This semester, I'm learning about the food culture of France! I love hearing from the people I used to chat with on Duolingo! I hope you and your family are well!

    April 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheBramnotABram

    FINNISH HIM!!!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gwaugle

    MORTAL KOMBAT!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

    FINNISH IS COMING TO DUOLINGO!

    Honestly, I'm really excited for this course, especially knowing that this isn't a cruel joke.

    nəvighsəqaat aat

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Vai niin! Miten he hyppivät ilosta! Ymmärrän niitä.

    I'm jumping for joy, too!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Ilosta. Ymmärrän niitä. Thumbs up! :)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Thank you for your advice! I am still learning.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lars200

    Så roligt att se att du fortfarande är aktiv Mari! Hoppas de är kloka nog att låta dig vara med och bidra till kursen!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Hej, Lars, och tack! Våren har ankommit och den finska björnen har vaknat! :)

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HelloIAmNoah

    Juoksentelisinkohan

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarner

    What song are those crabs listening to, to make them move like that?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

    Crab Rave.

    nəvighsəqaat aat

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Andres, Our song? :))). ---Keneĉjo

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/JJstheman

    Yes!!! I applied to help. :)

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Applied!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/widle

    You're here! Nice to see you again. :)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Bears need to hibernate in the winter. The spring is now here. :)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich

    Zzzz, do you or widle know how to reach Moomingirl? She's waited so long for Finnish!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Sadly, no. :(

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/widle

    No, I don't have a way contact her either. Hopefully she'll check back here before the course is done so as not to miss anything.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich

    Mari and widle, I found Moomingirl and told her the exciting news! She'll let Annika and Stephenbal4 know because she keeps in contact with them. She sounded great. I miss talking to her on Duolingo. She said she'd be watching for a notification about the Finnish course! Unfortunately, I don't think she gets any other notifications from Duo.

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/oateasse

    a delightful Finnish spring and happy luontoretki adventuring to you :)

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Well, hello! I was trying to find your old messages on communitytranslation, but they seem to have mysteriously disappeared. Wishing you sunshine and birdsong!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich

    Zanzaboonda, there's not a reply to click on. I'm replying to Zzzzz. Here's the link to communitytranslation. I signed up two years ago but never participated. http://communitytranslation.freeforums.net/

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

    I have no time to reply but just wanted to say thanks! I'll try to respond better later. :)

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    zanzaboonda. I use memrise and lingvist. Worddive is great too. All three are gamifications like Duo, but they emphasise different things. Forvo is great for learning about pronunciation. If you’re interested in translation, most of the folks on communitytranslation moved to Translatihan. I am not there myself but I have heard good things about it. I also have an app called Word Snack, which is not for learning languages per se, but it helps you learn which letter combinations are possible and which are not, and what sort of prefixes and suffixes are common.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

    I'm not a part of this conversation, lol, but your comment caught my attention. I'm very curious. Is this a learning website? If so, I'd like to learn more about it. :) I did a quick Google search but couldn't find anything.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    zanzaboonda, that site is now mainly used for keeping up the social contacts formed when Duolingo still had a translation function. The actual translation has moved on to other sites. :)

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

    Ah, I'll check it out. Thanks!

    Are there any sites you'd recommend?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/oateasse

    Your new orange jewelry looks very nice on you - congrats! I was able to find our chat, I sent you a proper message there finally, let me know if you get any of this. Cheers :)

    April 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    oateasse, I found your message and responded. :)

    April 18, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/widle

    It is indeed. This post shows it. :)

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

    ¡¡¡ Mari !!! Glad to see you. I bet you're out of the den and working hard! I just left my first post on CommunityTranslate. How long until Finnish is released in Beta?

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Don’t ask me! I just hope I’ll get to be in the team. :)

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich

    Congratulations on being on the Finnish Contributor Team, Mari! I know you and the rest of the team will build an outstanding course!

    April 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Nancy, thank you for having faith in us. :)

    April 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gluehbirneee

    Congrats on being part of the team! It's so exciting this course is finally happening. :)

    April 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    jairapetyan, I could not find your post. Just in case your CT notifications are not on, I wrote you a private message. :)

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gluehbirneee

    Nice to see you all again! :)

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
    • 1827

    Alfatf :-D

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

    duonks, glad to see you, too! Your flags have increased in numbers and levels!

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    According to duo.me, Da Donkey has 80 (!) golden owls. I think I need to breathe into a paper bag.

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/JJstheman

    Hopefully we both make it on the team. :)

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

    I hope Afrikaans, Icelandic, and Catalan (for English speakers) appears next! Has anyone here applied to contribute for Finnish?

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Untamola

    Yep, I already applied.

    I too hope that Icelandic would come to incubator soon. It would be interesting language to learn.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaDun8187

    i'd love Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Albanian, and Slovak and Slovene to come to Duo as well.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Very good idea, too!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/JJstheman

    I have applied as well. :)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

    I applied maybe 4 years ago :D currently I just haven't the time. It was surprising that there were 0 contributors, usually they have a couple when a course is released in the incubator.

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Don, There are many, many, many!

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago

    That's a pretty good April Fool's Joke.

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

    Juhlitaan!!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

    Jep, torilla tavataan!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Olen jo juhlimassa sitä!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Marc41177

    Probably should have waited until tomorrow to announce this, just to be on the safe side ;)

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

    You'd better bet I'll be checking the incubator tomorrow to make sure this wasn't just a prank.

    nəvighsəqaat aat

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/-Copper-

    Yes! Another language that I've been looking forward to seeing is finally in the works! :)

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nanase-Miyuki

    It's good Finnish is finally coming to Duo. I hope to see Thai, Persian, and the other requested languages enter the incubator.

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

    I'm not interested in Finnish but I was/ am in Latin so congrats to all the Finnish hopefuls. That took way too long

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

    Excuse me while I do not contain MY SCREAMS OF UTTER DELIGHT. Now I shall keep my fingers crossed for the contributors to be able to develop a very awesome course. Whatever time they might need. (Also for Icelandic to happen in a near future)

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lezuardi

    FINALLY.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samppapa

    Hey this is great. This is exciting. This is fantastic. I have applied for contributing this course for two times already and apparently I haven't been chosen (It seems that no one has been chosen yet). Should I apply again or are you going to choose the first contributors using old applications?

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Whiskkebarr

    Has duo finally fulfilled thy prophecy? I cannot wait for the course to come out!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fuurinkazan.

    Jaa suomi mainittu, torille! :D

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Untamola

    Toivon hartaasti ettei tämä ole vain aprillipila =) Tällä pallon puoliskolla aprillipäivä meni jo, mutta kaipa se vielä jossakin jatkuu, ainakin pari tuntia.

    Nevertheless, I already applied to contribute

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HeyItsOcarina

    Will we get to learn "perkele", the by-far most important word in Finnish besides vihta?

    All jokes aside, I'm happy to see this isn't a cruel April Fool's joke! (Also will the flag .svg files be updated? Someone said that the current one is an off-colour PNG pic)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/-Peri-

    I think that Finnish course should introduce swear words. We have such a lovely selection of them anyway.

    April 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/xolove24xo

    I literally just saw it! I'm jumping for joyy!!!!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/e1340042d

    Super excited for the Finnish course!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/-Anna.Sofia-

    Finnish finally in the incubator! T-T I waited so long for this course. I am so happy! Kiitos paljon Duo.

    You are the best!!!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo

    See Ismo Leikola's introduction to Finnish (includes English subtitles): https://youtu.be/9EWMlCusxjQ

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    No niin! Kiitos linkistä! Nauroin niin paljon!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Well, I had some fun this morning. To say "Thank you" is not enough. I would award you with a lingot for your link!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Clopae

    Fabulous! Thanks Duolingo, I was starting to despair of ever seeing this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/LeLoup90

    THANK YOU SO MUCH I HAVE BEENING WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT I LOVE YOU!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Largezo

    Awesome. I am a native Finnish speaker. Can i join the beta-testing phase?

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pecil1
    • 1235

    Thank You! I'm so happy!!!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/G9Xt6xLV

    ppl still won't belive you................... just give it a rest til 2morrow and ppl will belive it

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Easy-As-Pi

    YAY!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/joel73391

    Kiittos!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lars200

    Hemmagjord flagga?

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Travrinity

    Next, we need Catalan!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NonDesistas

    Si puedes hablar español despues puedes aprender catalán con Duolingo.

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

    si que dice NonDesistas. Si hablas espanol, puedes estudiarlo

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks

    Queremos Catalan para Inglés hablante. No solo español.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Señores, el Catalán no es un milagro. Entiendo Catalán muy bien a pesar de que haya aprendido solamente Español. Decidme por favor que opinéis del Vasco? Este es un verdadero milagro! Quiero ver un curso de Vasco aquí. Estoy enamorado de los idiomas difíciles.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Travrinity

    Yo no hablo español

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule

    Puede aprender

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/blurflux

    Nunca iré parar de misturar español con portugués y ser penalizado por eso (esto? ello?!). Demasiado cercano para que haya confuerto. :/

    Creo que no hayan cursos que enfocan en las diferencias entre el portugués y el español, al invés de la lengua entera (que ya conosco).

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/blurflux

    @isnottogive I don't fear mixing Catalan with Spanish, for I already mix Spanish and Portuguese. I find the differences from Catalan to the other two very characteristic. Spanish is much, much closer to Portuguese.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

    Native spanish speaker here: I think you are doing nicely so far!

    I would suggest reviewing a bit further Spanish though, before you ever get to Catalan because they are really really similar (like I can understand when my friends or some politicians speak it and my knowledge of it is practically non-existant) and can somewhat mixed too.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

    @blurflux I think the three, from my own experience, are really close (specially if you go with Spanish from Spain, which is where I am from), but still, good luck on your endeavour!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yutrobog

    Sei como é, cara.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NeonMoogle

    Ha ha, very funny guys!

    (Wait a minute... FOR REAL???)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/buck72

    When I went to the DL site on April 2nd, the first thing I checked was the incubator to see whether Finnish was still there.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zia177448

    Whooohooo!!!! Now THAT is what I call good news! :D :D :D Finnish is what I was originally looking for when I came here (though I liked the site enough to stick around for the other languages). I think duolingo's method is exactly what my stagnating Finnish needs to give it a boost towards fluency (rather than just slowly staggering through texts).

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Super_21_

    Yess! One step closer to us getting Estonian

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/kurek.exe

    Can't wait!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guaybana_elBravo

    This is why I chose to pay a plus subscription. To get languages, not GUI changes that infuriate most folks.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien

    Since when does Duolingo Plus include access to additional courses and a way to opt out of the new theme?

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guaybana_elBravo

    It does not. I choose to pay so Duo can support the infrastructure of the site an platforms. I want so see my money spent in expanding language availability.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MakerGreen

    I wanted to be released thai, but I don't care. I am very happy from it

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbagaelSpe

    YES!!!! I have wanted to learn Finnish so I can speak my exchange student's language. I can't wait!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheCrazyFinn

    I am so happy! Finally! After all these years!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NerdGorgon

    Finnish? This is clearly the most awesome thing that has happened on Duolingo in a while!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/jenn76842

    I just moved to Finland last month. Would love to test the beta once it's out!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/betarage

    Nice i would love to learn it a few years from now

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ngraner42

    Sure, I believe you, last year Finnish from Klingon was posted.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_

    By you... iirc.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ngraner42

    Yes, I was wondering if anyone would remember.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarcelBal

    This better not be an April fools joke

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen

    It's still there today.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

    Yep... that means this is really happening. Now THIS, this is EPIC.

    nəvighsəqaat aat

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1

    I can't wait to finish the Finnish course.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Angelic12345

    Woohoo! And Latin!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alex342782

    When I was little I always dreamed of speaking Finnish! I'll have to give it a try!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/RadioScotch

    I hope next they give Icelandic or Scottish Gaelic. I come from a small family who speaks Gaelic. If Scottish Gaelic pops up I will contribute. I also would like to see Icelandic up there for a few reasons including the fact that it has some letters that were dropped from the original English alphabet

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

    I definitely agree on both, Icelandic would be a nice way to complete the Nordic languages, and I love all Celtic languages, so having Scottish Gaelic here would be amazing

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

    After Icelandic I want to see Faroese, then Elfdalian.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    I support you too!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive

    I forgot about those! Greenlandic would be fantastic too.

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Finnpojke

    I'm fluent in Finnish, which is my native tongue.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/p8c
    • 240

    finnpojke, if you can (have time, etc.), please consider becoming a contributor for the finnish course! here is a lingot bribe!

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Olet todella onnekas mies! You're really a lucky man!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

    Perhaps you could become a contributor.

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HelsinkiVinicius

    Hooray! Love Finland! Want to move there!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/bequibar

    Kiitos!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/EsquiloRawr

    A good April Fool's joke would be to have the course teach the different qualities of Finnish conversational silence.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Timo-opettelee

    Any idea how long it usually takes to get the initial contributors selected and Phase 1 on its way? There must be a ton of old and new applications to sift through.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samppapa

    I was wondering the exact same thing. I'd love to get the project going.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HelloIAmNoah

    I can't wait! This is one language I've always wanted to speak, and Duolingo should help give me a good start with it!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gerbaltic

    Awesome. Finnish is a very exotic and interesting language and I will be very happy when it's finally done.

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scandinavianerd

    Finnish? Tolkien's favorite language?

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Emec_C

    Finally, Kiittos!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AaronTBD

    Yay Finnish (OmegaGmaster I swear if you reply you'll get a useless lingot)

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

    h

    nəvighsəqaat aat

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule

    0 contributors :(

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/WindowsXP.

    You can apply for it though. Go to https://incubator.duolingo.com.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule

    I don't speak a word of Finnish, but I've seen comments from people who do and have applied, so I guess it won't be long till it's more than zero :)

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco

    I was a contributor for a week and a half before my name showed up on the incubator page (for Latin). They might have already interviewed three or four people and we wouldn't know.

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mariah843905

    So excited!! Hoping this real

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/BenjaminRo396617

    About time

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kiyomice

    You can't fool me. Even if this stays up, gets fully developed, and comes available for everyone to use, and people start learning Finnish, I will still believe it is an April Fools joke!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Shibette

    I sent a contributor application!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/EliminationRed

    This and latin???? O: Duo you've outdone yourselves.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/DKP629394

    Great. It's exactly what I wanted. Finland is the country I most want to go to again.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

    So happy for everyone who's been waiting!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/the_vibes_guy

    this doesn't make up for the fisher-price look

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/lionengen

    I can't wait until it's Finnish'd

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AmenMenai

    OMG!!! thank you so much I really love you

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/greenleaves_

    love you, guys. thank you

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

    This is one of the greatest days of my life. Now please add Icelandic!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/markuukyo

    Yes! I hope to become a contributor, I applied already. Finally a proper use for being a native Finn.

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Milo116818

    OMG! i'm hopefully going abroad to helsinki and ive been looking for finnish courses so i can learn to talk to my best friend in her native language, if this happens, im gonna lose it! :DDDD

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

    I hope Persian will be added next

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/tealvie

    is the joke that there's no contributors? is that it? im genuinely confused

    April 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    tealvie, We are, yes!, in the incubator, with many, many, many contributors! :)))

    April 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Kiitos Jumala! Olen todella iloinen!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/1Wha1e0

    Thank you so much c:

    Any ideas when this will enter a usable beta?

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ANGELSAUER

    Wow

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/IVAN_KWONG

    Cantonese plz.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Is Cantonese your native language? So, fill the form here:

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

    I don't know where are you living. If you're in Hong Kong you can find other enthusiasts and invite them to join the contribution to Cantonese. If you're in Australia maybe you know other members of Cantonese community there, then invite them. The more contributors will join the more chances are for Cantonese to go to the Incubator. Though it does not guarantee 100% success. I don't know what makes Duolingo to decide if the language will be in the Incubator.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
    • 1827

    ETA April 1st 2020 :-D

    Nice one Duo :-D :-D

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/--Erin

    Finnish?? YAAASSS!!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/siljetr

    Omg can't wait for Icelandic

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/lionengen

    I agree

    April 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ApplePieii

    Icelandic please.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jaedyn_Dowdy

    Finally!!!!!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/JackDrouin

    I've been wondering if there was ever going to be a Finnish Course.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sinan104776

    Time for old norse, or Icelandic at least!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/HelloIAmNoah

    Old Norse! I hope the Latin course means they will make more "dead" languages. Would love to see Ancient Greek or Olde English!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/TalNala

    Omg this news literally made me cry ;_; This is just perfect!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gaqlaxy

    Would love to see a Maltese course, it's a very interesting language.

    Excited for learning finnish :P

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Yes, I would like getting to know Maltese, too. It's like Arabic, but contains many Italian and English words. Latin alphabet is its advantage, too.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

    Same, until then there's the teach yourself book, which I used, but not much past that sadly. At least that I'm aware of.

    April 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

    There's also this (followed by this) and this (there's also a workbook to go with that); they are all out of print, but so is the TY book (which, itself, leaves a great deal to be desired, such as nowhere covering how to say 'hello'). Scour the internet for a while and I'm sure you'll be able to track down copies at a reasonable price.

    April 18, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ExSquaredOver2

    Are you sure this isn't the work of Inspect Element?

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mzevar

    Oh praise the heavens! Finally!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345

    Finally, Duo is listening to us!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/RadioScotch

    Next up: Scottish Gaelic ;)

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Untamola

    Two working weeks has gone and still no contributors. Does anyone know how much time it usually takes before they choose the first contributors?

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Untamola, many, many, many contributors "at the ready !"

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scandinavianerd

    They should add Old or Middle English, or maybe some Scottish!

    April 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnimalLover666

    What the heck does that mean?

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NonDesistas

    It means that they’ve just started working on Finnish.

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnimalLover666

    Oh okay! That is way cool!!

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/tadeup1

    PRAISE THE SUN

    April 1, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/oriel1990

    great!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KissupCheon

    Hell yeah!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/maritessaro

    Finally!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/unyone

    FINALLY

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnimalLover666

    I REALLY WANT TO BUT MY TEACHER ONLY ALLOWS US TO DO 3 LANGUAGES!!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

    Set up a secret second account, and learn on the sly. Don't get caught, its a serious crime.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

    That is horrible. No one should limit anyone. Besides, you only have two languages, and it isn't due until 2020.

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlQuzMar

    I wish I had the time to contribute. Do these have strict deadlines? How taxing could it get? I wouldn't want to lose sleep over volunteering to DL.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/PrimaPreussen

    This is the best news i've heard all year.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pippin314

    And it's seriously got zero contributors!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/EmyPoola

    I have been waiting for this !!!!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wippii

    I would apply to become a contributor (Finnish is my native language), but I don't have the time required.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samppapa

    I don't really have the time either but I'm making the time needed. Too excited to miss this.

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Untamola

    I think it would be good to apply (if you really want to contribute) even if you can't be very active. The more there are contributors, the sooner the course will be finnished.

    Little help is still help

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Wippii

    Well, it's four days later now... but I did send an application. It was too tempting, and I can always spend less time on unimportant things.

    April 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Juji-17

    Yay! And looks like Latin is almost done with phase 1 =D

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Durellion

    ... maybe Icelandic and Scottish Gaelic next? Pretty please?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/trilanosla

    Thank god, now i can change my profile picture :)

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Marqueritha

    Kiitos, paljon

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gluehbirneee

    Wow, I still can't believe it! I can say that I've been waiting for that course for more than 10% of my lifetime and now it's finally happening! :D

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

    Yay! :)

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Zzzzz...., also, Yaaaaaaaaaaay ! ! ! :))) –––Keneĉjo

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scandinavianerd

    Finnish!! Yess!!

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Scandinavianerd

    How long will it take to incubate?

    April 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/outilein

    Yay! I applied to be a contributor!

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    outilein, Yay! Yay! :)))

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/coffeepirate

    OMG, I've been waiting for this and now it's FINALLY HAPPENING!! That seriously made my day, lol.

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    coffeepirate, me too ! :)))

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Finnischer

    Finally!

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kristian522859

    I had pretty much given up on this ever happening. Decided to check discussion today out of old habit, and then there is this post... The hype is real!!

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Kristian, Real ... also Yaaaaaaaaaay !!!!!!!!!!!

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/uyKXsCor

    Onnea vaan kaikille!

    April 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/DeeqaAshki

    Next.......ARABIC! No joke arabic needs to be completed asap

    April 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Free_Shavacadoo

    If this is a joke I will Finnish them!! ~KD

    "There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder." -Ronald Reagan

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fr0stedFr0st

    YIKES

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnimalLover666

    I know she's an intense teacher.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

    As opposed to flippantly in the incubator?

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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    Order! Order! The yay's have it!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

    If I buy will you fly?

    eta What does a girl have to do to get a new decal around here? And how is it working? These new levels are even nuttier than before. Ooh and guck mal, different orders in consecutive posts.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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    Just wait until you see your new French tree!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

    You know what? I don't really care that much about Duo's rather stilted French. Where's my Hawaiian flag?

    I've seen the German one. It has pigs and sexism! :-D

    (ooh, sexist racist French tree too!)

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/kleidi15

    Vapaussoturin valloituslaulu!

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/StikElLoco

    You could say they are putting the finishing touches...

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sorokabulo

    2020 :/

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Minh_Ngoc_Nguyen

    Thank you very much, Duolingo

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Angelic12345

    Sick! And also new look is bomb.

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

    29 completed trees! A level 24, a level 23, a level 22, a level 21, a level 20, and a level 17. Tu eres mi heroe.

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MattBrick82

    Fantastic! Thank you!

    April 3, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArtGirl332

    Yay!

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Luis von Ahn, When you said "eventually," I always believed you !

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/joel73391

    Missä on viron kieli? Eða íslenska?

    April 4, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Attila829415

    Jah, lisage eesti ja islandi, palun.

    Já, verið svo góður, leggjið saman eistneska og íslensku.

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/karmenana

    Finally!!!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws

    I'm excited!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Tatws, me too !!!!!!!!!!

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Whatustedexpect

    thanks

    April 5, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis

    Right when I might need it in the future xD. The coincidence.

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/SilasDavis3

    I NEED DIS

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/SilasDavis3

    it says 0 CONTRIBUTORS :(

    April 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Silas, many, many ...! :)))

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/kuhlkatze

    yes! just a i was about to make a post asking if Finnish was to come to the site :D

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tranklements
    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sparklethebat

    awesome!!

    April 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndresRome256463

    FINALLY!

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/CookieMonster-o-

    Sweet!

    April 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NeoNeko77

    My prediction for next languages: Farsi, Thai, maybe then Icelandic and Tagalog. Perhaps Pashtu, Dari, Gujarati, Serbo-Croat and Cantonese? Basque, Cornish and Old English would be awesome.

    April 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kuchan

    There aren’t any contributors yet. Somebody grab a Finn!

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Kuchan, Many, many, many :)))

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/David73568

    finally!

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/LilMissNaughty

    What does that mean?

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Lil, As you may have heard, Finnish will be available on Duolingo ! Of course, the course, itself, must be created. So, it is now in the "Incubator" phase.


    Aside from that, perhaps you'd like to join our group ( ? ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/finnishonduolingo

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaigeWillows

    yaaayyy ive always wanted to learn finish, because me friend is finish

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Paige, yaaayyy! ... yaaayyy!

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ruben7576

    Great, now can we get Yiddish moving along! I'm learning German to prepare myself in the meantime!

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    זײער גוט! ---חײם

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/DarwinsCocaCola

    It's been 84 years… :')

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AvadheshBh1

    Cool!

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Flandre__Scarlet

    I'd like to see the following as well: Kalaallisut Estonian Icelandic Mirandese Faroese Slovak

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Flandre_Scarlet, I like your choices :)

    April 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Little_Tatws

    We've done it, y'all!

    April 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Little_Tatws, Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 13, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/sanaralerx9

    Holy crap, I was just having a great day.

    AND IT JUST GOT EVEN BETTER

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    sanaralerx, Iknow !!!!!!!!!!!

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MatteoMatt598079

    Today I thought I wanted to learn Finnish but it was not on the course list. So glad to see this!

    April 14, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KarenAntti

    Wonderful news! I've lived outside of Finland now for 30 years and really need to brush up.

    April 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Finnischer

    Torilla tavataan!

    April 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Brent350149

    Finnish would be a fun language to learn. Pretty difficult, I hear.

    April 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/william803231

    Wow they have 4 contributors now Woot Woot!

    April 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/pIwo4arh

    This is good news. I've always loved the sound and structure of Finnish.

    April 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarksAaron

    I'm so glad to hear this! Hopefully this means Estonian also won't be far off ;)

    April 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ilkkakal

    Not so easy task, but so many foreigners have really learned Finnish! Lets start: yksi (1), kaksi (2), kolme (3), neljä (4), viisi (5), kuusi (6), seitsemän (7), kahdeksan (8), yhdeksän (9), kymmenen (10) etc.

    April 17, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/NoahGodard

    I hope we'll get a Duolingo Push when it comes out.

    April 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/SpiritAnim6

    WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIND SANTA CLAUS

    April 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Diego896842

    Hyvä uutiset

    April 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/YaYeeter12

    Cool, I dont get why it wasnt one of the first

    April 19, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/LutherFong

    I literally came to forums just to see if there was a Finnish course coming out, and this was the first thing I saw! Holy cow I am hyped!

    April 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Itz_Cinderfur

    Ooh... Finnish! I'd love to learn that once it's out!

    April 21, 2019, 4:08 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

    Itz, YAY ! ! !

    April 21, 2019, 6:06 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/-EmirWinchester-

    Great news

    April 21, 2019, 9:25 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Proverbs_2_6

    "No joke..."

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Proverbs_2_6

    I DID see it in the incubator when I looked tho.

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cortex0

    AYY

    April 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KAMIKAZEKITTIES

    I'll believe it when it's done

    April 2, 2019

    [deactivated user]

      Almost

      (Shoutouts to those who actually get it without looking it up)

      April 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Egoisticfo

      Nice.

      April 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/M3ti

      Ok thanks. But how about maybeeee Persian? That would be cool too!

      April 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Isaiah240933

      I checked. it really is happening. if u dont believe me, go to add new language, and pick contribute to a course. it brings u to the page with all the language in the works

      April 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Perperonni

      Please don't be an april fool's joke. PLEASE

      April 4, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

      Perperonni, I thought so too ... at first !!!

      April 4, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Corinnebelle

      Kudos to Doulingo, Finns are big on April Fool's!

      April 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ryanaissance

      Suomen muotoisen pilven alla.

      April 6, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nicolas127684

      This used to be an April Fools joke, now just another april fools but not joke anymore

      April 7, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/lionengen

      People should realise that it’s not the Duolingo team that makes the courses, it’s us, the people who make them. So stop complaining to the Duolingo team

      April 9, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/SpecializedGRU

      Let's be honest it takes a while to Duo to get a language in here I think what they should have a list of them run through the community of people and if there are 2 or more people who are willing they should be able to start making a course for that language.

      I am surprised Navajo made before other languages like Arabic etc. But it is the rate of the creators that is slowing that lesson down

      April 10, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule

      It's my understanding that the Navajo course (and likewise Hawaiian) is significantly shorter than the others, as it was developed quickly to be released for Indigenous Peoples' Day on the 8th of October last year. I expect they'll both have updated trees at some point.

      April 10, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/atomicfacepalm

      Hurrah!!!!!!

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Karppi01

      Joo!

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

      Karppi, I say, "Joo!" too!

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/SOSNH

      FINALLY!

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Fanta-sticc

      About time

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Verseth

      That's awesome! I'd be truly delighted if they released Old English or any other more exotic and/or dead languages. I mean, if Latin made it, why not Gothic?

      April 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/AspectBlen

      lol

      April 13, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

      Blen, Suomi is, yes!!!!!!!!, in the DL incubator :)))

      April 13, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/NateReinfu

      Sometimes i dont understand this

      April 16, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

      Nate, There are many, many, many contributors ready to begin working on the Incubator phase !

      April 16, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/ChiJo123

      can you do Farsi next please?

      April 18, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/IamJustintime

      YES! This put a tear in my eye I'm so happy!

      April 18, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/hoopymoopydoo29

      yes!

      April 19, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/hemmaistockholm

      I'm so excited omg

      April 20, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/KenecxjoGoldberg

      hemmaistockholm, me too !

      April 20, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kido-linguist

      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH

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