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Finnish is seriously in the Incubator now

No joke, Finnish is in the Incubator.

Twitter announcement here
April 1, 2019

612 Comments


[deactivated user]

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


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

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


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

    @S.A.Debre

    then committed suicide

    What you mean?


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

    "[deactivated user]" - that's what S.A. Debre means.


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

    that doesn't mean he comitted suicide or died in any way


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

    It is finished.

    ;-)


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

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


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


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

    Tedee, You will even see a (blue) link, easily found, to Project Finnish!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

    How did you post that?


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

    Tedee, " Zzzzz..." is a member of: https://www.facebook.com/groups/finnishon duolingo We are an open group. Why don't you join us? :)))


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

    I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I do not have a Facebook account nor do I intend to get one. :|


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

    I love you. You give meaning to my usually rather sad existence. Thank you!


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

    Ah, I'll check it out. Thanks!

    Are there any sites you'd recommend?


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


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

    oateasse, I found your message and responded. :)


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

    It is indeed. This post shows it. :)


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

    What are you guys talking about? How do you chat with someone on Duolingo?


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

    How do you write a private message to someone?


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

    Tedee15. Sadly, Duolingo does not currently have a private message function. Many people here use other learning sites to communicate.


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

    Nice to see you all again! :)


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

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


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

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


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

    Hopefully we both make it on the team. :)


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

    JJstheman. I could not find you in the Memrise discussion area. Could you add yourself there, so that we could talk about the invitation you sent me? :)


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

    Yes!!! I applied to help. :)


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

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


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

    Yep, I already applied.

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessicaDun8187

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


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

    I have applied as well. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ULN2020

    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.


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

    Don, There are many, many, many!


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

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


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

    Juhlitaan!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/5GS

    Jep, torilla tavataan!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marc41177

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


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

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

    nəvighsəqaat aat


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Burr-

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nanase4367

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/5GS

    Jaa suomi mainittu, torille! :D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xolove24xo

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-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!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ele0x

    Super excited for the Finnish course!


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeCrioxRouge13

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


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

    Ha ha, very funny guys!

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


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

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


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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pecil1
    • 1709

    Thank You! I'm so happy!!!


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

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


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

    Next, we need Catalan!


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

    Finnish? Tolkien's favorite language?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngraner42

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngraner42

    Yes, I was wondering if anyone would remember.


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

    This better not be an April fools joke


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

    It's still there today.


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

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

    nəvighsəqaat aat


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

    I can't wait to finish the Finnish course.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angelic12345

    Woohoo! And Latin!


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


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


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

    After Icelandic I want to see Faroese, then Elfdalian.


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

    I forgot about those! Greenlandic would be fantastic too.


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jenn76842

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super21__

    Yess! One step closer to us getting Estonian


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aimhof123

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p8c
    • 283

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

    Perhaps you could become a contributor.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sinan104776

    Time for old norse, or Icelandic at least!


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DKP629394

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


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

    So happy for everyone who's been waiting!


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

    Hooray! Love Finland! Want to move there!


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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvelynOlson0

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


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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ULN2020

    I hope Persian will be added next


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

    Finally, Kiittos!


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

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


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

    h

    nəvighsəqaat aat


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

    0 contributors :(


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

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


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


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariah843905

    So excited!! Hoping this real


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


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

    I sent a contributor application!


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

    Yay! I applied to be a contributor!


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

    outilein, Yay! Yay! :)))


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

    WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIND SANTA CLAUS


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

    Hyvät uutiset, to be exact, ha ha.


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

    Hyvä uutinen! :)


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

    Hyviä uutisia! Lots of grammatical cases. So many cases...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/matthew.aric

    I have been waiting for Finnish FOR 6 YEARS. Yessssss. Now i just need Ojibwe.


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

    I am a American Finn. Puhut vain vahan suomea. I mostly know phrases my isoäiti taught me. I am waiting on pins and needles for Finnish to come out on Duolingo. I have used finnishpod101, but it is dry and often boring. Hurry Duolingo contributors! Hurry! As any Finn will know ¨Joka nukkuu rauhallisissa riveissä tuulessa!¨ He who sleeps in calm rows in the wind or as Americans say ¨don´t put off until tomorrow what you can do today!¨ Mene Soumalaisia! Meillä on SISUA!


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

    Nolaroo, All of your words, I think, are wonderful!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tadeup1

    PRAISE THE SUN


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

    Thank you so much c:

    Any ideas when this will enter a usable beta?


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

    ETA April 1st 2020 :-D

    Nice one Duo :-D :-D


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erin_J2911

    Finnish?? YAAASSS!!


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

    Omg can't wait for Icelandic


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

    Icelandic please.


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

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


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

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


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

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

    Excited for learning finnish :P


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


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExSquaredOver2

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


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

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


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

    Oh praise the heavens! Finally!


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

    love you, guys. thank you


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelF12345

    Finally, Duo is listening to us!


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

    Next up: Scottish Gaelic ;)


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


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

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


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

    Oh hey, it’s you again. :)


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

    I'm so excited this is finally happening... I just applied via the incubator. Sain vasta tietää, että suomi on vihdoin tulossa! En ollut uskoa silmiäni.

    The team, need any help? Olen valmis auttamaan! Just tell me what to do and I'll come running. Although, you'll do a great job without me anyways ;) Onnea ja lykkyä tykö!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lakaren57

    I'm ecstatic about this. If we get Finnish, please do full audio. I'll volunteer, if need be, but I would imagine there are a lot of Finns and Swedes who could easily do the job (and better than me).


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

    @Lakaren57: Forvo has nearly 60 thousand Finnish words pronounced: forvo.com/languages/fi


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

    Hurrah! How can one contribute? Help with review?


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

    There are different languages to teach Finnish in.Here’s the link https://incubator.duolingo.com/ Or, you can go to courses list on Duolingo, and click on the “Contribute to a course” button, and it will take you there.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Silvarian1

    Finnish contributors, you the real MVPs!! Thank you for blessing us with the opportunity to learn the most beautiful language in the world


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noelia_12

    I can't find the "notify me when it's available" button! And I really want to know once it's in beta. Can anyone help?


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

    There must be something wrong with my Browser. It just said "Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 9999" -- whoat?


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

    I've seen it before on another course so I can translate for you. It means: we don't know yet and don't make us make estimates, they're bound to be wrong.


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

    widle, I could only up vote you to "0" :( –––Keneĉjo


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucsa412

    What the heck does that mean?


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucsa412

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


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

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


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

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


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

    Yeah, teacher here, and I don't think that should be limited. Though I do give advice on trying not to learn languages that are too similar at the same time. But it's only advice not a mandate. :)


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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pippin314

    And it's seriously got zero contributors!


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angelic12345

    Sick! And also new look is bomb.


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

    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.


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

    How long will it take to incubate?


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

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


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

    coffeepirate, me too ! :)))


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

    Onnea vaan kaikille!


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BWats28

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

    Itz, YAY ! ! !


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

    Looking forward to this


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

    Hyvä Suomi! Suomen kieli on mun isän ja äidin kieli.


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

    Yes! I can learn the language of my ancestors!


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

    griffinlady, I am soooo happy to hear these, your, words ( ! ! ! )


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

    I also waited a long time for a Duolingo Finnish course. I really hope it will be available next year. Can we test the Beta-version when its ready?

    Anyway - thanks for working on it!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alina604798

    Finland is one of the coolest places on this big sweet earth. The Finnish language is so unique I do understand why it has to be incubated. Every first syllable of Finnish is accented. There!!! You now have your first clue.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FinneganSh4

    Since people call me Finn because it's easier, this would be such a great meme to speak Finnish when people call me Finn.


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

    I just went to look at the incubator to see the progress, and the progress bar has jumped back to 2/3 of the way, what happened? It was really close to beta only like a week ago.


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

    They probably added words to the tree. When they build a new tree (not just translating a copy of another course), the percentage goes up and down all the time. Don't worry about it too much.


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

    Any information regarding its realease?


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

    Finnish for English speakers in now available in beta!


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

    This better not be a cruel April Fools joke


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

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


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

    It only took like six years xD


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

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


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

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


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

    So if one wanted to ass a new language for Duo lingo I'd have to wait like 5 years before it got into the incubator.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andreas83

    And it will probably take six more years until it is in Beta!


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


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

    And Albanian, Slovenian, and Croatian!!!


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pIwo4arh

    Serbo-Croatian! Now we're talkin!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devin53310

    Im all for Croatian


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inuKshuK7

    Albanian would be neat!


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

    and babylonian!


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

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


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

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


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


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

    Quantity over quality. They probably speak only 1 fluently if at all


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasonH10

    And Old English


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

    And Toki Pona

    crickets


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

    I want to see Pig Latin.


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

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


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

    @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.


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

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


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

    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.


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

    I hope that happens


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Juliana288348

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunbeam42

    It's already in the incubator!


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Calcium99

    Cree and Nahuatl!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pIwo4arh

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morgan478400

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


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

    And Urdu...and latin.


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

    Why make an Urdu course when we have Hindi already and they are so similar? The effort should be made for other languages of the Indian subcontinent... Pashto Punjabi Bengali Gujarati Kannada etc...


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

    Latin is incubating and progressing faster than almost everything else!


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

    And maybe some sound for Navajo


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoopymoopydoo29

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


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

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


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoopymoopydoo29

    Icelandic would seriously be amazing. Also Telugu!


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


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

    Honestly :)


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

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


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

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


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

    I'm really looking forward to Estonian. :)


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

    They have Mandarin, it's listed as Chinese TRC995336


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thalia0712

    YES! Estonian, Yes! :)


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

    I would love to contribute to a Cantonese course! Hongkonger here ;)


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

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


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobBrant7

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Molly28547

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


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

    Kenneth, me too! –––yayy


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


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


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

    How well can you speak Hawaiian?


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


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

    Navajo is much, much worse. Several levels harder than Hawaiian, and yet it's still in the Beta state


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

    Do you actually speak all those languages?


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

    Some of them yes, others I just study.


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TiagoTinoc1

    WarriorCleberz, você é português ou brasileiro?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pippin314

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


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

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


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

    Genuine question; are you God?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mason474904

    you seem to be learning a lot of languages there, do people really use this for fun and not to learn a language? How can you be taking all these courses and relay the information and be able to apply it or use it.


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

    Some people just find the grammar and words of the language interesting, rather than actually wanting to speak it.

    I'm studying Finnish grammar, but can't speak a word of Finnish, just because I like grammar.


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

    I am 82 and study 12 languages to keep my brain exercised


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoopymoopydoo29

    @DimbaJayju That is really cool and great that you do that. I'm 12 and I only have five languages, English and Telugu I am fluent in and Hindi, Spanish, and French I am learning here on Duolingo.


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

    DimbaJayju, (en Esperanto) ... Gratulon ! ---Keneĉjo


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


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


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

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

    How magnanimous, lol


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

    How did you do that? Is it only Moderators, Contributors, Hosts, etc...that can do it?


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

    Tedee, Why don't you join our group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/finnish on duolingo *If you happen to be fluent in suomi and English: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/fi/en/


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucsa412

    My family doesn't do April fools! :3


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nanase4367

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

    Still got alfmf from me anyhow ;-p


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillyBob46052

    Any updates as we get closer to April?


    [deactivated user]

      Next up: Icelandic!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cerez00

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mari-kit

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


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobBrant7

      Shut up and take my upvote


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

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


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


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah273667

      Hopefully Tagalog!


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


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


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

      Here it is spoken a lot too.


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


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


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

      Personally I have a sneaky feeling Thai is next


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

      I wish!! That would be SO awesome.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike111251

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


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

      That would make me happy.


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

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


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


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


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


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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike111251

      Hoping for Scottish Gaelic and/or Cornish


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucsa412

      I know she's an intense teacher.


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

      As opposed to flippantly in the incubator?


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

      Order! Order! The yay's have it!


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


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

      Just wait until you see your new French tree!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kleidi15

      Vapaussoturin valloituslaulu!


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

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


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

      Thank you very much, Duolingo


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattBrick82

      Fantastic! Thank you!


      [deactivated user]

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

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


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

        I'm excited!


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

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


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilasDavis3

        it says 0 CONTRIBUTORS :(


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

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


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

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


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

        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.


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

        Where is the incubator


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

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


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

        Kuchan, Many, many, many :)))


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

        What does that mean?


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

        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


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

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


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

        Paige, yaaayyy! ... yaaayyy!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruben7576

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


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

        זײער גוט! ---חײם


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

        It's been 84 years… :')


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


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

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


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

        Flandre_Scarlet, I like your choices :)


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

        We've done it, y'all!


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sanaralerx9

        Holy crap, I was just having a great day.

        AND IT JUST GOT EVEN BETTER


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saturos02

        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!!


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matteo.Verz

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


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/william803231

        Wow they have 4 contributors now Woot Woot!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pIwo4arh

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


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChiJo123

        can you do Farsi next please?


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YaYeeter12

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


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

        hemmaistockholm, me too !


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

        I hope they Finnish it soon.


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

        Polysermo, Do, vi esperas, ke nia sopirita finna afero baldaŭ komenciĝos, ĉu ? :)


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

        Ho, jes. Mi atendas kun granda anticipado! (I must also confess, I had to use some google translate to get some of those words! Little out of practice with Esperanto.)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alina604798

        Finnish in the incubator!!! This is great news. count me in on that fab language.


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

        Finally! I can't wait to start learning Finnish. Now they just have to start incubating an Icelandic course...


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/14_Sebastien

        FINALLY ! I am such a happy man !


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

        Wow!

        The real spectacle will be seeing it get out into beta :)


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

        So excited to learn Finnish and I cannot wait. Because I want to visit Finland someday because of midnight sun, reindeers, and the culture of Finland.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeepThought69

        I cannot wait to start with Finnish. Learned it for a semester, but never got the hang of it due to a bad teacher and a bad book. But I most definitly want to give it another go! :-)


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

        Recently listened to some songs in Finnish.... love how the language sounds and I want to try and learn it despite the fact that a lot of people say it's one of the harder languages to learn ;-;


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

        Finally! When will Finnish be available?


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

        YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

        Fabulous! Look forward to learning it. I did the linguaphone course many years ago and it was dreadful. Got my money back!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thelittles9

        endzone dances Finally! Kiitos, Duo!


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

        god finally. although it's estimated to be done in like 2020, i'm really excited. i have actually been really interested in finland and it's language for the past few years now, it's probably one of the most beatiful places on earth and the language is just wow, but i really can't seem to find any finnish language learning apps. hopefully it gets done soon!


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

        Great, looking forward to learning some Finnish :)


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

        Yay!!! excellent


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

        I check this page every single day.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe239703

        What does the beta mean? What will change for final release?


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

        There might be more errors in beta - e.g. possible translations missing.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coco1776

        Yay! Thank you to everyone who is helping contribute.


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

        Kiitos plajon for your efforts in it! cant wait to get on board as soon as it is available! Nähdään!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (readiness date at 9999 its quite killing me though haha)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joachim_10

        What now? Is the release date shifted off??


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dani402182

        waiting for Finnish


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dani402182

        siiiiii Im so happy!!!!!!!!


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

        That’s just cool.


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

        finnish is now almost in beta


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andreas83

        Maybe they should concentrate on Russian for Finnish speakers now that Finland is part of Russia again ;-)


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

        Punchbox, Yes, nearing, anyway! :)


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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Proverbs_2_6

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


        [deactivated user]

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

          I'll believe it when it's done


          [deactivated user]

            Almost

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


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph798977

            Finally Finally. The god duolingo has given us Finnish.........and it better not be April Fools joke. And lets also start begging duolingo for Persian.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M3ti

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adam.dixon

            LENGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


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

            Suomen muotoisen pilven alla.


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

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


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


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


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

            Pssst. Hey, Duo, we should have the Cherokee Language. How cool would that be?


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

            Karppi, I say, "Joo!" too!


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

            Awesome! Now to put in a quiet vote for Farci.


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

            Epicgamer, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay !!!


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

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


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

            Sometimes i dont understand this


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

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


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/argyre22

            great now i can finally finnish


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

            OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH


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

            Kido, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


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

            Is April for a release date off the table? ...


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joachim_10

            They may not know. Not estimated yet


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joachim_10

            The release date was shifted by 8 months.


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

            IF they didn't focus on not so useful courses, Finnish would probably already be there (hint hint, High Valerian. Hint hint, Klingon


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

            Phoenix, Since I have long collaborated with someone who speaks and writes Igbo, I agree! ... I was only able to upvote you by "1" :(


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LittleTurtle355

            Give me back my family Duo


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

            Nice but when is Yupik to Khmer coming out???


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

            You need to start Tagalog


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MegaGiga3

            Where is it ? Havent seen any finnish language courses. You have whatsoever languages, which are not valid for any country, but you dont have courses for a 5 million inhabitants EU country. Shame on you.


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

            Like the post says (and links), it is in the incubator, where courses are created: https://incubator.duolingo.com/ The volunteers are working on it.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/331933

            what about arabic?


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

            But what about all the other languages people are requesting?? Will those be added sometime soon too?? I really wanna learn Balinese, Javanese, and Sundanese so bad but no good resources are avalible.


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

            Expect no language that is not official in some medium-sized European country (so yeah, most probably no Estonian, Latvian, Icelandic, Catalan, Albanian, Slovenian or Slovak), some big non-European country, or in which there isn't a pre-established dedicated pool/fandom of English speakers. If there isn't any in Clozemaster, it will probably never come here.


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

            Duolingo already has Catalan. :)


            [deactivated user]

              Clozemaster offers all the languages you mention save Albanian.


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

              Catalan is spoken by 7 million people (as native or second language), it is a co-official language here in Catalonia, and it is Clozemaster. On Duolingo Catalan is only available for Spanish speakers which is a pity as there are many English-speaking expats living in Catalonia and the classes provided here are woefully inadequate for foreighers.


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

              Oi, I just saw that yesterday. And I attempted to apply as Contributor. But it didn't :(. BOO HOO


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShyGuy2610

              Expected release 1 April 2020!!!!!! Come on, I've got to wait another year, that's not fair, I've waited too long for this!!!


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

              It takes time to set up an entire course. Be patient.


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShyGuy2610

              I am trying to be patient, I just really want to learn Finnish, for no real reason.


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liveforyou2213

              I'm still waiting for there to be a course for all common languages tbh


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John-_-Williams

              There should be a Slavonic course for Russian Orthodox people like me.


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vkumarrocks0010

              they could teach minionese.LOL


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackReed79797

              Give me lingot ples


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

              Arabic is still at 68 hmmmmmmm


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

              what is a Finnish


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

              Finnish is the language of Finland and the Finnish people.


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

              April Fools? I think so :v


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

              lionengen, ...Yes :)))


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EthanPham15

              this game doodoo give me them toes


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EthanPham15

              where are my mats and sheild per kill


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex977998

              Ok, cool and all but IS THAT LATIN!!!


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

              Don't care about Finnish - I see the Latin announcement and I want it so bad


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stergi3

              It is important information. Really! But Arabic is more important. It is the language of hundreds of millions. And influenced so many languages, including Romance languages, Spanish and Portuguese, and more, Farsi, Turkic languages, even Greek and Hindu.


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

              Arabic has been in the incubator for ages now, just FYI


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SidneyCrosby-87

              then why are you on level 7


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SidneyCrosby-87

              you should be on level 25 by now


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvelynOlson0

              ??? that's turkish...


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

              Yes, and I haven't touched Turkish for 4 years or so


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SidneyCrosby-87

              congrats on 10 dis likes


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

              I mean, that is definitely an achievement of sorts.


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

              22, jot 10. An upgrade


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

              You're literally begging for viritual currency that's worth nothing.

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