https://www.duolingo.com/Ghawblin

I would pay a ridiculous amount of money per month to Duolingo if it offered Icelandic.

I grew up in Iceland. It's very dear to me. I came to the states as a Child and haven't been back.

It has been a lifelong goal of mine to return, but I have a very basic vocabulary of the language.

What needs to happen for Duolingo to prioritize this?

I would gladly pay for premium ten times over if this was offered.

I know Duolingo won't make anyone fluent, but as a baseboard to start, it's a fantastic tool

May 8, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ghawblin

Looks solid! I'll have to try it out to see if it works for me. Duolingo is very convenient, and the app is intuitive.

Thank you.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells

Mango Languages also offers Icelandic. You can check their website to see if you can get a free subscription through your local library and maybe save a bit of money too.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Krullmoro

Are you taking all the languages??? :o

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Krullmoro

But no Klingon :/

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Thanks, MissSpells! I've been checking for free Mango access from my local library for several years without success . . . but this time it's offered! I'll give it a try. Please accept some lingots.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Plenty of discussions of Icelandic lately. They'd decreased for about a year, but w/in the last couple of weeks there have been half a dozen or more. Try the links in Please add Faroese, icelandic or norse please for useful study material, and the links from those discussions, and the links from those discussions, and . . .

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

Try Memrise until then. They offer a very good official course in Icelandic. Then try some of the community courses. You can learn basic words and grammar like as on Duolingo.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JamieBrint1

It’s odd to see a Duolingo owl recommending a Duolingo competeter.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

Haha. But, really, what if they weren't enemies, as we have been lead to think...

What about Marvel and DC? There was no rivalry.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ghawblin

Thank you for taking time to research this for me. I appreciate you.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

Also, I personally love this site. I use it for Spanish, but I checked and they offer Icelandic. It's nothing interactive, like Duolingo, but it sure gives a lot of good grammar notes, as well as phrases and vocabulary. http://learn101.org/icelandic.php

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

Here is a youtube channel I found a few months ago: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoolIcelandicLesson

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChevyBarnes05

I am not entirely sure about this course, but the Latin courses on Mango languages are really good. So, here's the Icelandic one: https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-icelandic/

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaGuaGua

I went to Iceland in January! Its SOOO beautiful! its my favorite place I've ever traveled to! I would love to learn Icelandic!

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Valor161514

Did you know, that the Icelandic language has barely changed anything over the hundreds of years, and Icelandic people today can easily read writings that were written centuries ago.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ghawblin

I did know this! One of my many motivations is that I want to read original transcripts of Beowulf and Snorri Sturluson's original works.

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MillaJacobsen

me too

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/icelandicfire

I agree that we need Icelandic. I spent two years there and would like to strengthen what I know of the language. I need repetition. It's a beautiful language and I agree it should have a higher priority. It is very difficult though which would make it a challenge to put together. I'd be willing to help but I'm not a native.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/caedmonfire

give me $20 a month and i will teach you Icelandic!

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PewDiePie653762

They should have icelandic, they have so much other things buy they still don't have icelandic :(

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345

So many people want this course and I'm pretty sure many people would be willing to contribute to it, so I don't see why it hasn't been added to the Incubator yet. Also, someone probably already said this, but don't give Duolingo any ideas.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule

Find a tutor on italki

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Arkadios200

The best resource on the Internet (possibly not even matchable by Duolingo): https://icelandiconline.com/

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Valor161514

Well Duolingo needs contributors in order to create a new language course. These contributors are usually native speakers of the language.

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Cameron_Steel

I came here to learn icelandic too! I decided to start with Norwegian, since it's similar, but now that I see that I can learn Icelandic directly elsewhere... Well, but nothing! I'm hooked! I ain't leaving until I'm fluent!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NonDesistas

The language app “Drops” offers a ton of Icelandic vocabulary as well as many other languages. Icelandic, Hindi, Russian, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese.

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/braydenburns8

That would be super cool!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MichelleWo86375

Italki.com has 3 native speakers that offer classes in Icelandic at ridiculously low rates!

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ChannelRaven

Yes! I searched for Icelandic too, Someone showed me an Icelandic word for „jumping in puddles“—„what was the word „you ask? No idea because Duolingo doesn’t offer Icelandic of course, but heck if the pure existence of this concept as vocab isn‘t reason enough to want to learn this language then heaven knows what would be:)

May 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MimiB_Velo

Mango had posted a tweet today with a quiz to find what language matches your personality. I took the quiz and matched with Icelandic. At the end of the quiz, I was asked to hit a button that would take me to the Mango app to start learning it. Try it. Perhaps you will find it useful.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jileha

I just took that quiz. Maybe it gives everyone the same answer? Because my suggested language was Icelandic as well.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MimiB_Velo

Strange, don’t you think? I guess Mango is trying to recruit more Icelandic learners.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jileha

We both already do Swedish. So maybe their quiz is very accurate!

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MimiB_Velo

You may be right. Another friend of mine took the quiz yesterday too but he also studies Swedish in Duolingo.

May 11, 2019
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