Bringing Estonian to Duolingo
I am a native speaker of Estonian and I want to bring Estonian language to Duolingo. And to bring Estonian to Duolingo, I need you support people who speak both English and Estonian. Some of you may only speak English or Estonian, so those people who can’t sadly help me to bring Estonian to Duolingo, write down to comment section “Bring Estonian to Duolingo” to show your support for this new language. Also Estonian is similar to Finnish and Finnish is coming to Duolingo. You can join through this link: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply
I hope you can bring Estonian to Duolingo. As a Finnish speaker, I would enjoy learning Estonian. I can understand a lot when listening to Estonian but some of the different words throw me off, haha.
I am in favor. Please add Estonian. I hope all national language of Europe will be added.
If Estonian came to Duolingo, I would be one of the first to learn! I really hope it happens!
They have asked too many times to add Persian on Duolingo. finally they trotted out with the same old excuse like " Duo team try to consider application of language in world's market."!!. It doesn't mind how many people talk an specific language or how many country that language is speaking of.!
Yeah, they're happy to have High Valeryian but not a language that is someone's easiest language.
This is what they replied:
"Less in demand for education or employment in marketable regions”
That’s not about how many people ask for Persian in these forums, that’s about how many people in how many countries need to learn Persian in order to go to university or get a job.
for sure they are anyways more than the ones that need to learn high ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ valeryian to get a job :)
Who would ever use 'Klingon' or 'High valeryian' during his lifetime?!!! or even "Esperanto". these made up languages would never ever be used in any global market or is required to get a job.
I can see their side, given that those languages are not highly beneficial to many people, but to some they WOULD be, and like you guys said, they obviously have plenty of time on their hands and it definitely could be better used on actual languages that could help people. Besides, those languages are really interesting to man people, even if they are less practical.
Bring Estonian to Duolingo! There are no baltic languages we desperately need them!
Finnish and Estonian are Finno-Ugric languages, not Baltic :)
Baltic (Lithuanian/Latvian) are Indo-European, while Uralic languages (Finnish/Estonian/Hungarian) aren't :D
Estonian is a Uralic language but yes, some Baltic languages would be nice too.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Estonian will be added. I'd be interested in learning it in the long run, but only once my Finnish is a lot better than it currently is (I'll mix things up otherwise).
@Eestlane321 I can speak Estonian to a near B1 level, does that mean I'm able to apply without being turned down (since course format is close to level A2 or so, maybe B1 in future trees)?
Yes, you can apply, but because Estonian is not on incubator like Finnish in development phase, we have to let Duolingo know that we want Estonian to Duolingo by applying through the link I put on the forum post. Fill in all required fields and Duolingo will know that there are people who wang to bring Estonian to Duolingo.
I definitely agree! I only know English, but the more languages we can get on Duolingo the better.
I would love to see Estonian! I've always wanted to learn it - it's just a shame that there isn't enough resources!
I used courses on Memrise and a book I bought from Estonia called "E Nagu Eesti" which I got for 20 euros, and this book takes you to a A2-B1 level :D
I certainly hope that you are able to bring Estonian to duolingo. I’m so glad for all the languages.
if this post gets like 800 upvotes. then it will probably happen. keep promoting this post. get people to comment and upvote
Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!! I'm a native Estonian speaker but my partner is Australian and it would be great if he could learn Estonian through Duolingo. You have my support! Let's make it happen! ;)
Tere! I can only speak a few words of Estonian but I've been there 3 times and I would love to see it on Duo. Tuttavaks!
I have never heard of this language but I love to learn all about it. What region does this language come from?
Estonia, which is a country south of Finland across the Baltic sea. Despite Estonia typically being considered a Baltic country (like Latvia and Lithuania) and Finland a Nordic country, they can actually be considered to be much closer to each other than the other groups they're lumped into. (Not saying Finnish don't like Swedish or Norwegian people nor Estonians don't like Latvian and Lithuanian people, it's just that these two countries separated by the Baltic sea share the same language family and a lot of other cultural things)
Welp, ya beat me to the punch. I'm sure your answer was all they were looking for anyway.
Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!!!
Please, this would be one of the best things ever! I would love to help, but unfortunately I only really speak English. If anything else comes up where we can help you with this, please let us know! Because I would love to help and I am sure that others would as well! :)
I would love to learn new language, especially Estonian. <3 Bring Estonian to Duolingo!
Yea i would want to try to learn that language one day they have a low population but i do see them online more than some much bigger languages
Bring Estonian to Duolingo! I have always wanted to learn it but my browsers didn't support Keeleklikk (the only actual estonian online course as of now) so I was stuck. Estonian on Duo would be absolutely amazing!
Bring Estonian to Duolingo!!!!
Tbh I am so happy whenever access to a whole new set of cultures and people gets brought to learners so I am in full support!
Estonian is a pretty cool language I like how they add an accent on their O. Beautiful language like Finnish but so difficult to master. Plus Estonian has not that many ressources availables so it makes it more difficult to learn (like Georgian which the writing system is awesome)
Yes, great idea. Tumbs up for your success. May estonian come to Duolingo soon.
I'd love to learn Estonian! Full support. Let's bring Estonian to Duolingo!
This is definitely a language that I have always wanted to learn. I hope you succeed!
Ma lisasin end inkubaatorisse juba mitu kuud tagasi, lootuses, et äkki hakkab jooksma. Siiani pole midagi kuulnud.
VOTE FOR ESTONIAN HERE TOO!!! https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28146379/RE-POLL-Languages-to-be-added-to-duolingo-incubator-for-2019
Tere. Eesti keel pole minu emakeel, aga minu eesti keele oskus on hea. Kas ma saan aidata?
PS what's the first word of Estonian polite foreigners might wish to learn?