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

Yiddish has made progress!

This weeks WIS (Weekly Incubator Summary) shows that Yiddish, a language that has been inactive for months, has made a lot of progress! If you go to the Contributor page, you'll see that there is a new contributor named anna.bonazzi! For some reason however, Mendl is gone and there's no golden contributors left. Yiddish is now ~25% done, last week it was ~23%, which means that Yiddish had made ~2% in one week, and it is a quarter of the way there! Maybe Yiddish will be coming soon.

Yiddish for English Speakers: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/yi/en/status
The Current WIS (as of 26/5/19): https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32355388

May 26, 2019

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AR1US

YAY!!! THE INCUBATOR PROJECTS ARE ALL GETTING REVIVED I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! Hopefully the same will happen to other dead incubator projects soon!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

May 26, 2019

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

You're welcome

May 26, 2019

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

Konichiwa :)

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Celica2898

Don't get your hopes up too high. That doesn't mean they will progress much further. This teeny tiny bit of progress could just be followed by 3 years of stagnation.

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeoNeko77

Yiddish course contributors said they are doing most or their work offline, so we won't see many updates. Something I remember one saying when they first announced this course.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meital640

Great!! :D

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brigitte796396

Yay!!! Now that's one language I'm looking forward to!

Is anyone considering making Ladino as well? Since it's almost extinct?

May 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/haoyyy13

That'd be awesome

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaEi6161

So excited for the course to come out! Ever since I found out that there was a Yiddish course in the incubator (this was about 3-4 years ago), I've been waiiiiiting for it to make more progress!

May 27, 2019

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

Looking forward to diving in! Keep at it!

May 27, 2019

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

I know people who know Yiddish, but nobody comes to mind that might help update. I've been thinking of learning myself. My dictionary has translations for seven languages. They are all one-word definitions, but it might be helpful. Is there copyright or other issues to just type these in? I could do some of that if somebody would point me to the right place and let me know about the Copyright issue. --Iyyov

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

Same. I know someone (one person) who speaks Scottish Gaelic, but he can barely teach his subject at school (yep, he's a teacher). I guess if I asked him he could apply to contribute, but one person is not enough. Heck, the amount of times I have applied for Afrikaans is not even funny.

May 27, 2019

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

I'm holding off on a full-scale celebration until there's an official status update from the team, e.g. a new projected completion date, since we obviously missed last July.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike585980

YES!!! YES, YES!!! I've been waiting for Duo Yiddish... Thank you Duo - PLEASE add this as an official course!

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ink3672

We love you anna.bonazzi!!!

May 27, 2019

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

There is also a weekly post for comments about the weekly incubator summary: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32355512

Please comment there instead of cluttering up the forum.

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ink3672

How are we cluttering up the forum when this is legit news? Why would we go to the weekly incubator summary for a course that's been stagnant for years?

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/haoyyy13

No

May 27, 2019
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