Yiddish, Ladino and Coptic!

So, I'd like to celebrate with y'all guys that our Yiddish course reached the 1.45K learners and took the top of the list of the Yiddish courses in memrise:-

We are really glad that there are a lot of people enjoyed learning Yiddish in that course!

  • What is new?
  • Firstly:- Well as I said before (1 year ago):- that I am trying to revive the languages that need to be revived but some problems happened to me last year so I couldn't continue in that, however now I could tell you that Ladino course is coming on 23 September, 2019 on memrise with my Brazilian friend Y. Mekcaldya. And I believe it will be better than the Yiddish one and with FULL audio hopefully.

  • Secondly:- I also found my Egyptian friend who is speaking Coptic like (FLUENTLY) would like to help us in that course, so we are looking forward to finishing that course on 5 October, 2019 on memrise hopefully. And I believe it will be a very interesting and interactive course with FULL audio as well.

  • Last but not least:- We are looking for Igbo, Syriac-Aramaic and Scots (Not Scottish Gaelic but Scottish English) speakers to help us in this revival process :)

Thanks a lot :)

June 3, 2019


Could you ask these people to apply for Duolingo courses if they haven't already?

June 4, 2019

They already did but there is neither a coptic course nor a Ladino one!

June 4, 2019

If they have already done work towards making a course, there is no reason for Duolingo to refuse.

July 9, 2019

I find it exciting that you are doing these projects.

June 4, 2019

Thanks a lot, yeah it is really important now to revive these languages :)

June 4, 2019

I'd love to see the Coptic language course!!

June 28, 2019
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Great work! I hope there will be a version of the course in the Coptic script!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Coptic language&alphabet: ⲥⲟⲩⲙⲟⲥⲉ ⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲛⲓⲙ ⲉⲩϣⲏϣ ⲉ ⲛⲉⲩⲉⲣⲏⲩ ϩⲛ ⲟⲩⲇⲓⲕⲁⲓⲟⲥⲩⲛⲏ. ⲟⲩⲛ ϭⲟⲙ ⲙⲙⲟⲩ ⲉⲧⲣⲉⲩⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ϣϣⲉ ⲉⲧⲣⲉⲩⲣ-ⲙⲛⲧⲙⲁⲓⲥⲟⲛ.

June 4, 2019

Don't worry! There is a Coptic script :)

June 4, 2019

WOW this is awesome. I'm really interested in all three of these languages.

June 5, 2019

Stay tuned then ;) We will write an update every week telling you about the status of the courses :)

June 6, 2019

Thanks for the Yiddish course on memrise! I've been using it for at least six months, and found it helpful. I just wish it were as much fun as Duo courses are, and that it had more audio (a lot of words and phrases have no audio at all). Is there any effort underway to add more audio to the course? Have you heard anything from insiders about what is delaying the Duo Yiddish course for so long?

June 6, 2019

Ok a lot of questions really haha! well firstly yes I just want to finish my exams on 1st of July and then I'll be trying to work on the audio side by side with the Ladino and the Coptic course, because there will be a totally renewing with complete audio from native speakers :) And we will make this as soon as possible, I think the new Yiddish tree will be on 1st of August or kinda, I promise it will better. Well I was myself a contributor and I find that there was and still NO PROGRESS and believe me WITHOUT ANY REASONS, I mean they didn't even finish the first checkpoint and I believe that Duolingo has to do something to this :/ I applied for the contributing as well as my Yiddish friends but no answer :(

June 6, 2019

Make a dzongha course om memrise. Also BTW there is Yiddish course on mango languages. It is sooooooooooooo much useful

July 9, 2019

You mean Dzongkha? Well it is spoken by 650,000 speakers as I remember so it's also hard to find a native Dzongkha speaker though we will try to revive this language but I believe it's better to finish the Ladino course first then we will step to a next language that needs to be revived, thanks for the idea by the way :)

July 9, 2019
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