Why not Farsi/Persian?
Hello guys... From now on I am gonna actively share this discussion and I want you to help me make Duoling notice how beloved "Farsi" is to us. Now that @Duolingo team has added the Arabic Course to its collection, and considering the fact that these two languages share the same "Alphabet", we expect duolingo to acknowledge the "Farsi" Speakers and "Farsi" lovers around the world.
I think you shouldn't have posted this under Arabic. Not all Arabic learners are interested in Persian and not all Persian lovers are learning Arabic here.
I did it because Farsi language shares the same alphabet with arabic. And It's the trend of duolingo right now. So far I have found some guys upvoting the language and applying for the contribution
Farsi is easier for English speakers than Arabic. There are no long and short vowels as much as I know, it is an Indo-European language, it's very beautiful in sound and you can find many similarities with other IE languages, Turkish which has a lot of Persian words, Arabic and Urdu.
What seems to be difficult is the alphabet, as it is a modified Arabic one.
I guess many learners would like to learn this language to decipher a culture of Central Asia. There's great poetry written I this language
Absolutely! I know Firdovsi and Saadi Shirazi who wrote amazing poems and prose. I have read one of Saadi's popular books in my native language, and I was really impressed when I finished the book. Fyi, its name is Gulistan.
I am very happy to read your positive reply. please continue supporting these kinds of topics so that we could reach out to more people keen to learn Farsi. And also if you haven't please go to the link below and upvote "Persian" to be added in the courses:
I would like the Farsi course to be added because Iran is our neighbor; so I'd like to be able to introduce myself and talk about familiar topics with people from Iran.
PS. I am from Azerbaijan.
Agreed! I am loving the Arabic course. Would appreciate it if they could start Farsi so when I finally have some skill with the alphabet, it is ready to go. (Remember people, this IS NOT a zero sum game.... just because a language is requested doesn't mean there isn't room for others... there doesn't have to be a Loser.)
I agree that it would be awesome to have Farsi, but creating topics like that is considered spam, and is not how you get a course going. People who are willing and able to make a course must volunteer for it.
Sure, you're exactly right... I am a contributor myself and I am patiently waiting for Duolingo to make the incubator
Great, I really hope a Farsi course will make it to the incubator. Do you have any contact with other potential contributors?
Do you have any word from Duo staff on whether a course will be made? (You are not going to get that here).
Yep. We don't need people wishing for Farsi, we need the people that will contribute to it.
its a spam if one person do it more than usual ... but youre right...and I think ultimately 3 or 4 contributors would be enough to run the incubator!
I would love a Farsi language too especially since I started learning Arabic as soon as it came out.
It is a beautiful language both to hear and learn. I completed A1 Farsi in a weekend course but then I moved to Poland then I moved to Spain, I couldn't have a chance to go further and I am hopelessly waiting for Farsi here.
Curiously, some courses from English pop up in the incubator before any volunteers are listed for them (Scottish Gaelic being the latest as of this writing). So, to paraphrase a saying, if you build a space they will come ...
In any case, for what it counts, I'd say that any prospective Persian course for English speakers should acknowledge Farsi as but the main dialect, Tajik and Dari being the major others.
YOURE PINNING THE RIGHT POINT. Duolingo has created the "High Valyrian" course that only can be useful for John Snow. Yet there is no sign of their plan for any Persian Based Languages. There are a lot of Farsi Speakers around the world and there is well-created material to read and enjoy in this language. I hope you come and vote for FARSI to be added to the Incubator: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194
If Farsi came out, I would definitely do it. It's one the languages in my wish-list.
Too bad that I can't contribute. I don't any. :(
this would be great and they would do a better job since this is an Indo-european language after all
Of course ... there are a lot of things making this language easy to learn. first of all there is no Gender distinction in the sentences at all. Not gender sentences at all.
Moreover, the Scottish Gaelic course in the incubator still does not have any contributors as of this writing. Go figure ...
I may be wrong, but isn't the Scottish Gaelic language currently in a state close to that of the Navajo language mentioned here?
Yes, they are languages with relatively few speakers (but important to preserve and promote nevertheless). That they and other languages are put in the Incubator ahead of any contributors goes to show that for all the demand and volunteers stepping up, a Persian course would simply not be a priority on the inside.
Dude, You can't just add a language... there should be enough volunteers to contribute the course and also there should be enough will in Duolingo to do so!
Arabic is spoken in more countries and spoken by many more people. It is one of the 5 recognized languages by the united nations. It is the language of the Quran, the second largest religion to be the first. and the Farsi Persian language uses the Arabic alphabet so it only makes sense to learn Arabic first.
The courses are created in conjunction with speakers of the origin and target languages. If you want to start a Farsi from English course, please get started!
Given current events and our crazy world, I'm afraid complicated, multi-sided politics might be standing in the way (yes, even over to DL).
Yeah you can apply for "Contribution" but first Duolingo has to create the "Incubator" which is something that the company itself decides depending on the demand it has in Duolingo Community. the first effective step is to upvote the language here in the link below: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194
Totally agree. I also started the Arabic course to learn the letters and later switch to Farsi
It feels good again to see someone has asked Persian to be added, I have seen so many requests regarding to Persian language to be added and so many people ask to contribute to the course, what they keep repeating is it is Less in demand for education or employment in marketable regions. (probably High valryan or Klingon is.).!!
Well, languages such as High Valyrian aren't even spoken as far as I know but somehow their courses are created and added on Duolingo!
Navajo is certainly spoken and it's good that Duolingo offers it. Please refrain from using it as an example of an unspoken language.