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

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.

July 16, 2019

57 Comments


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

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.

July 16, 2019

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

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

July 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stergi3

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

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royal1223

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.

July 17, 2019

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

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:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/14754529

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royal1223

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.

July 16, 2019

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

Yashasin Azerbaijan Buddy! Lots of love. Please go to the link below and upvote the language "Persian" to be added in Duolingo:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/14754529

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tig99099

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.)

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/potatoagent1

Same here. We should create and share more topics so that Duo chooses Farsi.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karasu4

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.

July 16, 2019

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

Sure, you're exactly right... I am a contributor myself and I am patiently waiting for Duolingo to make the incubator

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karasu4

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).

July 16, 2019

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

I did apply for the incubator and I am trying to reach out to people to go and upvote "Persian": https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194 you can do it too my friend

July 18, 2019

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

All languages are there but Persian.

August 13, 2019

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

Yep. We don't need people wishing for Farsi, we need the people that will contribute to it.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/potatoagent1

gimme an empty incubator, ill create it!

July 16, 2019

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

Cheers

July 16, 2019

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

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!

July 16, 2019

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

دادا برو به این لینکی که پایین گذاشتم و به فارسی رای بده: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/14754529

July 18, 2019

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

کجای این صفحه میشه رای داد کاکو؟ من که جایی برای رای دادن ندیدم

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koosha_mad
July 19, 2019

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

I would love a Farsi language too especially since I started learning Arabic as soon as it came out.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sensorium24

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.

July 16, 2019

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

+1 more for Farsi.

July 16, 2019

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

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.

July 18, 2019

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

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

July 21, 2019

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

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. :(

July 19, 2019

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

You can't contribute but you can upvote the language so it can be chosen to have an incubator. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

find Farsi in the list and vote for it! >

July 21, 2019

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

درست است

July 17, 2019

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

this would be great and they would do a better job since this is an Indo-european language after all

July 18, 2019

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

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.

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Majdi.J

The duolingo team doesn't create language courses, people volunteer to create language courses in the duolingo incubator (incubator.duolingo.com)

Edit: The duolingo team decides if the language course will be created-or-not.

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexey914898

but not volunteers decide whether the course will be here

July 19, 2019

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

Moreover, the Scottish Gaelic course in the incubator still does not have any contributors as of this writing. Go figure ...

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexey914898

I may be wrong, but isn't the Scottish Gaelic language currently in a state close to that of the Navajo language mentioned here?

July 19, 2019

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

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.

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Majdi.J

To be honest i didn't know that, thanks for telling me :)

July 19, 2019

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

How about you? Do you think Farsi should be added to duo's courses?

July 21, 2019

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

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!

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Baker679675

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.

July 17, 2019

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

Your opinion is not accepted sir.

July 17, 2019

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

I would not take your logic

July 17, 2019

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

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!

July 18, 2019

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

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).

July 18, 2019

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

I highly doubt that.

July 19, 2019

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

I hope you're right!

July 19, 2019

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

Think Twice!

July 21, 2019

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

Listen, it's really easy to start contributing to a new course. Go to this link: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply And apply to contribute to a Farsi course. These courses aren't created by some experts that DL hires; they're created by fluent speakers in both languages.

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/potatoagent1

I have applied three times! perhaps more, but no response for over three weeks. I should find the admins phone number and call him?!!!!! lol

July 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexey914898

but not volunteers decide whether the course will be here

July 19, 2019

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

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

July 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sven962529

Totally agree. I also started the Arabic course to learn the letters and later switch to Farsi

July 24, 2019

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

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.).!!

August 13, 2019

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

..... i think it is because arabic is more widely spoken

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royal1223

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!

July 16, 2019

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

Navajo is certainly spoken and it's good that Duolingo offers it. Please refrain from using it as an example of an unspoken language.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royal1223

Thank you for your correction! I edited my post :)

July 17, 2019
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