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.
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
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:
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.)
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
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.).!!
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.
I'm really excited to be learning Arabic through Duolingo at the moment, but my aim was actually to become familiar with the Arabic script so that I could learn Persian. Is there any word on a possible Persian course on Duolingo. Where do I go to put my vote to support this to happen. Cheers Joel
wow, i've got sooo excited to see how many people would like to learn my language <3 my cousins are German and they love to learn Persian because of our history and beautiful poems <3 i'm trying my best to contact the "DUO team" for starting the Persian course....with love from IRAN for everyone <3<3
Apply to the incubator sogandjalilli, if you can spare some time to help create the course. I love Farsi. I studied the first few Pimsleur lessons and like the way it sounds. I got to meet Khaled Hosseini and he signed my copy of one of his books!
You can also raise awareness and try to find other collaborators by posting threads on the topic every once in awhile. This one is from a year ago... time to start a fresh one!
You commented on one of my comments so I read your bio, and I just want to say that we have many things in common.
Best wishes, and happy learning!
It is time that Duolingo starts to introduce Farsi among the list of the languages. Farsi is a very important language and I strongly encourage the app devoppers to add this one to the current list. Please duolingo, add the language of Poetry among with the others! Love from a passionate Italian student who is deeply in love with the Persian world.
Italian and Farsi/Persian, two of the world's most euphonic languages, of rich, exquisite cultural heritages, no less!
To get a foot in the door for a Persian course, perhaps a critical mass of volunteers can enlist for an English course from Persian. That said, for a long time now, there still needs to be a reciprocal pairing of Thai for English speakers: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/th/status
کوشا جان من هم درخواست درس فارسی رو کردم ولی هنوز هیچ جوابی از دوئو لینگو نیومده.... حتی تست هم دادم از انگلیسی به فارسی و فارسی به انگلیسی....من الان آلمانی به فارسی و فارسی به آلمانی هم میتونم هندل کنم ولی خبری از تیم دوئو نیست :( خوشحال میشم زبون قشنگمون رو هم دنیا یاد بگیرن
I'm using, the book, 'Persian (Farsi) Step by Step' by Fruzan Seifi. It has levels 1 & 2 in the same book, very colorful pages, Roman + Arabic script, as well as downloadable audio.
My second choice is books by Reza Nazari; he goes through every page of the book on his YouTube channel.
As far as apps [for children] I have 'Nabat Farsi' and 'Gorbeh: City'.