Is it useful to learn Old English? / Leornende Eald Englisc
Why can't Duolingo put Old English as a course? Is there a point in learning an extinct language that no one speaks? For me I personally prefer that they revive Old English and make it be taught so we can start speaking our original Anglo-Saxon version of the language.
Although it is harder than the simplified modern English, I like Old English, it sounds more Germanic, and is structurally similar to German and Dutch. Or why can't Duolingo add a Frisian course? It is the closest related language to English that is still spoken today.
It's dead but don't be discoraged, if you want to learn it then learn it, you'll have more fun if you learn a language you want to learn vs learning a language because it's "useful". Even learning old English may get you a few careers at some point. Have a great day :-)
Also, I agree that Duolingo should 100% add more dead languages (although I'm not particularly interested in any dead languages I still hope that they will for the people who want them)
Didn't they revive Hebrew , Cornish and Manx? I know some people who want to revive Old English, wanting to speak the language of their Germanic Anglo-Saxon ancestors, the french Normans invaded England and changed the language and gave it a lot of French vocabulary as it evolved into Modern English.