I saw that both Danish and Swedish was in the incubator, but not Norwegian. Is anyone here interested in learning Norwegian?
Don't worry, Norwegian will probably be in the incubator soon. I think a lot of people are interested in Scandinavian languages but don't really know for sure which language start learning. I was searching about it yesterday, trying to choose the one I liked the most but it's very hard. Looks like Norwegian is between Swedish and Danish and people advise to learn it so the others are easily mutually intelligible.
I hope so, I'm willing to help^^ You're right, Norwegian is kinda inbetween Swedish and Danish. I've always heard that Norwegians understand Swedish better, than the Swedish people understand Norwegian. So I think that if you're gonna start with one of them, you should choose Norwegian :)
Yes, you are right, if you look at this table (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Germanic_languages#Mutual_intelligibility) you will see that Norwegians can understand better Swedish and Danish compared to the other direction. I only wonder how hard it is to speak the other languages after learning Norwegian. I was guessing it is something like portuguese and spanish.
As a Norwegian I can say that it's easier for me to speak Swedish than Danish. They tend to say that Danes speak with a potato in their mouth, so it's kinda challenging to speak it. I think that Portuguese and Spanish can be compared to Norwegian and Swedish. If you know Spanish, you can understand Portuguese pretty well, especially if written.
I would love to learn Norwegian one day! I hope it will be added soon since Danish and Swedish are there. ^___^
I'd love to learn Norwegian, but some of the spelling and pronunciation looks a little scary!
I see that you're learning German, so I would say that the pronunciation from Norwegian to German isn't very different, since they both are germanic languages. I once knew someone from Germany who studied a semester in Norway, and after that semester she could speak it fluently. So don't be scared, you should totally try to learn it if you want to :)
One thing that makes this site unique is the fact that there are so many languages to choose from (or at least they will be soon). The variety of languages that users are offered is great, and putting more in would make it better for the community. Anyone who is bilingual should definitely consider writing a course to ensure better opportunities for language enthusiasts!
Yes, I really like the idea this site is based on! I have already applied for helping create a Norwegian course :)
Awesome! I've seen a lot of people say they have applied and still nothing has been able to be produced. Jeg forstår ikke.
I applied half a year ago, and I've also seen that other people have applied, but still nothing :(
It's really a shame. Duolingo would be my best opportunity to efficiently learning Norwegian. Memrise just isn't as good.
I want to learn Norwegian too, where i can find some exam? Or which is best website to learn? Everybody who help me gets Lingot :) :D Please help
Once I thought about learning Norwegian because of my former girlfriend because she was learning it as well; I also own a book in Bokmål and I really want to read it one day. The thing is that it will last ages to learn it, because right now I'm still learning English, business English, French, business French, will tackle Esperanto in the summer, start learning Spanish in mid-2015 and want to learn Portuguese and Chinese as well in the future. I'm also a musician and thus Italian seems to be interesting as well, but... Well, I think I will learn Norwegian someday, but it will last some years ;-)
Wow, you really have your hands full for the next couple of years! I wish you the best of luck :)
Wow--what. resumė! Don't give up on Norwegian though: there are a gazillion French words that you will recognize immediately once you understand the weird Norwegian spelling.
Apparently it is coming soon! https://www.quora.com/Does-Duolingo-have-plans-to-add-Norwegian-to-its-system
Definitely! Tusen takk for applying! I'm getting so tired of the whole this "if you want Norwegian, just learn Danish instead" thing people tend to advice. That's like saying "oh, you're in love with this person? Just date their sibling!"
Ingen årsak^^ There are a lot of similarities between the three languages, but still, they are different. As a Norwegian speaker I can say that I understand Swedish well, but if I listen to Danish (especially if spoken fast) I almost don't understand anything...
Yes, absolutely. I am learning Norwegian and would love to see it here. I currently only use duolingo to practice Spanish occasionally. But I am most interested in Norwegian currently.
I basically only found duolingo because I was looking for a place like this to learn Norwegian, I really hope we get it soon :)
I definately want to learn norwegian seeing as I have norwegian cousins who can luckily speak English but I still really want to learn it. I hope it is on duolingo soon
I would not worry about it. Written Danish is basically the same as written Norwegian (Bokmal). I don't know any Scandinavian language, but if you learn Danish it will be fine. You'll probably learn 80% - 90% of Norwegian if you do Danish. Good language learning!
I was just posting the question, since I speak Norwegian, and I was thinking about sending a submission. Yes, Danish and Norwegian are very similar, especially when you see it written, but if you hear a Dane speaking, it's really different from Norwegian :)
I had no idea that so many people wanted to learn Norwegian :O Thanks for sharing the poll. I have already applied :)
Thank you for applying! I am extremely interested in learning Norwegian and hope to see it on Duolingo very soon.
yes, very! so few resources on the net for learning Norwegian. It will be nice one day when I can replace the spanish pick forced on me to norsk! It had been talked of so much I thought it would be in the incubator by now but sad that it is not.
the thread is 6 months old and there's no course yet :( And I'd love to learn Norwegian! ;)
The current Norwegian tree is really awesome--and often really funny, which helps you remember stuff--the best, ever, I believe is "Det er en trapp!" which means, not what you think, but "it is a staircase!"