Thank you for activating Scottish Gaelic!!!
I'm so excited to see something so new and interesting.
Ooh yeah! Cornish would be good. They had a bunch of Cornish speakers at a fair on the TV last week and apparently there are now dual English/Cornish signposts which surprised me as I thought it was still a really minority thing. Guess it’s good for tourism which makes for a win-win.
Thank you so, so much to the wonderful volunteers that put this together. It's such a wonderful Christmas present to have it so early and your hard work is so appreciated!! Been genuinely getting a bit emotional finally learning a language that fits my accent and references all the names and places I grew up with! It's all me and my friends have been talking about this week. You are amazing!!
Hey! So glad you are enjoying it. Actually, dialectal variations in Scottish Gaelic are not huge at all in this day and age. Not comparable to say, the Irish dialects. This is what you might call "standard Gaelic." Some differences in accent but not the words themselves.
For such a new course it’s already quite large. Although the team working on it are great and am sure that now they’ve finished the tips section they’ll be working to expand as soon as they can. But since Duo don’t pay them there’s a real limit on how quick that can be. But have you seen the other sources for studying Gaelic that have been posted on the forum? It sounds like there’s a lot of good ones out there so plenty to get on with while you’re waiting. Enjoy!
Nice! We are working away at it. A good amount of new content written but there is a surprising amount involved in getting things prepared for the user end. I’d guess it’ll be a few months at least. LearnGaelic.scot is an amazing website if you are looking for other resources.
Yeah I’m studying Icelandic on Drops instead and like the app for what it does but grammar isn’t part of it. It’d be great to see Icelandic - especially as it opens doors to Old Norse - on Duolingo but I thought it wasn’t even in the pipeline? Good to know I’m not the only one hoping though...
Yes, it is fantastic... I have started with Gaelic recently, and Duolingo is really helpful, as there is some rational order of topics prepared and it speaks so I can learn the pronunciation as well. With so few resources for Gaelic, it is small miracle that this one exists...