(Discussion) [WIS] Weekly Incubator Summary: 2020, Week 06
Wow, German from Dutch, what happened?! :D
I'm wondering if Finnish just added new words without the sentences being added yet or if changing the estimated publication date also factors into the degree of completion on the incubator.
Yiddish continues to make nice, steady progress and there's also little movement in English from Tamil and Bengali.
The course is almost ready! The percentage you see in the incubator is very close to 100%; all words we planned for the first version of the course have sentences. We put 90% in the WIS because we still have some work to do (mainly double-checking everything and some little things). Why the percentage went up so fast this week? A looot of real progress, but also because I am bad at estimating percentages, so I underestimated our progress in the past. :)
That sounds fantastic! All of you have been putting a lot of work into it, there was almost always nice progress to be seen, even before this jump. :)
I'm almost tempted to try the course when it emerges from the incubator, even though it would be the reverse course for me and I haven't started Dutch (and kind of have enough language learning to do anyway...) XD
Absolutely not! I have no doubt at all that the Finnish course will make the Norwegian course seem like a few hasty notes scrawled illegibly on the back of a napkin, and that upon effortlessly completing it, even the most dim-witted and comatose learner will be able easily to understand and recite the Kalevala in its entirety, backwards, whilst asleep, underwater and being whipped with bundles of birch twigs.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I was just on my way to withdraw my life savings to put them all into the Expectations of the Duolingo Finnish Course Futures Fund; assuredly a guaranteed method of making a fortune and ushering in a new era of post-scarcity global prosperity, as the Finnish course will doubtless exceed in its scope and greatness any limits that my feeble, non-Finnish imagination is capable of conceiving of.
I hope so, but let's not put too much pressure on the contributors. ;) I'm just looking forward to the opportunity to practice and improve my Finnish. If some of the grammar structures I'm not at all firm on (plural declinations, the uses of the infinitives and the participles) show up in the tree sooner or later, even better! :)
The course contributors say that they can't really predict when the course will be finished, so rather than making false promises, they prefer to use a really unrealistic date.