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(Discussion) [WIS] Weekly Incubator Summary: 2020, Week 06

February 9, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidvdb

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. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klappenmonster

I'll definitely use it as my "alternative" reverse tree.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerbaltic

Finnish most likely adds out words to make it as high-quality as possible. If possible it might become the best course offered on Duolingo even surpassing Norwegian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/widle

It isn't dead, only doing zzzzz...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nul713058

We can fund it with lingots, finally having a use for them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

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! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanoszTiger

Hopefully we have Tamil or another Indian language added soon. Bengali, or a Dravidian language.... ^_^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerbaltic

Agreed. If only those languages teaching english-courses got done, we might have had them by now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Why is the estimated release in 9999?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

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.

https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/fi/en/status


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

That’s keeping promises at its best!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerbaltic

Well at least we now know that those removed courses were for testing purposes. Maybe this is suggesting for an upcoming Bulgarian and Lithuanian course for English in the future? Hopefully.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShinyZoroark

A Bulgarian or Lithuanian course wold be very nice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel928523

Guys, you can help us in a way by upvoting our Bulgarian course forum, we need to attract more attention: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/5115906 https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/3576880 Thank you if you've already done it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SashoNr1

You can try https://www.bulgaro.io/ in the meanwhile.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

Let's hope so, but from past experience, I'm not really expecting it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

What removed courses?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerbaltic

Norwegian for Lithuanian, Hindi for Bulgarian, Hindi for Gujarati, English for Danish and Swedish for Turkish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Why did they remove them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klappenmonster

They were not really courses to develop, but were added just as some kind of test and removed after test was done


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SashoNr1

Yes, it was a forum gullibility test.

We failed.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sweduania04

I'm craving for lithuanian, the language of my mother's side. Please make it happen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guissmo

Whatever happened to Tagalog to English? There has not been updates in two years. I'd be willing to lend a hand if need be.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nul713058

Have you applied? And even if so, try again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

Nooo now i will have to wait even longer for Finnish i want to start learning Finnish before October 2020.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erated8

There Are Other Places To Learn Languages, If You Just Look Up "Learn Finnish" Or Something You Could Probably Find Some Way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Or GeT sOmE bOoKs MaYbE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zzzzz...

If you don't mind paying for an online course, try WordDive. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/auyuittuq

side note, they don't know when they'll finish making the course (definitely not dec 31 9999, though). it could be out in a few months or several, all we can do right now is be patient for it.

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