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

Danish and Irish are 100%!

I can hardly believe that Danish came soo fast! So now we might have not just one, but TWO languages coming out within this week OR SO, hopefully! Now I ask you, ARE YOU EXCITED DUOLINGO????

July 24, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rewjeo
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I wouldn't get your hopes up for this week. That just means that all the words are in, IIRC, not necessarily that everything is polished, that the TTS is working well, or that other information (like grammar and such) is already in.

besides if all of these languages keep coming out how am i ever supposed to stick with one long enough to finish

July 24, 2014

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

how am i ever supposed to stick with one long enough to finish

Discipline, my friend, discipline.

July 24, 2014

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

Ok... I have no idea how any of the stabilization or whatever works, so you're speaking Irish to me..I just want Darish :(

July 27, 2014

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

chants Darish. Darish. Darish. Darish. end of chant

July 25, 2014

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

First team Itch, now team Inish.

July 24, 2014

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

Ahem. Darish. We already decided on this.

July 25, 2014

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

Irish might. I'm not sure about Danish; I'm sure they'll want to test it out first and work out the kinks. But hey, we can still get excited! :-)

July 24, 2014

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

Just to give you guys a tiny update for Danish: We're currently working on grammar tips & notes for the skills, and then we're also waiting for a TTS :)

July 27, 2014

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

6 weeks to choose one TTS engine seems strange. Unless they are ordering it from Duoland, and it is coming by snail mail. :)

July 27, 2014

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

6 weeks? Do you mean the Irish team? I don't know what they are doing :) I was referring to what we are working on in the Danish team.

July 27, 2014

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

No I mean't the Danish team has been working for 6 weeks, unless the Danish software vendors don't want $$$. I don't see it as taking that long to get a good offer for good existing TTS engines in the market.

The Irish team probably have another problem altogether.

July 27, 2014

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

Ah I see :) Well we only gave our suggestion for a TTS about a week ago. I can't speak for what's going on at Duo HQ, so I don't know how it's coming along. But I imagine it takes time to integrate each new TTS product.

July 27, 2014

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

Irish ight get out in the time coming, but Danish ight take some more time before its released for beta.

July 24, 2014

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

Irish is a language I've been waiting for, for AGES! I've wanted to learn 2 languages. Mandarin (Chinese) and Irish. I've got 0 aptitude for language. Failed German in highschool (Did well with Assembly in my electronic engineer however. Nerd joke). I signed up just for this. Regretably, you have to pick a language on signup. (Picked the first random language). Spanish. I respect you. But you wont' expect the inquistion when I ditch you for Irish. (❤❤❤❤❤❤ Duolingo. Why can't people sign up on a promised language. I would love to sign up as a language-noob)

July 25, 2014

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

Studying a language at school will get you nowhere. I took Spanish for years and after all that time, I was still nowhere near speaking level. It is was probably because I hated every second of it, like everyone else did. If it is unbearable, you aren't going to learn anything. Some words might stick with you, but most of them wont. I'm having a groovy time learning Japanese and French on my own. Because that is most important. The process. If you have fun doing it, then you will learn the language.

July 25, 2014

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

Studying a language in school will not "get you nowhere". Yes, initiative to want to study the language on your own time is important, but a class environment will help simulate immersion better than any online program likely will. Yes, there is no substitute for going to the country, but college language classes are designed not only to help you learn a language well and quickly, but also to help you gain access to opportunities abroad. If taken for four years with some amount of experience abroad, most people come out of my college's language programs fluent.

July 25, 2014

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

Yeah, you're probably right. I was basing my statement on my own experiences which was very biased of me. I'm sorry. I shouldn't speak for everyone.

July 25, 2014

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

I have no doubt that the German class was fine. Several students became quite proficient at the end of it. I think it was just the teachers teaching style, and my learning style did not mesh. I'm a 'written down' person. I need to see writing. The German teacher did everything verbally. So most of it just went WOOSH straight by me. I think it all comes down to 'horses for courses'.

July 27, 2014

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

Au contraire, the most important thing for any activity humans participate in is motivation. Even with the best language learning tool, that fits the particular learner's style and previously worked for learning other things, and the learner is adept at the field.

It still will not work, if one isn't motivated.

July 27, 2014

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

David, you obviously have some sort of aptitude as you seem to speak one language perfectly fine! Don't discourage yourself by saying things like that.

August 13, 2014

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

Thanks for the genuine and positive reply. I suppose it comes down to "I only want to learn a language I'm passionate about". For German, I was forced to do it by my parents. Worst of all, it was during teenage years and it was 'after hours'. So my 'computer gaming' time or whatever was cut-off by this "THING" interrupting.
When I was interested, I learnt. I've learnt to program in Assembly and C(insert variations here). All computer languages. But I've never felt compelled personally, to learn a spoken language, until Irish. In a way this is my watershed moment. This is the human language that may make me say "LANGUAGES ARE AWESOME!"
On top of this, I want to learn Mandarin Chinese. But that's because that's my Sifu's native tongue. However, she speaks English, so I have less impetus to learn it. Irish however? It's in my ancestory. It kind of resonates with me.

August 13, 2014

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

Wow, Danish? I wasn't expecting that anytime soon. Exciting! I can impress the slew of relatives I have over there.

July 25, 2014

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

Irish has reached 100% before; this only signifies the fact that words and such are added and complete and translated. This doesn't include possible word image errors, possible errors in the actual course of any kind and the tips & notes.

Irish will most likely be available before Danish, I'd expect.

July 24, 2014

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

True, hopefully Danish is out by September when everything gets crazy busy...

July 26, 2014

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

Hopefully so! Danish is a nice language to learn; I was learning Norwegian which is similar a while back from a website but there was no pronunciation voices (or that I really listened to xP) so I had no idea[x

July 26, 2014

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

I love how Duolingo also lets you use your pronunciation skills too. Time to look at the incubators screen for 3 weeks straight!

July 26, 2014

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

Hahaha, my sentiments exactly :P

July 26, 2014

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

Hey Airrifle1, what was the name of the website you used to learn Norwegian? I'm trying to learn it myself, and any resources would be appreciated.

August 8, 2014

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

iusethisforstuff, it's http://www.learn-norwegian.net/

August 9, 2014

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

I feel like Danish will come out in August. Dutch was at 99% for like two or three weeks before it came out. Anyway, I can't wait for this course to come out!

July 25, 2014

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

I honestly wish Russian would finish this quickly.

July 26, 2014

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

I'm eagerly awaiting Russian as well. It's the one language that fascinates me the most. The country, politics, culture, history, art. literature ...Russia is where it's all at right now.

July 26, 2014

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

I wish romanian would too... But I know they are still trying to stabilize the reverse course.

July 26, 2014

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

good job

July 24, 2014

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

YES PLEASE

July 25, 2014

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

Can't wait~ ^v^

July 25, 2014

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

OMG!! Irish is the hardest language I can imaging learning. I was just over there in May and all of the signs are in Irish and English. My pronounciation of the Irish was comical. Bring it on.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rewjeo
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Irish orthography actually isn't that bad. I taught it to myself for when I was in Ireland in June, and my pronunciation was decent. It is very different from English, though. From what I've heard, Irish is a moderate difficulty language for English speakers. Harder than the Romance or Germanic languages (except Icelandic) but easier than Slavic or non-Indo-European languages.

July 26, 2014

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

In a friend's kindergarten class, there was an Irish girl whose name sounded extremely different then the way it was written.. This could make ot harder then i thought. No Matter! We are ready Duolingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 26, 2014

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

Yay! Excited for both! When we learn Irish, we can sit down and cry about how letters get capitalized in the middle of the word. Yay.

July 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eb00kie

How long will the wait be, between 100% and the courses going beta?

August 1, 2014
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