NEWS ALERT: DANISH AND IRISH IN "PHASE 2" IN THE INCUBATOR PAGE
I AM SERIOUS GO CHECK. I AM PROUD TO BE THE FIRST LEARNER. ONE SMALL STEP FOR DUOLINGO, A GIANT LEEP TOWARDS FREE LANGUAGE EDUCATION.
Congratulations Team Irish and Team Danish! So excited right now! Here's the GIF I promised you, Alex!
Where is the IMG flip sign?! :P Seriously I have no idea what that GIF is from!
I'm the ninth person to enroll in Irish! :D Yay!!! EDIT: Just did my first lesson in Basics 1!
Me too! (finished first Irish lesson, not ninth person ;-) ) So excited. :-D It's kind of lonely though, not having any comments in the discussions yet.
Your Irish and Danish flags look BEAUTIFUL beside your nickname!!!
I'm so damn excited.... YAY!!!!
I hurried and leveled up so I could have both flags showing on my comments :)
And I can see them!!!
Damn, I want to start those courses now, but I must finish my German tree first (and I'm about to do it :-P) and I'll see what language will be next.
I don't know if I am the only one, but I am so excited. This definitely made my day...
That's quite a row of flags you have now Alexis. :-)
What do you think of Danish so far? I signed up for Irish right away because I meant to just learn that one for fun, and I had planned to be more 'serious' about Danish so I figured I'd better wait until I'm further along with French. But curiosity is getting the better of me...
I know, I love it! :)
Danish: Getting used to the sound, but I like the quirkiness of "the" and "an" so far. I'll have to get a little farther first.
Irish: Love the different grammar. Love it.
lol, it's all just too exciting. ;-)
I'm nervous about starting Danish, but also really interested in it so I'll see how long I can hold out. Plus, after the first Irish lesson I already want to really learn as much as I can, not just do a lesson now and then for fun. I guess I will find out how many I can actually learn at once.
Yes, and from the first 'type what you hear' question, I can already see that spelling is going to be the hardest part for me. The voice is awesome though!
The main reason that I've been waiting for the course is that I can speak and read Irish, but I can't spell to save my life, so I'm starting at lesson 1, and hopefully Duolingos method will encourage me to finally learn how to spell.
It looks to me like the counter might be stuck:-) It's still saying "8 learners". And you're obviously after that, and so am I, and the number of comments here I'd be expecting rather more than just 8 still:-)
I think I was also ninth! At least it said there were eight when I signed up.
Anyway, this is brilliant. My thanks once again to Alex and all the Irish team. They should all be very proud. This is a great day for the Irish language. Well done lads and ladies.
Yay! Good job, Team Irish and Team Dannish!
I would like to learn Dannish, but I have started French tree already. :C
4 languages + school = no life
Whoo so happy to be able to brush up on my Irish! The voice is really really good (just need to adjust my ear to Conacht Irish) so excited to get really into this course, and start Danish too!
Congrats to both teams, wonderful work!
Yeah I probably should have done a bit better having studied it for 14 years and using it regularly. It was mostly spelling and small errors though.
(And such good timing! I was just about to head to bed when I saw it:-) Although, it did mean I stopped and did basics 1... so, maybe better if I hadn't seen it just yet:-) )
Yes yes I just saw it on the logged out home page!!! Gahhh so excited!! :D :D
I just wanted to check the course page and was so happy to see these new languages added just right now (what a coincidence - just came back from a trip :D). I'll check out both before deciding on a language :D
I have just completed the first skill of Danish. Mind-blowingly hard pronunciation, I laughed really hard trying to speak some words, like 'brødet' and 'vandet'.
Danish is hard to pronounce, but has no conjugation. Irish has a good voice, but is a tad harder.
I started trying to learn Danish once, and I'm afraid I never got past 'hello', 'goodbye', 'please' and 'thank you' before the pronunciation scared me away. I don't remember what the website was, but it was nowhere near as good as Duolingo so I'll definitely give it another try here. I might wait until I'm further through my French tree before I start it, if I can wait that long. :-)
I wanted to learn Irish ever since I was in the highschool. Not even twenty years passed and I finally have a great chance on this amazing site. Thank you Team Irish for a great work!
Awesome! I'm not interested myself in learning either of these languages but its great to have two new languages. This will increase the popularity of duolingo because when people google Irish or Danish free language learning Duolingo will pop up now as one of the first few results.
I'm too excited that I MUST say a "bad" word...
F..... YEAH!!!!! :-D
P.S. Sorry if I offended you
Yes, finally! Thanks a lot for all your hard work, alexInIreland, bjarkehs, all the other Darish contributors! Going to try it out tomorrow, hopefully I'll love your courses <3 Once again, thanks a lot!
P.S. The number of learners doesn't update for every new person: I'm also the ninth person learning Irish and Danish says " learners" (;
Yay, finally a way to learn Irish with audio directly included!
Unfortunately the human voice (which is great otherwise) also seems to introduce a new class of bugs: At least in Food lesson 2 most of the written sentences seem to have the audio for a different sentence assigned... (Reported a few of them as "audio doesn't sound correct")
AHHHH this is so exciting! I have literally been checking the courses section at least twice a day for three weeks now and this is so exciting I just finished my first lesson and I'm going to explode.
Thank you so much Team Irish and Team Danish! You guys are absolutely incredible and I'm about to do my first Danish lesson. Oh my god what a day.