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

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.

August 25, 2014

55 Comments


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

Congratulations Team Irish and Team Danish! So excited right now! Here's the GIF I promised you, Alex!

August 25, 2014

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

Where is the IMG flip sign?! :P Seriously I have no idea what that GIF is from!

August 25, 2014

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

Another site, you IMGFLIP fan. ;)

August 25, 2014

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

you traitor..... ;)

August 25, 2014

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

I'm the ninth person to enroll in Irish! :D Yay!!! EDIT: Just did my first lesson in Basics 1!

August 25, 2014

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

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.

August 25, 2014

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

We can take care of that. ;)

August 25, 2014

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

Your Irish and Danish flags look BEAUTIFUL beside your nickname!!!

I'm so damn excited.... YAY!!!!

August 25, 2014

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

I hurried and leveled up so I could have both flags showing on my comments :)

August 25, 2014

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

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...

August 25, 2014

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

You're not the only one all right ;)

August 25, 2014

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

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...

August 25, 2014

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

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.

August 25, 2014

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

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.

August 25, 2014

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

We'll have make some comments, for example the word order is alien to me!

August 25, 2014

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

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!

August 25, 2014

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

The spelling is going to be the death of me....

August 25, 2014

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

And pronunciation! I'm so glad there's good audio in this one. :-)

August 25, 2014

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

and me...

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flint72

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.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fe2h2o

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:-)

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flint72

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.

August 25, 2014

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

lol we must have overloaded it! Edit: we are all lucky number nine!

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fe2h2o

The Incubator page is showing 168:-) So, a few times that 8...

August 25, 2014

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

there was eight when i signed up eight too

August 25, 2014

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

yeah it told me i was ninth too

August 25, 2014

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

10th :D

August 26, 2014

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

Danish + Irish = Lego Leprechaun

Irish + Danish = Lego Leprechaun

August 25, 2014

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

Hahaha that looks like Rune. xD

August 25, 2014

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

I don't know what to say.... AAAHHHH!!!!!!

August 25, 2014

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

O.M.G.

August 25, 2014

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

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

August 25, 2014

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

This is amazing!

August 25, 2014

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

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!

August 25, 2014

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

How are you at level 6?! Did you test out?

August 25, 2014

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

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.

August 25, 2014

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

Level 6 already? Congrats! Yes, the voice is a human.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fe2h2o

Woohoo:-)

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fe2h2o

(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:-) )

August 25, 2014

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

Yes yes I just saw it on the logged out home page!!! Gahhh so excited!! :D :D

August 25, 2014

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

This is a happy day!

August 25, 2014

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

DENMARK HERE I GO!

August 25, 2014

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

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

August 25, 2014

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

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'.

August 25, 2014

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

Danish is hard to pronounce, but has no conjugation. Irish has a good voice, but is a tad harder.

August 25, 2014

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

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. :-)

August 25, 2014

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

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!

August 25, 2014

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

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.

August 25, 2014

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

I'm too excited that I MUST say a "bad" word...

F..... YEAH!!!!! :-D

P.S. Sorry if I offended you

August 25, 2014

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

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" (;

August 25, 2014

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

Awesome it's great to see some more courses available.

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielPere528188

cool ! congrats!

August 25, 2014

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

Jeg snakker dansk! Or maybe just a little bit...

August 25, 2014

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

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")

August 25, 2014

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

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.

August 25, 2014
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