During another discussion on the Irish forums (https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4440316), the topic of the closely-related language of Scottish Gaelic was raised, as it has been to me personally in the past by other users. In light of this, it would be nice to know just how many people using the site speak Scottish Gaelic or would like to see it offered as a course here.
I'm 1/4 Scottish, and I'd love to! I tried to learn it when I was younger, but I couldn't stand the curriculum I was trying to use. I pressed through the first year, gave up, and forget almost all of it. I could manage it with Duo though!
lol. Yeah. Scottish Gaelic was my native language and I'll speak it with my mates if we are in public like if I don't want other people hearing the conversation.
I'm 1/4 Scottish too. My mother remembered her grandmother speaking some Gaelic, but it was never passed on. I would like to learn this lost ancestral language.
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic on Duo! I could help my dad, who's always wanted to learn it.
If Scottish Gaelic were offered on DuoLingo, count me in as a serious learner! I perform Scottish instrumental music and and have made some efforts to expand my repertoire into Gaelic song. Rather than sounding like a parrot, I'd like to understand all the words I'm singing!
Yes, it's very helpful if ye know what your singing and have the correct pronunciation !..:-) - there are Gaelic song classes offered here in Glasgow.
I would love to know of any such classes offered here in the U.S.! Once I did encounter a Gaelic singer from the Isle of Skye teaching at a week-long Scottish music camp in California.
Yes please add Scottish Gaelic. I live in Scotland and I would love to learn it!
As has been suggested in the language poll, it would be very interesting to have a range of Celtic languages on here, so I'd be all for seeing Scottish Gaelic and Welsh offered as future options. Like Irish, it now has its own TV and radio stations, so resources would be available, and if Ariaflame knows enough people who could create a course, the sky's the limit!
A lot of people in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia would use a Scottish Gaelic course on DL. Some public schools here are offering it in the hopes of reviving the language.
Glad to know they still have this in Nova Scotia! It makes me happy! Many small provinces in Canada in this area had been settled by Scottish people as well as others. Even today you can still see the influence of the Scottish people. It is in outr language! It may be a word or much more, It's greatly effected the dialect in my province and it's still very easy to spot! Even today our cultures show this.
I happen to live in one of these places. I would still need to try distance learning. It feels as if it is just out of reach! One parent from Scotland moved to the province here. Now that I am older the culture I have grow up with means more to me.
Moran taing for putting this post on - here is a link for the Gaelic college in Skye for those that maybe want to learn Scottish Gaelic - http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/ - email firstname.lastname@example.org - I will also write them and ask if anyone would be willing to help with this. I am eager to continue with my Gaelic (Scottish) -
also here is another link - http://learngaelic.net/beginners/beagairbheag/ Beag air Bheag, or Little by Little, a taste of Scottish Gaelic for absolute beginners. Also - here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dqw1m for Speaking our language 1-18
Hello! Thanks very much for the links! I was wondering if you had heard back from anybody?
I was wondering if anyone had posted the Learngaelic.scot link, I am more curious to know if anyone has tried it out? Do you think it would be a good resource for someone who is just about to start? Would it be a good place for someone considering looking into this language?
I would really like to learn Scottish Gaelic. Please add it to Duolingo!
I, too, would like to see a Scottish Gaelic course. I've traveled to Scotland many times, plan on traveling there many more, and I'd like to make the effort to understand the language, and perhaps even be part of a larger effort to help keep it alive. Here's a lingot!
Also, it seems to me that the folks at the University of the Highlands and Islands (https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en) might be very interested in contributing to such an effort.
Why not write to them and ask if they are interested. Someone may just take it up. We need as many hands on this as possible.
My native language is Scottish Gaelic. I am willing to contribute to a Scottish Gaelic course as a lot of people requested the language.
Okay. The thing is Duolingo is slow to accepting courses so it might be awhile.
Looks like most people have waited ages anyway - a bit longer won't make a huge difference :) Main thing is that this might mean progress, which is great!
breton : daily use, welsh: coming quickly cornish: this other brittonic language seems familar to me .the gaelic branch is really hard for me . irish: after one year i can't still speak scottish: in project. manx: when i 'm ok in gailge agus gadhlig
An urrainn dhut beagan Gàidhlig Albannach a thuigsinn? I mean they have a much different structure and everything
I would not be comfortable offering to be a contributor--I'm an advanced learner, some might consider me fluent or fluent enough and technically I could teach a bit of Gàidhlig, but I would not be comfortable with that as I've never really done it before. I would be very supportive of Duo adding a Gaelic course. I know that experienced fluent speaker and Gaelic consultant/educator Àdhamh Ó Broin has expressed interest in contributing to a course here (I cannot find the post where he said so, but he does have user profile here). He's a feisty and enthusiastic advocate for Gaelic--which is what Gaelic needs--and it'd be great if we could get him to work on a Gaelic course for Duo.
Here's Àdhamh speaking Gaelic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwQbxuwXGhc
Great idea for a discussion. I would certainly be interested, I have been learning a bit for working on placenames, but it would be really great to fill in the blanks. I will contact some speakers I know to see if they'd be interested in helping get a course started.
Please do encourage them to apply to the Incubator if they would be interested. I'm sure our experience with Irish would give them a head start with things, given the similarities in grammar, vocabulary etc.
I would love Scottish Gaelic to be available on Duolingo! As a Scot currently living in Canada, people ask me all the time if I can speak any Gaelic, and it makes me sad that I only know one or two words.
Hi! I'd love to learn it on Duolingo! I'm from Glasgow, and the only Gaelic I can recognise (not pronounce!) are the bits on our train station signs! P.s. thank you everybody who has suggested helpful other sites in the meantime, and especial thanks to those who have volunteered to help!
I think scottish gaelic would be a great addition to duolingo, I'm learning by myself but it's not the same, and sometimes is hard to find bibliography about it.
Just after discovering the Learn Gaelic website at learngaelic. net - A good mixture of vocab and spoken language, and just as well I started at beginners, even at that level, there are numerous differences with Irish!
I'd love to be able to study (and of course learn) Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo. I've already read many books but I think that would make it a lot easier. Especially when you can actually hear how to pronunce the words. Being able to speak Scottish Gaelic has always been a dream of mine so I would really apreciate a Scottish Gaelic course !!!
(Sorry for any grammar mistakes made)
Bòrd na Gàidhlig are currently looking at Duolingo or another app for Scottish Gaelic. Their questionnaire is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/aplacaidean-ionnsachaidh
I just tried the link there but it's closed... Will you be able to keep us posted with what's happening? It sounds promising!
I'd like to give it a try too. I'd be a total beginner with it. I am currently trying to learn Welsh, hopefully that will be on DL someday too.
Tomorrow is Gaidhlig twitter day. It may be the ideal time to tag posts #Gaidhlig while asking for volunteers to make the course.
I speak Gaelic fluently and would love to help be part of a creating a course on here.
Have you sent in a submission? You should request to be a mod for the course on the incubator website
Please keep doing it! I've messaged a few other people and I'm hoping that if they get a few submissions from a few different people at a time then they might be more likely to consider it feasible!
Please do help contribute! Help preserve and sustain a gorgeous language! :) You should request to help, I'm sure more will follow if people step-up :)
That is very sad. I hope that more follow and it becomes an option. I would love to learn a bit more about one of my ancestral countries native languages. Especially one that is fading.
I really hope you and the others can make it happen! We already have Irish and Welsh, now it's time for Scottish. I love Scotland and I'd love to learn Gaelic as well.
Will you marry me? Sorry, just that I would love to speak this ancestral language of mine.
I speak Gaelic daily; at home and at work. This resource would be wonderful to bring more people, around the world, to the language. I've also signed up to help with the incubator programme if required. Suas leis a' Ghàidhlig!
I grew up (and still live) in a wee town just outside Edinburgh and have always wished we learned Gaelic. I'm 21 now and determined to at least have a small grasp on my countries native language. Please Duoooo
EDIT: I see a lot of people arguing that it's not a widely used language in Scotland, but that's down to politics and children being made to speak english instead in schools etc so nowadays the lowlands don't know it. But we want to. We want to keep our culture alive and having it on Duo would allow the older generations to learn and encourage the younger ones to give it a go. I know a lot of Primary Education courses in scottish Unis now have Gaelic in their curriculum as schools are reintroducing the language and many highland schools still use it. So it's by no means a dead language and, as others have mentioned, Outlander has interested so many Americans (along with their general fascination for Scotland). There is definitely a market for this and I do hope people are willing to contribute!
I'd love to learn a little Scots Gaelic myself, but that's because I had ancestors who were from the Isle of Skye before they were rounded up and shipped to Ireland. Had other ancestors who lived just south of Edninburgh and they spoke Lowland Scots before they were ... rounded up and shipped to Ireland.
This seems to be a recurring theme for ancestors of Americans, but there is a bigger historical theme here: A general rule of thumb in history is that immigrants learn the language of the place they've been moved to. Many of the Ulster Scots learned Irish first then English, others left Ireland sooner and skipped the Irish part.
Commenting on your edit about the schools, that is the way the Brits have done things for hundreds of years. And this is the second part of the historical truism. Colonists bring their mother language with them and demand the natives learn it, losing their native language.
A chàirdean! We currently have a campaign going on Social Media to try and bring Scottish Gaelic to Duolingo. It has gained over 1000 followers on Twitter in 5 days. We are really hopeful we will be able to demonstrate that there is demand for the course and to encourage even more Gaelic speakers to sign up to contribute. Feel free to follow the campaign here on Twitter https://twitter.com/ScotsGaelicDuo or Facebook (just stared) https://t.co/DMxHhPvRKx for any progress. Ceud taing, we are Gaelic speakers ourselves who are very keen to contribute!
Feasgar math a chàirdean. Irish language news site "NÓS" has written a feature on the push to bring Scottish Gaelic to Duolingo and they plan on doing another one this week: https://nos.ie/gniomhaiochas/teanga/cursa-gaidhlig-ar-duolingo-a-eileamh/
Tha mi a' dèanamh Gàidhlig aig an Oilthigh Obar Dheathain, ach bu toil leam fhaicinn è an seo! (Something along the lines of 'I am studying Gaelic at Aberdeen University, but I would like to see it here'. Apologies if there are any mistakes, I haven't been studying it for long)
How did / are you getting on with your studies? :) Any chance you met anyone who would like to help to contribute?
I'd love to see Gaelic offered on Duolingo as finding reliable resources for this language can be difficult.
It just takes a bit of searching it all..:-) - i have posted some links down bellow.
This also may help. https://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/birds-of-prey/
There's a long and growing list here: https://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com/learning-gaelic-online/ I've also found that just by typing in a Gaelic phrase, more sources pop up. There are a number of videos on youtube, in addition to multiple courses.
I'd absolutely love Scottish Gaelic to be on here! I am Scottish but I never got the chance to learn it because I live too close to England. I've forever been jealous of anyone who had the chance to learn the language at school.
I'd love to see it offered here as well! Thanks to everyone who put links to other learning sites on here - I already tried some of them (but it's just not the same!).
Ever since learning my paternal roots are Scot, Dane, and Scot/Irish, I have had a yen to learn Scottish Gaelic. Learned German in university, and speak Russian with my wife fairly well, perhaps it's time to add Gaelic to my lodge pole notches.
I have always wanted to learn Scottish Gaelic, and would be very interested in a course. I would rather study Scottish Gaelic than Irish to begin with. Although a group of Gaelic courses would be wonderful. Preserving a language is always preferable to losing it forever. I see many postings here over the last year or more, as well as other discussions. What is the current possibility of this course being developed?
I have primarily been using "Speaking Our Language" videos to learn Gaelic so far and I would love to see a course on Duolingo to learn more vocabulary and grammar as was as to have a way to practice regularly!
I've been learning Scottish Gaelic for a while, and would love to see it offered here.
As a Celtic language enthusiast with partial Cornish ancestry, you have my support. We can hope that in the future Scottish Gaelic, Manx Gaelic, Cornish, and Breton will have their place on DuoLingo.
Ciamer a tha sibh a-uile duine,
I was also disappointed that duolingo did not have scottish gaelic. But I found a similar site that does; Memrise. https://www.memrise.com/courses/english/scottish-gaelic/
It has a similar set up as duolingo but the courses are designed by the users. So you can self design your own private course or design a public one and there are so many scottish gaelic contributors. I find them very useful. In addition to this, there are courses for everything from physics to tree identification. It is a lot of fun to explore.
I would absolutely love to have Scottish Gaelic on here. Scottish Gaelic is now on the little spinoff site TinyCards (seemingly powered by Duolingo) and it would be nice to see it in full here :)
Oh! That's handy. Also a good sign. No audio, but the course looks like it's run by https://learngaelic.scot/ and they have an audio dictionary on their site. I expect they will help out when Duolingo gets our Gaelic course on it's main site.
I'd love to see a Scottish Gaelic course on here. I live in Scotland and can't even pronounce the Gaelic versions of the place names :(
Hey. I have a brother who knows scottish gaelic. I used to speak it but then I just stopped. He says that he has cobtributed. I controbuted for scottish english and i havent received a reply so I guess the incubator only picks people who have contributed to a course that they made available which I dislike the idea of
Hi all! I've seen lots of requests for Scottish Gaelic on here, most of them are years old and unfortunately we still don't have it on duo.
So far, so good. No account/ sign up required; It covers a very wide range of topics with good speech and explanations of rules, and offers you small tests after you complete a topic.
The website itself also offers you other tools you can use externally such as software and programs, resources, news and media all to help you with Gàìdhlig.
I hope Scottish Gaelic does come to Duolingo soon as it would be amazing for it to grow, but until then LearnGaelic is a good alternative if you can't find much else perhaps.
After reading negative reviews, I tried 'TinyCards by Duolingo' for myself and I can say that actually it works really well for Scottish Gaelic. It uses a very simple but effective system to help you learn. Good for mobile device, you can also link it to your Duolingo account.
I am still activr on duo and have contributed already. My first language was scottish gaelic. I havent received a reply yet from duo.
Aw thats a shame, thanks to you for offering to contribute though, I think it's tricky for Duo atleast to find anyone to come forward who knows the language well enough. My family is Scottish and I'd love to contribute if I could, but unfortunately it would be a looong long time before I could ever be at that level I guess lol
Thanks for the heads-up. The oldish nature of most of these posts is distressing to me... still, i think there's maybe some momentum! I've been using mainly the BBC's Speaking Our Language, and also picked up the Teach Yourself book- which i had years ago as a kid and, just like then, i find its two-page treatment of Gaelic orthography to be a bit cursory, ha! Let's stay loud and get this ball rolling! Tapadh leibh!
Yes, please, mas e ur toil e! I've begun w/ the BBC's wonderful Speaking Our Language, but I've used DL for Irish and Welsh... I've settled on Gaelic because of this availability of audio (still a bit spotty in Irish, and the last time i used the Welsh version, there wasn't audio), which is so important for the crazy dense orthography of the main Goidelic languages. Please add Scottish Gaelic! Tapadh leibh!
https://www.poll-maker.com/poll1118634x71034519-46 to everyone in the comments here, you can vote for scottish gaelic here! It's currently in the lead at 3543 :)
I am Scottish and would love to learn the language. Albeit, I won't use it day to day but I'd love to learn a heritage language.
I think it would be great to see the other major Gaelic language here on Duolingo. The Irish team would be delighted to offer advice as we encountered some pitfalls during the course building process that could potentially be avoided...
I would 100% subscribe to DuoLingos paid version if there was a Scottish Gaelic course on it. Had previously been learning a few languages on here but haven’t used this in ages since I’ve been learning Gaelic elsewhere. Come on Duo!
I am a fluent speaker in Scottish Gaelic and would love to see it added to DuoLingo. I would be happy to help in anyway at all.
Please get Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo... The resources are so few and far between
I'd love to see Scottish Gaelic here. I don't really have any ambitions of actually speaking Irish, I'm mainly just playing with the course to get a bit of a feel for a Celtic language since it's available, but if there were a Scottish Gaelic course I'd pursue that rather more seriously.
My family name is Scottish and my family and I take great interest in the history of the clan. I would love to be able to learn Scottish Gaelic through the efficient and fun interface of Duolingo and honor my ancestors! :)
I want a class as well! I am learning Welsh now, I'll be jumping into Irish when I get through Welsh, so Scottish would be awesome!
I would! I'm glad to see Irish and Welsh are both available now, and I'm hoping Scottish Gaelic is coming soon...?
I would love to have this added as well! If only to round out my ability to learn all the languages of my heritage!
I'm so enthusiastic about this that I'm going to try and give you ten lingots.
Would love to have a Scottish Gaelic course here. I'm very much an interactive leaner and from all the written, online, and video lessons I've attempted I've had the most fun and best development with Duolingo.
I would love a Scottish Gaelic course! Hope it gets added to the incubator at some point!
Would love to see this! It's a dying language, but with the popularity of Outlander and people who want to learn the languages of their ancestry I think it would be very popular.
I would very much love to learn Scottish Gaelic. I have several ancestors of Scotland from the 16th and 17th centuries and want to learn the language they spoke. Also, I would like to help spread the language. There are very few native speakers left and a website like Duolingo would do a great amount to help revive the language.
I realise that this is two years old but just wondering if anyone has made a start on the Scottish Gaelic course for Duolingo?
Its clear that there is a huge demand for Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo - what can be for the course to be created?
Yes, Please! I have been trying to find a free, viable option for learning Scottish Gaelic!
Yes, I am moving to Scotland and I would love to learn Scottish Gaelic! Please add Scottish Gaelic as a course.
I would be overjoyed if a Scottish Gaelic course was added to Duolingo, it is right at the top of the list of languages I want to learn.
Right now I'm busying myself with the language of my home country, Norway, but learning Scottish Gaelic has sort of been a dream of mine put on hold for quite a while now. I've looked into learning Gaelic before now, with no success. Duolingo just happens to be perfect for my learning style, so I'm confining myself to the course available here, which is why I'm waiting on Gaelic.
I'm half Scottish, so I would support the creation of a Gaelic course 100%. Also it should be pretty easy to make a Gaelic course seeing as a Irish course and a Welsh course have already been created so all you would have to do is just copy one of the language trees and just swap the language with Gaelic?
My daughter and I plan to visit Scotland in September 2019. We definitely would participate in a duolingo Scottish Gaelic study. I hope it can happen!
I would love to learn some Scottish Gaelic. I already have some Irish. I believe all Celtic languages should be prioritised.
are you still learning on duolingo,?my intention is to learn the 6 celtic languages: scotish gaelic would be fantastic
I guess we're both having the same intention then :) Good luck and success to you on your journey!
Please develop a Gàidhlig course, I’m dying for one! Could be a crucial step in its resurrection!
It would be very heartening to see a Gaelic course. With Gaelic added, we would have 3 of 6 living Celtic languages. I think Gaelic and all smaller languages deserve their place here on DuoLingo.
I'm already learning Irish Gaelic, but I intend to start on Scots Gaelic once I finish, if a course for it is eventually offered. I am Irish, Welsh, and Scottish, and I am very passionate about those parts of my ancestry, so I am trying to learn their languages.
Scottish Gaelic is a language that I've been specifically wanting to learn. I visit Scotland almost every year and would love to speak and understand the language of the Highlands.
I'll add my voice to this. I've not found any really usable resources for casual learning (developing a basic understanding), even though I live in Scotland.
I speak Scottish Gaelic and I would love to see it on Duolinguo. I know lots of people who would love to learn!
YES PLEASE to Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo! Here are my reasons why Duolingo would be well placed to offer Scottish Gaelic: - Scottish Gaelic helps Scottish people look at Scottish landscape in a Scottish way, that English cannot. - Scottish Gaelic is closely related to Turkish, thereby connecting it linguistically to a host of other worldwide languages. - Scottish-derived Gaelic (mutually intelligible) is used by Canadians as well as Scots, and has connections through the Highland clearences to America and Australia as well. - Scottish Gaelic is related through Viking heritage to Nordic languages. This can be heard in the accent, and can thus help people better understand these languages. - Thanks to a broad base of German speakers/natives becoming fluent in Scottish Gaelic, there are now a small amount of German children using Scottish Gaelic as their first language. - There is still a sizeable base of Scottish Gaelic speakers in the Scottish Western Isles, who use Scottish Gaelic with each other on a day to day basis. - Scottish Gaelic came to Scotland through travellers, and people from all over the world come on Scottish Gaelic courses, with the intention of becoming fluent and taking the language back to their home country. Scottish Gaelic isn't just a Scottish thing - languages travel thanks to people, not thanks to perceived country of origin. - Learning Scottish Gaelic helps people connect to Gaelic songs in a way English translations cannot reach. - Thanks to the investment of the Highland Council, in the Scottish Highlands there are loads of resources in the outside world to help supplement online learning - library books, classes, conversation groups and, of course, the Gaelic College. There is also an excellent Scottish Gaelic dictionary at learngaelic.net. In short, there is demand for the language, and thus for a duolingo course. - I have seen and tried some questionable 'Learn Scottish Gaelic' online resources and apps, and would like to see more people having access to good, reliable, correct ones. - There is good interest in Scottish Gaelic right now, thanks to the TV series, Outlander. - Many English words such as 'galore' and 'smashing' are derived from Scottish Gaelic. 'Galore' comes from the two Scottish Gaelic words 'Gu leor' ('enough'), and 'Smashing' comes from the Scottish Gaelic phrase ' 'S math sin' ('that's good'). People deserve to have the language to trace these things back and make connections. - Many place names are derived from Gaelic, and again, people deserve to be able to know their meanings as part of understanding their landscapes and the people who live in them. - For all some people may deny it because it's a minority language, Scottish Gaelic is a real, current, living language that people speak around the home and to each other, in real life, day to day. You don't see many people doing that with Latin, and there are plenty of Latin courses out there, so that's the least Scottish Gaelic deserves! Hope this adds weight to the argument! :)
If Duolingo offered Scots Gaelic I would sign up for Duolingo Plus and pay actual money! :-)
Like everybody else here, I'd love to learn Scots Gaelic. Come on Duo, give Gàidhlig a chance in that incubator of yours.
With Welsh agus Gaeilge it only makes sense we should have Scottish Gaelic freisin. Tabhair dúinn Gaelic le do thoill.
As a Scot living in Edinburgh, I've always wanted to learn Gaelic but never had the chance. Duoloingo could definitely open up this opportunity for me!
I'd love to have a Scottish Gaelic course available on Duolingo - as a non Gaelic speaker who sings in a Gaelic choir, it would be of great benefit to me. I'd welcome the opportunity to try and learn the language in bite sized chunks at home, as it failed to sink in on my previous attempt to learn the language in an evening class setting!
I've just learned a little Welsh to be able to post! Would love to see Scottish Gaelic on here. I had fun learning the Welsh that I did, and I will be back, but Gàidhlig has always been my second language and I'd love to get better at it. I can see real potential if Duolingo supported it.
Bhiodh sin cho math. Bha mi ga sireadh nuair a bha mi a' tòiseachadh ach cha robh i ann.
Please add Gàidhlig--my own progress would have likely been much faster with the opportunity to use Duolingo, and Gàidhlig deserves its place along with Irish and Welsh. So many people want to learn this language but lack access.
I came to revisit this post because Scottish Gaelic is in the incubator!!! Hopefully it’ll stay on there and eventually have contributors, not disappear like others do.
I don't see it listed. Where did you see it? Please be specific. Thank you.
I think Scottish Gaelic would be an interesting addition to Duolingo. If you are really interested in Scottish Gaelic, I would check out your local library and see what kind of language learning opportunities are available. It seems a lot of public libraries are offering access to Mango Languages or Pronunciator to card holders, and I believe Mango does have Scottish Gaelic. I personally prefer Duolingo to Mango, but I believe Mango could still be very useful in helping people get used to seeing and hearing the vocabulary.
For anyone who wants: As far as I know, Mango Languages does offer a Scottish Gaelic course. However, one does not have to be a card holder at a library in order to access it. It and a few other languages (which are considered 'special' or 'endangered') are available for anyone, whether or not they belong to a library.
As for my opinion, I would very much love to see a Scottish Gaelic course on Duolingo. Let's hope it comes!
I've called and written to the Gaelic college in Skye asking them to circulate my email around the college, to anyone they think may be interested in coming onto duolingo and offering a course. I have also written to my Scottish Gaelic speaking friends asking them to have a look at the site to see how it works. Perhaps someone will take it up. My Gaelic is not good enough to help, although I can speak it and understand it, it's difficult for me to write it. Let's wait n see what happens.
I wrote an email to Bord na Gaidhlig explaining that it'd be a shame to have Irish and Welsh represented in Duolingo, but not Gaidhlig.
That's my college (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) and no email was spread, unfortunately :( but I would LOVE for Gàidhlig to come to Duolingo and would be delighted in helping shape it!
Spread the word! Help if you can, if people step up, more will follow! :)
That's brilliant!! Are you still interested in helping? (I'm trying to see if anybody has managed to make any headway!)
You're able to access Scottish Gaelic without a library card? I will need to try again, last time I tried to access (September 2016) I needed to have a library card. My Library does not offer a Mango subscription :(
Thanks for the advice. Please accept this Lingot as a token of my appreciation.
yes I am using mango as Scottish gaelic is considered an endangered language you can sign up with mango it is offered free. I agree I prefer Duolingo, but mango is good and free. You don't need to sign up via a library.
I had no idea you could access it free on Mango. Last September it asked for a subscription and my local library does not offer Mango. Thank you for letting me know, I'll try again!
Unfortunately my 'local' library is A) Second-hand book store with only a bought Italian book ( Which I bought ) and a school library, which is more so for grade 4s.
Would love to see it ( check out the name) but i only have a few words. Would love to know more.
Would love to see a Gaelic course here and have signed up to contribute. Cho math 's a bhiodh e cùrsa Gàidhlig fhaicinn air seo!
Hey there I applied to join the Gàidhlig team in the incubator. Would you mind reviewing it and giving a response because I’d love to work on it.
Hehe Jack. Just 7 more days to go and you hit the magic 365 - 1 year streak! Way to go and Scots Wha hae :)
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My Scottish friends have been sharing this on FB:
I don't know if it's something everyone has already seen over there. (So I'm not trying to be annoying if you've already read through that kind of stuff.) I'm excited that I'll be visiting for the vote!
A bit awkward to see this in a thread about Scottish Gaelic. Wings Over Scotland is firmly opposed to supporting Gaelic, are extremely hostile about it and want no connections to it whatsoever. I support Scottish Independence 100%, but Wings's founder Stuart Campbell is a pretty awful human being (and not just for his bigotry and slandering towards Gaelic).
Aye, he's a bit of a fanny. I really can't fault the success and effectiveness of his wee books though. I've converted many people with them over the years.
He definitely thinks far too much of himself—a big-time egotist. I remember some guff from him sometime last year after a stupid remark about how he was being excluded in his own country (although he lives in England, so I'm not sure that really makes sense, unless he means the UK, in which case his position overall is quite odd) by BBC Alba, i.e. the Gaelic-channel, running sports commentary in Gaelic instead of English.
been keeping up with it.
is that we stay together.
Yet I would be Interested
To see what Our Scotland does
I just commented on another thread mentioning this! I would be the happiest Alicia ever if Scottish Gaelic was added. Irish is fun because it's a Celtic language but there's a chance I'll end up settling in Scotland (or at least be there for a good deal of years during my MA and PhD) so it would be really fun to practice Scottish Gaelic in places where it's still common to hear.
I love my Spanish but I don't see myself living in South America or Spain someday because of my boyfriend's work.
Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if a Scottish course was released if/when Scotland secedes from the United Kingdom.
Made it through the Irish eclipsis/lenition sections yesterday and now I know where all those h's and m's and twist and turns are coming from. Next stop genitive. Somewhere in between inflected prepositions. Irish grammar is delightfully unexpected and the Duolingo Irish course is just the greatest.
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic offered as a DL course! I hopped into Irish specifically because I had become intrigued with Scottish Gaelic through listening to Julie Fowlis (I've read she's raising her little girls bilingual). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8bS8EPds5A
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic offered as a course here! Both sides of my family have Scottish heritage, but none of the family members I knew grew up there or had any idea of the language. I've heard it's quite difficult to learn but if given the chance I would be so excited to try! So here's to hoping.
I would like to learn any Gaelic languages. But I don't really know which one. Can anyone who is fluent in Scottish Gaelic understand Irish Gaelic and/or Welsh very well, or are there too many differences to be understood between these languages?
There are two types of Celtic language (known as P- and Q- Celtic; I always forget which way round they are though). One group includes Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Manx, and the other is Welsh, Cornish and Breton. A person who speaks one of the P- Celtic languages can more-or-less understand another, but cannot understand a Q-Celtic language: for example, Irish and Scottish are fairly similar, but an Irish Gaelic speaker wouldn't be able to understand Welsh. Of course, if you are fluent in Scottish Gaelic, say, you aren't automatically fluent in Irish (and certain dialects are more similar than others), but you could typically understand the gist of it.
I hope that made sense!
[EDIT] I looked it up, and I think P-Celtic is Welsh etc., and Q-Celtic Gaelic etc.
Scottish Gaelic speakers can understand some of Irish but doesn't automatically let you understand it all. They have different way of even saying Hello, how are you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Scottish_Gaelic_and_Irish - Just an example.
I'm level 8 in Duolingo Irish now , and I spent about three years as a learner in Scottish gaelic. My opinion is, the Irish and the Scottish are VERY similar. The grammar is basically identical, much of the vocab is close, sometimes with variations in spelling. Scottish gaelic seems to keep a lot of the "silent" mh, bh, dh in the middle of words that Irish spelling conventions drop out. For example, the gaelic "A bheil thu a' dhol dhan bhaile" Becomes Irish "An bhfuil tu ag dul chun an bhaile." (Are you going to the town.)
First, I will just give the straight answer of "YES, I want a course in Scottush Gaelic available." As is the wont of most of us, I will apply my reasonings behind this choice. Seeing my short list of choices so far is diverse, but with a surname of Scott, and only myself and a belated grandmother to have remembered our lineage back to our namesake homelands. I love to have the chance to dash my brains against said reef. I have attempted before, albeit, in a far less structured(guided) environ that Duo. As Welsh has been added i will be completing my UK archepeligo cycle( well, if they ever add Manx). As a true northern european mutt(heritage) it would be fun.
Greetings! I had seen that. Seeing it again makes wonder the origins, hmm, I think I will do some digging. thanks for the project :)
YES YES YES! I am from Australia, and my family sometimes speaks a wee bit of Gaelic around the house, asking each other questions like "do you want some tea?" ( though unfortunately I am illiterate in Gaelic and would be unable to type it!
I would love to learn my ancestral language on duolingo! And you could do it, considering Irish is now available.
Would love Scottish Gaelic to be a course please make it one on Duolingo
I, too, would be very grateful if Scottish Gaelic was taught on Duolingo.
Grrrr...Ay, true, would be.ee..just Great! that is. So. It came as a real disappointed for me when I tried, Add a new course, only to discover that there was no Scottish Gaelic one to be had anywhere on the list! I have tried to learn it, even in my younger days, and more recently I have picked up a couple of books on it. There was some course on the BBC radio way back then as there seems to be on it now I hear..but feels disconnected to me. May I offer a couple of wee expressions for a start and ask all those concerned to take it from there: Failte don Neamh and Mo Beannachd leat daonnan!
I am part Scottish, and I would love the opportunity to learn to speak the language!
I would like to add my vote for a Scottish Gaelic course to be developed
's toil leam na gaidhlig! I love Scottish gaelic, and I studied it for several years, a couple of decades ago. I'm pretty rusty, but I still have phrases pop up in my mind from time to time. I'm enjoying the Irish course on Duolingo and there is a great deal of overlap between the two languages.
I would love to study Scottish Gaelic on here. Many of my ancestors came from Scotland and Ireland. Irish is the hardest language I've attempted so far, but I'm enjoying it and it sounds like there are enough similarities between the two, that many of the skills I learn in Irish would make learning Scottish Gaelic easier.
I hope to see Scottish Gaelic added its a beautiful language. Gaelic speakers should get together and put this language on the map on Duolingo.
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic offered on Duolingo. I am currently learning Welsh and Irish, and I would definitely also take the Scottish Gaelic course.
Really hoping the Scottish Gaelic course finds some traction! Would be very keen to take it.
Count me as another person who would take a Scottish Gaelic course if offered. (Actually what I was looking for, before signing up for Irish.)
Most American public libraries don't have Mango and few have any Scottish Gaelic books. Academic libraries would be more likely to have something, but they aren't readily available to the public and they tend to emphasize languages that are used in a variety of scholarly journals (biology, archaeology, medicine, etc.)
Ah, but Gaelic IS available on Mango to all, it seems! It is one of its endangered languages: http://mangolanguages.com/libraries/find-mango/endangered-languages/
thank you for letting us know. I like the way this site works so much better, so I hope they'll add it here sometime soon!!!!
I'd love to see it, I'm currently strengthening my Irish with Duolingo and I would absolutley love the chance to learn Scottish Gaelic as well!
I would love to see scottish gaelic up on duolingo. I'm sure of it that someone posted a post saying they were willing to contribute to scottish gaelic as they were fluent in the language.
I would love to learn Scottish Gaelic, I've been trying to learn through other online resources, but I still prefer the way duolingo sets up its courses.
I took one adult ed course in it in Aberdeen and wasn't able to continue. This is the one I would buy Plus for.
I've actually been pushing this through some friends i have involved within the scottish political scene to try and push for Scots Gaelic to be introduced as a course. I mentioned the likes of Welsh and Irish being here, but no Scots Leid or Gaelic. Its warming to see that so many people are coming forward to support such an action. If/When it comes on here, i will be one of the first to come forward to get the course.
I would love to learn Scottish Gaelic because I would like to visit Scotland and talk in their native language. I think the experience of interacting in Scottish Gaelic would be the best ever.
I would really love to see Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo. I've been trying to learn it by myself, with books and videos, but a Duolingo course would be of great help!
My children and I would love to learn Scottish Gaelic. We are living in Norway right now and the children are at international school. We have realised that in celebrating diversity at school, we cannot speak the language of our own country. We learn French and Spanish on Duolingo, but would LOVE to learn Gaelic. Thank you to all who are taking this forward.
i really want gàidhlig to be offered!!! is there any thoughts of this happening or people who want to contribute to this? i know it takes a long time to incubate a language course but id certainly wait!!!!
Scots Gaelic is spoken in my house. My dad was raised with Gaelic as his first language and he passed it to me. However I have no clue about writing / reading Gaelic as I’ve only ever spoken it. It would be great to see it on Duo lingo as I’m very interested in learning how to write and read Gaelic.
Not sure if I've already posted here, but I would love to see a Scots Gaelic course. My family on my moms side is full of Scottish ancestors who traveled from Scotland to the US. I don't know if they ever spoke Scots Gaelic, but they had a connection to the culture. Just having a connection to the culture is a good enough reason for me to explore and learn Scots Gaelic.
My great grandfather had Gàidhlig, but he died before I could learn much from him. I'm in the US, trying to teach myself through other methods, but it's almost been two years & I'm still struggling. But using Duolingo to learn Spanish, I was able to hold basic conversations after just a year or so. I'd really like to be able to have this resource for a language much closer to me, & bring it back to the family.
I would love to be able to practise Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo - bha mi 'ga ionnsachadh mòran bliadhna o sin fhada, tro "Gaidhlig Bheo", Wansfell College agus Telford College Dun Eideann
I would absolutely love to see Scottish Gaelic on here! I've been trying to learn it on my own for a long time.
I'd love a Scottish Gaelic course. My mother's family are all from Lewis and it's an ambition of mine but no classes where I live.
Hopefully the existence of a good readily available speech to text engine in Scottish Gaelic will make it a much more attractive option. I know that having to record everything manually would be an expense. The Gaelic voice "Ceitidh" is excellent and is available to the whole public sector in Scotland.
I doubt it will have any effect whatsoever. For one, Duolingo has launched plenty of languages without audio, so I don't think that is an important impediment in their minds. Secondly, they have a contracted provider for their TTS and will not use others third party TTS engines anyway. And finally, they have now added the ability for volunteer contributors to record audio directly, so if there is no TTS available, a course can still be launched with audio now at no additional cost.
Good to hear it wouldn’t be an impediment either way! Would they really not use a tex to speech engine for a minority language when no other one currently exists? That would seem a bit unusual to me, but then again I really don’t know what procedures and contracts they have in place.”
I can't speak for the staff, I'm just a volunteer around here. We had a similar situation (language difficult to learn without audio, small user base, no TTS from their vendor, TTS available elsewhere) and they refused to even look at the options available. Now we're finally able to record our own audio, so we're pretty happy.
That’s interesting, thanks! What language is that? Being able to record own is a great feature. Cheers!
No audio should be an impediment, though. There's no way anyone is going to come out of a Gaelic course knowing how to say anything if all they're doing is reading. To an English speaker, none of it sounds like how it looks.
I agree on it needing audio haha, I started the Irish course on here years ago and quickly gave up as loads of the words didnt have audio at the time and it was just impossible without haha.
Scots Gaelic is a must have language on here!! I learnt up to Scots Higher level in school. It's so important to raise awareness about the language so that it doesn't die out like Manx did for a while. If you have ever learnt any Irish Gaelic or Cymraeg there are a lot of similarities! Also some of the sounds are quite similar to those in German.
I would love there to be a Gàidhlig course on Duolingo, would help with keeping and using the Gàidhlig I grew up with.
Adding Scottish Gaelic would make me very happy. I'm currently learning it through evening classes and it would be great to be able to use Duolingo to complement those
Would love to learn Gàidhlig on Duolingo. Spoke some as a child but remember none of it. Been trying to learn some bits online but find I learn much better with Duolingo format. Been learning Irish in the meantime as a lot of it is similar to Gàidhlig and hoping it will help me pick up Gàidhlig easier when it eventually makes it onto Duolingo
Please make a Gàidhlig course! I would definitely be using Duolingo to help my progress with the language.
Scottish gaelic will be absolutely life changing. Language is important, its shaping the view of the world. By learning Scottish gaelic I will learn more about my history.
I'm Scottish and would absolutely love to see a Scottish Gaelic course on Duolingo! I've always really wanted to learn Scottish Gaelic but there really aren't a lot of resources and I'm from the mid-west of Scotland, where we were never taught any Gaelic in school and there are very few native speakers. Being able to learn it with Duolingo would be fantastic.
Please put Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo, so that I can argue over milk and water and fully understand posts by The Daily Gael
Yes please! I love The Daily Gael but hate having to look up the translations.
I LOVE languages and, being Scottish, would LOVE to learn Gaelic. I’ve tried using so many different resources but they fall short for me - I’m certain that a Duolingo course would lead me and many others to success. I’ve learned 4 languages already using Duo and I’d LOVE to be able to use it to learn the langauage that is a part of my everyday life. Please please pleeeeeaaaaassee (!) get Scottish Gaelic in the incubator and available for so many more people to learn. Mòran taing
I would love to support my Scottish Gaelic learning journey by using Duolingo! Please make it happen!
I’ve studied a couple languages on Duolingo and would love to see Scots-Gaelic here. I want my grandchildren to speak their native tounge.
As a scot and someone who had gaelic speakers in their family, its urgent that we find a way to keep the language alive. Getting more people learning it on here is just one vital step in ensuring its survival, and the survival of a part of Scotlands history as well.
Having a Scottish Gaelic course on duolingo would be a fantastic way to increase accessibility to learn the language! With declining speaker numbers and the only way for new speakers to learn the language to undertake expensive in person lessons, this is a necessity for Gaelic regeneration! I would love to take this course if it existed.
I would love to see that course offered—the only reason I started the Irish course is because there's no Gàidhlig on offer. Considering the difficulty inherent in finding Gàidhlig courses on the internet this would be a precious resource.
News! Talks between LearnGaelic and MGAlba to bring Gaelic to Duolingo underway. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScottishGaelicDuo/permalink/306360746719869/
Scottish Gaelic is currently doing pretty well in this poll of languages people would like to see in the incubator. Saw the poll on another forum post and loads of votes from folk : https://www.strawpoll.me/16141213/r
If you take out Latin and Finnish Gaelic is sitting in 4th just behind old English, Persian and Icelandic.
I would be interested. I was a little disappointed when it wasn't there.
I would love a language course on Scots Gaelic! I think it would be a great addition to Duolingo
It's finally happening! The proposed launch date for Gàidhlig is 17 July 2020.
Yes please! I've been dying to learn for awhile now. I found a nice app on my ipad, but I crave more and love the Duolingo structure! :)
Out of interest, which app was it? I'd love to learn it with Duo, but in the meantime..!
LearnGaelic - I've only found it on my ipad and online (http://www.learngaelic.net/). It's geared towards kids, but it has been great! I also just learned that Mango does offer Scottish Gaelic for free under their Endangered Languages list (http://mangolanguages.com/libraries/find-mango/endangered-languages/). :) Best of luck!!!
I would be keen to hook up to a Scottish Gaelic course if one were available
I guess this is pretty much DOA? OP 2yrs old now... Shame, would really love a Gaelic course on here.
I suppose now that it's 2 years on without much of an update that this project hasn't gotten off the ground yet? Shame as I'd love to have Scottish on here to compliment Irish. If I listen to someone speaking Scottish I can pick a lot of what they're saying up as it sounds like a dialect of Irish, give or take. However when it comes to spelling it's much more difficult for example the Scottish for news is "Naidheachdan", in Irish this was simplified to "Nuacht" many years ago! There's also some very interesting quirks like "An Bhreatain Bheag" which in Irish means Wales (literally 'Little Britain') however in Scottish this means Brittany, in France!
I am half Irish with a Scottish husband. I am learning Irish as I often visit the west of Ireland and I dimly remember the lessons of my youth. However we also visit Scotland often and I would love to be able to switch to Scots Gaelic when in the Islands, even if it's just to say a few pleasantries. I really hope someone volunteers to develop a course.
I'd be delighted to learn Scottish Gaelic here. I hope a course can be added.
No! [in answer to Stewart152782 of course of course] But that doesn't make so much as a wee heap of a difference. That doesn't matter two tuts.. I would just like to get a wee handle on it all the same. No noticed your name? Come on board, and vote YES for it.
I'd really love to have it added!!!!! Considering that 10 other posts about Scottish Gaelic are appearing to the right of my screen right now, it's something that would be well received. I have other resources like a digital textbook, audio files, youtube videos. But I'd love to have it on the go on the duo app!
Yes I am studying the Irish course offered now but would love to add Scottish Gaelic to my language repertoire <3<3<3
I speak Scottish Gaelic.I have contributed but I never recieved a response
Oh yes please :-D I was tempted by the Irish course but it's truly Scottish Gaelic that I want :-)
Vote for Scottish Gaelic here: https://www.poll-maker.com/poll1118634x71034519-46
Tha fhios agam an seo tha deasbad seann ach tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaidhlig cuideachd. I know this is an old discussion but I'm learning Gaidhlig too. :)
Sadly my family abandoned Gàidhlig long ago so I don't speak it. I would however like to learn it and would love to see Duolingo offer a course for learning it.
I would absolutely love to see it offered as a course here. It's my number 1 priority when it comes to language learning and DuoLingo is my favorite app to learn with.
I would love to see a Scottish Garlic course! I've wanted to learn for so long and yet have difficulty finding good resources online. It's a yes from me.
And by garlic I of course mean Gaelic, although I'm sure Scottish garlic is good too.
I would love to see a scottish gaelic course. As 1/2 highland but with few ways available to learn the language. A great way to save this ancient language from disappearing
As someone with close relatives who were Gaelic speakers, I would be very keen to see this as a course. As many other people have said, having this would be a very useful tool for further the regeneration of the language.
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo. I've used Duolingo to learn German and know how effective it is.
Bu toil leam Gàidhlig fhaicinn air Duolingo, tha tòrr ùidh aig daoine anns na cùrsaichean Gàidhlig na h-Èireann agus Cuimris mar sin tha mi cinnteach gum biodh ùidh aig tòrr daoine ann an cùrsa Gàidhlig an seo.
I would like to see Gaelic on Duolingo, lots of people have been interested in the Irish and Welsh courses so I'm sure that many people would be interested in a Gaelic one here too.
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic on duolingo! It would help my very limited Gaelic.
As a learner I would love to see Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo. My father was a native speaker but learning was discouraged during his and my time so I have only taken it up now as interest in this culturally wonderful language has increased again due to greater support for the language and access to it. We need all the help that Duolingo would provide. Mòran taing dhuibh.
Would really love to see a Scottish Gaelic course. Really can't understand why there isn't one!
I would love to use the site to learn SCottish Gaelic. I signed up for a Duo account in January and am on Day 67 of a streak re-learning the German I was taught in school. Love it! Gaelic next, please!
Scottish Gaelic would be a lot easier to preserve and promote if it were more accessible to learn
I'm learning Irish at the moment, but would love to learn Scottish Gaelic too later on.
Would love to see a Scottish Gaelic course on Duolingo, my oldest child will soon be starting in a gaelic nursery before going on to gaelic primary education and would love to be able to learn alongside him.
Mus deach mi don sgoil cha b'urrainn dhomh ach Gàidhlig a bhruidhinn. Cha robh Beurla agam! An diugh, chaneil mi ga bruidhinn gu math, ach s'mise ag iarraidh ag ionnsachadh e.
I never spoke English before I started School. Only gaelic. Now I understand it, but speaking Gaelic is difficult for me. I have to think about what to say. I want to learn it.
Hi a chàirdean. As Fluffgar (great name) says Duolingo have been in chatting with MG Alba / Learn Gaelic (Gaelic Media Company) and will be co-operating with them on a project on the Learn Gaelic website. While they are say they are not currently able to offer a full course they are hoping this will change "very soon" and have been "touched and encouraged" by all the enthusiasm from the Gaelic community. Nice. Chan eil sin dona - That's no bad! Great that they are showing interest and they are emphatically not ruling it out.
Oh wow this is good news & gives me some more hope! I was really unsure on if many would wish to help with this and more so worried that it would be hard to get enough folk who have the ability to really help. I was also concerned as I had come across a couple of sites/teacher's blogs who didn't seem to want anything to do with this or who had not been slightly pro Scottish Gaelic on duo.
With a language that is pretty much still recovering in a way, I understand why they are less supportive. (I can understand that to some extent, but I do not agree with the idea to avoid duo altogether) There seems to be a push from some educators to direct people away from duo and redirect to other free resources or with little cost to teachers, resources, & websites that are run people who have teaching qualification in the language. This kind of push for folk further in their learning (a good bit past beginners) seems even worse.
Part of this is worry of incorrect info when learning the language, the other would be the disagreement in qualified teachers dedicating time and efforts while not being paid. Sadly that is an issue many teachers face anyway. Some teachers feel that any qualified teacher helping this cause would be neglecting their own work. I think if anything awareness and peaking peoples interest may be more helpful in this languages case.
SO many of us had the interest or wished to learn THIS specific language. Many of us had not really been able to even try to learn if we did not have any prior knowledge. We faced little for option when it came to trying it out! A lot of this was just not having the money to go study at a university or school. Many of us have wanted to for many years or even decades. For these folk who had been seeking reliable & affordable resources it has only been easier in recent years but it's had to grow to this point. The ability to do so is what has and will attract learners. This could move people to looking into study more seriously
Regardless I still think duo is a good tool to add to ones learning. As with many other options in language learning we must always cross check what we learn with our other resources. This is no different for any other language.
If this is seen as a vote of confidence in support of Scottish Gaelic to be added to DUO's lingos then add mine to the list please. Or is there some 'polling station' somewhere else some of us don't know about? I have been waiting in the sidelines for years for it to be added. So, Duo the big wee monkey, sorry, wee Owl has to be playing it up, lackadaisical, sitting upon its fence post, enjoying the nightlife. It can't be all that hard a language to put up on offer when you look at what is already taught here...that is Greek to me! ;-)
I myself am Scottish and it makes me sad when people ask me if l know any Gaelic and I have to say no. I've seen that Duolingo added lrish and Welsh and it would make me so happy to see a Gaelic course added to the group!
I'm chomping at the bit trying to be a primary contributor to the course. I think it will be a terrific addition. Contact the administrators and voice your interest. Thank you.
Four years late to the party, but I'd love to see Scottish Gaelic here on Duolingo. I've been using a few sites I found with a Google search to start my learning journey, but I've been enjoying the learning format here on Duolingo for Japanese and German and would love to see a Gaelic version!
I would love to see Scottish Gaelic as I have not been able to find any good resources to learn. As a Scott living in Australia there was no opportunity to learn growing up.
Full of excellent resources but lacks the interactiveness of Duo. I found the beginners course great to jog my memory initially and the dictionary is awesome, based off the amazing faclair.com but with pronunciations for most words. The Litir Beag is an interesting short periodical article for intermediate learners that often recounts old Gaelic stores and legends.
I would like to learn this language so much but I'm afraid that this thread has died. Any news on adding Scottish Gaelic/Scots to Duolingo? :(
Yes please! there's a wonderful, active Scottish Gaelic community online that would love to contribute to making this course possible. I moved to Scotland a few years ago and it feels very important to me to learn Scottish Gaelic, and I know I could with duo.
I only know for certain of one relative who spoke Gaelic. my great gran's generation. There will have been more though as most of my family are Scottish, Irish, or both.
I'd love to learn Scottish Gaelic. There are a number of organisations in Scotland that would certainly contribute to putting together a course. I'd be happy to use my local knowledge to help put you in touch with these people.
I'd love Scottish Gaelic to be on Duolingo. I did lessons a few years ago but now I work shifts so I can't attend them. It would be great if they added lessons to duo as it gives the flexibility I can't get with real life lessons
Just adding my support for Scottish Gaelic here! I know many learners who would be thrilled to learn this. The fluent folks I know are aware of the campaign. Hope it goes well this time.
I'd like to see it offered as a course here and I would take that course. I'm an Irish and Scottish folk singer and learning Irish and Scottish gaelic would really enrich me and my carreer.
PS: I just started taking Scottish gaelic classes (still need Duolingo for practice and because I can use it from my phone anytime) with the only one person that teaches the language where I live (Buenos Aires, Argentina). I'm gonna ask my teacher if he'd be interested in contributing to build the course on Duolingo.
I'm Scottish, I live in Scotland and sadly was never taught it in school and I think it's a shame, I'd really love to see this language on here and ensure its survival, I would be love to see it introduced, I hope it does at some point!
Hi. I've used Duolingo for years. Mainly French and Spanish. My grandchildren attend a Gaelic school on Skye. It would be brilliant if Duolingo did Gaelic.
I think it would be amazing too, and since Duolingo seems to make a big fuss about saving endangered languages surely this would be ever so slightly more important to them than teaching people a made up language for a show... Anyone? Just me?
I would love to see a Scottish Gaelic course. My mom's side of the family comes from Scotland near Loudoun and lost their Gaelic long ago. I want to bring it back. Gàidhlig na h-Alba a's Gàidhlig na h-Èireann gu bràth!
Why not? they could start small as a taster and grow. The French course is double the size that it was when I started two years ago.
Tha mi airson a bhith nam prìomh neach-ionnsachaidh ann an cùrsa Gàidhlig. Tha ùidh aig mòran ann. Tha mi nam Kel agus tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gaeilge, Gàidhlig agus Cuimris mar Cànanach Clasaigeach, Eadar-theangair agus Eadar-sgrìobhaiche. Bheir mi a-steach proifeiseantachd as fheàrr gu ìre mo dhìcheall agus ùidh.
A google translation of the above:-
I want to be a key learner of a Gaelic course. There is a lot of interest. I am a Kel and I am learning Irish, Gaelic and Welsh as Classical, Translator and Translator. I will bring my professionalism to the best of my ability and interest.
I'm 100% Scottish but from the south and would love to learn this as I live in Belgium now. Would be cool to connect more with my heritage!! Please make this happen!!
I'd love to learn it! As a Scot, I think it's abismal that we don't learn it in public schools.
I would love to continue my Scottish Gaelic learning via duolingo, especially since I'll be living overseas with no access to classes there.
I would be interested, Scot, not a Gàidhlig speaker, have tried tapes but would prefer Duolingo
Heck yeah, I'd love if they added Gàidhlig! Not only because it would help preserve the language, but also because I've been learning it the past while and would love another resource. Please, duo, add Scottish Gaelic!
People are signing up to help build Duolingo Scottish Gaelic already! <3 https://twitter.com/dianebhrus/status/1152176994827874306
Yes, both. I am terribly interested in Kel culture. It is my heritage. Best...
Two contributors have been approved so far :) If you have offered your expertise you'll probably hear back soon. https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/gd/en/status
I would LOVE to see Scottish Gaelic offered on Duolingo. I’ve been using Mango Languages to try and learn it but so far they don’t compare to what Duolingo offers. Really hope that this is put on the fast track!
My Grand father immigrated from Scotland, my wife's grandfather also left when he was young and while my main motivation for learning Scottish Gaelic is the Family history with some Curiosity, i have tried with a small book in the past but could swear i was just learning how to butcher the language not actually speak it