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Icelandic for English speakers? Can anyone contribute? Please. Please. Please. Pretty please?

October 15, 2014

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Skoldpaddor

It's an excellent idea, but I think the best way to start a course is to go find and contact people who would be willing to work on it. If Icelandic speakers are on Duolingo, they might already have applied.

October 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

The Incubator says nothing about such a course... last I checked :/ How do I find people ready to contribute?

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Skoldpaddor

Your guess is as good as mine. I was interested in a Welsh course, so I found the email address for BBC Wales and asked if they could provide or advertise for bilingual people to help. No response as of yet, but I'll try something else eventually. I would recommend finding some kind of Icelandic language website and getting in touch with the people there. I'm sure they'd love to help.

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

Alright. And A Welsh course sounds fun! xD Hope it all works out and we get one!

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

WELSH HAS BEEN OUT!!!!!!!!!

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/takosku

Can't wait!

October 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Stigjohan

If you want to have a little fun while waiting, you can learn faux-Icelandic. Icelandic is closely related to the Scandinavian languages, of which you can currently learn Danish on Duolingo. To turn Danish into faux-Icelandic, just add the ending '-ur' to random words here and there. For example, Danish 'fersk fisk' (fresh fish) can become 'ferskur fiskur'. The given example actually happens to be genuine Icelandic, but in most cases you might just end up offending an Icelander ... so proceed at your own risk :)

October 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

Sounds fun! I'll risk it! xD Thanks :)

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewgoodi5

Icelandic would be quite fun to learn, especially with all their weird symbols!

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

IKR! It reminds me Angle Saxon <3

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewgoodi5

It's the closest language to the original language spoken by the vikings and Norse as well.

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Along with Faroese!

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewgoodi5

True.

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/romeedward

learning Icelandic seems challenging. Gangi þér vel! :)

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

Thanks!

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/L3FrK

I would really appreciate this course. Icelandic is truly a fascinating language, due to the fact that it preserved most of the Proto-Germanic grammar.

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

I know right!

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/taufan99

I am interested in it! Somebody make it happen!

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/L3FrK

Guys, what is the status on Icelandic? :D

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Um, the status is that... nothing has started and no plans have been made.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/L3FrK

Too bad, I believe there could be a group of learners of Icelandic. A small group, but a group, nonetheless.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

That would be awesome! Yeah. Totally.

April 12, 2016

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