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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayway223

Swedish is at 99%

More excitement!!! Now at 99% starry eyes

October 28, 2014

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

Yay!! :D I think I'm going to try it! I can hardly wait! :D

Edit: I know that I'm going to try it! :P

October 28, 2014

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

You don't think, you know. ;) I'll have to try it out too. :P

Edit: So don't play around and act like you "think you will"!

October 28, 2014

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

Ha ha! :D I'm going to do it! :D

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayway223

I've been waiting for awhile now to learn Swedish. ^-^

October 28, 2014

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

YAYYYYY I CAN"T WAIT!!! I shall learn! I shall!! (edit: why doesn't my Dutch flag show?)

October 28, 2014

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

It's great that it's moving along so quickly. I just hope it's not stuck on 99% for ages! :P

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AirAndy33

Swedish < Swedish fish :D

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamiet3594

how soon do you think we can be expecting a beta? it's definitely exciting!

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

Sooo excited! Definitely gonna be working on it from day 1. Hopefully it comes out on iOS as well

October 28, 2014

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

SQUEEE!!! I CAN'T WAIT!! :D

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayway223

Sorry guys typo 98%..

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/no.name.42

What did you write before?

October 28, 2014

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

He wrote 99%.

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caitlan.a

Can't wait! :)

October 28, 2014

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

Just a bit longer!

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rambo.e

how close is swedish from german, danish and/or dutch?

October 28, 2014

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

Very close to Danish (almost mutually intelligible) and pretty close to German and Dutch as well (close enough that it feels nice to learn, and Swedish grammar isn't as complex as German grammar).

October 28, 2014

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

Don't know about German or Dutch, but this was interesting: http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=195

You can get a better sense of the bigger picture (including German and Danish) here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/59665/feast-your-eyes-beautiful-linguistic-family-tree

October 28, 2014

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

What's Slovene doing done there with the southernmost Slavic languages in the second image? The last I heard, its closest relative was supposed to be Slovak. (The got separated by the invading Huns, I think was the explanation.) Pretty picture, though, and they gave Albanian its own fairly substantial branch. But what is that business about "recorded speakers in year 0." There certainly wasn't any Bosnian, for example, at that time - the Slavs wouldn't even get to the Balkans for another 600 years or so, much less have begun splitting up based on religion (the Bosnians being Serbs who accepted Islam).

October 28, 2014

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

Dunno man, I just posted the link. ;) It's worth poking around on sssscomic.com's site though in case she's addressed those questions.

October 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1snej

Bosnians are Serbs mixed with some other heritage who accepted Islam, aka the religion of their own enslavers. You're right about that. You're wrong though about Slavs not being in the Balkans so early in time. Yugoslavs (=South Slavs) aka Dinaric Slavs have a very different DNA history compared to the other Slavs. While the latter have a Mongol pre-history regarding DNA, the Dinaric Slavs are 1 of the oldest originally European ethnicities.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rambo.e

thanks for the response and graph!! helps a lot

October 28, 2014

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

Can't wait!!!

October 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph1496

Hi, I'm not sure i'f Im saying this correct, my Swedish is not very good but Grattis from the Philippines, oh yeah gratis means free in Spanish by the way lol. (;

October 29, 2014

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

I can't wait for Turkish to be out.

October 29, 2014

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

has anybody else been checking daily for the past 2 weeks? this is too nerve-wracking (and now with this 100% crap!) also everyone watch Bron, it will improve your Swedish & Danish!

November 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayway223

The course will be available on Monday. :-)

November 14, 2014
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