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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Duo Goes to Malta was one of the best posts ever! :D

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StrapsOption
<h1>Inti gentil wisq!</h1>

November 2, 2014

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

Usagi, it is the best post ever :)

February 24, 2015

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

Just out of interest, did any other post ever have sequels?

February 24, 2015

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

Nope. Good job and no you completely deserve to praise yourself! :)

February 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahG820487

Hi ,

I am Maltese and I got my children age 9 and 6 to learn French on Duolingo and they are really enjoying the app and learning at the same time. Then I thought that my kids could really use Duolingo in Maltese as it would help them to learn the basics of the language in a fun way. My kids are English speaking and find Maltese really hard to learn. I am trying different ways to expose them to the language but the basics are still difficult for them esp my 6 year old who is not interested to learn Maltese.

Duolingo in Maltese would be a fantastic tool to have and I am sure a lot of other Maltese parents who have English speaking children and find Maltese difficult would find this app a blessing for their young ones.

A Maltese Duolingo is thus not only a great idea for foreigners but a better idea of the great number of young Maltese children who struggle to learn and speak Maltese. Independent private schools could also use the app as a tool.

Let me know if you need me to promote this.

October 17, 2015

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

Great reasons, thank you very much for this comment. Help in promotion would be really appreciated.

It must be hard getting your kids to learn it. Would you consider applying for the Incubator?

October 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tnel1

Hi, love all the work you do! By the way, do you have a blog? website? It would be nice to follow what you are up to!

November 2, 2014

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

I don't unfortunately, I just use everyone else's websites! Grazzi tal-inkoraġġiment tiegħek!

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tnel1

;)

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Katrina.-

Grazzi ħafna for all of the Maltese you give us! :)

November 8, 2014

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

I do my best!

November 8, 2014

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

I travelled to Malta a couple of years ago. Beautiful nature, an unbelievable amount of history and culture, especially on such a tiny land proud of its many heritages, and very friendly people.

February 17, 2015

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

You just summed it up entirely!

February 17, 2015

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

How do we support? I really want this course to happen!

November 2, 2014

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

Upvote, shout about it, that kind of thing. Tell people about Maltese!

November 2, 2014

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

Oh and of course, learn it! If you meet any Maltese on Duolingo, redirect them to me. I love everyone's enthusiasm!

February 7, 2015

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

I would go for a Maltese course. It sounds awesome!

February 7, 2015

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

IVA!!! Support is always needed.

February 8, 2015

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

GO MALTESE!!!!

March 21, 2015

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

IVA!!!

Kif qed imur l-Ispanjol?

March 21, 2015

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

Tajjeb.

March 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/it-tifel

it's really heartwarming to see people so interested in the maltese language, especially as a native speaker of it myself! unfortunately i have to say that it's currently facing a certain decline, arising from a preference towards english. as a consequence, MANY people know much more english than they do maltese (i have been guilty of this myself), can't write maltese well (although to be fair, it is a highly difficult language to master grammatically and orthographically), or some aren't even being brought up knowing maltese at all.

it's a very disappointing reality, but i'm super grateful of attempts like these to keep the language going! a course here for maltese would be a breath of fresh air for us native speakers, and i think it would really help to keep people interested in such a unique language.

grazzi immens għall-kontribut tiegħek!

September 1, 2017

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

I should start greek lessons on posts, since duo seems to not be able to make a course until the reverse graduates from beta

December 8, 2014

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

Great, another language that I really want to learn

December 8, 2014

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

Grazzi! Greek lessons would be interesting. You may want to cooperate with panagiotists13.

December 8, 2014

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

yeah we talk. I think that could work

December 9, 2014

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

Have a lingot and an upvote! I think Malta is a truly wonderful country. I went there three years ago randomly -- it was the only place we could affordably get flights to with two days notice(!) So I was nervous about how it would be -- I knew NOTHING about Malta at all. But I was blown away. What a beautiful and historic nation. Unique, absolutely unique. I always gush about Malta and have convinced at least one other person to visit! And the Maltese language is wonderful. Not only is it the only Semitic language written in the Roman aphabet, which is pretty cool in and of itself, but it is made up of layer-upon-layer of foreign borrowing and influence. Italian, English, and so many other languages besides. What a great language for language nerds to learn! Maltese is genuinely one of the few languages that I would consider seriously learning if it was on Duolingo.

I would say 'Maltese will never happen' were it not for two things: (1) Irish happened, and (2) basically all Maltese speakers also speak English, and many also speak Italian. Therefore, there are huge numbers of bilinguals who might be able to contribute to the ourse (you yourself list several who have signed up).

March 29, 2015

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

You really like Malta, don't you? Did you visit the Cathedrl?

March 29, 2015

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

LOL! I tried to tone my post down; I could have carried on! I went pretty much everywhere. My favourite places, though, were Comino Bay, Valetta, and Mdina (sic?).

March 29, 2015

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

Exactly.

Thank you so much for that, I love to see people being so enthusiastic about this project.I don't actually know if the ones in the list are the only ones to apply, but they're the only ones who have told me. I also, as you said, always gush about Malta. Malta does blow people away, and the course really deserves to happen soon!

By the way, while in Malta, did you get to drink any Kinnie?

March 30, 2015

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

Yes I did. Absolutely loved it! 8-D

March 30, 2015

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

StrapsOption, a person who truly loves their language and country. I wish many of us were at least somewhat as inspired.

July 7, 2015

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

Sorry, very late reply, just noticed your comment. Malta is easy to love!

August 12, 2016

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

You're right. And it's not too late anyway! ;)

August 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Himawari34

Hello! This is just to let you know that I added your post to list of lessons created by duo users ^^

January 18, 2016

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

Grazzi ħafna!

January 18, 2016

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

As a Hebrew speaker who majored in Arabic in high school and finished the Italian course here, yes.

August 12, 2016

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

Grazzi, qattus iswed! That's a lot of medals.

August 12, 2016

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

Great work! Very enjoyable and you make it easy to learn! I hope Duolingo develops a Maltese course some day because it would be a fascinating language to learn. It baffles me why Irish (140,000 daily fluent speakers), Esperanto and Klingon all have developed or developing courses but Maltese (500,000 daily fluent speakers) doesn't?! Keep up the good work! I'll support anyway I can until we have Maltese up and running!

August 28, 2016

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

Thank you!

Yeah, that annoys me a bit. Not that I have any objection to those languages (well, except Klingon!) - I just wish Maltese got there first!

August 29, 2016

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

I agree. Esperanto and Klingon... Alas! Duolingo gives what people request so if enough of us request Maltese – who knows!

August 31, 2016

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

"Duolingo gives what people request"

[[citation needed]]

I imagine it's a complex formula of what looks good for publicity, what people request, what they have volunteers for, and other "ingredients". I'd be surprised if the number of requests played the number one role.

August 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Italian.Ice

Wow! Good luck with your endeavors! Have a lingot!

March 29, 2015

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

Grazie mille!

Grazzi ħafna!

Sei italiano?

March 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Italian.Ice

March 30, 2015

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

Ah, fantastico! Lo sto imparando, come puoi vedere.

March 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Italian.Ice

Il tuo italiano è molto buono. Se hai bisognio di aiuto, o se voi praticare, puoi sempre messagiarmi!

March 30, 2015

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

Grazie, lo farò!

March 30, 2015

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

Still waiting!

November 22, 2016

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

Hopefully not too much longer... :)

November 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keith.lia

I'm Maltese and had applied for the incubator last year, but I can't see the language anymore. Was it removed?

January 23, 2018

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

Oh no... :( I hope they'll put it back in the incubator!

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v-leand

I guess they changed their priorities or something like that. But I hope we can see maltese soon

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryEllen246097

Just found out that Malta has a mild climate and that it would be good to retire there as the cost of living is reasonable and there are lots of things to do there. Wish Duolingo would have a language tree for this! Plus, since someone mention the language is in decline Duolingo could help preserve it like it did Irish. There are more Duolingo students studying Irish than the total population in Ireland I've been told.

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v-leand

Exactly. The maltese speaking population is almost half a million and if duolingo adds it, it would boom its speakers a lot

May 23, 2018

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

This is a great thing! I'm thinking to start something similar!

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicole10892

I have no idea if this is the right or best place for this...

when I moved into the place where I live now the previous tenant left behind some stuff - including a pair of books on learning Maltese (aimed at English speakers). one is a textbook and the other is the matching / corresponding workbook. the textbook covers vocabulary and grammar over 24 topics - it has paragraphs or even pages of text in Maltese, so it looks like it is super intense. it does touch on pronunciation as well. I haven't looked at the workbook at all though.

I have no need for them, and normally I would just take them to a recycling shop - they're in pristine condition but I knew there wasn't a course on here, so I wondered if somebody might be able to make use of them. I'm not sure how I'd get it to you but that can be worked out later.

August 22, 2018
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