I think there are many people on Duolingo who are waiting for this course. And also a lot of us who are willing to work on making it. I have applied but I got an e-mail where they said that there are already a lot courses in Incubator and that they will let me know if they decide to make it. I hope they will give us a chance soon and we will be able to share with you all lovely things about our language and culture :) Wish you all a nice evening/night :) Желим вам свима пријатно вече/ноћ :)
I support this to 10000%! Yes, that would be amaaaazing. The day it's announced that one of these languages are going to come I think I'm seriously gonna cry some hahaha out of happiness and out of excitement. I've always wanted to know 'them', all my life.. with Duolingo I feel like it can finally happen!
I hope we will make your wish come true (with the help of Duolingo of course). Thanks for your support, it means a lot. And it makes me so happy to see people from other countries are interested in learning this lovely, but not very popular language. Хвала пуно, hvala puno :)
During the era of Yugoslavia, it was one language known as Serbo-Croatian. It was the country's way of trying to unite the people. When the Yugoslavia was disestablished, Macedonia and Slovenia had their own official language back to being in use and Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro all spoke different versions of this Serbo-Croatian. They are largely similar, but now all four are considered their own respective language.
I applied a long time ago but i did not receive anything, most likely because i had my account for just 2 days and they thought i wasnt serious about it, but i would gladly do my best to help prepare for Serbian. If such a thing comes into Duolingo's consideration, know that you have friendly help.
Yes. Start a Serbian course! All the books I've used have a learning curve that's too steep for someone who want to learn the language on his own.
Ofcourse, make it in Cyrillic (see Russian for English: it starts it's tree with exercises to learn the alphabet) and goes from there. By learning both you will never be in trouble whenever you're confronted with words in cyrillic. Ofcourse you could add the latin version to the right answer down there in the explaination box, but the course itself should be in cyrillic.
It's not like you need to learn the Arabic or an East-Asian alphabet with crazy rules; each letter corresponds with just one letter. No crazy syllables to remember, just single-letter replacement (except for nj, dž and lj).
Maybe it's also possible to make the course back-to-back with a team that sets out to create a Croatian course. But no, don't combine the languages, even though it's mutually understandable it will only lead to confussion and problems along the way.
Thanks for your kind words. I would really like to start a Serbian course, but Duolingo team is still not interesting in making it. That's why I am making those posts (my lessons) to teach you a bit of Serbian grammar, letters and to show you more about our culture and nation.
Yes, I would love to make it in Cyrillic, because it is official script. And I also think it isn't that hard to learn it (Serbian Cyrillic keyboard is the same as standard keyboard, just our letters are added). I think it won't be hard to learn the azbuka :) And yes, I don't think there should be one Serbo croatian course, because every country has its own language. If they want to make courses from the Balkans, they should choose Serbian or Croatian, or any other language.
Köszönöm, jól vagyok, és te?
... and that is basically all of my Hungarian, so far ;) yes, I love it! I just started to dabble in it since the Hungarian course here is edging towards completion, and I loved it instantly. Even though I just barely understand what I'm doing so far :D
I have really enjoyed doing the German via Russian course here on Duo, so although my Croatian is waaayyyyyy less advanced than my Russian, I'm thinking a little Hungarian-via-Croatian will be good for me :D
Memrise is really dangerous 8-o hehehehe. I have also managed to get slightly addicted to Estonian, though again I'm muddling through cluelessly; just so pretty <3
I must say I am impressed with you. You know so much and you are learning all the time new things. I grew up surrounden by Hungarian people and I know a bit of the language, but I always think it is so hard to learn. Grammar is crazy and the long words also. Estonian and Hungarian come from the same language group, right? Tell me, how you manage to learn all of this? Svaka čast, divim ti se :)
Hah - I think you shouldn't be too impressed till you hear me speak or see me write accurately and confidently! I tend towards the "Jack of all trades, master of none" stereotype, with the attention span of a gnat. If I wasn't also as stubborn as a mule, I'd never learn anything! But thank you <3 you are very kind and your words gave me a lift :)
I think I'm just a curious person. I'm interested in people, in languages, I'm interested in how things work, I find the world a fascinating place, and I rarely come across a subject or language or thing that I wouldn't like to learn more about. If you find the world interesting, learning isn't a chore :)
ETA: oh, and yes, Estonian and Hungarian are distantly related. Estonian is much more closely related to Finnish, but all three languages are part of a large family of Finno-Ugric/Uralic languages.
There are over a thousand discussions asking for Serbian over the last 4 years, and still asking today. I have no idea why Duolingo isn't supporting it yet. Do they need more helpers? Money? I know several people have tried to get the project approved and submitted it and volunteered to build and help with it. Tons of support. What's the problem??