Would Russian ever be on Duolingo?
Please make it possible to establish a course "russian for english speakers" i spend one year in russia and know some native russians who speak english who may participate... and i would appriciate it a lot to keep up with my russian skills and increase my vocabulary.. russian is such a beatiful language!
My girlfriend and her family speak Russian and I really want to learn it so I can feel like I know the real her! Please release it soon as she wants me to go and meet her family over there Summer 2014 and I want to be able to speak to them myself without her having to translate everything.
How would Duolingo handle the Cyrillic keyboard? It's bad enough with umlauts in German? I know some Ukrainian, and whenever I try to type something in the language, it's hunt-and-peck to the extreme. Personally, I'd do Ukrainian before Russian, but I think it'd be hard for Duolingo to do either.
Installing the layout is easy peasy: рашцнфрвлпшентслыг...
Now, learning what letter is where is tricky, because there is zero correspondence between the Latin and Cyrillic layouts.
Best option I see is to have a letter map showing on the same page. It will be slow but eventually you'd learn.