Are making any new language
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I'd love to contribute to a Japanese course for Duolingo however, as a native speaker, it would be difficult to explain why words/particles/verbs/etc goes here and there...
what abt adding swahili language from my country Tanzania,it is really nice and enjoyable.think abt it
One problem for Duolingo with adding an East-Asian language (such as Mandarin, Japanese, etc) is that languages like those take so much studying and immersion. It would be very difficult to offer an effective course through a phone or even computer. Those languages take years to know even the basics, at least when writing is accounted.
Not really, a friend of mine is a professor of Chinese and Japanese languages. We just talked about it, a day ago. It takes about 8-9 months, up to an year to master a language like that, if you are up to it (for like 2-3 hours a day - depending on the environment )
To complete Brice's comment.
For your question you can search, for example, "New Language" (with guillement) or new AND language (with capital AND) in the search function.
Look for "How do I use the search engine of the discussions page?" here http://www.duolingo.com/comment/781395 to know how to make accurate searchs.
I would personally love to see Russian, Swedish, and Polish! Sadly, I'm not sure how quickly Polish would be added, but Russian and Swedish are viable possibilities! I really hope they are included soon! Great work, Duolingo!
Hey guys, I might have friends that can help mixing the languages. Like French-German or stuff like that... Plus adding 2 other languages : Greek and Bulgarian. If the Admins are interested, please text me so I can see if I am able to push the start of this.