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Language lovers! Test your ears...

September 17, 2013

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

700! pure luck though, I only really knew one, though some were "educated guesses"


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

Here's the introductory blog by the game's creator:
http://quietlyamused.org/blog/2013/09/01/introducing-the-great-language-game/

And here's a discussion about the game on Hacker News:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6318634


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

It's quite fun to hear some of the exotic ones :D. 850 on the first try, thanks to a bit of luck on some occasions, and also thanks the ability to distinguish between slavic languages, because there were quite a few of them :).

Lost because of Maori, Kurdish and Welsh :S


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

Hi guys, I'm the game's author. Glad you're all enjoying it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danwizard2013

fun game :D 750 had to guess from some of the sounds which area of the world they were from, which is strange because scots gaelic almost threw me but in some ways it sounded like Welsh so I got that one.


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

O yeah defo, on scots gaelic sounding like welsh:) ( first language welsh speaker here ) probs cause all the voiceless uvular fricatives (same basic sound as the french 'r':), They're from the same language family ( along with Irish, Manx, Breton, and cornish(practically extinct))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt.Cooksey

Good game. 450 pnts :)


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

Same as my score! :D We guessed 9 languages correct!


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

:P I only got something like 250 at the best. Man, that's hard!


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

Oh my, I think we Duolinguists have loved the site to death! (I just tried to use it and it is down)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomk123

A good bit of fun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chanie6

I'm not very good at this game. I tried 3 times and my best score was 400 and one of the languages I heard is many first language (French) and the language I'm learning now (German).

Very fun though!


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

just 900 ;) I truly enjoyed observing my internal reasoning ... I attempted learning Finnish once, and thus detecting Finnish and Estonian was easier. Having been to Denmark, I had a vague idea of its sound etc. This really speaks for immersing oneself in foreign audio.


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

700 :). Fun game, thanks for posting!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unit-3K21

This is really fun! I only got 350 in three attempts. I was lucky enough to run into French and Portuguese.


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

Wow, I think that's the highest on this entire thread... congrats!


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

550 on my only try, but i was helped because they used the same cheerful Polish woman for 3 of my samples.


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

Fun. 650 on my second attempt, but guessing on over half of them.


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

That was fun! I was surprised how well I did--maybe there's hope that I will learn a new language!


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

It seems Luis & Co puts us to work again... having fun.


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

A great game for language lovers!!

I got 800 points... Kannada, Central Tibetan and Hindi caught me out :-/ Why can't they have English, French, Spanish and German on there?? :-p


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

They have French, Spanish, and German, but not English.


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

Ok, well I didn't get any of them! ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christine1999

I have also 800! And all were tips excluding German, Slovak and Czech (I live in Slovakia and czech language is very similar to slovak). I was wrong on some Dali (I have no idea what is it), Croatian and Samoan language. But the game is nice and very challenging. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nat-aly

800 points, interesting game :)


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

500! really nice game!


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

nice! 500 on my second try


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

I got 600. Very challenging for the Eastern languages!


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

700! It's great when you get it right by hearing what language it resembles, and guessing from there!


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

Very fun game. My score was 600. European languages, except for few northern ones, were easy for me. But there were a lot of languages I never heard of, so I had to guess those. But the site keeps crashing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/espy84

400, very tough game! it's interesting to hear all of these languages though


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

600! Yupiiii! Nice surprise!

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