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Alphabets learning?

You guys should start teaching from beginning . from alphabets .then anyone can start learning. even who have no idea about that language.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish use the same Latin alphabet that is used in English. Well, some letters are called differently, but what does it matter? Anyone who wants to learn the names of the letters can just google them or watch a YouTube video with alphabet recital.

Reading tips would be much more useful, but since Duolingo team is very small, they probably just have not had time to write them yet. I believe most duolingers learn reading by listening to records and following the text. This way is less formal and boring, and after some time you begin to "feel" how a word should be read.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mat.saikat

isn't it important to learn alphabets first before start learning how to make a word? Yeah. i know i can google and there is many site that'll teach you alphabets with pronunciation. But since duolingo doing everything , it'd be better if they teach alphabets before courses.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Make a word? I don't know about making words, but children learn words and phrases without any idea about alphabet. In my opinion, the best thing is to start with simple sentences that you can listen to and read at the same time. When you see something like "Yo soy un hombre" and hear this sentence pronounced correctly, this is quite enough to learn it. When you get more phrases, you'll figure out that "h" is not pronounced or that "u" is pronounced as "oo" in Spanish. If you don't, there's no problem, you can ask a question any time - and, in fact, many people have already done that, so if you look into sentence discussions, you'll get plenty of information.

I believe this way is much faster and more fun than reading a lot of theory about the pronunciation of every letter and letter combination, learning exclusions and so on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mat.saikat

Well explained bro. Gracias !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I like this idea.

I wouldn't want to go all of the way through the alphabet if I didn't need it though. As for the diacritical marks (those little symbols above letters that look like commas etc.), I prefer to learn those as I go.

However, I really like the idea of basic literacy trees for each language. If we really want to encourage multi-lingualism, we need to remember that literacy is a privilege that not everyone has access to. The difficulty we run into there, however, is the question of: Are illiterate folks online? (And by this I don't include people who use ears rather than eyes, or touch rather than either of those.) It is possible that my own ignorance is showing through with that question. I apologize if it is.

I don't know the Korean alphabet though, that is for sure!! (Though, I have a rad infograph crash course I found on Tumblr! :D)

Questions like yours feel very important to me. Already, it has got me thinking of important things I wasn't thinking about before. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mat.saikat

Thanks ! I hope they'll think like you.

4 years ago