I’ve done mainly Romance and Germanic languages on Duolingo, and have started a Celtic, Turkic, and Slavic language. But they all have one thing in common: they all use the Roman alphabet.
My next two languages are Ukrainian and Russian. They both use the Cyrillic alphabet, which I can’t read much of at all. Before I even attempt the languages on Duolingo, I need to do two things: learn Cyrillic and learn how to type with the Ukrainian and Russian keyboards. After that, I can try the languages.
There is one more language available to study, and that’s Catalan. However, it’s for Spanish speakers, which means I need to improve my Spanish so I can study Catalan.
But there are more languages coming soon. In fact, it looks like Welsh, another Celtic language, will be available next week. And soon after that, we should be seeing Vietnamese fairly quickly. Others coming in later this year may be Swahili, Hungarian, Greek, and Romanian. Other languages that look to be further away are Hebrew, Czech, Hindi, and Indonesian. I’ve been hearing that Korean is about to start being developed.
In a Reddit Q&A, Duolingo’s founder suggests that there will be about five endangered languages being added each year starting this year. That sounds quite interesting.
So, anyone know Cyrillic? Any tips?