Tag: duolingo

Kudos and Comhghairdeas* to Duolingo’s Irish Language Volunteers

The Irish President (Uachtarán Na hEireann) Michael D. Higgins (Micheál D Ó hUigínn) (@PresidentIRL) has publicly recognized seven volunteers for their work in building up the Irish language (Gaeilge) version of the crowd-sourced, languagelearning social app Duolingo (@duolingo). This is first time I’ve read about a head of state doing something like this in the language space, although volunteerism is something...

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The Politics of Irish Language: Gaeilge (Never Gaelic)

I was going to write about the politics of the Irish language (Gaeilge) in the North of Ireland/Northern Ireland (see? in trouble already). But I won’t. The topic’s just too hot to handle (see what I did there?) Recent news about the Irish language in that part of the island of Ireland is a reminder that language everywhere has...

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The Future of Web Translation: Haters Gonna Hate

Just lurrve this TEDxCMU talk by Luis von Ahn of CMU called Duolingo: The Next Chapter in Human Computation. It’s all about smart people working together to solve worldwide information problems. You know those annoying reCaptcha word combinations that you have to enter on some sites to verify that you’re a real person? Did you...

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