Faroe Islands - Faroese experiment
I would LOVE for this to be added to the site. I have a good friend who lives in the Faroe Islands and we alternate between English, Icelandic, and Danish to talk to each other. He has challenged me to learn Faroese but there aren't many resources
Good luck in understanding!
I have not listened to much Faroese, but written it is very intelligible. The sources I have seen imply that Faroese orthography is etymological which would explain how the spoken language has drifted quite far away from the phonological spelling.
I do wonder what content is available in Faroese that could be imported into LingQ. Is there a Faroese Forlagið?
Mofibo/Danish Storytel does include Faroese as a search option, but they will not take my money to allow me try it out.
There would not be a great amount of material in Faroese to import into LingQ for public sharing, but there is some and obviously that is where we'd begin. They do have news sites that could be used for the news feed. All small languages are a challenge in getting enough material. Norwegian was seriously lacking when I started learning it here in June of 2020 or so for example, so Icelandic and Faroese offer bigger challenges as that goes.
Very interesting! I wish you a lot of fun and hope you can practise a lot of Faroese. I don't know much about the Faroe islands but I remember a documentary about women from the Philippines on the Faroes. Maybe for the immigrant community, Faroese on LingQ is a really interesting project, because I imagine it's difficult to learn a language with few resources. Also, you could draw attention to Tagalog on LingQ for curious Faroese. ;)
Very interesting. We have quite a lot of Philippino and Thai women who have moved to Iceland too. Many men in Iceland and the Faroes who have a hard time finding wives for various reasons and many women in SE-Asia who are simply trying to get out of poverty and even wishing to send money to support their families or bring some family members into more well to do countries. Thus there have been lots of marriages like that. Often the men are quite a lot older than the women. Some times it goes well, sometimes not. Sometimes the men are abusive and the women then don't always know their rights, which is sad. Sometimes the women are just trying to get as much out of it financially as possible and take advantage of the man, even leave them bankrupt and divorce them as soon as they can. But many of these marriages also work out well.
LOL I guess nobody gives 2 cents about Faroese, since it's a microlanguage. Got lots of responses when I was doing a similar experiment with Spanish, but zero on Faroese. Well since most people don't even know this country exists, I probably shouldn't be too surprised. Actually a very beautiful and peaceful place if you want to visit.
Even if people aren't as interested in learning it, I am sure you are doing the language a great service by preserving it in some way and will be much appreciated by the people there. I'd say its a worthwhile endeavour. Will be interesting to read how you get on with speaking it!