ETA on LingQ 5.0?
Near the end of November now, please give regular updates as promised nearly 2 months ago.
Any further updates?
Hopefully it'll be here in time for Christmas :)
We have a beta group testing the iOS app. Android beta is around the corner. Web is a bit further out.
We shouldn't have leaked the news about the update so early in the year, so that's our bad. Please be patient and know that we are not purposely going slow. We have a lot going on behind the scenes! Progress is being made every day.
I understand. Thanks for letting us know and for making LingQ even better.
As a regular LingQ user and looking forward to the new LingQ 5.0 software, I am keen to help see its development expedited. Is there a way for users to partake in the beta testing of the new iOS app to provide more testing manpower for the LingQ team?
Thank you for your offer but lack of iOS beta testers is not what's slowing us down right now. It's simply that we have a multitude of projects underway and these are all things that take time.
Hi, thanks for these updates. The question is, where should we be looking for updates about the release of the new version?
Also, and most importantly: I understand that something took definitely longer than expected in the release of the new version, and this just happens, but wouldn't it be possible to add the new languages to the current website? In the end, that is what the core of the LingQ project really is, and that is what we users are really interested in. Great to have an updated version of the website if that happens to be under way, but maybe it's not worth to have actual languages postponed when the current website works anyway - is it?
Thanks in advance for your reply,
The main reason we have postponed adding new languages for after the release of LingQ 5.0 is lack of time, since all our developers are extremely busy working on major update and dealing with tons of things. We need to prioritize things properly and at this moment, we are fully focused on releasing the update first.
After we launch it, we will get back to adding new languages too.
Will there be a solution to Xiaomi problems?
will be the button "lingq here" in lingq 5.0 as was in old extension from 2014?
https://youtu.be/uBX6wOuzvNc 1:10 minut
Wow, that looks pretty cool, wonder why they removed that feature. Also pretty cool to see how LingQ looked back then.
This seems to me to be a very sensible idea. It would save overloading the LingQ servers with lessons that are only glanced at and never read again.
Cool feature, I wish it were available again!
Almost October ... Any update on lingq 5.0 please? Tnx
Yea, we have been left in the dark...
it seems so. I purchased my annual membership because I thought 5.0 was imminent, I hope they still plan to launch soon
I'm in the same boat, I would like an update to what's going on as well.
We are still waiting on our developers to have the beta ready to launch. This is a massive project, and we need it to be functioning for you guys before launching the beta. Of course we will keep you updated. If there's no update it's because we're still working hard on it. Thanks for your patience!
thanks for the info!
So I guess that means it is still a while away?
Any update on lingq 5.0?
any update on lingq 5.0?
Yep, any update on ETA 5.0?
From the handbook of software development: "It'll be ready when it's ready". :)
Isn't that handbook from the "True but Not Helpful" series?
Here's something from the "True and Helpful" collection: "The closer you are to a software release, the better you can estimate the release date." :)
Hello! Estimated release date for the next version of LingQ will be closer to the end of summer. And you are correct, new languages will be added after the next version is launched. Which language(s) are you interested in?
I'm interested in Irish being added, but I haven't heard any news on the mini stories for that in a while, so I suspect they aren't done.
I'd love Irish (Icelandic and Maltese too), but I don't think it'll ever be on LingQ because the chances of a native speaker translating and reading 60 ministories is next to null.
For at least scottish and welsh (can't comment on irish just because I don't know about the situation) there are various charities and even the government putting money into promoting its use in schools and trying to revive the languages. I know Steve is keen on more schools using lingq and getting involved with that kind of thing so possible business idea could be to access some funds through this to get mini stories etc done and maybe use lingq in schools for students to read traditional celtic poems and stories and so on in the relevant language to the region.
Can you tell I'd be keen to see celtic languages here too :D
I am on the case with Breton, even if that is one of the ones less likely to be of interest to English speakers simply because English speakers are more likely to have Welsh or Gaelic heritage, but if it ends up being the first one added here, then that'll be an option for you.
Interestingly I just did one of those DNA ancestry tests and found a decent amount of ancestry from both Brittany and Cornwall that I didn't know existed. Now Breton at least is on my radar since I don't think Cornish has any speakers left.
It didn't, but there has apparently been a revival effort, and last I heard there were some 500 people who can speak a reconstructed Cornish.
Anyway, I am now sitting on 40 translated and recorded Breton mini stories, plus some more just translated, but it's been a bad few weeks at work and I've not had much time/energy for audio editing. I will get there, though.
Icelandic would be a cracker too. I know there was one fellow who was in the process of translating and recording the mini stories.
Georgian and Vietnamese will likewise be very interesting.
Is there any chance that Lithuanian could be added on Lingq?
It is a representative of the Baltic family of languages, along with Latvian and (extinct) old Prussian. It is one of the most archaic Indoeuropean languages, so the study of Lithuanian is very important to anyone interested in Indoeuropean studies (along with Sanskrit, Ancient Greek, Latin, etc)
...also my wife happens to be Lithuanian, so I would be very grateful if it was added :D
I don't think you mean duolingo.....
Sorry, corrected :) Although I would love it if it were available on Duo too
Is she able to speak it fluently? If so, see if she would be willing to help with some of the translations of the mini stories so that LingQ will add it?
Yes, she is a Lithuanian citizen and lived there for the first 21 years of her life, she went there to school and college. In fact I had already thought about persuading her to help me with this and then contact Lingq to offer her help in the past. However, she is having some medical issues this year and working hard on her job, she does not have a lot of time to spare for a project like this.
On the other hand, I think her sister could be persuaded to help us, so we would have two native speakers that could potentially translate mini stories into Lithuanian. It would involve some persuasion and I cannot promise anything as it would not depend on me but I could try to get them to collaborate, if the scope was not too large.
Perhaps if the Lithuanian Lingq could be launched in Beta with the minimum amount needed of mini-stories (I do not remember the minimum number, was it 20, 40 or 60?) they could slowly translate more stories in the future but as I said, I cannot promise anything unfortunately...
I believe that LingQ currently require 40 of the 60 stories translated and recorded. Definitely worth asking them if they are willing to help out. I can help tweak the audio to improve the sound quality if they are able to do the recordings as well.
Lots of great suggestions!
We add a new language when we have all 60 LingQ Mini Stories translated and recorded into that language. For now, we do not have anything ready for Irish, so we cannot give an ETA at this time.
I'll get back to everyone regarding Lithuanian. Having a native speaker to translate is crucial, so don't hesitate to contact our support team, @Jokojoko83 to offer your sister-in-law's services (if she's happy to help).
I've taken note of all other suggestions and questions and will get back to you all ASAP.
For Lithuanian we already have all 60 Mini Stories translated and recorded. Volunteer sent them a few weeks ago.
As soon as we launch LingQ 5.0, Lithuanian will be added.
With regards to adam_s_1's reply about funding from the government to support the language, I found an application from the Irish government for exactly that. The application seems very geared towards organizations, so I don't think they would be keen on granting me the money. Is filling out the application and, if the grant comes through, hiring translators something that LingQ would be willing to do?
The Irish website is https://www.forasnagaeilge.ie/category/the-projects-fund/?lang=en
And I got a quote of around $4,200 (USD) for an English to Irish translation of the 25k words in the mini stories from https://translated.com/quote#quote-code=bfb0256e8
We do have translators. Thanks for sharing your research; I'll see what we can do with it.
I think Irish would be a good investment for LingQ. Its quite popular on Duolingo with over a million learners and could likely draw more people here.
What is planned in the new version? Will there be compatibility to Xiaomi devices? (Now we can't mark phrases, only single words). Will there be new features in LingQ? It's kind of boring that there are only options for reading. It may be possible to add games with words or activities.
will Vietnamese be one of the languages added? I would love it if it was :)
We are nearing the end of summer. Any update?
Any chance of a sneak preview? Zoran? 😁
No! 😁 Took a bit longer that expected, lot of work. But we are making progress and we hope to launch it, probably in September.
Getting it right is faster than getting it quick. (Or is getting it right quicker than getting it fast?) Patiently looking forward to the new release. I'm adverse to change for change's sake, and I was skeptical of the last big change. I was quickly won over by the current reader, though, so I remain optimistic about the next big update.
In any case, get your rest, Zoran. There will probably be lots of questions and support requests regardless of how ready the software is and how smoothly the update goes. We apprecieate your support work.
Is there a release date yet?
I was wondering this a crash happened yesterday and I thought the they intentionally took the servers down for the update but that was not the case. Is there an official date?
I was also hoping the downtime was so they could update to Lingq 5.0 - I was a bit disappointed when it wasn't the case!
Will there be a solution to the problem of Xiaomi devices? (no option to lingQ phrases).
European day of languages? :)
I want to see Hindi added. How is it not there already? It's one of the biggest languages in the world and people asked for it, what, 8 years ago? How do you have Gujarati but not Hindi?
Look, currently I'm importing podcast dialogue into lessons under Gujarati and I would be satisfied with that had it not be for the fact that the system fails to recognise devanagari words. Maybe I'll have to use romanized words but that's not ideal, is it? If Hindi doesn't come soon, or at least see substantial support, then I may not be inclined to continue my subscription.
Idk its been like a year since lingq 5.0 was announced. Just gotta wait another year
Yeah, just like Oxygen said...
They gotta do what they gotta do, tho. Not so long ago they announced the new beta version on IOS, if I am not mistaken. They should release it soon, I presume