Duolingo's "flag" for the Yiddish course showcases an aleph with a "komets" diacritic, a foundational Yiddish letter. (Image/Courtesy Duolingo)

How Duolingo developed its new Yiddish course

When Meena Viswanath signed on more than two years ago to help Duolingo, the world’s largest language learning app, create its first Yiddish course, she knew it wouldn’t be easy. But Viswanath, the daughter and granddaughter of famed Yiddish scholars who speaks Yiddish at home with her children, assumed most of the difficulties would be technical.…
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