https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas727

Let's Add Latin

Although it may be a dead language, I am fluent in Latin and would love to help develop a course for it. Upvote this if you would want to learn Latin or help make it a course so we can get this project started.

September 12, 2015

252 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bockenheim

Being fluent in Latin is something spectacular. How did you get to being fluent?

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Augris42

There are actually a surprising number of programs and groups that use spoken Latin. It's kind of going through a Renaissance at the moment.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bockenheim

That's pretty cool to hear. I've only ever heard of it used today for religious purposes.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AugustusSh

Latin as language and the form of Latin the (catholic) church uses are completely different. It's not comparable. And even if it's used for religious purposes where would that be a problem? Arabic is used for religious purposes, hebrew is too, German is, English is, etc. I don't see that as a problem. The only problem I can think of is pronounciation. Latin is, as far as I remember from school, pronounced as written. "Caelum obscurum est" - (translates into "the sky is dark") is spoken "Kaelum obscurum est". I'd like to see a Latin course on Duolingo

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

Caelum obscurum est in Ecclesiastical Latin is pronounced Che-lum Ob-scu-rum est.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver825571

Church Latin isn’t very different from Classical Latin apart from a wider lexicon and a few different grammatical constructions. That and pronunciation. Tell me, how experienced are you in your Latinate studies?

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Medievalist13

Church Latin and Latin are very comparable. Sure, there are numerous differences, but to say they are not comparable and are completely different, is fallacious.

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/calprofmom

I'm a historian and as an academic who works on European history--primarily medicine and law--between 1500 and 1850, Latin is essential. It's a very important language for historians, literary critics, scholars of religion.

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar

You just hit the nail on the head. Duo is liberal as can be and they don't want to help promote Catholicism in any way. Their bias against Latin is painfully obvious.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

Wow! I never thought of that! I could not be more Protestant but I love Latin because it is the key to so much of the past. You cannot be a historian really without it. The Protestant Reformers wrote in Latin they did not want to kill the language only to open up the text of the bible to people in their mother tongues. I hope Duo Lingo themselves reply to your comment.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rexinkognito

When they add Arabic and Hebrew, why should Latin be a problem?

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Michal45058

Interesting, I wasn't aware of this angle. And it never occurred to me that you could accuse Latin of being in any way connected to Christian religions. Latin was spoken and written in long before Bible was written (at least I think so). Moreover, for me the most important in Latin is that it gave origin to so many languages, and one uses Latin words in medicine, biology, agriculture, law, and probably many other domains. I'm not native English speaker, but when I was planting plants in my garden, the only way to translate names of plants in Ireland/UK was to use Latin name of the plant (plus Wikipedia). So if that's indeed Duolingos policy to discriminate against Latin (if they discriminate, which I obviously don't know), then it is plain ridiculous.

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Let's not forget music (I haven't read further down yet, to see if anyone else has mentioned this very current and important use of Latin). Medicine, as you have noted, extremely important, Economics (cetibus paribus) et cetera! I would love to learn Latin. Had one lesson at school back in 1981, because I had already covered the French syllabus.

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

Latin has many children via Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, Moldavian, Macedo-Aromanian... 2/3 of English comes from Latin/French. Latin is practically as old as South Europe's civilization, however in written form has been around the same time as ancient Greek (~VII BC).

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

I am increasingly finding Latin to be a great part of the languages I am learning here on Duolingo - improving my Spanish, and from scratch learning Romanian, Welsh, Catalan, and glimpsing Hungarian.

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

Parts of the old Testament part of the Bible certainly predates Latin but there was Latin around by the time the New Testament was written. I love Latin and would like to be better at it. At the moment i'm using Memrise for my Latin study.

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chicagoMatt

lol, when americans link catholicism as opposed to 'liberalism'. just. no.

October 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

I'm not an American perhaps that's why I don't understand all this!

October 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/azraelfiernen

Latin isn't an inherently a Catholic language. Romans actually worshiped pagan-esque gods before Christianity. Besides, the church dialect of Latin is completely different than the actual Latin language.

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Noah254633

But Latin as we think of it and the Catholic Church dialect of Latin are different.

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Noah254633

They have Hebrew and Arabic though

June 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Good point to note that the languages of the other Abrahamic religions are represented.

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TerrorBlades

ffs everything has to be connected to the internal American political struggle. Maybe its not been make because no one has made it? Maybe just now its in the incubator? Maybe just maybe things are made with peoples own initiative.

March 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaSwart

Without any evidence, your post is childish and ridiculous. Duolingo has never shown any prejudice against Latin

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

That is so cool I have a friend whose brother is trilingual one of the languages he speaks is latin

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1

Hi William ! Do you think your friend's brother could help Duolinguo to develop the course ? That would be so nice...

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H

I haven't heard of any spoken Latin programs could you name a few?

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

It was the language of the Renaissance. We desperately need another Renaissance after the human commercialisation/industrialisation.

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver825571

It was the language of Europe and Western Christianity in general. What we do need is a renaissance to rid us of the moral denigration in the West. Consumerism is merely an effect of the wider problem.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

True. Consumerism is part of the Industrial revolutions. That's why I want to refer to the next stage as Cognitive (Human) revolution, not 4th of the same (crap). Let's robots do the work, & humans the thinking. :)

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gundula906451

Wow, interesting. Can you give some examples please?

May 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Revenitor

All "dead" means it that there are a negligible to nonexistent quantity of native speakers. It was widely spoken natively not but a few millenia ago, and was popular among scholars, though admittedly bastardized more often than not, up until VERY recently. It was pretty well documented, and there are a wide variety of materials for its education resultant. Now, if someones tells me they're fluent in Proto-Indo-European...

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas727

It was a course at my high school. I also picked some of it up going to church.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Augris42

Must have been quite a high school course...who was your instructor?

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas727

She was just a teacher like someone who would teach a language at any other school.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Augris42

Not well known in the Latin community or anything though? Reason I ask is that it takes quite a deal of skill to get a student to a fluent speaking level in Latin...

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas727

She taught at Salem University before she came to my school and has been teaching Latin for 28 years.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RSvanKeure

My high school required two years of Latin. They dropped the requirement two years after I graduated. Then I ended up taking four more years of it in the seminary. . . .

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AInc.

I'm taking an online course on it offered at my high-school right now.

February 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

You're upvoted and have received another lingot.

The thing for you to do is to apply to develop the course, and really wow Duo with your written Latin. Other people have reported applying over the last year. Maybe all that is needed is one more valid application.

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Augris42

Latin teacher here, advanced mid level speaker. I would love to help in any way I can!

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas727

Please apply to the Incubator saying that you want to contribute to the Latin project. The more applications they get, the higher chance we have of them making this happen!

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Windrammer

Go! I'd love me some Latin.

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/italianboy96

I want to learn Latin! I'm currently learning it; I'm a beginner. Would you be interested in being Skype friends?

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Artemis-Fowl

This is an excellent idea. Latin is one of my favorite languages. Most of the English words are derived Latin and/or French. My family motto is in Latin. Even though it is indeed oneof my favorite languages, I am not fluent in it in any way useful to this purpose. But, by all means, good luck.

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NicholasOKane

Yes, great idea. I want to learn Latin too. Please apply to the incubator

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rgally

If Duolingo wants to be seen as a serious option for leaning a language or two then it should stop fooling around with Klingon and Valyerian and add something that has real meaning. I would suggest Latin should be considered seriously since there are several volunteers out there who are willing to work on it.

July 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

More fooling companies like Microsoft with joke Klingon, instead of Esperanto. Esperanto should be the language of AI/Robots, to serve the whole world with simple solution.

May 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver825571

Or Esperanto for that matter.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Clive.Thomas

I would most certainly learn latin if it were available

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pilgrim2k

I think that Latin would be an excellent course. My grandkids are home schooled and one of the requirements is for them to learn Latin as it is a basis for a lot of English words. I'm working with my 8 year old granddaughter on Duo Lingo learning Spanish.

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/palmtree3984

Latin is the core of almost all languages spoken in western and southern Europe which is why it is essential for it to be added to Duolingo. I would definitely at least get to level 10 in Latin if it was added and if it was really fun, I might even complete the tree. Thank you so much for starting this discussion.

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

it being the core does not make it essential for duolingo. Learning one of its daughter languages (like Spanish, Italian, et al) would help you learn Latin just as much as learning Latin would help you learn one of the daughter languages.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Augris42

That's mostly true, but usually the reason one learns Latin, or any language for that matter, is not to facilitate other language learning. Latin, like any language, has value in and of itself.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

That's fine, I don't disagree, I'm just always stunned by how many people say it should be added and claim that one of the most important reasons is how much it would help with other languages. You need not try to convince me of the inherent value of every language, I've been aboard that train for a long time.

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Augris42

It's an unfortunate thing that everyone seems to want to make Latin this key to do other things. All I ever hear about it is that we study it because it helps with SATs and stuff. Meh...honestly, I think I would be more offended if I was a Spanish teacher or something, since you study modern languages for much the same reason (generally).

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

Which, I'm sure it does help with the SATs (though that seems like a terrible reason to study a language). I'm pretty sure that my fluency in Spanish helped me just as much on the GRE, simply because I would see something and go "huh, that looks similar to this Spanish thing I know, must be Latin based).

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaydenhuck

It apparently helps but is definitely not needed

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/megagirl2017

i think that is a great idea i really want to learn latin myself

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/winter.morning

I would love to learn Latin, it would be very helpful for my future studies.

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Darth_Jujee

Upvoted!

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion

Latin would be incredible. If you haven't already applied to help Incubate it, please do.

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Hi Thomas247084,

If you want to make a [course] suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts [and thus not creating a new one]. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)

From Help Center: "How can I suggest a new language course?"
Note: Texts in between square brackets are additions of mine.


You'll find for example here an 1 year old and popular (375+ votes, a lot of lingots and comments) discussion where you can add your vote and even comment.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TheJasonWilkins

We need Latin on Duolingo! We do NOT need Klingon or High Valeryan!

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Benastrada

it should not be a question of 'either / or'.... I am happy to have Klingon - though I am unlikely to take it on - and would love to have Latin... It is amazing how we are all being trained, through various social media, to see ourselves and our needs in competition with others.... I love Duolingo, maybe if some 'official' reps could explain why Latin is not viewed as important / interesting, this would help the community step up and offer ways of going around the problems....

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

I would also very much like to hear why Latin hasn't been an option so far. It is a very useful basis for learning several of the other languages taught here.

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver825571

Or Esperanto for that matter. It’s an insult to European culture, that’s what.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Darthonia

Latin is an amazing language, I love it. If there's gonna be a Latin course here under development, I would contribute to it, 100%. I am totally with you! Count me in.

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas727

Please apply to the Incubator saying that you want to contribute to the Latin project. The more applications they get, the higher chance we have of them making this happen!

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Darthonia

I did it!

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/John277226

Hell yes, I would love to read the classics in latin.

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/eagleloft

I would like to learn Latin on Duolingo. It is on Memrise, but the interface isn’t as good as Duolingo. If fictional languages are being added now I can’t see why Latin is being blocked from being created in the incubator.

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sarahsculptor

I would love to learn latin

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Thing07

I would adore being able to learn Latin from duolingo; just imagine what that could do for the revival of the language! I would absolutely support that; upvoted!

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Zevlag13

I like the idea. By the way, what would be the flag for the Latin course? The Roman Empire flag?

June 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jul_Lolz4French

I love Latin! Having already taken classes in this language, it helps SO much with French! I can easily recognize and learn French and Spanish words by knowing their Latin roots. Plus, it even helps me decipher long and tough words in English. Latin helps so much in learning any other Indo-European based language. Also, it is the language of science! Please add this course!

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carlaquest

That is a great idea! I love Latin but I can only speak a couple of words. I'd love to be able to speak complete sentences and write whole stories in Latin! :)

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jarcher77

I would love to learn Latin. I wouldn't say it's dead, though. Just evolved into several other languages. But the old Latin of the Roman Empire would be incredible.

September 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6

Thank you for offering. Please apply to start Latin through the Incubator.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Guillermo_MS

ME!

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tembul

It would be an amazing experience, i'm excited!

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/StarFreedom2

Learning Latin would help me further sharpen my English, as well as aid in (re) learning Spanish and French. Not to mention, better understanding the literary, and other cultural influences, of classical Rome (i.e. Greek/Roman mythology) which still echo through U.S. culture today.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotPrince

I've been taking Latin for two years now and would LOVE to see it on Duolingo.

September 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Eleonora188

I still can't believe that it still isn't in the incubator! Nothing against Esperanto or Klingon, but if Duolingo is putting off Latin for lack of practical use...then well... I just really don't get it.

February 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mre123slh

I completely agree. Klingon, but no Latin-----REALLY. and i'm a trekkie

February 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/StarFreedom2

I would like to see Latin here. It should be an interesting language to inspire creative writing. If we can have Klingon, why not Latin? (And I'm a Trekkie ;-) ) K'apla! (Victory!)

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewMill284601

You got my up-vote and a Lingot. I'd love to take Latin. Even if there are no more native speakers it is still highly relevant. A lot of scientific terminology stems from Latin words, and there is a whole family of languages (Romance languages) descended from it. Please Duo, make Latin happen!

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveMoss65

I would be very interested in Latin. I selected Italian in lieu of Latin as it was not offered on Duolingo.

June 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Frozen576708

Don’t forget to upvote the initial comment please...!

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MadYui

No, it's not dead. we can make a phone call to Pope someday.

July 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianSellati

Why is there Klingon and High Valerian but no Latin on Duolingo? This is seriously getting ridiculous!

August 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vortexbie

Latin is essential if for anyone who wants to be a scientist or historian. It is a beautiful langue and I am glad that it in the in the incubator.

March 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Mang01

It would be helpful for many that want to get into classical studies after college or classical college themselves. At least in italy we have this kind of studies at college level also if the offer now is becoming more and more professional oriented and technical wide, classical studies and scientific too (this last one has latin in some classes plans) have greek and latin or one of them.

I hope Ancient greek and Latin will be both on duolingo!

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/StarFreedom2

As a writer, I would love to know a language which rhymes so easily. I once read a nightmare montage, punctuated to great effect by stanzas of Latin. (I didn't know most of the words. But it was still like hearing the Voice of Doom in a great cathedral.)

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver825571

Classical poetry isn’t based so much on stress or rhyme scheme as English is, but rather on the length of syllables on each line. However, Italian is real easy to use when rhyming if that’s what you’re looking for.

March 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Daiana-1602

If they added Klingon then they can add Latin as well. I would love to join this course. I had Latin at school and liked it a lot. You have my support for this.

October 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mre123slh

Did a little in high school and would love it to be on duolingo

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/felegz

I hope this is still a thing, I'm interested in learning too.

December 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Seeking_Truth

C'mon Duolingo! Not having Latin on Duolingo simply does not many any sense!

May 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/geotho80

Salve Thomas, dare auxilium volo.

June 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Maggie418833

I took Latin in high school - and would love to study it again - a course would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!

August 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/m1789

Im starting to think that dueling might be biased against latin. we've been waiting for years for them to even allow latin to be incubated and it hasn't happened yet. they have klingon and esperanto on here already. what the heck?

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mre123slh

I so agree

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/britte13289

I would love to see Latin here. Both my sons have/had it in school and while the elder one is already finished with school and at Uni, the younger one is still struggeling a lot. Having started to learn Portuguese here and seeing how motivating this approach to learning a language is with it's more "playfullness" I could imagine it might make it a bit more fun to do this course simultaneously to the lessons in school. Plus - i could learn it too ! :D

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ashtidbit

I vote yes, let's add latin.

November 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/YanlinLiElen

I am teaching myself Latin and I would like some help from Doulingo.

December 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

I did A level Latin at school and taught my daughter (home educated) to CIE O/IGCSE level I'd love there to be Latin on Duo lingo because in spite of all that I don't feel I am secure in Latin..

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Zabotino

My support!

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/www.William.com

Duolingo should add latin because if you know latin it is easier to learn other languages

March 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ramukoi

please! i would love to fluently speak the language that originated my country. i only do know a few words and sentences, though.

April 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rsupak

Currently teaching and I have students who want this! If Rosetta Stone can do this you should be able to get this set up.

April 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidePill4

It would be great. I've been studying latin at school for 4 years and it changed my mind, translating the main pillars. It could help to spread the beauty of that ancient culture, despite it is considered wrongly by a lot of people as a death language. Latin is still alive, but first we have to keep it alive!

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

Latin is so helpful to anyone studying the history of Europe. You cannot read many of the source documents if you have no Latin.

April 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

I'm not fluent but I know enough that I can help

June 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HaniNachmias

It's a shame there's no Latin course up yet, Duolingo is a perfect platform to revive the language.

July 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ryry915

If you are fluent in Latin, I think you could sign up to help contribute to a Latin course in the Incubator.

October 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/W2LJRos1

I love Latin and I am so excited to learn it! Finally!!! It has been a very big dream of mine that hopefully someday very, very soon will come true for me. Thank you so very, very, much!

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Florian_Schaetz

A Latin course would be great, true. (Ancient greek, too ;-)

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Yes please. Classics on Duolingo. It's a winner!

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CaspiaTaschia

i would love my friends to be able to learn Latin quickly so we can practice together

November 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Michal45058

I've been thinking about starting to learn Latin for a decade, but there was always something in the way. The Duolingo concept is brilliant, and I'd love to see Latin on Duolingo.

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEdBed

My Latin teacher, just by knowing Latin, knows how to speak, read and write in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and can speak English better than the English teachers can themselves! I would understand why Duolingo would stall, or objectify, this idea, because learning Latin root words isn't too hard; it's the grammar and context for the endings of the words that makes it seem nearly impossible to learn Latin. To learn what context the endings of these words are supposed to be, my Latin teacher has something called the "Synopsis of Paradigms". A book of all reference points that are needed to configure, write and/or speak the language correctly. Keyword: BOOK. there are so many endings for each and every word, that a BOOK is required to know how to form a sentence. This is the main reason why Latin is so hard to learn: it is the endings. So if there is some way to make learning Latin easier, that would be nice, but all in all Latin is a language that should be taught on a website that teaches languages, mostly Western, which will give more insight on how sentences are formed and learning more words in different languages too. So Duolingo, I ask you in favor of all people, including me, to teach Latin on your website. Thank you.

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LatinDude

Actually, Latin is NOT an extinct language. That is a common misconception. While it is by no means conversational, Latin is still useful in many fields (especially science), and has been preserved for nearly two thousand years by the Catholic Church, even to this very day.

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/skjaggetevandren

I just got home from a solemn High Mass; every single word of the Mass aside from the sermon was sung in Latin. I would love to have Duolingo have a Latin course, and I think it would be more popular than they could think of.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/azraelfiernen

I am still learning Latin, so I might only be able to contribute at the beginning levels. But I would love to see/contribute to a Latin Duolingo course.

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Axelknows

I would learn another language to learn Latin; if it wasn't offered to English, Hebrew, or Spanish learners that is.

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaMitche89062

Wonderful. Depends which language though, I mean Latin through Hungarian wouldn't tempt me at all.

August 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael601271

Please add latin. I want to read Caesars writings and other Romans, in their original language.

August 31, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Doulingo so needs Latin as a course!

    September 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/LexCorleone

    It's not about religion. Many old books have been written in Latin, including the anti-religious works of Spinoza, but also philosophical works of Descartes etc. Look, something is always lost in a translation, I'd love to read Spinoza in his original language one day.

    September 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/themicahz

    Yes, please add a Latin course

    November 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/palmiramar_

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status Please, please, please! Apply as a contributor for this course in the incubator. In this very moment, there are 0 contributors, so it could be erased again.

    January 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark

    Optime! Quoque creare cursum volo.

    September 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb

    Itaque, quomodo fluens factus es? (Ego non sum :p) Sole rogatio est! :)

    September 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark

    fortasse multos libros legit. non fluens sum, sed grammaticam bene scio et creare cursum possim

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/bearken

    No language is dead as long as there is someone as wonderful as you to keep it alive. You have my lingot vote.

    September 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/pcorrigan1976

    I'd give it a whirl, but I wonder what incentive Duolingo would have to host it.

    Duolingo makes its money by getting learners to translate documents, and selling the translations. Which is perfectly okay, but the problem with Latin is that there are practically no new documents in Latin to translate, Latin being a dead language. (The Vatican doesn't need help rendering its newer Latin documents into vernacular.) Many more people are writing new documents in Irish and Esperanto at this stage than Latin.

    The classical languages in the incubator, Greek and Hebrew, are incubating in their modern forms, in which documents are being actively produced and need translation. We have four forms of Modern Latin (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese), where there really are lots of documents needing translating.

    September 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fe2h2o

    I believe duo lingo has moved away from making its money through translations.

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

    Exactly!
    See this discussion for some more details.

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6

    "four forms of Modern Latin (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese),"

    Don't forget the 5th , Romanian.

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/pcorrigan1976

    Which I await eagerly.

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6

    Oh, OK. It sounded like you were saying that "we have four forms of Modern Latin" in the world overall. I didn't realize you were referring to the languages that Duolingo offers.

    Reminds me of an encounter I had a few years ago with someone who spoke Romanian, which I do not speak. It sounded like Spanish, which I knew a little of. We almost communicated, sort of. Shortly after I told someone what had happened and they informed me that Romanian sounds like Spanish because it's one of the Romance languages. I had no idea until then. Ever since then I wish I had known it at least a little so that I could have communicated with her better than I did.

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/frankenstein724

    depending on how you count, there's more than 5. Those 5 are just the commonly referred to ones.

    September 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto
    • Romanian + Macedo-(A)romanian
    March 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MKVMA

    YASSS!

    September 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

    I agree!

    September 17, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/almagne

    Reggie Foster Living Latin, please

    October 10, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/mjoy7063
    October 15, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guillermo_MS

    I would love Latin on Duolingo: As well as Dothraki and The Pre-Romance Languages!

    December 13, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fr.Nathan

    I know at least 200 people who would like to learn Latin. I would give all my lingots to have this. I use Latin every day and many parishioners and seminarians would be dedicated to this. Please add Latin. I would prefer Ecclesiastical pronunciation, but would be content with Classical.

    March 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/tesuji96

    I vote for both Latin and ancient Greek. If Duolingo can have projects for Klingon and Esperanto, we can surely have Latin and Greek, which are much more important languages. Lots of people study Latin and Greek, including school children. Lots of adults would also like to learn it. It doesn't matter that it's not spoken now.

    May 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    That's what Zamenhof thought 1st, 135 years ago. Then he realised that Latin hasn't kept with the times & it's not best for modern communication. So decided to create a FLEXIBLE NEUTRAL INTERNATIONAL language, with a hope (Espero) to be understood by the majority of the world, therefore hist product survived almost as long (130 years) as Classic Greek (5-4th century BC). Classic Greek has been fully replaced with Latin, so by now - a very dead in the last 24 centuries.

    March 26, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/cbwagner7x

    Where do I vote

    June 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

    At the bottom of the Original Post.

    June 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cbwagner7x

    A lingot for your helpfulness

    June 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cbwagner7x

    Give us Latin, sic semper tyrannis ad mortem

    June 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/cbwagner7x

    Whoever gets Duolingo to accept their application will be showered with lingots beyond their wildest dreams

    June 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/danryan0

    I would love Latin on Duolingo

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Saccard

    I can't believe they're adding Klingon, but they still haven't added Latin!

    October 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

    Apparently adding Klingon wasn't a crazy idea: among the 8 courses for English speakers incubating, Klingon is the one with the most declared persons as waiting for it (almost 100k).

    Maybe Latin would have more people declaring themselves as interested on the course page.. maybe not. ;)

    October 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Saccard

    I love Star Trek, but trekkies have a way of gaming these metrics. I'm certain 100k people will not be using this Klingon course.

    October 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Danny4283

    how do you upvote this?

    January 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

    Hi Danny4283,

    By clicking on the up-arrow (on the right of the number 430, well it was 430 when I wrote this comment) below the Original Post.

    Don't hesitate, when you have a question (or an "issue"), to see first if the Support pages(*) don't answer it.
    For instance, your current question is answered in the article “What are those arrows under the comments?”.


    (*) Support pages: link "Help" at the bottom of Duo pages and in your menu

    January 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1

    I'd love learn Latin

    February 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ReyRules

    I LOVE LATIN!

    March 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/crazyflowerchild

    yes, please: add Latin! <3

    March 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/inexact

    If you can get Latin in Duolingo I would be very grateful.

    June 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/DeargCliste

    I would LOVE to see Latin as a course on Duolingo. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks this would be helpful.

    October 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

    I vote for a Latin Course!

    October 18, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ashley12320

    Would love to learn Latin, so much history in the language and a lot of present day languages developed using Latin vocabulary.

    November 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/JurHS

    Fantastic idea. I learned Latin a long time ago at school, and would love to revisit it. It has become extremely rusty unfortunately.

    January 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Malkortia

    Latin would be awesome to learn on Duolingo! I wish I could have taken a class or at least an introduction course of some kind before high school as it would have helped a lot.

    February 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/GranBocadillo

    This would be extremely exciting as Latin is a base for many languages. This would greatly help learners learn other languages faster, and make connections between words, and understand secondary or tertiary meanings of words.

    February 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hazard368

    I vote yes for Latin- it would help so much with learning other languages

    February 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/elsku1

    yes!

    February 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/shadowwolf421201

    yes please

    March 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/purplesolution

    Yes, how is there Klingon but no Latin???? I would really like to read Virgil (et al!) in Latin as reading the Aeneid in English was rather disappointing (Stanley Lombardo's translation. I read and enjoyed his translation of the Iliad, full disclosure I also don't know Ancient Greek, therefore I assume I was disappointed in the English version in general).

    March 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Benastrada

    I did Latin at school and would love to refresh and further my knowledge; surely, if we can have Klingon we could have Latin, no?

    Did you know there is a Wikipedia in Latin: Vicipedia https://la.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicipaedia:Pagina_prima

    April 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    What about translating all the Latin text in Esperanto (the New Latin)?

    EO in Wiki is on 30th place - ahead of more powerful countries. Latin become the Language of the People after the fall of the Romans. EO has that role now.

    No national language should be given priority vs others - for Human Justice.

    As for Klingon, some people would always want to play 'Pirate Language' games.

    April 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Benastrada

    Esperanto is definitely a language I will learn, and for Klingon, I did not mean my comment as a negative, it was because of the notion that it is a language no longer spoken/.. I'm a little bit of a trekkie myself, so 'kapla'!!! :-) It's just that I would like to read some of the classics in the language they were written... :-)

    April 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    Great that you want to read the works in the language that left the largest legacy around the world (the 1st real lingua franca). I am native of vulgar Latin variant - Macedo-Aromanian, the least modified over the time, without the complexity of the classic Latin grammar.

    I'm pragmatic philosopher (the point is not to interpret the world, but change it for better).

    Imagine that every author writes in their own language and Esperanto, so the whole world can read as intended (no translator can fully understand the author's intention).

    Then we can have more time for fun projects like the immortal Latin and even Klingon, or whatever culture you want to immerse into. You can always clarify with the natives via Esperanto (=one who hopes), our 2nd native language - hopefully (espereble).

    April 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/llaurenella

    I would love Latin to be an option on here! Its such a great language in the sense that once you know it, it's easier to speak any European language, as the majority of them are based on Latin anyway. Unfortunately, I don't speak the language, but I urge anybody who does to contribute!

    May 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe949136

    Yes, let's do it!

    June 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thigelg

    I want to learn latin in Duolingo!

    July 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/KatherineE.J.V.

    This would be SO helpful to me as someone taking Latin and Greek in college!!

    July 12, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelPal203277

    I am ready to get on with that old language. Meanwhile i am going to start with the Assimil method. Anyway, I have already rolled my sleeves up for learning Latin with Duolingo.

    July 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Samantha536053

    Duolingo should have latin

    July 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bryce514374

    I would love to see a Latin course

    August 19, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/RenegadeDaemon

    Is this idea still contemplated? I'd like to have a course about latin

    August 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/NicForster1

    Hey! Have you applied to develop the course as a Duolingo incubator course? The application is open here:

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

    Cheers and good luck!

    August 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Anatoliy552430

    I want to learn Latin!

    August 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hipppozzz

    I am so so here for Latin! I wish I could contribute, but that's why I need the course :(

    September 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

    I am learning latin and I find it a good background in all Romance languages. Learning Italian, French and Portuguese is helping me with learning Latin.

    September 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/KellerGlas

    Agree! Please add classical latin!!!!

    September 24, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/katochalol

    We definitely need Latin on here omg I'd be all over that

    October 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/tpka7

    Yes, let's add latin. Please.

    November 3, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SunghoonKi20

    Let's do this!

    November 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Barry236029

    Somebody please convince Duolingo to startlatin

    January 15, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Saccard

    they did! It's in the incubator, finally after all these years!!

    January 28, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Salty

    yes! i would love to learn latin.

    February 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/sophiadelia

    I know this post is three years old but the point remains: Latin would be AWESOME to add to duolingo, for many practical and aesthetic purposes!

    February 28, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/AWLIG

    Between this and another post I just commented on that's over 1000 votes!!

    March 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/claireemilycook

    Yes please!

    March 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/calprofmom

    Please! Yes! I seem to only be able to learn languages through duolingo and so I'm having a tough time trying to learn Latin. Oh please oh please! How do we make this happen?

    May 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/persnicketytawny

    Oh man, I was hoping for more progress to be made, but seeing the date on the OP's post makes me sad.

    May 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/martickaa

    Let's add Latin, I learned it in school, but only a year and I had really love Latin...so I'd really appreciate, if I could learn Latin here!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jaymee265926

    I agree I know a few words of Latin and would love to be able to fluently speak it. one day we may be able to bring it back.

    May 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/lulularosa

    upvoted and given 5 lingots - thanks!

    September 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/rgally

    Still nothing?

    September 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

    I have given up waiting and am now doing Latin on memrise it seems to work well and you can do pure grammar if you want to!

    September 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jedi_instinct

    +1

    September 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jack335459

    if Latin had a word for yes i would use it lets bring latin to duo

    October 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ReaganJone4

    Totally I got the app because I wanted to study Latin for school

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/HEMAstrong

    I want to learn Latin

    December 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/QrEIBlX0

    We neeeeeeed latin

    January 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/cellogirl28

    yay yes!!!!!!! im am learning latin now and wouldn't mind some extra help!!

    March 1, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Saskia390132

    I hat some Latin at school (Gymnasium Germany). We could choose between Latin and French. I liked the first lesson. In the second one I was told only to learn Latin to German, not German to Latin. That took all fun out of it.

    March 30, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/PenguinitoDark

    yeah

    April 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Frozen576708

    Yes ! I think it really makes sens ! With duolingo, people can learn imarginary languages like krypton and not latin ! It isn’t normal ! Let’s make a new lesson !

    May 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JamieSeagu

    still waiting for Duo to add Latin. :(

    July 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/i4815

    Latin!

    July 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/cyncooper

    yes, please!

    July 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ebat1111

    Yes

    July 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/JABL-BCL

    I haven't done Latin at school and I very DEFINITELY want to have it as a course option to refresh my knowledge.

    August 2, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/vortexbie

    I heard there were issues about Duolingo not putting Latin because it was used by the Catholic church, but that doesn't make sense because it was originally used by Romans who worshiped fake gods. It doesn't make sense, but I am glad they have it in the incubator now.

    March 6, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    They had more democrat god-system before. Now it's autocratic. ;)

    March 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver825571

    Agreed. Latin is absolutely detrimental in the formation of a scholar. Notwithstanding the current opinions of those philistines in our universities. Cura ut valeas!

    March 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/ZieHan

    I am for :D!!

    March 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zoe.C.blink

    i know this was three years ago but i would love for there to be a Latin course added to duolingo!

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/gagliajn

    Can someone help me with an Latin inscription--it is above the entrance of a piece of property in Calabria that my brother is consider purchasing: Agendum age et eventura fungi haec est gloria viri

    Thank you. I eagerly await DuoLingo Latin

    April 11, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Walk-to-Bala

    Do what is to be done and finish what is to happen this is the glory of man I'm only a beginner but I think it is something like: Do what is to be done and finish what is to happen this is the glory of man

    May 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/KyleWalton1991

    My brother told me that Catholics would be very excited to use duolingo if they had latin.

    June 10, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guillermo_MS

    It would be better to add Valencian for Every Language, Esperanto for Every Language and Klingon.

    September 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/hipppozzz

    Yo this is the funniest thing I've read on here

    September 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

    Esperanto yes. The others are jokes?

    March 1, 2019
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