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https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza

Greek course page ! Finally here

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Finally it is here :') I am so happy.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF
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It's beautiful! Looking forward to learning a bit more Greek!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissThorson

Yes! Very excited it's making progress! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike
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'Whether you do it so you can stroll the streets of Athens, order your food on a Greek island or prepare for a journey into Odyssey’s pages as written in its original language, this is a language that will definitely enrich your life.'

I was under the impression that this course was only teaching modern Greek, in which case it's hardly going to enable people at A2/B1-level to read Homer. Or are they attempting to teach classical Greek grammar and syntax in it too?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

It is only teaching modern Greek. People have put into question the ability to read Homer and stuff. Especially because a lot of people want some classical Greek courses to come in the future as well. Although I suppose it isn't really wrong. You can still probably read Homer's tales in Modern Greek and possibly even on a graded reader. I can understand though where if we get a ancient Greek course in the future where it will need to be changed. But I would sooner get tons of living language courses than waste incubator materials with dead languages :/ (With the exception of Latin)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/basak.o

Oh, I'm already excited! Can't wait to try and learn our neighbors' beautiful language. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorMaichle
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So I know Turkey and Greece have a bit of a rivalry... is it more of a friendly rivalry now, or does it really just depend on the person?

I've been to both countries, and I've heard Turks make fun of the Greeks and Greeks make fun of the Turks, but never maliciously.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/basak.o

Just like many things in the world, it depends on the person :P I am personally from Western part of Turkey where Turks and Greeks lived in peace for centuries and to be honest, in the cultural context, I feel like our lifestlye in that region of Turkey is way more similar to that of Greece than say Middle or Eastern Turkey. And to speak for myself, I feel culturally more close to Greek people than many other diverse cultures in the rest of my own country.

So, I would say it is really about a person's worldview. In both countries there are extremely religious or nationalist people who cannot get over wars that happened a hundred years ago. But I feel like more educated and young generations are naturally more peaceful.

Oh by the way, there are an incredible amount of shared words and songs in Turkish and Greek, which I started spending quite a lot of time searching for/listening to on Youtube and strongly recommend doing the same to everyone interested in both cultures. :)

(Here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVhJHyRbocw)

(And this one is called "The Song of Friendship": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJYLVYRqBPI)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorMaichle
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Cool! Thanks! I live in America, and we don't really have the deep rooted historical hatreds that are present in many other parts of the world, so I just wanted to find out :) I know people from former Yugoslavia who hate the Serbs/Croats/Bosniaks (whichever ones they are not), and I know people from that region who think the hate is stupid. So it's just interesting to find out :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet
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I live in Boston, and I can tell you that in certain areas of the US, we do have a deep-rooted, historical hatred against our rival nation: Yankees Fans. :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorMaichle
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Well, the Boston-New York thing is another story :)

I also live in Boston, and I love Boston sports fans, I really do. They are hardcore. They all followed Brady down to NY for his deflate-gate trial thing and protested :)

Deep-rooted historical hatred is bad, unless it's against the yankees XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/basak.o

Yes I know what you mean! If only we could focus more on how similar we all really are rather than little differences between and the unfortunate events of the past, the world sure could be a better place. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorMaichle
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Yeah, the past is the past, especially the distant past. The Yugoslav wars were much more recent, so I get that, but for many things... it's like: why can't you all just stop killing each other and get along?

We are all different and I think we should embrace that, and we are also all human.

Well thanks for sharing that with me, and I like that song :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ForgedbyHistoria

I didn't know Greeks and Turks shared similar words. I've noticed it with Arabic and Turkish, but I know no Greek. That is really cool.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/basak.o

It is really. And there are really many of them; some of which you can see here: http://yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr/~sadi/bilgi/turkce-yunanca.html

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ForgedbyHistoria

That is very helpful of you. teşekkür ederim

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elenaki.a
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That's true. I went to Istanbul and with all the similar words and some similar foods and just the general atmosphere it felt like Greece a bit, but at the same time different.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/basak.o

Well, honestly, Istanbul feels different even for me :P I have been living in Istanbul for almost 3 years now for my studies and I still feel like a stranger here. It is just a mixture of everything and pretty much a chaos to me. However, when I visited Greek islands like Chios and Sisam for instance (which are about 2 hours by boat from where I live), I felt completely home only with sings in a different language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PyroNewman
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Great! Now only Yiddish needs a course page.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bumbleandtumble
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So am I! I am SO looking forward to it!!! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aulawabbel
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WOO! I've been looking forward to this course for a long time. I ran through the Language Transfer course once earlier this year. (Start here with the original course. It's good! It's now being redone, so might be even better.) I've been excited to get more practice in and add the reading-and-writing element to my understanding since I know the orthography takes some getting used to.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorMaichle
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The estimated launch is November 2017!? Wow. Then again, those are always incorrect, but they are usually too early...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Not always. Polish said 2020 last year and we have it now. If anything, I'd say the dates given are just wildly inaccurate and mostly pointless.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorMaichle
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Oh Polish said 2020? Haha, I didn't know that, thanks :) So I guess they are way too late when it comes out, and way too early later on. But I'd still rather have them than not. Thanks:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Yes, as you get closer they start to mean something, but unless something is past 90%, I wouldn't think too much about them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Also, once it's past 97% it starts getting inaccurate again, because right at the end, you sometimes get holdups for things such as general fixing, or even things outside the control of the course maintainers such as TTS obtaining and evaluation.

You'll often have people saying "OMG Latin is going to be released tomorrow!" and the estimated date stays on "tomorrow" for weeks. (i.e. every day it gets updated to say the next day)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iwc2ufan
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Yes, from when it says today or tomorrow, I assume about a month or two at least.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amaratea
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That's awesome! gogo team Greece!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fyord
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I'm a little upset at the depiction of the Parthenon to be honest. Every other course's monument looks like it originally did with no wear or blight. I see no reason for the sudden deviation.

2 years ago