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Latin Roots

It would be nice if, as a footnote, Latin roots could be shown to help people see the connection between languages. Maybe even a little brief etymology blurb could be included.

January 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TiagoMoita_PT

I would like that myself, I have to admit, but that would be a feature for the ultra language geeks. Probably not a priority.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mkstacy

Personally, knowing the Latin root helps me remember new words (in English), how to spell them, and what other words are related. Also if I come upon a word I've never seen but can recognize the root, I can infer what it means. It just seems like this may help in other languages as well.

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