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Latin- New language?

Is there a program for classical Latin? If I were making one I would start by using existing frequency lists to try to included the most frequently used vocabulary. (see http://dcc.dickinson.edu/latin-vocabulary-list or http://www.slu.edu/colleges/AS/languages/classical/latin/tchmat/grammar/vocabulary/hif-ed2.html or https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7194516M/The_vocabulary_of_high_school_Latin or ) Then try to make themes based on the frequency words. The best resource for immediate use would be the edited list Carolus Raeticus compiled based on Lodge and Diederich’s findings, which is already thematic, with some changes based on the need to simplify the Latin and only do a few grammar items each level. (http://hiberna-cr.wdfiles.com/local--files/downloads/DBP.pdf) For example I would begin with gods (vocabulary :deus or dea , vir, femina, terrra ,templum ,āra, vōtum,fortūna, dīvīnus, -a, -um, and forms of videre, sum/ esse). I would have the topics on people, earth/geography , family, nature, weather, work and play, body, militaty, food, sports,etc.. Just some thoughts... Or I would create lessons based on ancient roman history e.g. Aeneas, Romulus, Numa Pompilius etc...

2 years ago

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A great topic! Just yesterday I have thoughts about what the Latin course on Duolingo could look like. And my biggest problem was to conceive vocabulary topics which would be suitable for reading classic authors, because the topics we have in other languages are too much down-to-earth :) Thanks for the links, especially for the link to the thematic list.

2 years ago

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You would just change the vocabulary, instead of "a tiny penguin drinks milk" you would have "a brave centurion conquers an outpost".

2 years ago

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Hahaha. Take a lingot.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AvaFerengue4

There is an "Incubator" area where you should be able to apply to help develop a new language

However, it doesn't look like Latin is available as a choice there, currently. :(

See also: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11186032

2 years ago