https://www.duolingo.com/Windinmyhair27

Let's learn Latin!

I know the site is about learning languages from other countries, but Latin is used in every language! I think it would be great to do this because we can see where words are used in other languages and how they are altered. It's a real good language learning experience!

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaParva

I love this idea, and I'd be willing to contribute!

/edit: has anyone recommended the book LINGVA LATINA PER SE ILLVSTRATA yet? my university uses it for teaching spoken latin classes and i think it's pretty great!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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Yay that would be great

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

You know Latin? Interesting!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuciusY
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I also know and speak Latin. This is my 15th year learning it. I also teach it here in the states. This would be great to make Latin more accessible.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaParva

Well, I've been studying it for about ten years, and I do teach it as well. It's mostly translating from Latin to German (I live in Germany), though, which is taught in schools here. I only know a handful of people actually interested in spoken Latin.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/N.Hernandez

please PLEASE PLEASE do it. I've always loved latin and never found a good place to start. Right now I'll go for Italian and some other latin derivates.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YukiEuphoric

Is there a group for Latin on Duolingo we could all join?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mojellybean

No there is not a group for Latin. I do believe that they should get Latin on here because i'm taking a Latin class and would love to learn more on here.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell
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Same, although, it should be a one way course because it is a 'dead' language although I hate to say it. I love Latin and a Latin-English course would do wonders and help consolidate or just learn Latin. It is a great skill to have.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookierd

yes ikr?

4 years ago

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    this if for kdrussell. Latin is not a dead language. It is a commonly spoken language across Italy.

    3 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/z0k
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    I would be quite happy with a German to Latin course too! (that is, Latin for German speakers)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bookeater81

    And at least some tips on German for Latin speakers would be great :)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LuciusY
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    I am also interested in spoken Latin. I have been studying it since I was 13 and this is my fifth year teaching it!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    I am interested in spoken Latin, if only so I can read better.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlecCarpen3
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    Another latin speaker! What type of latin? Gratias ago Deo, quod dico intelligere!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaParva

    I've been taking part in a 'colloquium Latinum' since last semester and we're trying (emphasis on trying, I guess :D) to speak classical Latin (regarding grammar and vocabulary) for the most part.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

    Classical Latin is definitely better than ecclesiastical Latin. In my Latin class, we all have (including my teacher) decided to try hard to only speak classical Latin. It definitely sounds cooler than ecclesiastical Latin; ecclesiastical Latin sounds like Italian.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    my teacher teaches me fun, and kind of untaught phrases in latin, such as O improbissime, abi in malam crucem. (not directing that at anyone by the way. (this translates to , You scoundrel, go to h'll

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tmcnurse

    Very useful for medical and scientific fields

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    that is what I am studying, but you are probably much better.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    salve sis, ego intelligo latinum quoque. Hello, I understand latin too

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

    @NightGem222 That's Spatin (Spanish-Latin)! :) I believe you meant to say "Salve! Quid agis hodie? Es bene! Dico linguam Latinam et dicebam in schola!" Very close, though!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

    @NightGem222 I believe you mean scio then, because that means to know, and sico doesn't exist :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NightFire222

    Salve! Quid agis hodie? Es bien! Sico linguam Latinam y dicebam in scholam!

    It's been a while and I hope I got that grammar right!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NightFire222

    @samkram10 thanks but I meant sico which means to know. I'm so glad there are more Latin speakers!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    *sorry, It should be Salvus sis.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

    I am interested in spoken Latin.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell
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    Same but at school we just learn Latin-English written translation. It is a very good skill to have and I am almost/basically and fluent reader.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar
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    please do it. i am an actor and there a surprising amount of roles that require spoken latin

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

    Cool :)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElGranVagabundo

    please do it, four year later and people are waiting lol

    3 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H
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    What if we teach it as a language where you can use the stems to understand not necessarily it as a language alone but how it is applied to other Romance languages/English?

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pipes.
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    please apply to contribute to move things along if you are still interested

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tem64

    If you go to incubator.duolingo.com, you can sign up to be a contributor for Latin for English speakers

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    I have twice, without reply unfortunately. I teach high school Latin and would love to start this course.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097
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    Please try applying again. I just applied and got a reply. But I don’t know Latin so any Latin teachers and students please apply or reapply!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ged92781

    Please don't give up. I follow you on TinyCards and am very grateful you posted Latin card decks there. Personally, I use Latin in church every week and would love to have a course on Duolingo to help me improve my understanding of the language.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

    Me too!

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

    Latin has been added to the Incubator! Please apply to contribute! https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/flaze3
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    I would do so if I only spoke the language!!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H
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    Most people don't speak the language so much as read it. I think.

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbAb1030

    Why is there still no a Latin course when so many people want to learn it + contribute to it?!?

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H
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    Thank you I did that.

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/1025352063

    I'd also be willing to do so.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CyrilofAlabama

    I did 4 years of secondary school Latin with Lingua Latina, and I really enjoyed it. I'm a big fan of the so-called "natural method" that involves a narrative text like this one and an emphasis on actually developing some speaking proficiency in Latin (as a foundation for future language study and to improve retention).

    I think it would be a good source to help with building a Duolingo Latin course, mostly in regard to how vocabulary and grammar are introduced (obviously the story component can't really be replicated).

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CelesteArn

    If you go to incubator.duolingo.com, you can sign up to be a contributor for Latin for English speakers. please do so cuz that would be awesome! I need to brush up on my Latin for sure but I may be able to help as well. I've had four years of latin.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rian501

    I'm a Latin teacher and would be happy to contribute, but I don't see Latin on the dropdown list of options to contribute.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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    You have to type the language name yourself. People have been asking Duolingo to include Latin in the drop down list for ages, but you have the option of typing the language name regardless of the drop down list contents.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rian501

    Thanks!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Yea, I applied too (twice) and have not heard back.

    I would love to have this course for my students.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hagen68

    Hello, did you start it ? :)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Molestador

    rian501, I did go to the Incubator, clicked "help create a course" and, in the list if languages you would like to teach, I clicked "Other" and wrote Latin fot English speakers. It said I would be notified if they got enough proposals to start working on it. As you arr a Latin teacher, you can do the same thing in the Incubator. Please do so, then we'll be closer to creating a Latin course!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar
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    please please please do it

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi
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    I've studied it off and on. I definitely not fluent but I probably could help a little

    1 year ago

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    https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

    Please, please, please! Apply again, in this very moment this course has 0 contributors and it could be erased again!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ragityman

    I visited Change.org to investigate your petition. Closed to new sigs. Supposedly submitted to something called "DuLingo" (sic), which may explain why there has been no response. Like Duolingo itself, I'm sure Change.org is largely staffed by well-meaning, if inept folks. Maybe a second attempt at a petition should be attempted. My feeling is that Duo is certainly aware of the interest in a Latin class. They may feel that it falls outside their parameters for new languages, for whatever reason, possibly because there is no one definitive version. Here's hoping I am wrong.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    I agree, I think the fact that it was sent to Dulingo (sic) instead of "Duolingo" is a non-starter for this petition. Duolingo should, due to the amount of comments over the last three years be aware of the interest. The funding for developing these modules comes from somewhere I imagine.

    If they are really developing Klingon, sone dedicated Star Trek developers are working hard in this, or Paramount Inc. in the USA has dropped some cash on it. I'm sorry, I'm an Expat American, so perhaps I'm cynical. But there are resources out there for Latin - Ecclesiastical Latin, at any rate. Even the Church of England would make use of that.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lrbryan

    Would a petition actually do something? XD

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/1011267998

    why do we need so much personal info

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dragon.magic

    yeah

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

    I want to contribute to the Latin course and I submitted my application on the incubator, but I haven't been accepted yet.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Molestador

    I did the same and Im still waiting

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Same here. Twice.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Starbuck947
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    Ego quoque! Cur linguam Klingonam et non linguam Latinam habebimus? Non praehendo.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H
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    So then how does one actually start the course? I mean I have applied to. I don't think I know the most about it but I would love to contribute whatever amount of knowledge I have on the subject.

    5 months ago

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    Great!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MinimaMagistra
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    Oh yes INDEED let's do this. I have submitted an application as both creator and moderator. I teach middle school Latin and I cannot TELL you how delighted my kids would be to get to 'gamify' the language. I already have a few hooked on DuoLingo just for the joy of nerding out over linguistics, so they'd be over the moon for a Latin course.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1
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    Hoooorray for you ! Let's add Latin to Duolinguo

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.
    <h1>LATIN NERDS FOR LIFE!!!</h1>
    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    Hey MinimaMagistra,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bubby_the_Pi

    I dont know if it is just me but I cant find Latin on it

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ella117682

    No its not just you I can't find it either!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eevee628752
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    When you choose the language, scroll all the way to the bottom of the list where it says “other”. Click that, then type in Latin

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar
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    Please please please help develop it in the incubatior

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gigiottawa

    You should start. I'm sure that some people will follow you.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mia518825

    Wheelock's latin 7th addition is also pretty good for beginners and its only about $10 at Barnes and Nobles.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lucas.meows

    My hero!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    I might, Im learning from a book called Pseudolus Noster, which is actually the next book for beginners after principia

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eog1916
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    Yes I have!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HPLCf
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    I'm just begun to read it and it seems great!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FoozicalShadow

    Awesome! I would love to learn Latin as well! I'm so excited please add it soon!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GrammarGirl01

    I love Lingua Latina!

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    AnnaParva, Latin has finally been added to Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and haven't already, please head over to https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Pipes.
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    please contribute if you are still on doulingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HoroTanuki

    This is how a fictional latin course might look:

    <h1>Basics 1</h1>
    • Lesson 1

      homo, vir, femina, ego, suum, puer, puella

    • Lesson 2

      tu, es, is, ea, id, et (-que, feminaque)

    • Lesson 3

      aqua, panis, edo, bibo, malum, lac

    <h1>Basics 2</h1>

    *Lesson 1

    nos, vos, viri, feminae, lego, legimus, legitis

    *Lesson 2

    sumus, estis, liber, liberum, pueri, puellae

    *Lesson 3

    edimus, editis, bibimus, bibitis, cibum

    *Lesson 4

    caro, carnem, bonus, bona, bonam

    <h1>Phrases</h1>

    *Lesson 1

    salve, salvete, ave, gratias ago, sic, non

    *Lesson 2

    amabo te, bene ambula, paeniteo, mox

    *Lesson 3

    dies, nox, dico, dicisne, linguam, latinam

    Tips and notes should explain the declination of nouns through cases, I think there should be a special skill which would only serve to practice noun cases, especially for nouns which don't follow the standard endings (N,G,D,A,V,Ab (sg,pl) - m: us, i, o, um, e, o, i, orum, is, os, i, is; f: a, ae, ae, am, a, a, ae, arum, is, as, ae, is; n: um, i, o, um, um, o, a, orum, is, a, a, is), such as magister, honor, civitas, virgo, tempus, carmen, navis, animal,... Also, if it would be possible, maybe it would be best to learn the present tense of verbs by different conjugations. First 1st conjugation such as amo, amare; firmo, firmare, then 2nd conjugation habeo, habere; doceo, docere, 3rd (e.g. lego, legere) and then 4th (e.g. finio, finire). Also, after the vocabulary increases, there should be a skill called sayings, which would list some known sayings - carpe diem (seize the day), vade mecum (come with me), per aspera ad astra (through hardships to the stars), res, non verba (deeds, not words), etc.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/513forever
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    You've basically done half the work already. There's no reason for this to not happen.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua1D
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    In addition, the sayings and proverbs could have some sort of explanation as to why they end in these particular forms or whatever.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/James_Galante
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    It would be cool to have a notes section with a first conjugation verb (e.g. Paro, Parare, Paravi, Paratus) and every other type (2nd, 3rd (io), 4th, conjugated every way it can be conjugated and every time you learn a conjugation that part that you learned changes color or something. It would also have the translations. I was just given this in my fourth year of latin and I wish it would've been sooner because it helps so much

    e.g. (Fun fact. 'E.g' comes from the latin exempli gratia, for example)

    Present Active Indicative -paro "I prepare" -paras "you prepare" -parat "he/she/it prepares" ……

    In all the tenses Present, imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect, future perfect

    And all of those in the indicative and subjunctive and those in the active and passive.… Im getting too hyped for this…

    I have all the charts but i dont know how to get them on here because they're on a private server:/ i can take pictures but I cant upload them

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097
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    Cool stuff! Have you applied? We need you!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/csukas84
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    May this great venture benefit us all!! My thanks and appreciation to you all for your efforts to bring Latin to duolingo!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell
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    I think that amor should also be in the first lesson. My first latin classes consisted of basic 1st group verbs like ambulo ambulare, amo amare, festino festinare....

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zosia27438

    Have you already tried to contribute to the course????

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    Hey RogueTanuki,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GiuseppinaAbrar

    It's not very difficult to learn the Latin grammar, vocabulary and structure, but the pronunciation is vital. One has to learn speaking the language correctly as well as the writing. It should not be the Church's pronunciation, only the pronunciation that is used in England. Please!

    Thanks!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HoroTanuki

    why not? I think there should be classical pronunciation so that everybody can agree on it. I'm from Croatia and we have our own separate Latin pronunciation, so "caesar" is read "tseh-zahr", whereas the Romans would read it "kai-zahr"

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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    I do not see Ecclesiastical Latin being used, but I find it a pity, since it is actually a derogatory name for the Neolatin used in Europe until around the XVIII Century, where classicists were the first grammar Nazis and drove people to only use their national tongues, thus all but putting an end to the Republic of letters.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fia_Bui
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    I agree, the only people in my circle of acquaintances that speak Latin are some Catholic and Romanian Orthodox clergy.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFly50

    Technically, we don't know how the Romans would say it (can you show me one of them?), but if we are to go by the Classical pronunciation, it would be "kai-sar", not "kai-zar". And besides, Classical Latin does not mean "Church Latin". The latter is called "Ecclesiastical Latin" and differs from the Classical form in many ways (notably the "V" pronunciation). But still, the course should be in Classical Latin, because that is what most substantial literature (other than the Vulgate Bible) was written in.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/keltickrab
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    Medieval Latin literature is rich and beautiful. From Late latin (augustine) to st Columba. Wonderful literature. Abelard. Good stuff.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA
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    I would add that we should have classical Latin because it's Caesar's Latin and reading Caesar's histories is the classical reason for learning Latin. Classic Latin training will teach people to understand their dogma anyway. As you mentioned they can pronounce their v's a v's instead of w's.

    1 year ago

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    I think you don't understand how awesome Medieval Latin is. Nor the historical benefit. Such wonderful literature. Renaissance Latin as well. Both are considered ecclesiastical. Martin Luther wrote his theses in Latin. Medieval Latin is beautiful and to watch the language change and see the divergence of say Latin and French...Awesome.

    1 year ago

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    Keltickrab - if you want beautiful medieval Latin try Italian. It's Dante's Latin that Italy brought back when they decided to nationalize one language. I find it the most beautiful language I've learned yet. After that your "medieval" Latin is the scholarly Latin - that Europe and the church tried to keep up long after Latin was no longer spoken but morphed into French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian as well as others that came up from the Roman empire including English. Really, the scholars Latin you speak of is long after it was any countries language and is still well understood by learning classical Latin - often the training for the people learning Latin in Colleges as opposed of straight through the church. Deciding to skip classical Latin is really throwing out the language. And as I said, if you actually want to learn real medieval Latin and I mean the most beautiful of it was decided by Italy to be Dante's, try Italian. They have it here on Duo. I already took it. It's worth it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

    Definitely Classical pronunciation!

    2 years ago

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    There are many great Latinists out there. I think the trick is trying to lure those talented people into Duolingo. My own primary interest is Latin, but I have a long, long way to go. Actually, it was in a Latin forum I heard about Duolingo for the first time!

    5 years ago

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    Latin is my second language. I'd love to help with the course, but I keep getting stuck on the page asking you to volunteer. It doesn't allow me to submit. I don't understand why.

    3 years ago

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    I can walk u thru it. I just successfully applied and got a reply from Duolingo. But I don’t know Latin.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KenionBrow

    Please please please implement this language in your program! Latin has fundamentally changed the way I understand grammar and language. It has changed my life and I know that if others were given easier access to it, it could change theirs as well. I would love to help in whatever way I can to achieve this excellent goal. Please create a Latin course.

    To elaborate: My Latin teacher had us call him Magister from day one. He greeted us by saying "SALVE DISCIPULI!" to which he instructed us to respond: "SALVE MAGISTER!" Our very first Latin phrase. By the time the first day ended we had memorized the basics of first declension endings and departed by saying, "Vale Magister!" Over the next few years he would envelope his students and me in the magic of the universal language of grammar. He taught me more about my own language using Latin than I have learned in all of my years of English and Comm. classes. Although my Latin experience was more personal than this app, I believe that this app provides a very interactive format in other languages. The engagement I have experienced learning Spanish and German has been helpful in my enjoyment while learning those languages with Duolingo. If that were to be combined with my true lingual passion, Latin, well... what a wonderful gift it would be from the developers of Duolingo to the Latin enthusiast community and to those who would be introduced to the Latin language through this addition. Again, please please please, developers, contributors, and anyone who can gain support for this, please make this happen. Hear my plea! Spread the love of Latin and language itself

    3 years ago

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    Amen! P.S. Too bad your magister didn't greet you "Salvete, discipuli!" :-(

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

    Mine does

    2 years ago

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    I got salve and the mention of the plural salvete but we used salve, too. That was Wheelocks Latin which was the most common college Latin course at the time and for decades in the USA. I have no idea what is taught now. I thought Latin went away - it did in my college after I graduated but I still very much want it on Duo. I have to echo KenionBrow as it also greatly affected how I understand English and so much more - Biology, Botany, Legalese, Astronomy, Medical terms and medicine, writing terms, etc. etc. etc. All of the European languages I've learned were so much easier because I had Latin(Latin and German seem to be the winning combo there to read all European papers - think I wasn't shocked to realize I could understand Romanian and the Norse languages phonetically?) and I still benefit from it. And, yeah I know the Romans settled in Romania and gave it it's name but I didn't realize that when I first started listening to Romanian people and I was going - wow that's a Latin dialect. The Norse languages are a whole lot of Germanic with some Latin as far as I can tell.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ReyRules

    Que adie es hodie?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    mine did :)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    I learned in a very special way, my teacher makes it active, in class, when there is a story, we get to act it out while reading it, he also has a stick, you know what he uses that for (lightly tapping us, (pulsare) if we misbehave. Basically, latin,but with know repetition and textbook memorizing,(( unless we have a test))

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Danielorenzen

    I don't understand why Duolingo already has 'Klingon' (Star Trek), and they haven't made Latin course! I mean really Duolingo?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/manuelsg02

    Have a lingot! :D

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren522092

    Seriously!

    3 months ago

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    It would be amazing to see a revival of Latin.

    5 years ago

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    Indeed it would. I think a revival of Old English would be cooler though. When English sounded like it's other cousins...

    5 years ago

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    *its

    5 years ago

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    For that many languages, you get a lingo.

    1 year ago

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    Actually alot of english words are similar to dutch and frisian as well as german. I took dutch for a little while and a few words sounded vaugely like english

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MrDrProfColeman

    Yeah, English and Frisian are on the Ingvaeonic branch of the West Germanic subgroup. Dutch and Flemish are Franconian/Irmionic, and High German is Istvaeonic. Old English is actually mostly mutually intelligible with the Frisian dialects, especially West Frisian.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tesuji96

    I vote for both Latin and 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.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AaronPerez

    I completely agree. While I appreciate the Klingon project (as I love Star Trek) I do wish that DuoLingo (or similar free program) had a real (and useful) language such as Latin. I'm sure that DuoLingo would have to choose a single version of Latin (as we don't really know how it was spoken) but any Latin choice would be infinitely better than none.,

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

    Definitely. At my school we learn Latin and Greek and it would be a helpful supplement to have them both on Duolingo.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rainbow40903

    I agree with the sentiment in that Latin and Greek would be very useful languages to have on here. Actually, Greek is almost here. However, I think it is extremely beneficial to have Esperanto on here. Everyone who is interested in languages should learn Esperanto.

    2 years ago

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    It wouldn't be a revival so much as just knowing it. That would aid our understanding of how English and many other languages work. :-)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    As a Latin teacher, I would love to contribute to this and to give my students another online resource!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloArman2

    Hi CSmith476, you could notify your availability filling up the form at: http://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

    I'd like to join as a beta tester when and if you begin. I've studied latin for several years 30 years ago but not enough to teach it. Many thanks.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Yes I know, and once the semester ends for Winter, I plan to.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Ok just applied. We shall see.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    No response in over a month :(

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hclover

    Well I personally can't wait for Latin to be on Duolingo and I want to thank everyone who is trying to make that possible, so thanks CSmith476!!!! Turn that frown upside down! :)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloArman2

    well done ! I can't wait for the lessons to begin.

    4 years ago

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    I don't know if I can be of help, but I would do what I could. My latin is very rough, just a few courses worth, but I love it, and it's a really good thing to get onto duolingo!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    me too, but I can write a quick story, with some mistakes as well: Olim, fur nomen Pseudolus. Eum ambulat ad urbs nomen romam et capit aurem de rex nomen Jacobus. Jacobus, autem, videt Pseudolus, et iussit vigiles capiat Pseudolus ad carcer. Itaque, Pseudolus currit ab rex, se, eheu, vigiles et rex capiat Pseudolum. Pseudolus igitur, ad rex inquit, "O improbissime, abi in malem crucem." Deinde, in carcer, Pseudolus inveniit fistula plumbea et interfecere rex nomen Jacobus. Laetus igitur abivit.

    Once, there was a thief named pseudolus. He walks to the city named rome, and takes the gold of the king named Jakob. Jakob, however, saw pseudolus, and order policemen take pseudolus to jail. Therefore, pseudolus runs away from the king, but, alas, the police and king take pseudolus. Pseudolus therefore, says to the king, "you scoundrel, go to h'll". THen, in jail, Pseudolus finds a lead pipe and kills King Jakob. Therefore, he happily left

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

    Here is a grammatically correct version of your story:

    Quondam, fur nomen cui erat Pseudolus. Ambulat ad urbs, nomen cui erat Roma, et capit aurum regis, nomen cui erat Jacobus. Jacobus, autem, vidit Pseudolum, et iussut vigiles ut capiat Pseudolum ad carcerem. Itaque, Pseudolus currit a rege, sed, eheu, vigiles et rex capiunt Pseudolum. Pseudolus igitur, inquit regi, "Perfide, i ad infernum!" Deinde, in carcere, Pseudolus invenit plumbum et interficit Regem Jacobum. Igitur, abivit laete.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

    Could you please point the errors out? I changed a few words just to make it more literal. Also, you claimed the story as your own, so apparently you can't "write a quick story" if you really pulled it from your textbook. I would also like to inquire as to whether this story is in Classical Latin. This could be why my version is different from yours, as I wrote in Classical Latin, and if you used Ecclesiastical Latin, for instance, then there would be differences. In addition, could you tell me the name of your textbook, as there are definitely grammatical errors. For example, "Eum ambulat" literally means "He/She/It walks him," which is impossible because ambulo is intransitive. "Eum" should be in the nominative, not the accusative, which would be "is" (it isn't even required, as the verb ending betrays the object well enough).

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    actually some of your corrections were wrong, I literally just pullled an excerpt from my latin textbook, and added my name as the king, thanks for the help though.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    oh, I am very sorry, the textbook one was actually another comment, so what I wrote was actually my own writing, so thanks for help with it, as I am truly not the greatest latin speaker on earth

    2 years ago

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    Hey Magister_Smith,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

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    Salvete amici,

    I have often commented about Latin in these forums so I will write my comments here and give links to the other Latin discussions here in case anybody is interested.

    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1054426 I'd love to learn Latin and Ancient Greek. Already do some Latin in my spare time but all very basic http://m.youtube.com/user/TuTubusLatinus?&;desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2FTuTubusLatinus

    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1464983

    ^^^ in response to another comment ^^^- lively discussion about Latin pronunciation and whether or not Latin is possible= HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING

    I am fascinated by what you have to say and agree with most of you wrote about pronunciation. We will never know for sure as to what accent the Latin speakers had (my guess being the pronunciation varied much on the region) but we can tell how Latin speakers "pronounced" words. There are some old documents from roman schools and so on explaining how to pronounce the words. Let us not forget that Latin remained important longer after the fall of Rome and "acceptable pronunciations" have growth up over time. Namely Latin with Italian pronunciation ecclesiastical pronunciation and a constructed "classical pronunciation" I hope these videos helps a little in conveying what I am trying to say http://youtu.be/jgFz9FP5tDY http://youtu.be/oJiYIA_OZyw http://youtu.be/UNpDor5Iubo

    A few other discussions: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1479152 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1075714

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/akkatracker

    TuTubusLatinus is my latin teacher at school :)

    I think the Latin community is so strong that Duolingo wouldn't even need to hire any language experts to do this if they provided the tools.

    4 years ago

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    Please thank him from me. His videos are beyond excellent and very enjoyable. And his series of videos about Aeneas were just perfect. Gratias tibi ago!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/akkatracker

    He's a great guy. Shame today's the first day of my holidays.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ragityman

    My understanding is that all the language "experts" are volunteers, and DuoLingo maintains only a tiny office staff. Incorrect?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/OwlSeaMoon

    Hmmm... Latin and Ancient Greek. Looks like we have a demigod here!

    2 years ago

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    I speak a good amount of Latin. I would definitely be willing to contribute. I sent a request to Duolingo but they never replied.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Johnny__R

    I learned everything I know about Latin from this: http://youtu.be/IIAdHEwiAy8

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloArman2

    while Latin is not yet ready, you should give German a try, just for having a taste of declensions.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Windinmyhair27

    German is fun! :D

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rick2047

    German is easy too. It is really close to english and they have the same roots so words sound the same too. On the early levels the grammar does not change the word position too much from english so you have to basically do a word to word translation. But spend a few minutes on Immersion and you realize that it is not so for all the sentences. That makes me see I have a long way to go.

    5 years ago

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    And then you have all the cases... actually German might be the hardest language on Duolingo for English speakers at the moment.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rick2047

    Can you elaborate on this point? I didn't get you

    5 years ago

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    @rick2047 At the start German is quite simple but once you get onto the more difficult stuff you have to concentrate a lot harder. You have the nominative, accusative, dative, genitive cases and you need to know how to use them all properly.
    Just don't give up :D

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ragityman

    Oh, I would have to disagree. Learning a new alphabet, extremely different grammatical constructions: I believe there are MANY languages more difficult for English speakers than German. I am far from fluent, but the point you make about more advanced issues certainly must be true of most languages. Maybe not Klingon and Esperanto, but any with a long history of development will have difficulties as bad as strong verbs.

    2 years ago

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    Ha! If you think German is hard - try the Russian course! My personal observation is that my friends who took French first then find German hard, and vice versa. I will speak for this myself as I'm currently finding French hard - specifically to sink in. German was so much easier for me.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

    I'm learning German right now

    5 years ago

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    Die Übersetzung:

    Deutsch macht Spaß! Ü

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tgerber

    My background in Latin definitely made learning the basics of German much easier.

    5 years ago

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    hahahaha classic!

    5 years ago

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    5 lingots an excess- no way this is priceless!

    5 years ago

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    Good Idea! Starting a petition! :D I signed it! ;) :D

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    Signed !! I learned Latin a few when I was in a seminary

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    Awesome!

    2 years ago

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    Petition was closed. Not enough signatures. We need to try this again as Duolingo has way more people now.

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    I REFUSE to believe they had more people interested, actually wanting to study KLINGON, than the mother tongue of hundreds of millions of language speakers... THAT is unfathomable. LATIN should be taught... I'd warrant it would get FAR MORE people than what we see for some of the really small languages they DO teach. I gotta believe there are THOUSANDS who would jump on a chance to learn Latin! I know I would!

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    I did not know about it ...

    Please let me know ... if anything comes .. skupa@ueb.cas.cz

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

    If you know how to teach it, then apply to teach it in the incubator. The more people that apply the greater the chance that it will work

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    I signed it, too. :D

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    Signed it

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    Just signed it.

    2 years ago

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    I signed it! :D

    2 years ago

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    I'd like to help with Latin as it's grammar and some vocabulary is natural to me due to my language's grammar system.

    Latin is very logical language, declension system (nominative, genitive,dative, accusative,vocative,ablative) and adjective/noun/numbers inflections might be problematic to some at first but when you get used to it, as well as learning patterns such as "post + Accusattive) it's just building vocabulary.

    If there are some I am willing to teach and make Youtube video on one declension with only feminine gender words. You can also contact me on facebook.

    Have a look at this to get idea of declension for example: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/56978266/I-Nouns-The-Five-Declensions-II

    Many Romance languages took forms for their vocabulary from accusative form (pons-pontem --> bridge, mons-montem --> mountain)

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    Hey GrgoCroatia,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jbw213
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    My husband and I have been talking about how great it would be to have Latin on Duolingo! We both studied it for a few years, but neither of us got to the point where we could read things well enough for it to really feel worthwhile. It would be amazing to have it on here.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CJ
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    I definitely agree!!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando
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    It is an official language of the Vatican state. It's absolutely not dead.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding
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    And its kept up to date with current technologies and a changing world. By whom I am not so sure :)

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando
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    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFly50

    It is also official in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and that is recongised by many states as a sovereign subject.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CJ
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    Really?? My teacher said it was a dead language. I am learning it. :)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bookeater81

    oh, definitely not dead. Just not much used outside some places, but definitely not dead, and still used for scientific nomenclature.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/petitlapin
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    Agreed. I think the difficulty with Latin is that it is pretty unlikely they will find a sponsor willing to pay for Latin translations. However, I think someone who has studied even a little Latin has a big boost in learning to translate other languages. As someone else mentioned too, it would be a big draw for many of the language geeks including polyglot readers communities.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Galphath

    I want to learn latin so badly, my last chance was at the university but the courses were cancelled back then :(
    So, please, please! make it possible

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BlayneRile

    Absolutely we need more Latin. I have been in seminary for a few years and have had to teach myself a lot. It would be awesome to have a course on Duolingo!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LucasdeToboso

    I totally agree with you. Learning Latin is one of the best examples of autodidactism and it'd be awesome to count on with useful and not boring exercises to practice and maintain it alive,

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jane-German

    Hey Duolingo! Stop lingering. A lot of us want Latin, and there are many very talented people willing to contribute. Why are you waiting?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    I teach high school Latin and I have applied TWICE to start this course.

    Though it seems this course won't be starting anytime soon, I did find the Duolino app called Tinycards, and I am making vocabulary cards for Wheelock's Latin.

    If you want to learn some Latin on your own, Wheelock's Latin is a great textbook: easy to read, good order for grammar, and a book many colleges use.

    If you want to use the flashcards, simply search "Wheelock's" on the app. I am doing the chapters one at a time, and it takes a bit since I can't do this on my computer, only on my phone, but I will have all of them up eventually.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PatBeg93

    Let's band together and contribute to Latin, for the sake of the Ancient Romans and the Vatican!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

    You're right !

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

    ditto man

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloArman2

    I'm with you and I hope to see both Latin and Ancient Greek on DL. I've studied latin for 5 years at school, 30 years ago. I think I can refresh those memories ...

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
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    Same. I've always been interested in those two because so many writers, politicians, philosophers, and etc. knew Latin and Ancient Greek. I think it would be so fun to learn them.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarquiseDeBat
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    Yes, Latin! I would love this course. However, I am learning latin for a short time in a school, so I would not be able to contribute the course beyond "begginer" lesson :(

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErichWalther

    Yeah, the ONLY two languages I came her to learn, and they don't offer either... Latin or Khmer (what they speak in Cambodia)... I can understand Khmer not being listed.. but LATIN??? REALLY???? Come on.. that's just Bullpoop.... That is the FIRST language they should have had on here...

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1
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    There are many who wants to contribute, but the Latin course is still not on the incubator after two years this thread has been existing. I really wants to learn Latin.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    I have been frustrated for 35 years that my high school didn't offer Latin. Consequently I took three years of Russian. When I went to college I further sated my love of languages with a year of Arabic and two years of French. But my desire for Latin has never left me. My memory of my French has, I'm afraid, and Duolingo is bringing back what years of neglect has done to my French.

    This makes me see what an ideal platform Duolingo would be for Latin. After joining the Anglican Church I have memorized as much Latin as I could get my hands on. But, as a calligrapher and lover of medieval manuscripts, having the full ability to read the language that the scribes used when forming their biblical pages would become more than merely artistically gratifying.

    I'm excited to read comments by many others who share my passion for Latin, and appear to have the skills to contribute to Duolingo to help create such a class. I'm truly puzzled why there has been no development in this area as this discussion has gone on for years now. I know for myself, I'd be willing to pay some fee to establish a module for what some people consider a "dead" language. It's ubiquitous appearance in both the history of art and in the church makes it no more dead than the Book of Kells, the notes of Leonardo Da Vinci, or Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in Rome. Latin's time has come, Duolingo. What are we waiting for?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lucas-BP

    As someone who got a degree in Latin, I am 100% down for this idea. Since it's mostly based off of writing and reading, it would even fit Duolingo better.

    If the day comes that they start on this project, I will definitely contribute as much as I can.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

    Make sure to apply in the incubator as a contributor. The more contributors apply for Latin, the greater the possibility that Duolingo will decide to put it in the incubator.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    Hey Lucas-BP,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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    I have just sent the Incubator application for a Latin course, or to be exact for three Latin courses, as I would be happy to participate in building the Latin course for any of the three target languages I am fluent in, these are English, German and Russian. Has anyone else applied to contribute? If yes, let us stick together. It might turn out as advantage, if there are enough people willing to contribute who may even already have a rough draft of the course!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

    Thanks for offering, I know there's at least 6 or 7 other people who have applied. Hopefully we will finally have Latin taught here - people have been talking about it for 3 years at least

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bookiebabe89072

    I've always wanted to learn Latin! In my AP English class in high school we had to learn something like 200 Latin root words (I've forgotten most of them now) but I remember it being very helpful!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JobakasRadula
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    I would be willing to contribute and I think I could get the my old Latin teacher to help as well. How would we get such a project off the ground?

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

    Apply in the incubator to teach it

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cathyisadoll

    I just got a new job at a Classical Education school. We are going to teach latin. I guess I'll have a teacher's manual or we will learn roots because I don't know latin. Classical Education knows the value of this language. How do we contact duolingo to make a latin class? if anyone wants to join in making this a reality I will help.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

    The first step is to apply as a contributor in the incubator for Latin.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jkotzan
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    I already have +16 on a Google post for this: https://plus.google.com/114758044254323467896/posts/ZqY3Q3XKxvz

    I would love to see Latin on Duolingo :-D!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    I just applied at the incubator. I await DL's response.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    No response yet. I do not know the turnaround time, but it has been 6 weeks.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/robod.cz

    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bbilgili
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    Ita vero! :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NormanC994

    If Duolingo has Klingon and Esperanto, how can it not have Latin? It's only a matter of time....

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GrumpAndButt

    so.. remind me again why latin on duolingo still isn't a thing yet?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

    Make sure to apply in the incubator as a contributor.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricWagner7

    I love Duolingo, and I'd love to use it for teaching Latin.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/pdmillington
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    I love Latin. It's crazy that duolingo has incubated Klingon before Latin. It doesn't make sense. Can someone explain?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gul36
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    Duolingo should have Latin

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnSummers2

    Yes, why is this still a thing? We need Duolingo to give the okay for Classical Latin! Please, please, let's do this! I will help, moderate, whatever! Ad meliora!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
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    I am waiting for it.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua1D
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    Nice mixture of languages you're studying there :D

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
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    Oh, thank you. :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ann_smith

    I co-ordinate a Latin class at our local U3A. We would be interested in a Duolingo Latin course

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RachelBramble13

    That would be awesome!!! I am home-schooled and I have to learn Latin, but there are no online Latin courses that I enjoy as much as this one. Since almost all of my friends are looking for the same thing, it would be such a great idea!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LucasdeToboso

    For all those who say Latin is dead, I recommend you the short essay "Lingua latina non mortua est in interneto" by a Classic's Mexican professor.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/noemie.duo

    I'm French and I would like too to learn latin, it will be great!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KarenBledsoe

    Please can we have Latin? I took it in college years ago, from a professor who was teaching it to a few interested students out of the kindness of his heart and a love for the language. We only met once a week for two terms so I didn't get to practice much, and I've forgotten so much. I would love to learn it again.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/vinicius.albuq

    So, is this dead already? It has been two years since it was posted and we still have nothing on incubator? It's sad that people prefer to learn Dothraki and Klingon than something so useful as Latin is. I am reading books from 1600's and Latin was so common that they put whole footnotes in Latin and I can't read them. Also, there are a lot of good books which were previously published in Latin that I can't read too. There is a lot of good knowledge we can't access.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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    Dothraki is not in the incubator and Klingon is in phase 1, meaning that you cannot learn it here at all because it has not been published yet.

    I agree with you that Duolingo needs Latin (I studied it years ago and am really fond of relearning its basics!), but sometimes such a project takes years to be realized. All we can do is to show our appreciation and need for the upcoming Latin course.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Koschy
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    Zan Gilani answered a question on the quora web site regarding plans for a Latin course on Duolingo: "Yes there are! We're lining up contributors and getting ready to (tentatively) begin building the course in the first half of 2016!" https://www.quora.com/Does-Duolingo-have-plans-for-a-Latin-course Is this reliable?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/apeironic
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    a primeira metade do ano passou e não há curso. Vamos DuoLingo!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PatoChavez1

    Woow! Those are great news! Even if its a small chance ^^

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/looonejh
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    So true! I would love to learn latin

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohnSisti
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    I love this idea; I would be willing to learn.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RobertWuetherick

    I would love to see a Latin section. I have studied reading and parsing for a long time but never had the chance to speak, listen and compose sentences. To really get a handle on a language you need the oral aspect!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DrDrJane
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    I would love to see a Duolingo latin module! It might help increase popularity of this language.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tgerber

    You couldn't be more right! Latin is used every day, and it is a great foundation for many other languages!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Harley.J.Quin

    I would love to learn Latin. Duolingo would be a great way to learn it.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlainPrecieux

    As Romance languages derive from Latin it would be of great help to those who learn them.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JesseVaugh

    What about a kickstarter campaign for this?? I'd totally be in for $5 or $10 ... if everyone did that I wonder if we'd get enough funding to attract some people to do the translations...

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Duke_Severian

    PLEASE DO IT! I'm beginning to like this site and I REALLY want to learn Latin, though I hope the program's in English...

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/avakerr123
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    I love this idea. I think its one of the more used languages in the world.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

    Even if it is a death language

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

    dead not death

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/conor.grey

    I love this idea! I'd be willing to help design the course!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/513forever
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    Academics use Classical Latin, not Vulgar Latin (which turned into the Romance languages), so expressions, metaphor, and slang are non-factors, as are terms for modern technology, since its use preceded such inventions. Like ten people with a Latin dictionary and declension/conjugation guide could do most of the work and make this course, and a couple Latin scholars could just go through and check for errors in nuance and connotation.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RachelBramble13

    That would be awesome!!! I am home-schooled, so I have to learn Latin, but I cant find any helpful sites. Many of my friends have the same problem, so it would be a useful addition!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/livlivgrocotttt

    https://www.change.org/p/dulingo-add-latin-to-languages-to-learn

    Please sign my petition to get Latin on here!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

    guys we need more signers ^^^^^^

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jess423045

    I am homeschooling mom and want to teach the kids latin. It is a great language to learn for multiple reasons, most of which have been expressed already in previous posts. We use duolingo for spanish, would love to have latin offered as well!!!!! Latin is very popular with homeschoolers, this would be a great resource for us!!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mang01

    Don't forget some ancient greek too. Both are important.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mdlmdl
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    I am French and I am interested in learning the Latin language again. It was taught to me in high school, for four years, but there is a very long time and I've forgotten a lot.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/wolfieskillz

    i'd really love to learn latin, so if people set this up that would be super cool

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/robertmartinusz

    I'd love to contribute, too :) I've been learning Latin for a while and it is wonderful :)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/michaeldoodash

    I agree and would be willing to contribute

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Solvind
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    I would love a Latin course, however, you need to listen to and speak a language in order to really learn it. Big parts of Classical Latin's pronunciation have been reconstructed, but you'd need to find a person (or better several people) who've mastered the known Latin pronunciation and who is (are) willing to record the audio. If the used pronunciation for the course is the English one or whatever, I won't choose the Latin course, although I love the language.

    I would love being able to speak Latin so much. At school we only translate from Latin to German (my native language), and I think I'm the only one in my course/class who can translate at least anything from German to Latin. You can't learn a language when you don't translate into it. So I really hope when they create the course (I'm convinced they will eventually), it will be good with good audio.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/James_Galante
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    I'd be willing to contribute. I am in my 4th year of latin and love it.

    2 years ago

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

    Latin is in the incubator!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Fia_Bui
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    Latin has finally been added, hopefully some people on this forum will get involved.

    Let's not get bogged down on classical and ecclesiastical (the consonant differences remind one of: ceceo and seseo, rhotic and non-rhotic English)

    Pax et amor

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Graerys

    I think you have to choose a standard though, either way. Ecclesiastical was the first draw for me, but the only substantial resources on that that I have easy access to are the British Library / National Archives courses https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/latin/ - I just don't think there's as much learning resource around as for Classical. Of course you may know more, so feel free to share :-)

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PoetaProletario
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    Although there are exceptions, most major textsbooks focus on classical. Wheelock, JACT, Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, the Cambridge Latin Course and the Oxford Latin Course, for instance. The latter four have a lot in common with modern teaching methods, and thus more in common with Duolingo, although the JACT somewhat less so. It's a little more grammar-heavy, and it mainly uses adapted Classical texts (there is a JACT Greek Course as well, and both the Greek and Latin have methodological similarities with Athenaze's Greek Course). Although it is more detailed and goes more in depth into Latin grammar, I found its approach similar to the Mango Languages Latin course, which is paid, but imo pretty good. The other three start with conversational Latin and other more basic materials before going through Classical sources. CLC and OLC in my opinion are the easiest, but LLPSI is also pretty good for practice. All of them are excellent sources. In my opinion, Classical Latin would be more interesting for the course standard, but if it's the one picked, I believe some tips and notes on Ecclesiastical would be a good idea. Classical pronunciation demands more practice, especially its use of vowel length, being harder to learn from self experience, and is the one that informs poetic meter. So, it's the best pick for people who want to read Latin literature and better understand Latin poetics. Also, there is actually a myriad of Ecclesiastical pronunciations, and they don't represent well the original phonology of the Latin from which all Romance languages descend. The standard pronunciation used by the RCC is based on Italian and borrows a lot from its phonology, but the earlier RCC used different national phonologies before Italian was standardised by the Holy See. In other words, Classical is not just more neutral, but also more informative about how the language originally was and how it relates to different modern Romance languages. This is just my take, though, based on the points above. Whatever standard they choose, the course is still going to be great.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Graerys

    I agree - I think just on the resource base it has to be Classical, but your other points are valid too. Ecclesiastical can be largely summed up in a couple of paragraphs of differences - and it is somewhat simpler, certainly in pronunciation. As I live in Thailand, and am totally dependent on online and downloadable resources, Classical is my obvious preference.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheClassyToaster

    I personaly think that would be awesome maybe if lots of people comment the'll add it

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

    Commenting won't add it; we need volunteers.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/paulscon

    i would love this!

    5 years ago

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

    It is Needed!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RolandLomeli
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    My understanding is that the only reason why there isn't a Latin course is because people who know it aren't interested in creating it. It's a shame that Klingon and Esperanto have a more enthusiastic group of speakers willing to create a course than Latin.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Incorrect. Some of us (like me, but others as well) have applied to start the course on more than one occasion.

    As a Latin teacher, I would love to get this going.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

    I'd really love to learn Latin and Greek.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/doyle.locker
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    I would sign up for Latin for English speakers.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Darthonia
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    Yes, this is an amazing idea, I want Duolingo to have Latin too!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NoraHopkins3261

    I want to learn latin! Will anyone do this course please?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lilyd27

    I agree!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RamosNicholas

    Mucho talko: no actiono. The romance languages came from Latin, aka: Latium, aka: Rome, aka: romance language, aka: Italy, Romania, Spain, Portugal, France. Ain't there nobody that can get us started in a Latin course? Please. Please?! . . . . . . . . .

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Yoshifan95

    I think that it's a good idea, because learning Latin would help a person learn Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and soon, Romanian (all Latin-Based languages). The symbol for latin could be Pompeii.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BronzetheSling

    Yes! Learning Latin is useful in so many ways! Everywhere from reading medieval manuscripts to understanding a modern word you've never heard before.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BernardoDias00

    If you want to learn latin now you can use memrise it's not as good as duolingo but it works : http://www.memrise.com or http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/latin/

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cathyisadoll

    I love that website!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KILLERHERO

    they should do this i studied for a while but latin is to complicated to learn threw a search engine. plus learning small words is good at first but in complete sentences its gets way extreme with all kinds of switchups going down salvete

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Michael323576

    i really want to learn latin

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    I would do the class

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/frederic1986

    Would love to see a Latin course.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/1011267998

    I really want to learn Latin because it is in almost all romance laugauges

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/frederic1986

    No. Latin is the ancestor of all Romance languages. They all evolved from Latin, which is an Italic language descended from Proto-Indo-European, which is the common ancestor of all Germanic, Indo-Iranian, Celtic, Balto-Slavic and Hellenic languages, plus Albanian and Armenian, and the extinct language families Tocharian and Anatolian (I would love a Hittite duolingo course!)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    The term "Romance" here basically means "from Rome," so it is in them all, as it is their progenitor.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RafaMaia0
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    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ddaayyoo

    its true latin is use full to people like us WE WANT LATIN

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/goodbyemrevans

    I'm all for Latin on Duolingo, but your statement that "Latin is used in every language" is incredibly Eurocentric.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MammaHrad
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    Please, please, please, please PLEASE create a Latin for English speakers course! If anyone knows Latin and can contribute, it would be super appreciated!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

    PLEASE ADD LATIN!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BenjaminFraser

    I signed up to create a Latin course, but I have had no reply from Duolingo.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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    Latin speakers, please volunteer: http://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    I have. Twice, without reply.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CyrilofAlabama

    I think a Latin course is a great idea. Having four years of secondary school Latin study (up to the advanced level of reading classical texts) and planning on undertaking further in-depth study in the near future, I would love to be a contributor if able. With a little brushing up, I could without much effort return to a relatively "fluent" level.

    My experience is with classical pronunciation and am naturally biased toward that style.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CyrilofAlabama

    Also, I'll make a point to sign that petition.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Falsafaa
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    Although I will probably be far past the duolingo stage by the time this website offers a latin course, I would still like to see a latin course, preferably with classical pronunciation (or maybe both classical and ecclesiastical if possible). Roman culture is very rich and rather than viewing Latin as a dead language, I would much rather think of it as a living language since its descendants are still spoken. If one were to call the modern Romance Languages dialects instead of languages, then Latin would still technically be alive in that sense and likewise it would be the language that collectively contains all of those dialects for a total of 800 million native speakers. With 800 million native speakers, it would definitely be qualified to have an official Duolingo course.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EstherTalabi

    So I noticed that the petition has been closed; does that mean that Latin won't become part of duolingo programme, or is there a way to get it re-opened. Cause it'll a great learning tool for those looking to take on the Romance languages.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BryonSmith
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    2 years, 450 comments, and still no Latin course.
    I'd love to learn Latin. It's not useful for most people, but I'm a language teacher (Spanish and French) so for me, it would be useful.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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    Mind you, they have courses coming in KLINGON... yeah... like millions of people are itching to learn how to talk like a Klingon... unreal... the "mother tongue" of 5 languages... and contributor to many others... a course that actually helps many to learn languages (including English) much better and improves their understanding of grammar--- but nope... Klingon comes first!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BryonSmith
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    The Klingon does boggle my mind. They also have Quenya and Sindarin (Elvish) in the list of languages to upvote, or whatever.
    BTW, Latin is the mother of at least 7 living, national languages (Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, French, Romansch, Italian, and Romanian) and at least a few other, non-national ones (like Occitan and Sardinian.) How many Romance languages there are largely depends on where you draw the lines between a language and a dialect, so maybe just those nine, and maybe hundreds.
    Yeah, that's one of the reasons why I want to learn Latin. Since I speak Spanish and French, I already know a ton of Latin vocabulary, and I basically know the verb conjugations. Plus, I'll never be fluent enough in Hebrew or Modern Greek to be able to teach those, but Latin is a different beast entirely (since it's primarily taught for reading knowledge, not for production.) (I still want to take a few living Latin courses, eventually.)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CharAU95

    I've applied as a contributor to a Latin for English speakers course, as well as an English for Latin speakers course, because although next to nobody is actually a "native Latin speaker", the majority of translations are done from Latin to English, so having both ways might be useful for many!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    Hey CharAU95,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/stopbeingsoanno

    I transcribe old documents written in English, but often, especially with Parish registers there are notes in Latin, or the register can go on in Latin for decades of records. There are lots of times where Latin would just come in handy, gravestones, history, etc. It is so interesting to see the origins of words of several languages, not least English, that are based in Latin. It would perhaps give us a ''leg up" when studying other languages.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SciFi2495

    In response to Julia947372's frustrations:

    Ecclesiastical Latin arrived relatively late on the scene, and is only one step, even only one branch on the Latin historical tree. If you are interested in getting deeper, maybe look at the Catholic Church, as they either may have classes or resources. It's been maybe 20 years since I've been in a Catholic bookstore, yet I recall they had many resources (in Detroit, at least, I haven't checked here in Houston).

    Maybe concentrate on the form you want to read the most. Are you interested in reading Pliny and Marcus Aurelius in the original tongue, or maybe reading the great scientific works of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton in their slightly different alteration of the language? My suggestion is to learn with proficiency the form of Latin you are interested in most, and once you have it relatively easy, then slip into other styles. Be prepared, as the declensions and forms are not as easy to pivot as English. Here's a great video discussing the formation of good grammar in Latin from Monty Python's "Life of Brian": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8

    Some colleges offer credit or even CE classes as well. I have not really found a good beginning to end online course, and I have a ton of problems with even the popular 'Wheelock's Latin' book course, though if you have more than a basic familiarity, it may prove useful.

    As far as online resources, I like and use http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/classics.html. Also, for printed works, try to find editions in the Loeb Classical Library, where the original Latin is on the left side of the page, with a concise English translation on the right, with (sometimes) notes on different manuscript inclusions and translational cues. With a good dictionary or concordance, you will be more than well on your way.

    Latin is not dead. It survives in our language to this day, and especially if you speak in the arenas of law, medicine, mathematics, history or science, you already know some of the language, and cognates are plentiful in our everyday usage.

    I know you will do well, and I hope this note helps and encourages anyone wondering whether they can/should pursue the language.

    To my mind, the answer can only be "etiam"! (And unfortunately in Latin, there are maybe half a dozen ways I could have said that!)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    Thank you for your kind reply and links. My problem is I'm both interested in reading Seutonius, St. Augustine (in the original Latin), and viewing the pages of the book of Kells and seeing the language as well as the beauty of the words on the page (perhaps too tall an order for one lifetime?), the latter fitting in with my hope to understand the differences in contemporary Church Latin. However in 800 B.C. when the Book of Kells was written, I frankly don't know which branch of Latin we would be dealing with. Note, I am Anglican, not Roman Catholic. My knowledge of the history of Ecclesiastical Latin is weaker than that of Classical Latin (other than it is, as you've said, a later derivative of the post-Constatine II period). My observation has been that those with a good foundation in Classical Latin have little trouble with Ecclesiastical Latin, in my Church at any rate. If I were Roman Catholic that would likely be different, I suspect. A good foundation in the classical language is really all I am looking for. I appreciate your suggestions, however, and will follow up on the links. What I didn't mention is I am a recent Expat to Australia, so courses in the United States don't work for me. But again, thank you for taking the time to answer and recommending some online resources. Cheers!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Griffinwing2

    Considering Duolingo is creating a course for Klingon, it would be cool if it also featured Classical Languages like Latin and maybe even Sanskrit. Sure, they are not spoken now, for the most part, but they both have a wealth of literature.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    I know! I've been saying the same thing! All we can do is hope enough people want to read Pliny, St. Augustine et al. and that Duolingo will see THAT as important as Klingon.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Griffinwing2

    And Ovid.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cawilley
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    Seneca, Vergil, Livy

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    Cicero, Augustus, Seneca.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    And Seutonius, and Marcus Aurelius, et al. ;-)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GiacomoAnd6

    I think Latin is a huge lack in Duolingo, I would love to have such a course. The closest to an hypothetical Duolingo's style Latin course I know is this one http://www.micaelinguae.com but it would be good to have that built on Duolingo. And I think it would be good also to have Latin spoken in both pronunciations, Classical and Ecclesiatical...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/yimiipsa

    I don't understand why we have two fictional languages on Duolingo and Latin not yet.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Riv_Kah
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    Probably because the courses are made by the users, not by duolingo itself... If you have checked the collaboration conditions you just have to prove you are fluent in both the languages in the course (the one the course is in and the one the course teaches). It seems among the klingon and high valyrian speakers more people is interested in creating a course, than of those who speak latin or ancient greek...
    And the ones who speak latin usually work with it more as something to just translate, to read and write instead of using it (a pity, from my point of view). So yeah, it would be great to find lating speakers and convince them to create a duolingo course. Once it's started and they announce it as a course in progress, I hope more people would collaborate.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SawyerHuck

    Yes! Thank you so much! I made a petition for this, please sign it! https://www.change.org/p/duolingo-latin-on-duolingo

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/semperdormiens

    Studied Classical Latin since I was 12 and now in my fourth year of teaching it. A Latin Duolingo would certainly be handy in reinforcing to learners that Latin isn’t just a written language (the impression most learners have in the UK), it really was a spoken language.

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano
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    Hey semperdormiens,

    Latin is now in phase one in Duolingo's incubator. If you're still able and willing, head over to

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/la/en

    and apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ninjames007

    Go Latin

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/brmeast

    I like the learning style of Duolingo and would love to continue learning Latin on here, rather than the book I am using. Please feel free to sign this petition for those wanting to learn latin!

    (P.S. it is not my petition, I just found it.)

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sanandreaschris

    Had anyone who had applied for creating the course received a reply?

    I dont't speak Latin. I actually wanna learn it. I am willing to take on project-managing the creation of a Latin course on Duolingo. I'd try banging their door more if that's what's needed.

    If Duolingo does not hear us then I'm willing to develop a mobile app with basically the same functionality, where we can make this Latin course come to life.

    Please give this comment a like if you support my idea, and comment on my comment if you have a valuable comment. If I see enough support I'll start working.

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

    If you do end up making an app, can you put it on this discussion so I can download it?

    PS I only have the Amazon appstore.

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

    You can see which languages are in the Incubator on the right side of the discussion page, under the sections. It is not in there, but it would be good to work on! The only problem is that Latin seems to be dying out. Not many people know it anymore, and it may be hard to find contributors.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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    The only problem is that Latin seems to be dying out. Not many people know it anymore, and it may be hard to find contributors.

    I have already seen one highly qualified Duolingo user expressing eagerness to create a Latin course. We also have at least one other user who is fluent in Latin. It doesn't take a huge number of people to make a course; I think there will be enough.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

    Okay, I stand corrected! :)

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

    Yes. And even if it was (it isn't, Doctors and Linguists use it), this could help preserve it.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ricaloca

    Not to mention musicians, clergy, classical scholars, archaeologists, historians...

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

    Yes... We could go on... it's not dead.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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    ... it's just resting.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErichWalther

    "Dead" would imply not in use. Latin is not in use as a spoken language anymore, however, it IS very much still alive and in use throughout MANY fields of work, as Ricaloca mentioned above. Therefore it is in fact much more alive than any of the other dead root languages such as ancient Germanic or Sanskrit. It has simply become more like a tool than a language.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding
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    Latin revival on the way? Perhaps, never before have people been able to take up so many languages with such ease and accessibility as here on duolingo- let us challenge ourselves and bring back what was perhaps the greatest tongue of old.

    Why learn Latin www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdjYBDD8b2I

    And something to wet the appetite while we wait (to be accepted as moderators!) www.youtube.com/user/TuTubusLatinus

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Graerys

    Latin has being undergoing a quiet revival for some time - see these for enlightenment! https://www.amazon.com/Harrius-Potter-Philosophi-Lapis-Philosophers/dp/1582348251 Almost 30000 reviews to say nothing of actual sales! And, the daily news.... http://ephemeris.alcuinus.net/

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/aj1248

    Those reviews are not specifically for the Latin version. Amazon has a habit combining reviews for different versions.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErichWalther

    Well.. I'd vote for Latin but I wouldn't call it the greatest tongue of old... Did you know that Ancient Hindi, Hebrew and even Ancient Egyptian, when pronounced in the correct way and under the right conditions, will set up a vibrational frequency that will result in the letters manifesting themselves in sand, salt, iron fillings or whatever other suitable substance is used. Like magic... This is why it is commonly believed that the ancient Hindu's and Hebrews were considered Mystics, and magicians. IE: The three wise men from the bible. They were the 3 "MAGI", the magicians from the East. Speakers of ancient Hindi and Hebrew... http://www.world-mysteries.com/sci_cymatics.htm

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheClassyToaster

    Dont we have dictionarys and the internet though? Latin to english dictionarys may be hard to find though

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheClassyToaster

    i'd be hard to learn, but fun

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils
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    It will be fun, but not that hard. Latin has a bad reputation because of the old fashioned teaching methods - which is why having it in Duolingo woul be so great!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17
    Plus
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    doesnt it have like 90 different forms of every verb though?

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    https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils
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    No, the verbal paradigms are pretty similar to those of the romance languages in size, actually. Is it possible that you are mixing up with ancient greek? I'll admit, though - I haven't actually counted the forms. The biggest difference from romance languages would be the case forms, but learning this is extremely helpful for understanding grammar in general.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia
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    The difference is that Latin is more precise with grammar cases. The rest is more-less the same as modern Romance languages have it, like conjugation. As maria.nils said, if you learn Latin your doors are opened to many other languages from Europe, including Slavic ones which many people find difficult mostly due to declension system, which is a bit easier in German.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Oh god, don't remind me of ancient Greek. Middle Voice??? No thanks.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joeyshere
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    I think this is a great idea! Latin influences almost all Germanic and Romantic languages. This would be a great course, very enlightening. But I do agree with some of the other posts, that it would be very difficult to find someone with knowledge of Latin, as its presence has slowly diminished. Great idea though!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

    Hence, Romance.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Comradesev
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    Latin also is a Romance language...

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

    Yes; the original.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia
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    It has influenced all languages in Europe. Most of Slavic languages Latin grammar system and there are as well many verbs and pronounce very similar to Latin ones. In Croatian, which is one of most influenced Slavic languages by Latin, the similarities are bigger than with the German. =) As for English, it's Germanic languages which just uses more foreign words than original ones but can't count as Romance, it's just pure absorption without caring for original heritage.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/agusmaria

    i think that is a great idea!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bolletjeb

    There might be a commercial reason for DL not to implement a section of Latin. See http://www.duolingo.com/comment/564307 and many other comments. (Search for "Latin" in the discussions.) I would appreciate a comment of Luis and/or colleagues of DL on this matter.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JC70
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    I can imagine the commercial use... "You Will Not Believe That Buzzfeed Is Now Available In Ancient Egyptian Thanks To This One Weird Trick"

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ukhviid
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    Well, there might not be an immediate commercial reason to include Latin. But I believe those people who could contribute to a Latin module are generally very talented, not only in Latin. If I were Duolingo, I'd definitely want them aboard. Second, I think a Latin module might attract language geeks overall, thus also contributing to the whole.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mkolbe1

    Yeah, but what commercial reason could there possibly be for offering the Klingon course? Or even Esperanto? There are many, many more documents to be translated from Latin than from Esperanto. I don't know of anything in Klingon...

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

    Interesting post and great idea! Even though it wouldn't be the first language I'd be willing to learn, but still very interesting :D

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CJ
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    I'm already learning Latin and I also wanted to learn a different language (since you can't speak Latin). So I've started doing Duolingo. Latin is literally the source of all languages. It is really nice to have the background. It would be really nice if Latin was on Duo.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dottmanzu

    I think it could be good for the best understanding of the grammatical structure of the sentence. A duolingo Latin module should be oriented in this sense. However it could be very hard for non-italian speaking people, and probably will have a very low popularity.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/UriahSanders

    I was thinking the same thing! Learning Latin helps with other languages as well, and I would definitely be interested.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SofiaBojorquez

    Latin would be awesome! I already speak spanish and english...working on french..latin would be my key to several different languages. How exciting!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Eriol_Elfwine

    Yes! I too want to assassinate a Caesar!

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Parisian_Dreamer

    If duolingo teaches latin..... And we have a lot of learners...... Latin could be revived!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/santahul

    Count me in. This would be a brilliant basis for learning other languages.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rosella99

    I think latin is a great idea! Knowing some of it has really helped my in my progress with other languages! There are lot of languages that branch off from it. :)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/caeruleum

    I am currently in AP Latin and am planning to continue to study Latin into college (I am dual enrolling in Latin next year) and was pretty disappointed not seeing int on this site, although it does give me a chance to get into some other languages. I would really love to see Latin as an option!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/martinerctram

    I would love to learn Latin. It would be awesome if someone would make it happen.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luigi.MCMLXXIV
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    I agree too. Latin is the best way to understand our language origins.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/a6ra
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    I love this idea. I wish my Latin was better so I could contribute.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew_McClure
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    I've had the exact same thought! So many languages are influenced by Latin, and it would be a fascinating look at how languages evolve over time.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LMCMILLE

    I SAVED LATIN. What did you ever do?

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hclover

    Latin is mandatory at my school, this'd be so helpful.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/7Luky7

    I agree. I think that Duolingo should provide the opportunity of learning Latin and Ancient Greek. There are no very good apps around that fulfil this aim.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IrenaPasvinter
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    It would be great to have Latin on duolingo.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/yeseniabravo

    Yes please

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zosha.nnoli

    I would love to learn Latin for English speakers. It would be great.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ElissaLock

    I agree!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VosWizard

    they should add latin

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hclover

    Latin est lingua optima

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RamosNicholas

    I would take a Latin course. It is a language that deserves respect. It would be great in the "Duolingo format." It might not pass the cost/benefit analysis, as demand might be too low to justify the expense of programming the sight.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

    Hi, Latin is, i think, difficult to learn without a teacher and there are too much things to learn ... But it's a great idea ! I think it's possible

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nathaliasgg

    YES! I wanna learn latin

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MrDrProfColeman

    Which dialect would we teach? Modern standard, preclassical archaic, classical, rustic, late vulgar, or ecclesiastic?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MrDrProfColeman

    I vote rustic: classical grammar with more easily accessible conversational phonology.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mkolbe1

    I vote ecclesiastic, since it's the only one actually still commonly spoken (I'm using "commonly" as a relative term).

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VeeDrawStuff
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    Latin from Spanish would be great! ;-)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dressage20
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    Would love a Latin course! I've taken several years but would like to be better at it. I would love to learn more and be better at translating through Duolingo:)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/greenskiearth

    I agree, Duolingo should have Latin

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca
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    My husband and I would love to learn Latin, and they teach here esperanto so they should teach latin.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lyda1221

    So true

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TristanoSuriani

    it would be great!

    3 years ago

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

    quid volemus? Latinam!

    Quare volemus eum? Optima lingua est.

    Gratias agimus pro auxilium tuum!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Noorah4

    I hope that can happen i really want to learn latin

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotPearl

    I will tots learn Latin!!!!! I learn it a bit already but . . . I think it would be cool if duolingo had it too.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/amayamay123

    Yes yes yes yes PLEASE!!!!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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    If we keep asking for it eventually they will do it.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey
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    What flag would Duolingo use?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey
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    Oh, that would be interesting!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rcr_young
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    I think it's one of the motifs that made it onto the closest things the Roman Empire had as a flag, but they were more military 'standards' or banners than a modern national flag as we know them. Here are some pictures of reproductions of the standards of the Roman Republic:-

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Romeinse_vlag.jpg

    https://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-16072ab7847713345fe6199920db9df4?convert_to_webp=true

    http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/roman-standard-12144502.jpg

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/michaeldoodash

    So has anyone actually taken any form of action?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya
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    I'm totally for Latin!!!! Any ancient languages are great for me!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/alufalexb

    Please add latin

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/quianaloga

    I definitely want to learn Latin

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gigiqt

    I VOTE LATIN AS A NEW LANGUAGE!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/alex_tv80
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    404 Comments. It looks like a bad sign ))) Let's add one more )))

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mtglenn

    Yeah, I have to learn latin for school and I was hoping to get a heads up this summer.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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    For the moment, make do with Lingva latina per se illvstrata or with Memrise.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    I am using Lingua Latina and Henle right now which are working well side by side. What is annoying me, is that apart from Rosseta Stone, which I find too boring, there do not appear to be any good ways to learn a modern vocabulary. I probably know about 2000 words now and have a fairly instinctive understanding for basic grammer -- I am at what would be a solid A2 level.

    When I got to this level in German I was able to spend large parts of my day thinking in German, which in turn accelerated by German and was the point at which I go genuinely proficient.

    With Latin, I begin to think in Latin, but I bump into so many things every day I do not know how to process in Latin that I tend to give up and revert to English or German. That is why I am really hoping for the Duolingo course. The math is simple, if I can process my day to day life in Latin, I can get many hours of extra Latin practice every day. If anyone has any recommendations I would really appreciate it.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/UnderCanada
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    Unfortunately, there's no single right answer to modern vocabulary, as well... It is a dead language, and the Romans had no computers, or cars, etc. My solution has been to just give up and derive backwards. What's the Latin word for computer? There isn't one, so let's make it computer, computris. I think that the only solution might be to get together a small group that would just come up with a standard vocabulary within itself.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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    As far as I can remember, such modern Latin words are being defined all along. You can even buy Latin comics, for instance, and Vatican continues to issue modern texts.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SimonsWinslam

    Love the idea

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/UnderCanada
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    In all fairness, it's not in EVERY language, just all of Europe and the Mediterranean with loanwords from its derivatives further than that (which I suppose actually does take it to the large majority of the globe). That being said, this is a fantastic idea, and I'd love to help with the course!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/bigAnt2017

    I vote for Latin! Maybe it'll be easier to teach if it's Church Latin? It wouldn't be that difficult to switch between Church and Classical Latin if someone wanted. But either way, Latin is Latin and I vote for it :)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Winter_Maiden

    I would love for their to be a Latin course. I'm learning a new language (Turkish), and I would like to relearn some languages I learned in school years ago. Two of those would be Latin and Attic Greek. Both are tremendously helpful in understanding language in general, and the frequent Latin and Greek roots of borrowings or neologisms in so many languages. And both languages have great literatures. We don't necessarily have to have courses to converse in these languages. Reading and writing courses would be fine. But of course it is useful to have spoken parts for better learning.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mareile2
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    Wonderful idea! I, too, vote for both Latin and Ancient Greek. Like many others here, I am interested in spoken Latin and spoken Ancient Greek. I firmly believe that to learn these languages well (and to have lots of fun learning them!), they need to be spoken.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/grizgrrl
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    I would love it if a Latin course were added!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AylinAvci

    I think learning Latin is a great idea!!!1

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rainbow40903

    I would love to see Latin on Duolingo!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/s3raph11m

    Any update on this?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SkylerRayne
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    I would really love to learn Latin. Please add it!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

    Latin is such a great language and I have always been bummed that there isn't a Latin course. I would be more than willing to contribute. Because this site also teaches contemporary word (i.e. telephone, car, politics, etc.), I would like to recommend to Latinists two sources: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/institutions_connected/latinitas/documents/rc_latinitas_20040601_lexicon_it.html and https://ia801000.us.archive.org/12/items/TheLexiconAnglumEtLatinumByDavidMorgan/MorganAndSilvaFurmanUniversityLexicon.pdf which both help in the translation of modern concepts. I am excited about the future of this course!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/zixster
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    why is this not a thing yet? seriously. so many people want latin. there must be a reason they haven't started yet. i mean, they started klingon before they started latin. don't get me wrong, when klingon comes out imma be first in line but it's gonna be me and like 100 other people. so many people could use duo for latin class like i used it for spanish class.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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    I would love to review my Latin! I am reviewing the many Romance languages I studied about 30 some-odd years ago... and have added, for my Großmutter, German and the Nordic languages (Norwegian is a starter--and the Dutch I've thoroughly enjoyed.) But Latin is the "mother" to Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, French, and Spanish... as well as being a major contributor to English and even some of the Germanic tongues. I sure hope this becomes a reality! I can already see thousands and thousands of school-kids tuning in. I love Latin.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lawyer1024

    how can we help get latin into duolingo?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RosyMandel

    Latin is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church. I attended World Youth Day were Catholic youth from all over the world get together with the Pope. Everyone spoke different languages but when the mass was in Latin everyone was able to participate. Unfortunately, Latin is not taught as a second language in high school. It would be great to learn Latin here on Duolingual.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lobstahcopstah

    Why isn't this a thing yet? It's been two years and I see alot of people down in the comments who were willing to support.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Niall363177
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    I would love to learn the Latin Language. Willing contributors would be greatly appreciated. I have studied Latin years ago. It is not easy to teach myself by books. Latin is still a living language, really a beautiful language. I really hope Duolingo will launch Latin soon.

    I'm deaf myself. Sign Language is my first language. English is my second language despite the fact I grow up in Ireland, the majority of Irish people speak English. I have acquired three sign languages - Irish, British and American. I know the international sign language similar to Esperanto, the international sign language.

    I'm planning to move to France in two months time. I'm learning French on Duolingo at the moment and I will learn French Sign Language when I live in France. I never heard about Duolingo until my deaf friends told me about Duolingo.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isidore89

    Latin Please! I am in the seminary learning latin 1 and plan to take latin2 in a few years. A duolingo corse would be of great help to me.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MBonZo
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    I want to learn Latin too!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SofiaCarotenuto

    I've always been like: "Latin? Eww gosh no, get it away from me!" And then fake to puke. But since I read a particular book based on roman mythology, I started to think that maybe— maybe— Latin wasn't that bad, at least, not as bad as I thought it had been. Right now I even could consider putting an effort into studying this language. Thought, I must admit, I have always had this terrible reaction to Latin because my mother tongue is Italian, and, as you probably know, it is very, very close to it. Why I slightly repel to my native language is no mystery: after learning English, I was stunned by how easy it was compared Italian, so I started to hate reading in Italian, speaking in Italian, and generally expressing myself in Italian. I am NOT, although, saying that learning Latin is a bad idea, just sharing my experience in that field.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Anderson842923

    Schopenhauer would love this idea! I just read Schopenhauer's "The art of literature" (Amazing book btw, I recommend to any aspiring writer.) In the book he explains how when a person has a grasp of Latin, he will be able to express himself in a much clearer and concise manner even in his own mother tongue. He states that everyone who aspires to be a writer should have the Knowledge of Latin, so the writer's mind will have a much easier time finding the right words.

    This makes a lot of sense given how the majority of the words in many languages trace back to Latin, etymologically speaking.

    Schopenhauer reads like the ranting of an angry old man, which some people might find annoying, I personally found it amusing, but what matters is that the man does back up his rants with great arguments.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelSimpson16

    To repeat in English what Starbuck947 wrote several months ago, Duolingo is working on Klingon, but not Latin? Please, Duolingo, add Latin! There is a resurgence of interest in Latin and Classical Education and Duolingo could be part of that movement!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ERPilgrim
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    I am also interested in a course in Latin.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kmgr84ce
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    i would love it if latin was still around. to me its like an imperial language that should still be fluently spoken. I wish there was at least one nation in the world who spoke it, the vatican doesnt really count does it

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelloCraiova

    I find it disgusting that klingon is present on duolingo, while latin isn't...

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ynneblack

    I am very interested in latin added to dualingo. :)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mike14621462
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    Would love to study Latin, it would be a great help with my other romance languages.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AriannaJade

    I actually just posted a discussion on this before I realized there was a way to vote for this. ^_^ I would absolutely love for this to become a reality and I'd love to help in any way I can.

    1 year ago

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    How do you vote?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/The_iCONer
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    Virtually everything that you have just said is what I have thought.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SlicedBread68

    For sure! Classical first, than church latin latin later? THis NEEDS TO HAPPEN! I would and I am sure many people would contribute!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieOjeda

    yes, many people would like to learn Latin... the root of many languages!

    1 year ago

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    can we do this? I've definitely not fluent but I've studied it in school and off and on on my own over the last 10 years. I'm a little rusty but I think I could help contribute a little. I just started teaching a friend so having it on duo would be a great support and also good for those of us learning Romance languages on here

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/StefaniaDodd

    Latin would be such an amazing addition. I'm going to try and become an incubator

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/EricKnutil

    How is Latin not already an option????

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DynastiCar1

    This is totally a coincidence, but I just got off the website the recommends the exact same book! We should have Latin on Duolingo because I'd really love to learn it. A friend of mine has taken Latin and he says it's a bit easier than other languages.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.

    I WANT LATIN ON DUO!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DanielHugh301956

    yes

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dudek3

    I tried taking Latin for two years in high school. I had one good teacher that made it fun but the school got rid of him becauase they keep trying to get rid of the program. I have a difficult time learning languages but this is one language I really want to learn and this is the best program I have found so far to help me. I hope they make Latin available soon!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamReilly4

    COULD WE DEFINETLY HAVE LATIN?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JORGEEMERS4

    yes¡

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Evelyn1672

    i agree with you completely!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/radikian
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    Yes, please!!! I started with Lingva Latina per se Illustrata, and would love to continue with an additional method!

    1 year ago

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    There seem to be lots of volunteers and learners interested in getting Latin for English speakers on the go here. I would certainly add my vote

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ravenclaw562717

    Latin IS from another country - Rome! If DuoLingo is about languages from other countries, give us Latin!

    1 year ago

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    It's the official language of the second largest human institution in the world (the Catholic Church, second in population only to China)! Of course we should have Latin! (we one day may need to use the ATMs at the Vatican)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/areynolds709

    I would love to see a Duolingo course in Latin added

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Keilarah

    as an aspiring medical student, i find Latin courses would be supremely helpful. medical students may not have to take an expensive medical language then $$$$. Where can i cast my vote??

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.

    Exactly!!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/smouch

    Come on Duo Lingo, add Latin! Would be fantastic!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/loglady97
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    yes! i couldn't agree more. I'm from Brazil and i see how Latin is important in our language.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LunaWolf.

    I once tried to start a course in pig latin on the incubator and it said I'd get an email if it was accepted but they never got back to me on it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Riv_Kah
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    =(

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Paint_Joy

    I would love to learn Latin! If I could I would add it to the incubator, but I don't know how to speak it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/frayedsanity

    I've always wanted to learn Latin. That would be super cool!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jkahn02

    I don't speak Latin but I am definitely interested in learning this language! Especially since Latin is used in so many languages. Please consider this language as an option in the future!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Quesadiller
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    I think it is great idea! Latin is a "dying language" so it would great to learn it.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/useduforce

    I would also love to contribute to making Latin! I'm not sure how though - I've seen comments about there being a place to type in languages on the Incubator page, but I can't find it (maybe they've updated since those comments).

    I've been learning Latin for a few years now - not fluent, but I can at least help with the first half of lessons and provide explanations to beginners!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Arrvid
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    I'm for Latin, too. I was going to take it in high school, but they dropped it just when it was my turn to sign up for it. However, I have found a Latin source with an English translation at www.onelittleangel.com. There is no grammar teaching, but, at least, one can learn words. If you know a Romance language, you'll notice a lot of similarities. I sang some Latin in choirs, so I have an idea of the pronunciation. It also includes Greek and Hebrew, using the letter forms, instead of symbols. I am enjoying it. I hope you will, too!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Chill_Dibs

    I would love to see this actually happen! Mainly because personally I’m Catholic, and the language itself seems really interesting, and important. Especially with its influence on other languages.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Srvper
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    ¡Por favor!, please!, s'il vous plaît!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ReinaInoue
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    ita vero! Duolingo NEEDS TO HAVE ALL KINDS OF LANGUAGES, not just modern ones! Like if you agree

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/disneygirl55

    I NEED LATIN it looks like a great thing to learn

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JakeABoi
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    Latin Would Be A Good Baseline For Learning Other Languages, Why Is Not On The Site Yet???

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Caleb60152

    First of all I love Italian! It's my favorite language. I travel to Europe every so often and am in love with the languages. Italian was the one language that truly stood out to me. Italian is probably closest to Latin and after I learn Italian I would like to learn Latin, since the two are so closely rooted. After all, I'm a native English speaker and we use the Latin alphabet. I would like to suggest a Latin course to you duolingo. It has great historical and cultural significance that would be very interesting to many. Thank you!!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GrahamC9
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    I myself have a professor who teaches Latin (written) in school, but he also can speak the language. Perhaps he would be willing to contribute if this were to garner some attention.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/1051852584

    Yes! Windinmyhair27 is right!

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Madhav_Malhotra
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    LET"S GET LATIN

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohnnaStur

    This, please.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima
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    Amazing idea! I also know latin and I would love to contribute. It is one of my favourite languages.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097
    Plus
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    Sounds great! Click on this link and follow the instructions: https://incubator.duolingo.com/ For Latin, go to the end of the Language list and it will have a last entry with a question mark, select that and it will give you a field to enter: Latin. Keep following the instructions and you will receive an email. Good luck! I hope that helps! :-)

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/magic10101

    LOVE LATIN

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CeeCeeSong

    Yes, Latin would be my choice of what to study next. I started it before on a video thing, but videos don't really work for me. For me, I think Latin is VERY practical, and it's traditionally studied by everyone in the Western Hemisphere, we should have never stopped having it in our school curriculems.

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vilhelmo3
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    Just adding my thumbs up to adding Latin

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8
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    I learnted Esperanto! That means I'm the sort of twonk that'll learn such a language. Looking forward to learning it with Duolingo.

    Also, speakers of Latin, and with quite a bit of free time, you can add the course with the Duolingo incubator; so we get the course.

    How Duolingo stopped Esperanto from 'dying' by adding its course, one is sure that Latin on Duolingo would probably double or triple its speakers.

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Felthrian

    With the Esperanto, Klingon and High Valyrian courses - I don't see any reason Latin should be excluded due to being a dead language. I would love to see Latin on Duolingo.

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/emo_mz
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    I'll vote for this. It's another language that's sorely lacking in resources for adults to learn!

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KhuChunSiang
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    Carpe diem.

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/comadrejaweasel
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    4 years after you comment, PLEASE let us all know what did you do with those 1000 lingots!! Did you put them to work in a Duolingo fund or something, and today they are worth millions? Can you convert them to bitcoins? BTW I also gave you a lingot.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nellanamiloh

    Yes, classical Latin

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LongHenry
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    Remember to upvote the post. Need at least 400 more upvotes before they might add it to incubator

    7 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JamieSeagu

    At least 4 years people have been asking for Latin, dozens of people have said they would contribute to creating the course, and still Duolingo has not made any progress AT ALL. What gives, Duolingo? With so many requests, and so many offers from contributors, why have you not initiated this process?

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Nikkolet1
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    I would be very excited to learn Latin. I strive everywhere I go to learn Latin and I have been having a hard time learning it the way it was taught. If it was taught on duolingo, I would have a much easier time learning it. It's such a beautiful language!

    6 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H
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    I have applied to contribute to Latin on this site but I don't know if there is a team already working on it. I don't see one if anyone would like to join then perhaps we can create the course? I am not that adept at navigating this site but I might be able to do at least a beginning set of lesson(s) in Latin.

    5 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheAustinWang

    I WISH TO LEARN LATIN SO BADLY. PLEASE MAKE THIS A REALITY!

    4 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SquidsofDoom
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    Hi everyone!! I am from a Discord chat where we are all devoted to learning and teaching each other languages. There are a plethora of languages currently available, but we recently added Latin! If you want to learn a language, or simply want people to practise a language with,you can join at: https://discord.gg/Mdk26c If there are enough people, I may start doing basic Latin lessons periodically, although I am still studying the language (yikes!). Thanks!

    3 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LinguistIn2
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    Can you provide a valid url :). I would like to join.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sifat534353

    Two words: yes please

    2 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

    If anyone wants to contribute, here's the link!

    https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

    I would love that!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

    yay latin

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

    please make this happen duolingo

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

    latin is the mother of european languages

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

    Old thread, but Latin has been added to the Incubator! Please apply to contribute!

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ben996134
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    Fine, I applied as a contributor.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/stl4yadi

    I completely agree. I have studied Latin at school for five years now and it is very helpful with grammar in English. It is also the direct root of the romance languages, and provides partial knowledge for all of them, especially Italian. Latin is cognate with almost every European language, and should especially help multiple-language learners. Hopefully there is enough support for this that Duolingo will add it soon.

    1 month ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

    They have! Latin is in the Incubator with 17 contributors! https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

    2 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SIRWLT
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    That would be so great. I had the oportunity to learn latin in highschool, but there were not enought students interested so the school didn't made a class..

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/catman990

    i am changing my mind about this i like the coments

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

    Okay, then. paolo

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JamieM858

    YES PLEASE!! I am beginning French, and it is so much easier because I know Latin.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JonMarcGrodi

    I vote for this as well. Duolingo would be SO AWESOME.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MicaVillen

    I want to learn latinn!!!!!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ALIrox02

    I've sent duolingo emails about adding Latin as it is the root to basically all the languages they have it shouldn't b hard to add

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErichWalther

    Latin is only the root of about 6 languages. All derived from Italic. Germanic and Sanskrit are the roots for many many more languages than Latin is. Google "Language Family" and look at the images to see some illustrations to help you understand how it is all connected.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/germanmade

    This would be awesome!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexArcheclipsia

    I'd definitely love this latin is a big basis for some languages and it could help refine the languages. and it's freakin cool

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hasmiglovescake

    Please do! I'm thinking of doing Latin next year and I would love something to see what it will be like!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NatiGSalgado

    I take Latin class right now and since the language is really complicated and so irregular it would really help to have another outlet I could use to help learn the language!

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ivreynoso

    ivanr

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ivreynoso

    reynoso

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ivreynoso

    messi

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/crazycrayoncatz

    yeah

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/poedcmeron

    I agree, it would be nice to be able to speak latin!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Andiwatt

    Yes please! This would be very handy for anybody wanting to delve into life sciences!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/afg5201

    YES!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JohnJackF
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    Perhaps some of the folks at Nova Roma could help us

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ReaganJH

    I think they should put Latin on Duolingo sence you could learn all the romance lanuages

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/italianboy96
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    Please do it!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

    Who know speak latin ? (I learn latin at school)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/werd26

    Got an email saying to check out the new languages and was sad to see no Latin. Good thing they are adding Klingon though, right?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/livlivgrocotttt

    I agree!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jallenq
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    I would be down for that. I would still continue to learn other languages while learning this

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Darla124358

    I really agree/ it helped me tremendously in my travels throughout Europe.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KatieGraceF

    Agreed...even though Latin is a dead language it is a good one to know if you are entering into the medical field like I am! Let's learn Latin!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MrDrProfColeman

    "It's often said that Latin is a dead language. Baloney! It's just been taking a long nap. And it's been talking a lot in its sleep. In fact, you can't get it to shut up." -Henry Beard, X-Treme Latin: Unleash your Inner Gladiator

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Moyin3
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    Latin is the basis of basically all languages so we should learn it

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/vaccinemacca
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    Yay I really wanna learn Latin :D Lately I've reading books written by Dan Brown and James Rollins and I find the language pretty interesting

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/guillef33
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    I think that too. I started with some languages and I really think that learning the language mother we can get a true vision of the others.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tommyboy40

    It'd be really great, i'm in! Back to the roots...

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/topalovicigor

    Great idea! I will be so happy if we can learn Latin here!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/italianboy96
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    Is anyone interested in a Skype group dedicated to learning Latin? I'd be interested in learning it.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/rexcollis
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    yeah! Latin is a very useful language to learn, since it connects many others. It should be included here

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guncero
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    While I don't know much about Duolingo's system, I think the things up for largest debate would be capitalization, pronunciation, and vocabulary. For starters, the Ancient Roman used Latin as their main language for as long as they've been around, but the language was brought back into usage later on, mostly for religious purposes. Ecclesiastical Latin is capitalized usually in the same way of the writer's native language, despite the Ancient Romans never having any capitalization (or, more accurately lower case) to begin with. Secondly, while there is a pretty standard assumption of how the Ancient Romans pronounced their words, how the letter "h" was used holds some debate of its own, some saying it should have made a sound, some saying it made no sound, others claiming it simply made the syllable breathy. Ecclesiastical pronunciation may not be so bad, as it is centered around how modern Italian is spoken, except this doesn't allow for distinguishing a handful of sounds in the same way. Finally, vocabulary. While the Ancient Romans did have enough words to get around in their own lives, the same cannot easily be said by the common man. While there are several efforts to modernizing Latin so that it may have these words, and Ecclesiastical Latin does provide a good few more words, it would most likely bring up major arguments as to how certain things should be said. There's a good few things I could have covered here (e.g. I/J & V/U(/W)) but this was just to give an idea of just how much disagreement could and likely would arise if the Duolingo team were to go through with this. Don't get me wrong though, I really want this to happen, and would contribute whatever time I could afford to make this an course available course on Duolingo.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    Mate, you are being needlessly negative, consider the following three points:

    1) Latin was a widely spoken language of higher education, scholarship, international trade and diplomacy through the early modern and into the modern era. This can be seen in the major works of scholarship published in the language even into the early 19th century. For example , Newton wrote his work on mechanics in 1687 in Latin and Gauss published his book on number theory in 1801 in Latin. Even today, pockets of real living Latin exist (the Vatican is one, but others exist as well), so there is no major problem with a lack of a modern vocabulary. Even if that were not the case, Latin has been used to develop the words needed to describe most of the innovations of the last two centuries, so most of those words are already in good Latin anyways.

    2) Yep there are different ways to pronounce Latin (we will ignore that the world has converged largely on classical reconstructed Latin, especially in beginning Latin education), but show me a language where this is not true; that is what an accent is. Most languages on Duolingo, do not just have accents to worry about, but many dialects to choose from, each with their own particular vocabularies and idioms. Compared to Arabic, Spanish or even German, Latin is simple in this respect.

    3) Capitalization is such a minor issue. Greek was originally written without spaces and in all caps, but I doubt there was a large debate concerning if Duolingo's Greek course should do the same. Every book you will ever buy in Latin, from Caesar's Gallic Wars to Harry Potter, will be written in the same easy to read Latin orthography that you are reading this in now. The only question is if it will include macros, but that is as minor point as well.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guncero
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    My apologies for not taking this under account. I understand well that the points I have mentioned are rather minor, my only intent was to demonstrate some bumps that anyone working on the course may come across at first, but I can agree I took it a bit too far by typing it out in the manner I had.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFly50

    Actually, the Romans did have lower-case letters, except they were simply considered "cursive" and used largely in letters and other forms of handwriting (either formal or informal). They didn't capitalise when writing, though, which is going to be pretty eye-grating if used today. Best if we use the English form of capitalisation, i.e. capital first letter in a sentence, as well as names. This is agreed upon enough to have the Latin Wikipedia use it.

    Now, in terms of pronunciation, it's quite clear that Classical pron. should be used (however true it may or may not be to the actual way the Romans pronounced it), as it is the most popular one nowadays other than when reciting religious texts. The Ecclesiastical pron. (i.e. "c" for "ch" and "v" for "v", as well as other peculiarities with the "z"'s and such) simply doesn't work very well, and the Classical pronunciation makes the most sense. It's also very simple, other than the aspiration in consonants followed by "h", which is a minor hassle at best.

    And by the way, the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Latin continually adds new words to the language, so there isn't much issue. Though you can debate for hours on how to say "video game" (my favourite is "Ludus Televisificus"), there isn't too much ambiguity nowadays.

    W's shouldn't be used. This is plain and simple. V's and u's should be different, as well as J's and I's (used as consonants and vowels, respectively). And while I'm sure this proves your statement on the arguments of Latin orthography and phonology, there's little argument nowadays among scholars on the topic. Some basic negotiationem should seal the deal.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Guncero
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    I appreciate reading such an academic response. I suppose I could have least given a bit more thought into typing that out. However, if these all prove not to be major issues in the way of a Lain Duolingo course, I am curious as to what would be?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    I teach high school Latin and have applied twice on the Incubator and heard nothing.

    So it is not lack of volunteers.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

    Don't give up, please. We really need this course. Those of you that can help us learn are invaluable.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

    Aside from continue to apply over and over again, I do not know what I can do.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/TheFly50

    For one, finding some people fluent enough to make such a course. (I don't doubt that there are, certainly, but I'm willing to bet that most of them studied Latin less as a language and more as some sort of Western Grammar 101.)

    For two, thinking about how to make "conversational Latin" possible.

    Then we can start discussing capitalisation and spelling.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    The community of, say C1 equivalent, Latin speakers is small, but they are very active. So I am sure many would like to participant. I have seen many on this and other threads volunteer. As for making Latin conversational, the world is awash with books that teach Latin through a conversational approach. If you are interested you should check out some of the audio courses Evan Millner has made based on some older books (some of which are on YouTube in their entirety) that are very good.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isabel.Alicia

    I am all for it!

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SylviaK-D

    This is a great idea! I need to learn Latin for school and I learn Spanish on Duolingo so I know that this is where I want to learn it.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/FeliciaFollum
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    Also there is Klingon on Duolingo and Esperanto ;)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jojo.estelle

    That's true but what about igpay atinlay?\

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexPhilli13

    Yes, this is an amazing idea! I do latin at school and that would be an amazing help!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Caroline235426

    I love this idea!! I want to learn Latin and I have friends (that are not on this site) that want to learn too!! and I'm sure if Doulingo starts a Latin course, lots of people will join because this site is the best, free way to learn

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/OwlSeaMoon

    Yes please! I'm an aspiring doctor and I need to learn latin! It would really help.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

    i'd be willing to contribute too it would be awesome to see latin on here!!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/slatour
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    I would also love to learn Latin.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey
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    Latin would be AWESOME!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/anonymous665

    i really like this idea

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

    even though many of you are better at latin, Im learning new latin at school every day, and I would love to help as well

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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    A long time ago. I myself gathered a few signatures. But the author never answer my suggestion of at least correcting the company name in the petition name, so I don’t know how useful it would be.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kellydavio24

    Dang. I wish they would add Latin. I'm trying to learn it on my own, but I really like supplementing my learning with apps.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/forestdesigns

    Yes please! I think that's a fantastic idea!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PatoChavez1

    Totally agree!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nellecv

    yes please!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ViticellaV
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    I agree. I want to learn Latin, really, really, badly.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/cramos512
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    yes!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JordiFaxon
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    YES!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasthedreamer

    It's been two years and still I can't find the Latin course even in the "Incubator" section. No doubt, it would be awesome to learn Latin with Duolingo. Please, is there nobody to help us learn this classy language?!??

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lcard9

    Yes yes yes, a thousand times yes! It would really help my Latin at school.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/actercat

    thats a great idea

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NicoleMazz3

    I agree with you Windinmyhair27 learning latin is language that I want duolingo to teach since next year my school will be giving Latin lessons and I would like to know the basis of latin so I an mooch off to the class

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zosia27438

    I'd love to learn Latin on Duolingo, but I cant contribute to the course because I've only had a semester of Latin grammar. Oh and has anyone used the book First Year Latin or Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata? I use both

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/erickguz94
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    Latin would be cool!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NiccolaPro

    Especially for anyone who's a european history lover, latin would be so awesome to learn and i definitely think duolingo would be the perfect place to get started!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/winterdragonfly

    i was learning latin and then i stopped but it really helped with my Italian. i think it is a great idea since a lot of languages were from latin, like Italian. i would gladly contribute.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/maethydd

    This would be fantastic, and a brilliant companion to any self-study/language courses.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/guineagirl96
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    I would love to learn latin! Studied it in elementary school and hope to one day get back to it....

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnaAnna19

    add latin language pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AustinSegal

    Latin would be a great addition to Duolingo. I am taking Latin in school and it is my favorite subject! There are definitely many grammar lessons they could do...

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QuynhIsHappy

    I want to learn latin too!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErinAvci007

    I think there should be latin because it kind of is the base of a lot of languages

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nellaloggia
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    I believe there is some disagreement on the pronunciation of Latin, but as a written language, what a rich heritage! By all means, let's learn Latin ;-)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bobboski
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    It would take a decade for the course to be created, but I would really love it since I'm learning Latin at school so that could definitely help.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MSWBB
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    Having latin as a language to learn from on Duolingo would really help people who don't have an opportunity at an early age

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/tommykolb

    Yes, that would be great. I learned Latin in school and would be very excited to see it.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaKennedy7

    I would really love to learn Latin! I think it's really fascinating.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

    Same!! I want to learn Latin

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Raul.billionaire

    si latín sería genial

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/QuynhIsHappy

    I really want to learn latin ^_^

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/keltickrab
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    There are some other good sources online if you really want to learn.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cocio_16
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    I have not check on the entire list, but Latin seems to be actually the language with the most people asking for it. Am I right?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/BossLinguist0408

    This is a great idea as I would love to learn this ancient language. THis language is used in so many different texts. THANKS XD

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/SciFi2495

    Will sign up for this when/if available.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/OneWayOr...

    This would be really useful as not only does it provide a good base for other languages it's also a component of a lot of university courses and helpful on some others e.g. classics.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maggie418833

    YES YES YES!!! Would love to re-learn!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/kiwimaster105

    I think it is a great idea! Actually one day I logged into my account searching for a Latin course.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ragityman

    I used the link above and visited the site called "Change.org". I think they may have dropped the ball, so to speak. Petition had ~ 1500 "sigs", closed, states "sent to 'Dulingo'! If the petition ended up in limbo due to the blunder of some incompetent, albeit well-meaning volunteer, that may explain the lack of response from the'DuoLingo' organization. No?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ragityman

    I agree. Two years is a long time. I hope you haven't given up on this! (see comments below.)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/violanette18

    Yeah, I hope duolingo agrees

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zweetzeddy

    I would love to learn Latin

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/itsshaeester

    I agree! We should have Latin! :)

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/lovely_linguist

    I think this is a wonderful idea, I am learning Latin at my school but the curriculum is awful.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dancepointe
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