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!

February 4, 2014

927 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

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

February 6, 2014

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.

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

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!

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/akkatracker

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

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ragityman

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

September 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/OwlSeaMoon

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

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/HaydenCrai7
July 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark

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

May 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Johnny__R

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

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloArman2

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

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Windinmyhair27

German is fun! :D

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

I'm learning German right now

February 6, 2014

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.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

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

February 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

@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

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rick2047

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

February 9, 2014

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.

September 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

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.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8

Die Übersetzung:

Deutsch macht Spaß! Ü

March 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/tgerber

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

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AFlecker

hahahaha classic!

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

5 lingots an excess- no way this is priceless!

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia

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)

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando

It is an official language of the Vatican state. It's absolutely not dead.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

And its kept up to date with current technologies and a changing world. By whom I am not so sure :)

February 6, 2014

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.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ

Really?? My teacher said it was a dead language. I am learning it. :)

February 26, 2014

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.

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Danihelus

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

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/patrisallegro

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

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Danihelus

Awesome!

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

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

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OnkelD
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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!

March 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PetrReoSkp

I did not know about it ...

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

March 21, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bbilgili

I signed it, too. :D

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

Signed it

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MartenSanden

Just signed it.

March 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mjoy7063

I signed it! :D

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jbw213

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.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ

I definitely agree!!

February 6, 2014

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!

August 11, 2015

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,

August 20, 2015

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.

July 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/petitlapin

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.

February 6, 2014

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

January 23, 2015

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?

April 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PatBeg93

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

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

You're right !

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

ditto man

May 7, 2016

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 ...

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

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.

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MarquiseDeBat

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 :(

February 5, 2014

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...

July 21, 2014

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.

July 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

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

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IsakNygren1

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.

April 23, 2016

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!

September 7, 2016

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?

October 5, 2016

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.

October 20, 2016

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.

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee

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!

December 28, 2016

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

March 31, 2017

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!

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JobakasRadula

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?

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

Apply in the incubator to teach it

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jkotzan

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!

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

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

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

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

February 3, 2015

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

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

December 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bbilgili

Ita vero! :)

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NormanC994

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

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GrumpAndButt

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

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

Make sure to apply in the incubator as a contributor.

March 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EricWagner7

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

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pdmillington

I love Latin. It's crazy that duolingo has incubated Klingon before Latin. It doesn't make sense. Can someone explain?

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gul36

Duolingo should have Latin

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fia_Bui

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

January 4, 2019

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 :-)

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TavarishKotik

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.

January 4, 2019

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.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

I am waiting for it.

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua1D

Nice mixture of languages you're studying there :D

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny

Oh, thank you. :)

July 22, 2015

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

April 17, 2014

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!

June 3, 2015

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.

August 20, 2015

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

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

October 27, 2015

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.

May 4, 2016

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.

May 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex

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.

May 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Koschy

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?

May 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/apeironic

a primeira metade do ano passou e não há curso. Vamos DuoLingo!

August 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PatoChavez1

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

May 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/looonejh

So true! I would love to learn latin

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnSisti

I love this idea; I would be willing to learn.

February 5, 2014

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!

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DrDrJane

I would love to see a Duolingo latin module! It might help increase popularity of this language.

February 6, 2014

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!

February 7, 2014

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

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

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlainPrecieux

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

February 7, 2014

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...

June 10, 2014

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...

December 5, 2014

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.

December 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/513forever

You've basically done half the work already. There's no reason for this to not happen.

April 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua1D

In addition, the sayings and proverbs could have some sort of explanation as to why they end in these particular forms or whatever.

July 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/James_Galante

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

June 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

Cool stuff! Have you applied? We need you!

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/csukas84

May this great venture benefit us all!! My thanks and appreciation to you all for your efforts to bring Latin to duolingo!

April 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell

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....

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zosia27438

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

June 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/avakerr123

I love this idea. I think its one of the more used languages in the world.

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

Even if it is a death language

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

dead not death

May 7, 2016

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

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

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/513forever

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.

April 27, 2015

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!

June 3, 2015

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!

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

guys we need more signers ^^^^^^

May 7, 2016

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!!

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mang01

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

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mdlmdl

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.

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfieskillz

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

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/robertmartinusz

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

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Paelias

I agree and would be willing to contribute

February 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Solvind

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.

June 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/James_Galante

I'd be willing to contribute. I am in my 4th year of latin and love it.

June 5, 2016

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...

June 10, 2017

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

Latin is in the incubator!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheClassyToaster

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

February 4, 2014

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

Commenting won't add it; we need volunteers.

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/paulscon

i would love this!

February 5, 2014

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!

December 13, 2014

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.

December 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

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

December 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

Ok just applied. We shall see.

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

No response in over a month :(

January 20, 2015

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! :)

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PaoloArman2

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

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/a6ra

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!

December 17, 2014

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

May 12, 2016

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.

July 13, 2016

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).

July 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

Just wondering if you knew Latin is on here now? You could apply to contribute! Please do!

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

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

It is Needed!

May 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RolandLomeli

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.

August 23, 2015

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.

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

I'd really love to learn Latin and Greek.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/doyle.locker

I would sign up for Latin for English speakers.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Darthonia

Yes, this is an amazing idea, I want Duolingo to have Latin too!

September 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NoraHopkins3261

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

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lilyd27

I agree!

September 23, 2015

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?! . . . . . . . . .

October 1, 2015

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.

October 7, 2015

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.

October 9, 2015

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/

October 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cathyisadoll

I love that website!

October 11, 2015

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

October 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael323576

i really want to learn latin

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

I would do the class

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/frederic1986

Would love to see a Latin course.

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1011267998

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

December 6, 2015

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!)

December 6, 2015

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.

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaMaia0
February 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ddaayyoo

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

February 27, 2016

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.

March 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MammaHrad

Please, please, please, please PLEASE create a Latin for English speakers course! If anyone knows Latin and can contribute, it would be super appreciated!

March 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

PLEASE ADD LATIN!

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenjaminFraser

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

March 23, 2016

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

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

I have. Twice, without reply.

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nederengelsman

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.

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nederengelsman

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

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Razoner

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.

June 18, 2016

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.

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BryonSmith

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.

August 6, 2016

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!

August 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BryonSmith

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.)

August 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MrCU95

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!

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

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.

September 19, 2016

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!)

October 5, 2016

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!

October 5, 2016

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.

October 7, 2016

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.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Griffinwing2

And Ovid.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cawilley

Seneca, Vergil, Livy

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

Cicero, Augustus, Seneca.

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyJofthelake

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

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/yimiipsa

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

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Riv_Kah

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.

August 23, 2017

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

December 2, 2017

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.

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ninjames007

Go Latin

April 6, 2018

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.)

July 13, 2018

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.

July 20, 2018

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.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/raydpratt

Latin legal dictums are alive and well in law, and it is educationally embarrassing to use them without knowing if they are grammatically correct in a particular context. In general, if a dictum is plural, how do you make it singular, or vice versa, et cetera? I represented myself, pro se, in civil-rights actions for over 15 years, and one of my sore spots was that I am not educated in Latin, and yet there is nothing quite so effective as quoting a Latin dictum--along with citing a modern case--to demonstrate that a doctrine of law is well settled. Black's Law Dictionary is so full of Latin phrases that it is both an education in ancient law and in Latin itself. Even so, the pronunciation of those Latin phrases in court is said to be a homocide of Latin. I would like to learn Latin, and I have acquired some books for doing so, but I am not sure what pronunciation would be best. Court style? Probably not, but I also have reservations about learning ecclesiastical pronunciation, even though I would want to read the Vulgata as a part of enjoying and learning Latin. Would we need three or more pronunciation tracks with the written material: Court-style, classical and ecclesiastical? I would dump court style since it is not likely to be any more rule-bound than a court itself (been there, done that). On balance, I would probably side with classical, but why lose fluidity with actual modern speakers of eccleasiastical Latin? These are hard calls. By comparison, Duolingo chooses South-American Spanish over the Spain's Spanish, and Duolingo chooses one version of French over what must be a multitude of other possibilities, so a decision can be made. All said, I look forward to a course in Latin on Duolingo.

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jwberns13

I've mentioned this in other comments, but I think a neat way to do it would be to have a Classical Latin tree, but with lessons in Church Latin and Legal Latin which you could buy in the store with Lingots.

March 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

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

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

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoStrahota

It would be nice to find some Duolingo enthusiast from Vatican to contribute. It could be they state project even, it is their official language after all. I do not know how active these contributors are that we have now. In any case i hope that I will start to learn it soon.

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jwberns13

Glad to see Latin's in the incubator. I'm assuming Classical? I'd love to see extra Church Latin lessons you could buy with Lingots!

March 4, 2019

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.

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

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.

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Okay, I stand corrected! :)

February 4, 2014

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

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

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ricaloca

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

February 5, 2014

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

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

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

... it's just resting.

February 5, 2014

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.

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

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

February 6, 2014

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/

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/aj1248

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

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TheClassyToaster

i'd be hard to learn, but fun

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils

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!

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/harryclark17

doesnt it have like 90 different forms of every verb though?

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maria.nils

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.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia

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.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

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

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Joeyshere

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!

February 4, 2014

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

Hence, Romance.

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Comradesev

Latin also is a Romance language...

February 5, 2014

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

Yes; the original.

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia

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.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ukhviid

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!

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mjoy7063

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.

October 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

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

November 20, 2017

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!

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

Yay that would be great

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

You know Latin? Interesting!

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LuciusY

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.

March 4, 2016

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.

February 17, 2014

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.

June 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/YukiEuphoric

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

September 17, 2014

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.

September 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell

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.

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bookierd

yes ikr?

December 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/z0k

I would be quite happy with a German to Latin course too! (that is, Latin for German speakers)

October 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bookeater81

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

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LuciusY

I am also interested in spoken Latin. I have been studying it since I was 13 and this is my fifth year teaching it!

November 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

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

November 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AlecCarpen3

Another latin speaker! What type of latin? Gratias ago Deo, quod dico intelligere!

April 29, 2015

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.

April 30, 2015

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.

June 10, 2016

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

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tmcnurse

Very useful for medical and scientific fields

September 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

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

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

I am interested in spoken Latin.

June 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kdrussell

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.

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar

please do it. i am an actor and there a surprising amount of roles that require spoken latin

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Cool :)

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H

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?

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElGranVagabundo

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

November 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pipes.

please apply to contribute to move things along if you are still interested

January 11, 2019

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

May 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

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

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

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!

November 20, 2017

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.

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

Me too!

May 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

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

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/flaze3

I would do so if I only spoke the language!!

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H

Most people don't speak the language so much as read it. I think.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AbAb1030

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

December 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H

Thank you I did that.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/1025352063

I'd also be willing to do so.

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nederengelsman

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).

May 11, 2016

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.

March 16, 2015

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.

May 13, 2016

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.

May 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rian501

Thanks!!

May 27, 2016

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.

July 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hagen68

Hello, did you start it ? :)

June 18, 2016

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!

July 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar

please please please do it

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

I've studied it off and on. I definitely not fluent but I probably could help a little

June 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/palmiramar_

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!

January 7, 2019

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.

September 10, 2016

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.

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lrbryan

Would a petition actually do something? XD

March 4, 2017

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.

June 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Molestador

I did the same and Im still waiting

July 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

Same here. Twice.

July 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Starbuck947

Ego quoque! Cur linguam Klingonam et non linguam Latinam habebimus? Non praehendo.

August 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H

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.

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1

Great!

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MinimaMagistra

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.

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1

Hoooorray for you ! Let's add Latin to Duolinguo

June 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/.Darth.Solo.
<h1>LATIN NERDS FOR LIFE!!!</h1>
June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bubby_the_Pi

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

May 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ella117682

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

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Eevee628752

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

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar

Please please please help develop it in the incubatior

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gigiottawa

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

September 28, 2015

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.

November 19, 2017

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

My hero!!

April 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

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!

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielVanD18

I love that book!

February 28, 2019

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

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Eog1916

Yes I have!

January 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Heloisa_Angeli

I'm just begun to read it and it seems great!

February 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FoozicalShadow

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

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GrammarGirl01

I love Lingua Latina!

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Pipes.

please contribute if you are still on doulingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

So... The Language Latin Illustrated In Itself? (or close?)

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson

It would be amazing to see a revival of Latin.

February 5, 2014

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.

May 9, 2016

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.,

May 15, 2016

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.

June 10, 2016

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.

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flaze3

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. :-)

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Comradesev

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

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

*its

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

For that many languages, you get a lingo.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlecCarpen3

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

April 30, 2015

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.

May 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/agusmaria

i think that is a great idea!

February 5, 2014

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.

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JC70

I can imagine the commercial use... "You Will Not Believe That Buzzfeed Is Now Available In Ancient Egyptian Thanks To This One Weird Trick"

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ukhviid

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.

February 5, 2014

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...

August 22, 2015

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

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ

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.

February 6, 2014

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.

February 7, 2014

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.

February 7, 2014

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!

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriol_Elfwine

Yes! I too want to assassinate a Caesar!

February 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Parisian_Dreamer

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

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/santahul

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

February 17, 2014

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. :)

March 25, 2014

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!

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/martinerctram

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

May 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Luigi.MCMLXXIV

I agree too. Latin is the best way to understand our language origins.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JamieM858

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

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

Yes, French, Spanish, and Italian are all a Lot easier when you know Latin because they were influenced by the language.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/a6ra

I love this idea. I wish my Latin was better so I could contribute.

July 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew_McClure

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.

July 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LMCMILLE

I SAVED LATIN. What did you ever do?

July 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hclover

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

October 26, 2014

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.

November 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IrenaPasvinter

It would be great to have Latin on duolingo.

November 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/yeseniabravo

Yes please

November 30, 2014

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

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

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ElissaLock

I agree!

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VosWizard

they should add latin

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hclover

Latin est lingua optima

February 13, 2015

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.

March 31, 2015

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

April 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nathaliasgg

YES! I wanna learn latin

April 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MrDrProfColeman

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

April 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MrDrProfColeman

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

May 2, 2015

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).

August 24, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cawilley

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

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

Mine does

June 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

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.

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ReyRules

Que adie es hodie?

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Merkelz33

mine did :)

May 12, 2016

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))

May 12, 2016

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?

June 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/manuelsg02

Have a lingot! :D

December 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren522092

Seriously!

November 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VeeDrawStuff

Latin from Spanish would be great! ;-)

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Dressage20

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:)

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/greenskiearth

I agree, Duolingo should have Latin

September 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kalleca

My husband and I would love to learn Latin, and they teach here esperanto so they should teach latin.

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lyda1221

So true

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/TristanoSuriani

it would be great!

February 16, 2016

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

quid volemus? Latinam!

Quare volemus eum? Optima lingua est.

Gratias agimus pro auxilium tuum!

March 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Noorah4

I hope that can happen i really want to learn latin

March 24, 2016

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.

April 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/amayamay123

Yes yes yes yes PLEASE!!!!!!

April 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky

If we keep asking for it eventually they will do it.

May 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

What flag would Duolingo use?

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

Oh, that would be interesting!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rcr_young

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

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Paelias

So has anyone actually taken any form of action?

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya

I'm totally for Latin!!!! Any ancient languages are great for me!!!

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alufalexb

Please add latin

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/quianaloga

I definitely want to learn Latin

May 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gigiqt

I VOTE LATIN AS A NEW LANGUAGE!

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_tv80

404 Comments. It looks like a bad sign ))) Let's add one more )))

May 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mtglenn

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

May 13, 2016

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

May 23, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UnderCanada

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.

May 23, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SimonsWinslam

Love the idea

May 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UnderCanada

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!

May 23, 2016

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 :)

May 27, 2016

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.

May 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mareile2

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.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/grizgrrl

I would love it if a Latin course were added!

July 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AylinAvci

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

July 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rainbow40903

I would love to see Latin on Duolingo!!

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/s3raph11m

Any update on this?

July 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SkylerRayne

I would really love to learn Latin. Please add it!

July 11, 2016

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!

July 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zixster

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.

July 13, 2016

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.

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lawyer1024

how can we help get latin into duolingo?

August 20, 2016

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.

August 26, 2016

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.

August 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Niall363177

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.

September 6, 2016

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.

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MBonZo

I want to learn Latin too!

October 30, 2016

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.

November 1, 2016

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.

November 17, 2016

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!

November 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ERPilgrim

I am also interested in a course in Latin.

December 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kmgr84ce

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

January 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelloCraiova

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

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ynneblack

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

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike14621462

Would love to study Latin, it would be a great help with my other romance languages.

April 13, 2017

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.

April 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gridironstar

How do you vote?

April 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/The_iCONer

Virtually everything that you have just said is what I have thought.

June 12, 2017

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!

May 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieOjeda

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

May 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi

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

June 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StefaniaDodd

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

June 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EricKnutil

How is Latin not already an option????

June 7, 2017

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.

June 8, 2017

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

I WANT LATIN ON DUO!!!

June 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielHugh301956

yes

June 23, 2017

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!

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamReilly4

COULD WE DEFINETLY HAVE LATIN?

June 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JORGEEMERS4

yes¡

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Evelyn1672

i agree with you completely!!!

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/radikian

Yes, please!!! I started with Lingva Latina per se Illustrata, and would love to continue with an additional method!

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rgally

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

July 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ravenclaw562717

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

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jpyams

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)

August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/areynolds709

I would love to see a Duolingo course in Latin added

September 7, 2017

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??

September 19, 2017

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

Exactly!!!

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/smouch

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

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/loglady97

yes! i couldn't agree more. I'm from Brazil and i see how Latin is important in our language.

September 21, 2017

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.

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Riv_Kah

=(

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TimeofDeath1833

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.

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/frayedsanity

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

October 9, 2017

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!

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/forest_breeze_17

I think it is great idea! Latin is a "dying language" so it would great to learn it.

October 15, 2017

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!

October 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arrvid

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!

October 30, 2017

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.

November 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Srvper

¡Por favor!, please!, s'il vous plaît!

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ReinaInoue

ita vero! Duolingo NEEDS TO HAVE ALL KINDS OF LANGUAGES, not just modern ones! Like if you agree

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/disneygirl55

I NEED LATIN it looks like a great thing to learn

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JakeABoi

Latin Would Be A Good Baseline For Learning Other Languages, Why Is Not On The Site Yet???

November 30, 2017

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!!

December 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GrahamC9

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.

December 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/1051852584

Yes! Windinmyhair27 is right!

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Madhav_Malhotra

LET"S GET LATIN

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnnaStur

This, please.

December 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HirundoPrima

Amazing idea! I also know latin and I would love to contribute. It is one of my favourite languages.

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

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! :-)

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/magic10101

LOVE LATIN

December 15, 2017

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.

January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Vilhelmo3

Just adding my thumbs up to adding Latin

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KaptianKaos8

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.

March 8, 2018

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.

March 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/emo_mz

I'll vote for this. It's another language that's sorely lacking in resources for adults to learn!

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KhuChunSiang

Carpe diem.

March 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/comadrejaweasel

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.

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/nellanamiloh

Yes, classical Latin

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LongHenry

Remember to upvote the post. Need at least 400 more upvotes before they might add it to incubator

June 30, 2018

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?

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nikkolet1

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!

August 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YRaJ1H

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.

August 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheAustinWang

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

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Steve98052

I would also like to learn Latin. I have studied from a book, but it's so much more convenient to learn with Duolingo. I would much prefer classical.

Ancient Greek would be great too. Latin would be much more useful than Klingon (fun though it may be) or other constructed languages. (I've also used Duolingo to refresh my Spanish and Norwegian, started on Mandarin, and dabbled in Turkish until my Turkish neighbors moved away.)

October 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HeathBVolk

I wonder whether Classical or Ecclesiastical Latin would be chosen. I know that Ecclesiastical Latin is the only one still officially spoken (by catholic priests and such) but I would personally prefer Classical Latin due to my interest in history. It doesn't really matter much, since they are likely quite similar, but I would still prefer one over the other. What does everyone else think?

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SquidsofDoom

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!

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LinguistIn2

Can you provide a valid url :). I would like to join.

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveMoss65

I hope they add Latin. It would be a great aid in expanding classical learning opportunities.

November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sifat534353

Two words: yes please

November 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cardano

Latin for English Speakers has finally been added to the incubator at https://incubator.duolingo.com

If you're able to contribute, please head that way and apply to contribute at

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

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

I would love that!

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

yay latin

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

please make this happen duolingo

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ajdaslo

latin is the mother of european languages

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

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

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ben996134

Fine, I applied as a contributor.

January 7, 2019

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.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

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

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/adesouza81

I studied 2 years of Latin in school a long time ago! I really want to get better at it and keep learning, it's the foundation of so much!!!

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ARCANA-MVSA

LINGVA LATINA MEVM VOTVM HABET. SED NVNC LATINA IN INCVBATORE EST ... QVALVBET CENSEBO.

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rebeccastarling

Isn't latin literally dead

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lectroidmarc

How can Latin be literally dead?

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/rebeccastarling

It has no heartbeat, it died

April 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

it is no longer spoken, and it is now not extinct, but nobody uses it anymore, unless you are serious about learning the language.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lectroidmarc

I'm not a Latin speaker, just interested in learning it, but as I understand it, what you're saying is not true. First of all the Catholic Church very much uses it, and even outside of that, there seems to be quite a large number of speakers and it's use is pervasive in a number of fields. Also if you look at the Latin entry in the Incubator, you see Latin has a much larger number of contributors than any other entry. All I'm saying is SOMEONE is speaking it.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/garyw4aters

I went to Mass at Notre Dame in Paris a few weeks ago and the Mass was in Latin, French and Spanish.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

I just meant to say that it isn't widely spoken around the world as it used to be when Rome took over the known world.

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidNorman3

yes

April 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ProgrammerPlays

Latin is in the incubator...

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/SIRWLT

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..

February 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/catman990

i am changing my mind about this i like the coments

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

Okay, then. paolo

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JonMarcGrodi

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

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MicaVillen

I want to learn latinn!!!!!

August 1, 2014

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

August 4, 2014

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.

August 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/germanmade

This would be awesome!

August 24, 2014

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

September 16, 2014

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!

January 22, 2015

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!

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivreynoso

ivanr

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivreynoso

reynoso

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivreynoso

messi

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/crazycrayoncatz

yeah

March 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/poedcmeron

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

March 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andiwatt

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

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/afg5201

YES!

March 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnJackF

Perhaps some of the folks at Nova Roma could help us

April 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ReaganJH

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

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/italianboy96

Please do it!

April 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Walide_Chorfi

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

April 23, 2015

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?

April 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/livlivgrocotttt

I agree!

May 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jallenq

I would be down for that. I would still continue to learn other languages while learning this

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Darla124358

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

May 30, 2015

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!

June 10, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moyin3

Latin is the basis of basically all languages so we should learn it

July 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vaccinemacca

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

July 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/guillef33

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.

August 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tommyboy40

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

August 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/topalovicigor

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

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/italianboy96

Is anyone interested in a Skype group dedicated to learning Latin? I'd be interested in learning it.

August 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rexcollis

yeah! Latin is a very useful language to learn, since it connects many others. It should be included here

September 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Guncero

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.

January 9, 2016

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.

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Guncero

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.

January 9, 2016

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.

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Guncero

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?

January 9, 2016

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.

January 9, 2016

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.

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Magister_Smith

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

October 18, 2016

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.

January 9, 2016

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.

January 9, 2016

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

I am all for it!

January 19, 2016

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.

March 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FeliciaFollum

Also there is Klingon on Duolingo and Esperanto ;)

March 7, 2016

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

That's true but what about igpay atinlay?\

March 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexPhilli13

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

April 7, 2016

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

April 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/OwlSeaMoon

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

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/griffenjray

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

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/slatour

I would also love to learn Latin.

May 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MardiMonkey

Latin would be AWESOME!

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/anonymous665

i really like this idea

May 12, 2016

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

May 12, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/forestdesigns

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

May 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PatoChavez1

Totally agree!!

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nellecv

yes please!

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ViticellaV

I agree. I want to learn Latin, really, really, badly.

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cramos512

yes!!!

June 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JordiFaxon

YES!

June 4, 2016

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?!??

June 6, 2016

[deactivated user]

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

    June 9, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/actercat

    thats a great idea

    June 10, 2016

    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

    June 11, 2016

    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

    June 11, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/erickguz94

    Latin would be cool!

    June 15, 2016

    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!

    June 22, 2016

    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.

    June 22, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/maethydd

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

    June 23, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/guineagirl96

    I would love to learn latin! Studied it in elementary school and hope to one day get back to it....

    June 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnaAnna19

    add latin language pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    June 25, 2016

    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...

    June 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/fluffeobuns

    I want to learn latin too!

    June 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ErinAvci007

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

    July 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/nellaloggia

    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 ;-)

    July 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bobboski

    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.

    July 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/MSWBB

    Having latin as a language to learn from on Duolingo would really help people who don't have an opportunity at an early age

    July 14, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/tommykolb

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

    July 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaKennedy7

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

    July 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

    Same!! I want to learn Latin

    July 20, 2016

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

    si latín sería genial

    July 22, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/fluffeobuns

    I really want to learn latin ^_^

    July 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/keltickrab

    There are some other good sources online if you really want to learn.

    July 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cocio_16

    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?

    August 10, 2016

    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

    August 13, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SciFi2495

    Will sign up for this when/if available.

    August 17, 2016

    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.

    August 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maggie418833

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

    August 31, 2016

    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.

    September 5, 2016

    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?

    September 10, 2016

    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.)

    September 10, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/violanette18

    Yeah, I hope duolingo agrees

    September 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zweetzeddy

    I would love to learn Latin

    September 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/itsshaeester

    I agree! We should have Latin! :)

    September 19, 2016

    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.

    September 20, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/dancepointe

    I would love to see a Latin course on Duolingo! I had a hard time with Latin when I took it for two years because my course was particularly dry and badly set up. Duolingo is always a great tool for these things.

    September 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/supercherp

    what is klingon?

    September 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/lovely_linguist

    It is a language from Star Trek, I believe, but I am not quite sure about the details of it. It is coming out in December.

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jsbillings

    i do latin with linneys latin class. hate it!! but i do my spanish on duolingo and really enjoy it so i hope it comes out with latin

    September 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/spierott

    I would love to learn latin. I really hope it will be added to Duolingo.

    October 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/rfrlasren

    so when can we start

    October 10, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/p314thecat

    I agree, I am learning latin right now elsewhere, and would love to share that knowledge, plus it is useful in science and literature.

    October 12, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AJK5599

    I am very interested in Latin!

    October 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SlytherinMouse

    I'd really love to see Latin on Duolingo. I've studied it a bit, really enjoyed it and think an online course is a great idea.

    October 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/garyw4aters

    Latin would be a great foundation for other languages.

    I quote from Google "Ninety to ninety-five percent of Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian vocabulary is derived from Latin

    October 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/garyw4aters

    I never took Latin but I would be happy to help!

    Et esse felix ad partisipate.

    We can use Google Translate for support.

    This would be an interesting project.

    October 19, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

    Oh nonononono Google Translate is awful at translating Latin. What you said translates to (roughly) "and to be happy/lucky toward English word". :)

    October 19, 2016

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

    I agree, I put a language in that it said it was wrong, but it was right!! But it could be useful in someways.

    August 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/The_iCONer

    Please no auto-translators. We need to learn languages in an old-fashioned way, sadly because auto-translators are incredibly annoyingly terrible translators. I recommend getting sources that teach speakers some Latin or something Latin-related or taking a course for that.

    June 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ravenclaw562717

    I think you meant: Et beatus est participare.

    July 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

    Yes, I agree. I see that people have been asking for Latin for at least two years. What we need are more people to sign up to help incubate Latin. IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THERE ARE ENOUGH VALID LATIN CONTRIBUTORS ONBOARD. People who know Latin need to go to: https://incubator.duolingo.com -> click on the <Contribute To A Course> to Apply to become a Course Contributor -> to "Which Course would you like to contribute to?" - "Enter language name:" - Go to the bottom of the list -> select entry: "? Enter Other" - enter: Latin <return>. Then select from language English. Then you have to enter a paragraph in Latin <Why you are passionate to help> and then the same paragraph in English <Why you are passionate to help>. I used the following website to translate my English paragraph into Latin with: https://www.indifferentlanguages.com. I applied, I hope others do too.

    October 23, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/KAHop800

    does anyone know how to add latin to duolingo for english speakers

    October 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/dancepointe

    Unfortunately the course doesn't exist yet, so it can't be added. This discussion is posted to encourage course contributors to create it. :) If you're interested in helping create a course, you should look in the Duolingo incubator.

    October 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/RogerRolda

    I personally love Latin hymns and hope to learn it for that reasons and others. Is there a class where i can learn it?

    October 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/RaiDov

    ya preach

    October 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/teeteetaylor14

    I want a English to Latin course

    October 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rosalineth

    I want a English to Latin course and a English to Ancient Latin course

    October 28, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Macjory

    Yes, yes, yes!!!

    November 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/marinebetta

    I'd love to see a Latin course added!

    November 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Old-Country

    I would LOVE to learn latin <3

    November 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/marinarose52302

    This would be a great learning experience and be especially useful for history majors.

    November 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/1238723

    This would be an awesome language for duolingo to teach. I hope this course happens soon.

    November 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/WLCARIS

    I'd also be interested in learning Latin.

    November 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/EnderShadowz

    YEEEEEEY LATIN :D

    November 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArinBratt

    What are we doing wrong, they added High Valyrian from Game of Thrones before Latin?

    November 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/K_jane23

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/RatonNoir

    I would love a latin course! Sounds like a fantastic idea.

    November 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/tesuji96

    Latin, please

    November 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/razvannikolas

    We need a Latin course on Duolingo!

    December 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ChevalierduTemps

    Yeah, Latin! Besides it is interesting to see those old words which are very similar to modern languages (Specially Romance), and I would love to imagine romans speaking in their language, besides it may help to understand new words one hears, some Greek helped me understand what a diseace is about, I guess Latin could help with that as well.

    December 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Caden195835

    id videre volo.

    December 10, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      Yes! I know some latin through choir singing in High School, but that's about it. Would love to learn more.

      December 14, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/zebrettino

      I'm actually surprised there's no Latin course yet, I'd love to have one!

      December 22, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/marekzbanski

      I would love to be able to learn Latin on duoling

      December 23, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/BasilFrenchie

      I take Latin in school, so I know a bit of Latin.

      I really want Latin because many European languages derive from Latin...

      December 26, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/quix689

      I would love a Latin course. My boyfriend teaches it, and I'd like to be able to learn it to talk to him in it.

      January 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/IngaRomano1

      I really want Latin to be added to the study course. It would be great. I started self-teaching Latin few months back and would be nice to have it on duolingo. Something amazing to add to language mixture..

      January 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/merkwu

      I'm afraid that if the criteria for adding a course is whether or not it's going to be profitable then we will not see a latin course any time soon. Assuming that DL profits from the free work that volunteers put in when they translate texts, it is required that there be someone that pays DL for translation services, which presents problems when it comes to classical latin. First, no company is willing to pay DL for translating Descartes, St. Augustin, Cicero, etc. because these are authors that are studied for purely academic or erudite purposes and there's no profit in it. Also, even if a company were to be interested in a classical latin translation, they wouldn't ask DL, they would have to ask a professional: translating classical authors calls for much more than knowledge of the language they wrote in. One needs to be familiar with their context, thought, influences, etc., i.e., one must have a background in certain specific fields, which exceeds simple translation work. In short, DL isn't a charity and won't spend money on the allocation of resources (bandwith, server costs, the manpower to support it, etc.) if it's not going to be able to monetize it. If the above holds true, then it seems that the reason why klingon is way higher up in the priority list than latin (something that I find almost insulting, even if I do love Star Trek) is simply, like someone else already suggested, that the franchise owners are investing in DL as a way to promote their product. Anyway, it's a real shame because a latin DL course would give common people (who in all likelihood can't afford the university education normally required to relate to these authors in their original language) an easy way to begin a journey that would certainly elevate their cultural standards quite a lot. But then again, the deepest, most sublime and profound thoughts ever written can't compete with a multi-million dollar franchise under capitalism.

      January 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/rcr_young

      There's quite a bit of evidence that direct profitability is not the only criterion for Duolingo courses. Evidence would suggest that they've gone down the route of creating 'loss-leader' courses before, which lure people into Duolingo, where they'll see how good it is and get into the habit of learning through the site in such a way that will lead those learners on to the more profitable courses. Otherwise, it wouldn't have Esperanto, Klingon or the Celtic minority languages; Irish & Welsh. Every pupil in Ireland & Wales learn Irish & Welsh respectively in their school curricula - and while the exam results are important, they may not necessarily expect themselves to reach perfect fluency, with a sense that the academic value may, to some, be greater than the practical value of attaining the language. There's a certain parallel with that to the way that Latin features in school curricula across the world. If Duolingo can get people hooked young then it can get its learners hooked for life, so exploiting school curricula is surely a key way to gain exposure - especially where Duolingo has astutely beaten its rivals to that end and essentially added a quality 'unique selling point' course to its menu.

      Duolingo's business model must also have changed recently too, else we wouldn't be seeing adverts at the end of each session - so this issue of profitability must be less of a problem since this revenue-stream change, and overall take-up must be more of a factor for their profits now.

      I watched the process for the Welsh Duolingo course quite keenly. The Welsh course creators were dogged in petitioning Duolingo and demonstrating that they had a team ready to construct the course swiftly, who'd discussed the potential pitfalls in advance on a Facebook group devoted to the project. The Facebook group may have been useful, not only as a forum for the course construction, but also because the large number of people joining demonstrated interest, and helped convey the number of people who cared passionately that they be on board to help create the course. Once Duolingo gave that team the go-ahead, they flew into action and had the whole course constructed in a mere few months. Surely, once Duolingo have a course that none of their rivals have - that's a whole market of people who are heading into Duolingo rather than anywhere else.

      Don't despair. There's a concrete case for a Latin course, but perhaps the Latin enthusiasts haven't demonstrated that they have a dedicated team already on good working terms with each other who are currently discussing the course structure and who are chomping at the bit to construct a unique course that will give Duolingo another USP that strengthens its competitive edge and draws a whole new market of learners to their site/app.

      January 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee

      Your concept is nice, but according to it we should have gotten Finnish months and months ago.

      January 11, 2017

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

      LOVE latin. Latin is my life

      January 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Bryce222786

      Hoc agamus!!! Lets do this!!! I would love Latin as a coarse on Duolingo. I would be willing to contribute. Amo linguam latinam.

      January 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ruferales

      Wow, this post is 2 years old and still no latin course, shame on Duo...

      January 13, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Danny4283

      yes

      January 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/na.stamattina

      Duolingo must make "bilingual" exceptions for conlangs like Esperanto and Klingon. I think, the lack of Latin must be from a lack of Latinists interested in contributing, or at least not sufficiently organised. Please, please, please, organise. All we need is one latinist to get the ball rolling by starting the course up in the incubator (incubator.duolingo.com) and invite other latinists. PLEASE! avrora mvsis amica!!!

      January 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/TalosthePyro

      Please make Latin a course. My friends and i are very much into Rome and roman mythology and it would be so cool to prove that Latin is not a dead language!

      January 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Abizrihays

      Alternate relief at having a directly-related word and frustration at false-friends. o_x

      January 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Rasinislam

      I toatlyb agree

      January 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/EdgarTheBird

      Well, Latin isn't exactly used in every language - far from it. It is the root of all Romance Languages (coming from the root word Rome - the empire in which Latin was used), which includes languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian. German, Dutch, Greek, Swedish, and most other languages have slight if any Latin influence. It is very helpful for native English speakers in order to learn romance languages, though!

      January 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mareile2

      On the contrary: Latin did have a major impact on German, directly and indirectly via French. The impact that is palpable everywhere in everyday vocabulary (I can confirm that as a native German speaker), even more in academic vocabulary, and a lot more in scientific language, e.g. medical terminology. In the 19th century, it has been estimated that "borrowings from Latin and French accounted for approximately one-fifth of the total German vocabulary. ". For more detail see the article on http://www.goethe.de/ges/phi/prj/ffs/the/spr/en4980180.htm.

      November 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lfd
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      Obviously not. But besides being the basis of all Romance languages, it is usually a major influence in other European languages; besides, because Slav, Germanic and Greek languages preserve the noun cases Romance languages lost, Latin can be a stepping stone for Romance speakers wishing to learn other languages.

      January 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AisaMuffin

      It would be an interesting experience and a lot helpful for science class. please consider it.

      January 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chez_Jim

      Latin would be the best! Make it happen!

      January 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ben996134

      I'd like to have it here, too!

      January 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ben996134

      And I could try to contribute, although I needed to update my latin knowledge quite a bit for that. But also I think there are many people who could do better than a 17-year-old schoolboy...

      January 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/DesBlackheart

      I would really, really love to see Latin course here.

      January 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/landrews277

      it would be great if you would include Latin!

      January 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/cwille

      Yes to Latin

      February 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MelissaTho560881

      Learning Latin is one of the oldest goals I have had. I would be ecstatic to learn the language.

      February 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MelissaTho560881

      Learning Latin is one of my oldest goals in life. I would be ecstatic if duolingo provided it.

      February 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lrbryan

      I totally agree! My older brother wants to learn Latin and actually have it as an actual language. Is Latin an actual full-fledged language, or is it simply certain words have not been forgotten? It would be amazing if we could learn complete Latin, if it is a full-fledged language. Thank you in advance for responding! crossing my fingers!!

      February 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/samkram10

      Yes, Latin is a fully fledged language. It has its own method of writing and speaking, and it has its own grammar and syntax. The Vatican is the only country that has Latin as its official language, but it still exists. Most schools that teach Latin teach Classical Latin, but there are several other types of Latin, including Ecclesiastical Latin and Neo-Latin. I think everyone one would love a Latin course!

      February 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lrbryan

      Whoa, you learn something new every day! Thanks for telling me that. :)

      March 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1

      Let's learn Latin!!!!! I love this idea

      February 13, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/TeresaAlle5

      I'm studying it a schoold, it would be really helpful

      February 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Felthrian

      With the inclusion of conlangs like Esperanto and Klingon (not that I have a problem with this, I am very fond of Esperanto), Duolingo is obviously not just about learning native languages.

      The ancient languages are very interesting to many language learners, being the forerunner's of the languages we are learning and using today.

      I would love there to be a Latin course, I think it would be well received by a lot of people.

      February 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/CURLIES1

      Totally agree!!

      February 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Aibohpphobia

      I would love to be able to learn Latin from Duolingo.

      February 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/LillianEll3

      Latin is also important because there are lots of ancient texts written in Latin. I would love a Latin course, since I've already taken an introductory course and would love to learn more and practice

      February 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/EugeneWhit2

      This is a great idea! I'd be willing to help if need be...

      February 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/BenScott18

      At my school we learn Latin and it would be great to have as a new course!

      February 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Griffin67104

      latin is a very useful language, and yes it is used in every language

      March 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/rdyjshd

      I am interested and eager to learn Latin. This language is not being taught in our school.

      March 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/LaMarquise2

      Yes, please do! I'm interested

      March 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/FranciscoAman

      thats a really good idea! you have my support in this one! i love you!!

      March 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/lrbryan

      You love who?

      March 4, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ReyRules

      I agree we should do this! I would be willing to help beginners!

      March 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole240042

      latin nowadays is considered dead which is why we should learn it, i mean if we can learn it then it could help us progress in the art of not only languages but it helps us in english

      March 9, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/may_paulin21

      i believe we should be able to learn latin, not only for knowing it but it can also aid us in other languages which branch off of it as there is many latin based languages on duolingo at this time. not to mention, many secondary and post secondary schools teach latin and this website could be used to aid them.

      March 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/gstIngigst

      I find it rather difficult to see what the status is on a latin course for english speakers. Is there a course pending or not? Anyway, here is my vore for a latin course.

      March 15, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Josefine536977

      i would like to learn Latin too, as we don't have it at school.

      March 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Celestine992845

      I agree!!!

      March 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hesaca

      This discussion seems to be finished time ago, however i'd love to learn Latin. Maybe it's time to start it?

      March 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlanMuller1

      I agree!

      March 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Eric669723

      I did a bit of latin in high school and would love to refresh it!

      March 31, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Cheetaiean

      Is there any news on adding Latin to the incubator?

      March 31, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/NightFire222

      Seems great! I'd also help create it too!

      April 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/marf1324

      I think this would be great because it would help to work as a basis for many of the languages available on this platform already

      April 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandraH345017

      Yes! Latin for all!

      April 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/KapitanKaya

      I would be willing to contribute!

      April 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/iAmUsingDuolingo

      Please add a Latin course! I use a couple of Duolingo accounts and I've always wanted to add Latin to my repertoire! :) I see that you're adding Klingon, so I suppose Latin wouldn't be too difficult...? Thanks a bunch!

      April 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ptcostello

      Latin would be great for those doing it for GCSEs. Even just having vocab would be amazing.

      April 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/iiSuperbunnyii

      can we do latin

      April 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/martickaa

      I would like to learn Latin very much, too. I think it's a great ,,language''.

      April 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Griffinwing2

      Why did you put the word language in quotations?

      April 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/martickaa

      Because it is a dead language (it isn't a mother language of any today's countries) but I still find it quite interesting and would love to learn it :)

      May 8, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/eagleatrike49

      yes please

      May 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Shelby32960

      yes please

      May 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AidanCamac

      Yes! I agree!

      May 11, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Pullearner

      I do really not care if it goes on or not I will probably not learn it but I might

      May 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Nay-Tay

      We need to have latin! It's a world known language that has influenced many other languages. This would help me study for my medical classes and my latin class!! I am very interested in this language! Thank you!

      May 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ernst95165

      Add my vote. I've been learning latin with Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata, but having Duolingo to add to my practice would be awesome.

      May 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Neiot

      I wholeheartedly agree!

      May 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hailey_Kristine

      I know right?!

      May 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/mia502411

      yes

      May 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/TKMP1964

      I would love to have a Latin Course. Italian pronunciation please.

      May 31, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/PeytonHarv

      I'd like to learn Latin so I can understand people speaking or singing in Latin in Church!

      June 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/The_iCONer

      Oh, I am Pinhead Larry for not realizing or even thinking that this thread ever existed: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194 That would have taken me to the right place and prevented me from clogging up the forums.

      Anyway, I have been thinking about whether to learn Latin or not, and after months of deciding, I believe that it would be one of the best things that has ever influenced my life. I have three reasons for doing so:

      1. It gives us a better idea as to how languages based on this classic Italic (Romance) language work.

      2. I actually want to study this classic language to be able to construct my own fictional language, based primarily on German and Latin.

      3. I, of course, want to learn this language mostly to satisfy my curiosity.

      That would change how I think that modern language works forever, and it will be among the best things that have ever happened to my life. I am happy that this website has Hebrew and Greek, useful for reading Scripture, but Latin would never be devalued on this website.

      June 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jpyams

      Habere Latinam in Duolingo nobis necesse est!

      July 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jpyams

      Wonder, though, what pronunciation would be used: the classical or the ecclesiastical, which is the one that is still officially used and spoken today

      July 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MinimaMagistra

      I'm of course biased, but I would choose to do the classical pronunciation. Ecclesiastical grammar has deteriorated over the centuries, so we would undoubtedly use classic grammar. It would be odd to choose the grammar of one and the sounds of the other.

      July 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/radikian

      agreed. nothing like classical! : )

      July 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jpyams

      I guess what I'm saying is ecclesiastical Latin grammar is "deteriorated" compared to the classical since much of today's ecclesiastical was actually how Latin speakers spoke outside of great literature

      August 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jpyams

      True, you'd have to decide which one you're going to teach first, but to be fair the ecclesiastical is simply the common, spoken form of Latin (the Vulgate was written, after all, to be in the Latin spoken day-to-day). I love the great Latin authors (particularly Livy), but they may not be the best ones to start out learning. After all, you don't teach someone English using Shakespeare, you teach them the day-to-day stuff first, then move on to the great authors

      August 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Resurgence1689

      Latin would be extremely beneficial to me and my area of study. I would love it if Duolingo would add it to the database.

      July 13, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Do333Nut

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssss. This is a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

      YES I WOULD LOVE A LATIN COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/xo_.Joanna._xo

      Yes please! I'm doing Latin for my GSCE's and that would be sooooooo helpful x

      August 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/HeraclesTh

      I wish that there is Latin course on Duolingo.

      August 2, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/DylenMcMil

      I would love for this to happen! If I learned some Latin, it could help so much for learning the Romance Languages. I'm learning French, and Je parle le Français bien, but learning Latin would help so much more with all the others, rather than just a Romance Language.

      August 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Riv_Kah

      If languages such as Klingon and High Valyrian are permitted, there are no reasons for Latin not to be here =( and the approach in the "duolingo way" would be amazing, and a lot better than the "school way", because they always teach it just for translating and not for speaking, and I believe a language, dead or not, is to be spoken, and even if you want to translate texts, it's easier to fully undersand the language if you learn to speak it. I only miss two languages in Duolingo, Finnish and Latin. Sadly I can't contribute =(

      August 10, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jeremiah1101

      I would love to learn Latin

      August 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/oYoSchlafen

      That is funny: Duolingo has High Valyrian and Klingon courses, that is, languages from fictional worlds of commercial movies, and has not Latin. Lol.

      August 16, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/DougMacNau

      Yes, please!

      August 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Anna146061

      I really want this course!

      August 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Gabriel549357

      yes

      September 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Zarathustra94

      Roma caput mundi

      October 14, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Cannib

      I do not know why it did not come already, duolingo can revive the whole language -slowly of course- by adding just this course and many people are interested in it. I believe that Duolingo should at least give us details about future languages and if Latin is going to be one or is in the plan for them.

      October 15, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/thatslytherin

      I would love to learn spoken Latin. Duolingo has Klingon and High Valyrian, why not add Latin?

      October 15, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ZoeMcLaws

      I totaly agree

      October 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Samantha641938

      I vote for this language! Need it!

      October 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/WarriorCleberz

      I want the Latin course too here on DL!!! Considering the enormous Latin vocabulary, this course will need a big tree to have a basic learning.

      October 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/BryceHorton

      I whole heartedly agree

      October 18, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/rsupak

      Ok, they have 4 contributors working on Klingon and 6 working on High Valerian, surely we have enough contributors to add Latin to the list of languages in the incubator, right?

      October 19, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

      Yes, please. Let’s learn Latin! Would any expert please mentor this ?

      October 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/thatslytherin

      I feel that though even Latin is no longer regularly spoken, knowing Latin would be helpful for finding out the roots of English words, as well as making the daughter languages of Latin easier to learn.

      October 21, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/mcnealstepien

      I vote yes!

      October 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/RachelElia6

      I'm in as a learner. I don't know enough to contribute. But I would be willing to be a beta tester or something.

      October 23, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Florian_Schaetz

      I would really love to learn latin here.

      October 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ShimNoodle234

      Yas Pls !!!1!

      November 1, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaMaurer5

      yes please

      November 6, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/tropology

      How many people have to say they are interested and how many people have to volunteer to contribute? I get notifications daily of people like me who want to see Latin on DuoLingo - and this archive is full of people who have indicated willingness to contribute. Let's get Latin started!

      November 22, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/jorgeclavellina

      Yes please, duolingo would be highly appreciated in duolingo

      November 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Joonasvanhala

      Slightly off topic, but have you ever heard of Nuntii Latini, the weekly news broadcast in Latin on the radio and the internet by YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company? You can read and listen to it here: https://areena.yle.fi/1-1931339.

      The sad thing is, YLE is about to put an end to Nuntii Latini. If you wish to hear Nuntii Latini even in the future and want to show your support, sign this petition. In Latin only: https://la.petitions24.com/appellite_ut_nuntii_latini_continuentur In Finnish and Latin: https://www.adressit.com/ylen_latinankielisen_viikkokatsauksen_nuntii_latini_on_jatkuttava

      November 27, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Lily878728

      I really want to learn Latin, Duolingo please start a Latin course!

      November 28, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/greta_feige

      Duolingo has helped me SO MUCH with modern languages, but LATIN is what is missing! I do it at school and love the idea of a course! ^_^

      November 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethKrispin

      Please add a course in Latin!!!!!!!!

      My mother knew a fair amount of latin and she said that it was extremely useful in learning European Languages, since so many of them have some basis in Latin.

      I hope that you do start this course, and if you do, it will be the next language i begin learning after i have tackled the German and Spanish Trees!!!

      December 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/emryldeyes

      3 years and still no Latin course?!! Come on Duolingo, I need some Latin in my life!

      December 20, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Demi394101

      Add Latin on Duolingo, pleeease

      December 24, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Juliompires

      I do agree!

      December 26, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/BrackAttak

      CARTHAGO DELENDA EST

      January 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Michelle3691215

      AMABO TE AMABO TE AMABO TE!!!! I"ve been taking Latin for six years since fifth grade and it has been EXTREMELY useful for me. I would gladly contribute to the course too!

      January 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097

      Have you thought about applying? Go to https://incubator.duolingo.com/ Click on the Contribute to a Course and follow the prompt. By the way, Latin is not listed as a course to contribute too. But, if you go to the bottom of the Language list, the last entry if you select it, will allow you to manually enter Latin. All the other prompts and information are straight forward. I even submitted my contributor application myself even though I don't know Latin. Please apply if you wish we need you! Thanks!

      January 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jul_Lolz4French

      Latin would be amazing on Duolingo! Having taken classes, it has already helped so much with french! Plus, Latin is the language of science and makes it so much easier to learn any other Indo-European language!

      January 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Ilaijung

      Ego loqui Latin!

      January 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ScottMcEac

      My wife and I would love it if Latin were available!

      January 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieSwan

      Hope we get a Latin course soon! That would be an amazing tool to help better understand this incredible language!

      January 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kathryn968904

      I would love to see Latin added!

      January 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/CleurMaunier

      I would love to see Latin on Duolingo. It's not a language many people use every day but it's necessary in many professions.

      January 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/d4NszeEi

      Is there a group to join?

      January 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jen231541

      I just found a new Latin language app with audio in the Apple store. It is called Learn Latin Audio Flashcards. It has 500 words with audio and a clickable audio index. I haven't come across an audio flashcard app like this for Latin before.

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Rhinocermas

      I wouId love Latin to be on here. :)

      January 18, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/JXB6

      I'm a Latin teacher, am in favor, too, and have offered to help contribute -- the "Stories" feature they have begun with Spanish would work well with Latin, teaching reading comprehension more than speech.

      January 20, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hyrundo

      Latin and Ancient Greek languages were considered to be a 'must' for any person versed in science fields, that in European universities until the '50ies of the XX century. Nowadays you could be talking with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) PhD's and they do not know a word out of them. For any science-related expert it should be mandatory to have solid skills in these ancient languages, simply because… literally the whole history of science was created upon those two (and Arabic, if we talk about the ancient mathematical tradition).

      January 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/jdjmeyer

      I would take a course on Latin for English speakers. My interest is religious and historical study.

      January 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/QrEIBlX0

      Latin would be brilliant I would love to learn Latin it would be amassing to be able to look at the scientific name of a plant or animal and understand what it means and why it was called that or to be able to read the crumbling pages (or maybe a photocopy of the crumbling pages ) of an old book or (possibly the Hogwarts school motto in a not so crumbling new book) Latin has effected our language and our lives so much it may have lived as a language of an empire but it has been reborn as a language of the world having a Duolingo course would do so much for Latin BRING ON LATIN

      January 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/wendyherbert

      I would love it if Duolingo did Latin. I have the book Lingua Latina, and enjoy it; have Latin lesson once a week, but it's not enough. Come on Duolingo: there are enough positive responses here to get you going!

      January 24, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/zixster

      How do you take Latin lessons? I've been trying to find a tutor for forever.

      February 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/KatrinaTheLamia

      Not going to lie... I've been wanting to learn Latin mostly because of lines in movies... like when it is spoken in the Exorcist, or the whole "Levi-o-sa" stuff in Harry Potter.

      And of course my favourite, "There is no J in Latin, so Jehova is spelled with an I!"

      So, I'll be another person here whose main draw has been destroying artifacts from improbable sites that the more interesting parts is the OOParts that comprise the traps to the artifact (with the traps Indiana is dodging being the most valuable part of that dig site)... with a bit of Harry Potter thrown in... now... what if we combined Indiana Jones with Harry Potter... hmmm...

      January 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Chloe_6403

      Please add a Latin courses for English speakers

      January 30, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Aubrey334301

      yes, I love latin, I am learning Greek currently but I really prefer latin...

      February 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mateodonelo

      Your learning modern greek not ancient greek fyi.

      February 12, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Monika554359

      I would like to learn Latin.

      February 4, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Briley_Chapman

      The more Latin speakers, the better! Let's get this course going!

      February 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/malt464824

      I vote for Latin. Moderators please add Latin!

      February 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/setarehr128

      I know, right? Honestly, I think learning Latin will help us further understand our own language and other languages. Since it's sort of like a core language, it might help learn other languages too! Also, for some reason, I have an interest in Greek and Roman gods... couldn't hurt.

      February 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelMor106663

      Latin ismcool

      February 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/aldebran

      Yes

      February 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlet2906

      I vote for this as well! I completely support this becoming a course! I am always baffled when I'm handed a latin root quiz, and would love to learn it.

      February 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/JohanVanderbalij

      i'd be in!

      February 15, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelWar622365

      I want to add Latin to my list. Unlike most of the other languages I speak/learn, I don't have any opportunity to practice it in my daily life. (No Latin speakers)

      February 15, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ZakulaKids

      I am going to study Latin in an exercise Latin book but I am not sure that it shows how to speak Latin. So if only Duolingo created Latin it would be very very nice!

      February 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/shipper98

      That's awesome that you're planning to learn latin from a book! If you are still trying to learn pronunciation, there's a few quality youtube channels (in particular latin-tutorial) that you can find that do a very good job! Good luck!

      March 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Midnight4444

      I'd love to learn Latin. First off I'm learning Italian so they would both help each other and plus it would be really fun to actually learn.

      March 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ljburrow

      I'd like to see a Latin course. In particular I am interested in learning Latin words that serve as the base of modern scientific and medical vocabulary although I would rather learn this as part of an actual full language course and not just a list of words to memorize.

      March 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Angelina-san

      Count me in!

      March 20, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/TheEdBed

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

      March 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hyrundo

      Hello there, I must disagree about the fact that Latin is inherently hard to learn and I offer you this comparison with the Finnish language (Suomi), which is the perfect natural candidate to drive you nuts. Let's take the example of the declination cases:

      – Latin (cases) : #6 (plus the 'locative' case, which is extremely rare)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_grammar#Nouns

      – Finnish (cases): #15

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_grammar#Cases

      Latin, in comparison to Suomi, is a walk in the park. The following is a quite famous joke, which is thoroughly true:

      https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aM1WXNG_700b_v1.jpg

      March 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Winter_Maiden

      I began Latin in middle school, and added Ancient Greek in college to be a Classics major. I found Latin very easy up to a point, then began to find it more difficult than Greek because of duplication of forms for different purposes and something about word order that I found counterintuitive. There was something about Ancient Greek that fit better for me as a native English speaker.

      March 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/shipper98

      That's super interesting! I had the opposite experience learning Latin and Ancient Greek (I learned Latin all through high school and then also learned ancient greek in college) and I found that personally I can usually read latin pretty easily (depending on the text of course) but greek gives me so much trouble! I find that Latin makes more sense to me as a native English speaker and Ancient Greek is super counterintuitive!

      March 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Coco_Music

      I want to learn Latin so bad! I am honestly suprised duolingo doesn't already have it as a course!

      March 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/nathan3s

      YES!!!!!!!!

      April 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Craig_Sherman11

      I think Latin would be a wonderful idea for those studying for their SATs or GREs here in the United States. It is also good to know when attempting to translate old Latin documents and those who love to learn about languages

      April 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Xam428

      I just volunteered to contribute to a Latin course. Hopefully something good comes out of it.

      April 5, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Eelex22

      YES!!! Latin is still actively taught in high schools. So adding it to Doulingo would really help!!

      April 15, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Abdudzami

      Hi, guys. I study latin on my own. Just books. And I need help with translations of two sentences. I would appreciate your assitence. So:

      "Puellam bonam et pulchram amō." Does it mean "I love good and beautiful girl."?

      "Sapientia virōrum perītōrum saepe ā poētīs cantātur." Does it mean "The wisdom of experienced men is often sung about by poets."?

      Thanks!

      April 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MinimaMagistra

      1: Very close! For better English, you should add an article (a/an/the) to the sentence. Latin doesn't have these, so we have to insert them wherever it makes sense. "I love a good and beautiful girl" or "I love the good and beautiful girl", depending on what context sounds right to you.

      2: Excellent! You COULD also do "Experienced men's wisdom is often sung about by poets", but that sounds super clunky. Your version would be the better one.

      April 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Karibu_safi_Safi

      I WANT TO LEARN LATIN WITH DUO !!!!! PLEASE !!!!

      April 26, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Gelerinter13

      I'm going to add my name to the list of people who have generated 841 comments already and want LATIN! I haven't found a single place yet that I was able to learn it from, and I really hope that DuoLingo answers the call!

      May 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ChaoticArcane

      I'm VERY interested in learning Latin. I understand it's "dead", but it's the mother to all Romance languages, and it's one of the most influential languages in the history of Southern Europe, the Mediterranean, and parts of the Middle East. The Roman Empire has arguably the most important impact on Modern and Ancient Europe, and the language alone would unlock more possibilities both historically and linguistically. I'm honestly surprised it isn't an added language already, being so popular among linguists for its sheer impact on the Romance family tree. If it were up to me, I would make it the official language of another country if I were to run that country, making it a required course, and all citizens would have to pass a fluency test to be able to have legal rights XD I kid, but still. Beautiful language, and it would be wonderful if we could learn it.

      May 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/David513580

      I am not sure why it is taking Duolingo so long to move forward with Latin. While we wait, you may want to check out Latin at Mango Languages https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-latin/

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/jdjmeyer

      They may be having trouble finding Latin experts to put together the course.

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/shipper98

      I sort of doubt that finding Latin experts is the hold up. I know that I have already told them that I would be willing to help put the course together and I've seen many posts with people who would also be willing to create the course. Lack of interest in both the expert side and with users is not the problem.

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/jdjmeyer

      I am surprised to hear that about Latin experts, but it makes me hopeful.

      May 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/jdjmeyer

      Mango Languages looks like a neat site. "Gallia est divisa in partes tres!"

      May 11, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/David513580

      I am not sure why it is taking Duolingo so long to move forward with Latin. While we wait, you may want to check out Latin at Mango Languages https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-latin/

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/David513580

      I am not sure why it is taking Duolingo so long to move forward with Latin. While we wait, you may want to check out Latin at Mango Languages https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-latin/

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/David513580

      I am not sure why it is taking Duolingo so long to move forward with Latin. While we wait, you may want to check out Latin at Mango Languages https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-latin/

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/David513580

      I am not sure why it is taking Duolingo so long to move forward with Latin. While we wait, you may want to check out Latin at Mango Languages https://mangolanguages.com/available-languages/learn-latin/

      May 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/DoctorStrange17

      PLEASE DO LATIN!!!!! It is the root of many languages and should definitely be on a language learning website!!!! I know a lot of people who do latin (at school) who would appreciate a supplemental help with it!!!

      May 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/JenaLRowland

      I have been waiting for Latin to be added for years! I would love to learn it and make this happen!

      May 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/DianaUrbaite

      Yes, I am in! I'd love to learn Latin!!! We need to get Reginald Foster to work on creating the Latin course for Duolingo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inQ6CWx7V2c (ignore the fact that it's on Fox)

      May 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/DianaUrbaite

      Get Reginald Foster

      May 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/llaurenella

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

      May 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel991911

      Latin would be a great course to add as many words are used in other languages, Romance languages by development and other European languages by adoption. Very useful even in better understanding our native languages. I hope this becomes available.

      June 7, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kitty_O

      PLEASE do a Latin course!! If you can do Klingon....

      June 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/SteveMoss65

      I would be very interested in learning Latin on Duolingo.

      June 10, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe949136

      Yes, let's learn Latin! After English, Latin is the language I use most often, and it would be great to practice with Duo.

      June 12, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/RamenTorie

      I would love if Duolingo added Latin, I am learning it in school. Learning Latin can help know more words in English, because of Latin roots. It also helps you learn the Romance languages. Last year, I had a bad Latin teacher, so I would have, and will love a Duolingo to supplement what I am doing in class, as well as help me do well in class.

      June 22, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/muliasz

      I would really love it if Latin were a language offered by Duolingo. I love this site and have used it to brush up on several languages, however Latin has always been one of my favorites. It is not only helpful in learning other Romance languages, but also fun (mostly because it's ancient.) I would sign up immediately if it were offered, so I'm here to encourage you all to pursue it. Thanks!

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Scott-JAX

      Another vote for adding Latin

      June 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Hailsishere

      That would be great! I know some latin and I would love to help

      July 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Oren773206

      I am so taking this course

      July 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Said985765

      I am learning Latin at School. I plan to study a lot of Latin in the summer break and when I am, hopefully, fluent in it in the near Future, I am going to contribute to a Latin for English and a Latin for German Speakers. That's a promise.

      July 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/ebat1111

      Yes! Would be such a fantastic learning resource. My school would definitely pay for some kind of site licence / membership for a Latin Duolingo

      July 31, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        I definitely 100% support the idea for a Lojban course.

        August 2, 2018

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

        I learnt Latin at school many years ago and I would LOVE to do a refresher course and pick up some more useful vocabulary, as well as refresh my memory. I can still fully conjugate amare, monere, regere, and audire, even though I learned that 30 years ago, but that doesn't get you very far!

        August 2, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/_Literat_

        Good idea

        August 3, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

        Could we have a course for Latin in the Catholic Mass? I need that because I am practicing to be an alter boy.

        August 3, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/mariemusic

        Yes please! Trying to review for school and missing Mr. Duolingo owl.

        August 4, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Brennan669712

        I have studied Latin for a very long time and would love to contribute to a course :)

        August 9, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/AveryHuffo

        I really want them to do Latin if they had a Latin course I would immediately start it! I tried learning it once I had to hire a tutor but the money started to become unrealistic. I hope duolingo can do it

        August 13, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/kitsune1977

        me too.

        August 15, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/aphmonica

        ı want latin too,

        August 17, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/ScottKBeck

        Yes Latin

        August 28, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/MayankA.

        I'm learning Latin right now and I'm obsessed. PLEASE DUOLINGO MAKE A LATIN COURSE!!!! I do not understand why a Latin course has not been made yet.

        August 30, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/10oZENwy

        Would love to study Latin on Duolingo. What's the delay in this? I mean, if there are already people wanting to contribute...

        August 31, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/XennyHallo1

        ad mortem inimicus incredibilis this is about all i know

        August 31, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/CJh1mm

        Yes! Let's learn Latin!

        August 31, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Steve805126

        I would love to learn Latin on DL.

        September 3, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/.Metaphysician.

        I learned Latin in High school, and I want a good way to keep up with it and get better at it. Interactive apps for it are really lacking, at least on IOS. (Even on the internet, nothing seems quite as engaging as Duolingo carn be).

        September 21, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/ElianaRose777

        Yes, please can we have Latin? I would love to learn it and don't know where else to go

        September 26, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/tebkanlo

        Great idea, since there is already a "dead" language in Duolingo as High Valyrian (from fantasy books of the Game of Thrones saga) why not Latin! Always found the traditional teaching style not up to date, it will be useful to smooth the learning process

        October 1, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Pipes.

        Dear Duo, Latin is amazing. I can't tell you how man situations I've been in were it was helpful. From duolingo Spanish, to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments, to science class. I really think it's helpful even if it's a dead language. Dead just means that it evolved into something else. Original English is so different you would think it was Japanese. What I'm trying to say is that it's dead, but it is the base of five of the most spoken languages on the planet. If you want to learn French, Latin will help. Same with Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. If you want to be a doctor Latin is your guide. It's extremely valuable in life and I would love to contribute to the creation of it's tree, if that happens. Thank you for your time and energy, Pipes.

        October 3, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/JacksonCDay

        Any updates?

        October 6, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/ComtedesVaches

        I would love a Duolingo course for Latin! :)

        October 9, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/haydensparling0

        Latin is the base language to all romantic languages and would be very beneficial to learning any romantic language.

        October 21, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/OqC6m0qC

        Please add it, Duolingo

        October 21, 2018

        [deactivated user]

          SOLA LINGVA BONA EST LINGVA MORTVA! VIVAT LINGVA LATINA! YAY!

          October 24, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/SteveMoss65

          I would definitely take Latin.

          November 4, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/xlegitx

          Yes! I can't contribute, but I have always really wanted to learn Latin!

          November 8, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/baronnet

          Still hoping for Latin to be added to Duolingo !

          November 25, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/lectroidmarc

          Well, allow me to add my voice to this. I'd love a Latin Duolingo course.

          November 28, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/johanelmstal

          Latin course, yes please.

          November 28, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/SpiritHeart

          I like the idea of a Latin course!

          December 1, 2018

          [deactivated user]

            Yes, someone who is an intellectual. All you who agree are intellectuals. Latin is so beneficial for literally almost anything about learning. There has to be some kind of way to actually get duolingo to do this.

            December 2, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/JacksonCDay

            Latin is such an important language. I surprised this still hasn't happened :(

            December 2, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/Diogo1910

            Please, add the Latin course

            December 3, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/Diogo1910

            please add the Latin course

            December 3, 2018

            [deactivated user]

              Okay, I don't know any Latin, but I would like to learn and I'll help however I can. This is an awesome idea.

              December 3, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/MLW192

              I love this idea! I teach Latin. Other language students, like those learning Spanish or French, have so many resources available to them to make learning the language fun, but Latin resources are scarce! It would be awesome to have a Latin course with exercises that treats Latin like a living language.

              December 4, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/AbAb1030

              Yes please!! LATIN LATIN LATIN! Requested over 4 years ago with 1461+ Lingots given to the poster!! Woah.

              December 16, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/SheenaBastet

              Yes <3

              December 23, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/klingendahl

              Count me in!

              December 25, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/Graerys

              Salve!

              +1 Up-vote for Latin. Learned it at school, and looked at it a couple of times since. Really useful skill.

              December 26, 2018

              https://www.duolingo.com/mrscharlie

              If this was available when I was in high school it would have been a huge contribution to studying Latin for sure. It is the base to most western languages and a language we still use in contribution to our language today!

              January 14, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/Paul_McG

              A Latin course is a great idea. It is the foundation of a number of modern languages, and it is a prestige language in that it was the language of Rome, is still the official language of Catholicism; and it would make Warhammer 40,000 a lot more understandable.

              January 22, 2019

              https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

              Please contribute if you can, Latin is now in the Duolingo incubator.

              January 22, 2019

              [deactivated user]

                This post was created 4 years ago. Any progress in this project?

                January 25, 2019

                https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaCasa0

                Latin has been added to the Duolingo Incubator, and it already has 17 contributors! https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

                January 25, 2019

                https://www.duolingo.com/Milu_Ko

                We (Me, my bf and my friends) really want to learn latin in duolingo it will be great!

                January 29, 2019

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

                i would love to learn latin.

                February 12, 2019

                [deactivated user]

                  Everyone, if you didn’t already know, Latin is in the incubator! The contributors have already made some progress!

                  February 16, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/JR_Samuel

                  Thanks so much for this post. I thought that I was the only one :D I learn Latin in school but when I get home I find it hard to study and stay on top of my work because we only get 45 minutes in class. I hope that they add it in soon :)

                  February 19, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel122672

                  Glad to see Latin in the incubator. Can't wait for it to be finished. I had 2 years in HS over a decade ago and would love to go back to it now.

                  February 22, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/BEAN905550

                  I SUPPORT <3 caecilius est in horto.

                  March 1, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/LukasDaMan

                  I need lingots

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/10oZENwy

                  In the last few years, there have been many Latin teachers who tried to sign up for the incubator to get the Duo Latin course going. It is unclear why duo resisted this for so long. The only thing i can think of is that Latin is one of those 'academic' languages and Duo has been trying to get some academic legitimacy (certification/accreditation after completing the trees) and perhaps they wanted some university affiliation and have their Latin teachers construct the course. This theory is a bit of a stretch but that's the only thing i can think of that would explain why they turned down dozens of offers from the community and qualified Latin teachers to construct this course. I'm glad the course is now in the incubator and is getting some traction. Looks like the beta version will be out in about a year -- can't wait!!

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/tcison

                  I'm curious where you looked to see the status of the beta please. Thanks.

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/10oZENwy

                  Estimated completion date for the Duo Latin course is now January 7 2020. The info is from the incubator page for Latin here: https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/la/en/status

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/tcison

                  Muchas Gracias! or gratias tibi (according to google translate for latin) :)

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/shipper98

                  Google translate is notoriously unreliable when it comes to latin fyi, to say "thank you" in Latin, it's "Gratias tibi ago" (literally "I give thanks to you"), some other fun conversational phrases are Salve (sing)/Salvete (pl) for hello (literally "be well"), Vale/Valete (sing/pl) for goodbye (literally "be strong)," Amabo te" for please (literally "I will love you") ! :D

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/tcison

                  I can't wait!!! Thanks for the preview!

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/John954297

                  Literally, "thanks to you".

                  March 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/AWLIG

                  My bf and I would learn latin after Japanese if it was available! Two morevotes for Latin! (I've always wanted to learn it, because a lot of the words we use have latin sources and it would be cool to know where those roots come from. I was very disappointed to go through school without the option of taking Latin)

                  March 11, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/sleepydraegon

                  I d love to learn latin

                  March 17, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/LinguistBob

                  GOOD IDEA!

                  March 21, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/CeliaPanzer

                  I could really use a course in Latin.

                  March 28, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Rob317316

                  Just a quick comment to add my support for Latin to be added to Duolingo. I check every week to see if its there! The moment it is, i'm going maximum learning mode on it :)

                  April 3, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Aquila616673

                  To be honest I was really surprised to see that there is for example Klingon or Valyrian here, but no Latin. Latin is, after all, one of the most important languages in the history of mankind. I would love to learn it.

                  April 5, 2019

                  https://www.duolingo.com/Miranda32658

                  That would be awesome! (although it seems difficult)

                  April 10, 2019

                  [deactivated user]

                    I am reading Ovid in various English translations but would prefer to read him in the original Latin. Given all the languages already supported, It seems Duolongo has all the methods and skills to offer Latin to us. It would be great to read Ovid and Virgil. Dr Johnson speaks highly of Horace and recites him in Boswell's Life of Johnson. Duolingo coukd enable us to rediscover what Johndon so enjoyed.

                    April 28, 2019

                    https://www.duolingo.com/Alice-Joy

                    This would be great to learn whether it be to understand grammar get out of a parking ticket or just plain avoiding human interaction!

                    May 24, 2019

                    https://www.duolingo.com/ELMXIII

                    I would like to learn Latin some day. I hope that Duolingo open up a course

                    June 17, 2019

                    https://www.duolingo.com/-JoNote-

                    Would this course use material from sources such as Lingua Latina? I’ve done the first few chapters and have found it extremely useful.

                    July 2, 2019