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Is the Greek course Koine Greek or just modern Greek

Is the Greek course Koine Greek or just modern Greek? There is for example popcorn!

December 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Teenage_Polyglot

The Greek course on Duolingo teaches modern Greek.

Happy learning!

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bumbleandtumble

It is modern Greek :)

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

what do you think...

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/2shubho

How do I know what to think? It's all Greek to me :)

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

why would they teach anything else than modern Greek?

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/donjuan209273

Ancient greek would have been fantastic to learn. Just as you can learn Latin. Koine (common) were spoken after the death of Alexander the Great. It is very close to modern Greek. Ancient Greek is very interesting because it contains a richer vocabulary and more complex words. Most of those words got '' latinised'' and became the Latin that we know now.

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

I wouldn't agree that Ancient Greek has a richer vocabulary and more complex words than Modern Greek. A more complex conjugation system, maybe...

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

that's not the point here...

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/donjuan209273

What is the point besides you being rude

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

what version of Greek is taught here (like why would anyone think it's anything else than modern Greek?), not what is better/worse

and when was I rude?

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/donjuan209273

Maybe I am rude,who knows... Forget the rude part .I was pointing out that the Greek language can have two different lessons the '' ''modern'' and the '' ancient.''

December 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/2shubho

There has been some discussion both in Duolingo and in reddit about starting a course on ancient Greek and/or Koine Greek.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9086450

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1054426

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10690451

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8379323

https://www.reddit.com/r/duolingo/comments/3llmn8/are_the_people_at_duolingo_considering_a_course/

I think most of these people, like me, are interested in reading Greek classics in original language, at least partially, or to compare the translation with the original. And "they" are starting a course on Klingon which is a fictional language and supposed to be even more ancient than ancient Greek. I don't have anything against modern Greek. I don't think it's an either or. I am not against Klingon either. ευχαριστώ

December 28, 2016
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