Where did the name duolingo derive from?
That was my question for nearly 2 years since I started. Why did the founder name it duolingo? Or what meaning did he think if by naming the website as duolingo?
I hope I get the answers for all the people viewing this. Thank you!
There is a previous discussion: Basically, it means "two languages". https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9528132/What-does-the-name-Duolingo-mean
Duo meaning pair and lingo meaning foreign language. So bilingual basically.
well duolingo teaches you to be at least bilingual and correct me if i am wrong duo means double or two so he probably thought of duolingual at first and then he felt duolingo is way cooler and yeah
Duo = Two
Lingo = Something like "Language(s) speaker"
And it turns out to be something like "Two languages speaker" = "Bilingual"
However, I don't know where do these two morphemes come from.
'Duo' meaning 2 (like in Latin). 'Lingu' meaning language (eg linguist, who studies languages).
Sorry for the downvotes on your discussion, mate. It's a perfectly reasonable question!
I see you got your answer, so here's a +1 vote and a lingot!
I got my answer and thanks to those who responded even though it didn't matter them!