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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LingoTimo

Interest in Latin

I would like to see duolingo open a course in Latin. Would anyone else like to see this? I wonder why this is not already in this system?

October 26, 2017

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

There are new threads every single week about requesting Latin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

Yes, it's getting annoying.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AfiyahI.

If Duolingo has High Valyrian, then it should develop Latin!

Latin is one of those classical languages that still impact the languages we use today.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/La_RueDesReves

Duolingo even has Klingon, but no Latin.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarriorCleberz

We need to keep demanding it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

yeah. i am thinking sat help


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarriorCleberz

I agree with you wholly! I want the Latin course here too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/20csch

I agree! I would love a convenient way to learn it. My goal is to learn as many romance languages as I can and I'm pretty sure they are all derived from Latin, so I want to learn it to make everything else easier. And that aside, Latin is still used in science and other fields so I don't see why not to have it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

i speak french. does dnaish count? even if no, it sounds very romantic. i am a romantic so i think i will go to denmark 4 my honeymoon


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

Romance languages have nothing to do with love or romance. They are the languages that derive from Latin (“Roman”) as a base. French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese all descend from Latin.

Danish, although a lovely language, is not a romance language. It is a North Germanic language, descended from Old Norse.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/La_RueDesReves

Yes!!!! I would love to have it in Duolingo!!!! That would be awesome!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pto001

I would love to see Latin, but it would be quite the complex task. I have heard that the variability of word order could pose a problem.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeCreative__

If you go learn all the romance languages you will have a head start.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/apeironic

Or instead of learning 6 languages to learn 1, you could just, learn the language you intended to learn..?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeCreative__

Well, Duolingo does that have that so I suggested what they could do here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

Latin is fantastic. But I believe Duolingo tries to focus on living languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/apeironic

Like Klingon and High Valerian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

i guess if you r an actor or actress


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

Those languages are still not useful unless you're an actor/actress for their respective franchises.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

latin is coming back a lot... don't be so sure. anyway... many people are now speaking latin-- it might even overpower those small languages like welsh and irish, and especially klingon and high valerian


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

ps was that supposed to be a sassy comeback??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela204312

I would love it and I dont understand like you why they dont have it up and running. so many different languages are based off of latin. like spanish, Italin. portugese etc... It would just make more sense to teach latin first.

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