Will Latin ever be on duolingo?
I have seen a lot of people interested in learning Latin. I am also interested in learning Latin for a various amount of reasons and is a good structure to have for learning other (related) languages.
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I'm waiting for it my whole life (being dramatic) but really, it's one of the most importante languages even if it's considered dead.. I want so much to learn latin with Duolingo, currently I'm learning with the Wheelock's Latin and LINGVA LATINA.
Latin would be awesome to see on here. ;D I got close to fluency by age 13, but I have lost much of it since then. It made learning french a breeze, but now that is slipping my mind too. Thank goodness for this awesome app so I can recoup my lost languages. :D And gain some new ones... (Russian is probably the hardest one I've tried so far :P )
I fear most people do not realise how difficult a Latin DL course would be. Which pronunciation would you use, reconstructed or ecclesiastical? Reconstructed might seem the obvious answer for a lot of Anglophones, but remember that Romance speakers, who have a special connection with their Roman past, would find the reconstructed pronunciation of an American just too cringy to get accustomed to. Turning off the microphone might of course be an option, but I feel that in order for such a course to really work, they might have to add both ways of pronunciation.
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I dont think latin should be on Duolingo and its quite an unrealistic request.
You're going to say "oh, but it gives you a pathway to learning more languages" but honestly, why learn latin when you could learn languages that are endangered or at least in use.. You could just learn the language(s) you want to learn right away..
Plus, there is no audio and most who know latin wouldn't waste their time making a latin course for duolingo..
Im interested if anyone tries to back their case on why latin should be on duolingo...