'Marcus is writing and not sleeping' should be accepted, shouldn't it? If not, why is present continuous scribit => 'is writing' okay, but dormit => 'is sleeping' non est?
The course was just released a few hours ago and they haven't had much time to accept alternative correct answers. I would think that "is not sleeping" would be a more natural translation for the end of the sentence.
I'm not criticising, just checking my understanding, and providing this feeedback exactly so that it can be iterated on and improved. That's the point of a beta right?!
chill out, it legit just came out today. maybe in a few days they'll have several answers
He seems very chill to me. He's just trying to understand Latin better. I came here to ask the same question, but he already asked it.
I personally feel as though "not sleeping" is more natural, but yeah, I'd say give them some leeway at first. The course is still in its very early beta stage, not even released half a day ago yet, so they haven't had much time, if any, to correct any mistakes that have been reported yet. Just give it some time c:
Yeah, making a parallel construction in English doesn't work when two different tenses are used
Can I use Mark to translate Marcus ? Like Mark the Evangelist (Mārcus evangelista in latin)
It says in the tips and notes that they will not accept translations of the names in the course, so they should be entered as they appear in the Duolingo sentences.
"Marcus is writing and not sleeping" should be accepted because it is grammatically correct, idiomatic English.
The course is new. It's going to be missing a lot of options in English.
You should use the report button to flag missing translations, word order errors, etc., when you're certain, or at least nearly certain. But be careful to look for typos first.
The Latin team has been very good about improving the database based on user suggestions. The process behind the scenes can be slow, we've been told.
Here's a complete guide on what to report and what not to report, specific to the new Latin course: