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Latin doesn't use articles

[deactivated user]

    Just to let you know, Latin does not use articles. Meaning words like "a/an" and "the" do not exist in Latin

    August 27, 2019

    34 Comments


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

    I noticed this in my course recently and it scared me. Thanks for the reassurance!


    [deactivated user]

      No problem!


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

      Thanks! That was confusing me as I have noticed a lot of inconsistency in this so far in the course, with answers being marked wrong sometimes for including a determiner and other times for living it off. I guess it is just because the course is new Beta and they forgot to include all possible translations. Hopefully thye will fix it as more people do the course.


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

      Yes, the Report Button is vital for this process.


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

      Thanks, that is good to know! I am hitting report generously, whenever I encounter something inconsistent or have an English word order that seems like it should be included, but as I don't know Latin it is hard to know when my answer should be included or if I am just unaware of my mistake.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

      It may not use articles, but it certainly does use demonstratives. They can behave similar to articles. :)

      Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


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

      Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.

      What language is that?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

      It's a made-up language of mine that I use to mark my comments. Since Duolingo doesn't have a function to search by username, I use this instead. :) Thanks for asking!

      Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


      [deactivated user]

        And what does that mean?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

        Depends on what you're asking about. The sentence means "Two rivers do not flow the same direction."

        The paragraph means what it says. I have far too many posts in my Followed list to keep them all around; so, if I don't want to keep a post for whatever reason, I'll unfollow it. But if I want to refer back to my comments at some point in the future, how would I go about finding them again? Duolingo doesn't have a method of searching by username, so I put a unique sentence in my comments that Duolingo's system can search for. Self-made conlangs lend themselves beautifully to this purpose.

        Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


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

        I saw you commenting on the latin course, and I wondered what your signature said so I tried to google it... imagine my confusion when it's not even a real language xd


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

        That's really smart!


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

        THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST had this problem and will be thinking of my own textualtag to add so i can find my own comments in the future!


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

        Thanks for the tip!


        [deactivated user]

          [deactivated user]

            No problem!


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

            Cool. Thx for the tip!


            [deactivated user]

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

              I learned this in school and completely forgot until trying the new course, thanks for clarifying/cementing that detail for me :)


              [deactivated user]

                Glad to help!


                [deactivated user]

                  Awesome!!!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CA-93

                  Good to know, thanks!


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

                  I didn't think they used question marks either?


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

                  It took me a little under two hours to get the first three skills up to level three (I had two years of high school Latin over 50 yrs ago). Notes on word order would be appreciated - Latin seems pretty unforgiving about this!


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

                  Latin is rather forgiving. We are just still working on adding all the possible translations.


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

                  Thanks for all your work on this welcome new landscape for Duo and us to explore!


                  [deactivated user]

                    Thank you very much for the work!!!


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

                    Latin's word order is extremely flexible because of the noun cases, but the usual one put the verb(s) at the end of the sentence (SOV). A challenge with beta testing will be making sure that it accepts all of the correct possibilities, and especially if the mods eventually introduce sections with excerpts from classical texts.


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

                    Hahaha, i have noticed that right now.


                    [deactivated user]

                      Glad you did!


                      [deactivated user]

                        Thanks for the information, Danny! I was a kinda confused because of it.


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