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

Latin doesn't use articles

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

33 Comments


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.

August 27, 2019

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

Yes, the Report Button is vital for this process.

August 27, 2019

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.

August 27, 2019

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

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

August 27, 2019

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

No problem!

August 27, 2019

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.

August 27, 2019

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

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.

What language is that?

August 27, 2019

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.

August 27, 2019

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

And what does that mean?

August 27, 2019

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.

August 27, 2019

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

August 28, 2019

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

That's really smart!

September 1, 2019

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

Thanks for the tip!

August 27, 2019

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

:)

August 27, 2019

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

Thanks!

August 27, 2019

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

No problem!

August 28, 2019

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

Cool. Thx for the tip!

August 27, 2019

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

:)

August 27, 2019

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

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

August 27, 2019

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

Glad to help!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

yep i noticed

August 27, 2019

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

Awesome!!!

August 28, 2019

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

Good to know, thanks!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikes205802

I didn't think they used question marks either?

August 28, 2019

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!

August 28, 2019

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

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

August 28, 2019

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

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

August 28, 2019

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

Thank you very much for the work!!!

August 28, 2019

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

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.

August 28, 2019

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

Hahaha, i have noticed that right now.

August 28, 2019

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

Glad you did!

August 28, 2019

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

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

August 29, 2019

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

:)))

August 29, 2019
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