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

What to do when you finish the Latin tree …

Many of you will remember the course developed by CarpeLanam in Duolingo style, which she posted in these forums

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8053459

The course is about 100 lessons now, covering nearly everything except the subjunctive and complex sentences.

It has since been moved to Wikiversity:

https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Latin

where we have been adding some audio and links to Wiktionary for all of the new vocab in each lesson.

Her course has the sentences and words for practice on Memrise, to give a similar experience to that offered here:

https://www.memrise.com/course/748509/latin-for-duolingo/

https://www.memrise.com/course/906792/carpelanams-duolingo-latin-sentences/

So when you've finished the new Duolingo course, and if you want to carry on in a similar way, this should be a good option for you.

Hope that helps!

September 1, 2019

26 Comments


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

What to do when you finish the Latin tree:
Learn the vowel length with Wiktionary. Then get annoyed, how the team thought they could leave it out.

September 1, 2019

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

Honestly I think English native speakers should be more worried at beginning about how to proper pronounce the vowels (example "o" instead of your "ow" and "u" instead of "you" sound) than the length of them properly... I've met some that claim to be Latin students for years and they still butcher the vowel sounds left and right.

September 1, 2019

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

Yes, but this can come together quickly. And there are more and more people who do care about getting it to sound right, especially in this networked world, where we can hear people speaking and sounding reasonably authentic. Maybe there is some embarrassment among English people in trying to get the vowels right though, like they think they might sound like they are imitating an Italian accent.

September 1, 2019

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

I agree with you Jim, the future looks brighter! But for now I think the guys should be concerned to get the basics right instead of going around dying for macrons when they don't even got the course entirely (in all levels). All things need to happen in their own time.

September 1, 2019

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

It's hard work putting macrons in after it's done. I'm going through the course above doing exactly that and it is a lot of work. It'd be much easier to put them in while writing it in my view.

September 1, 2019

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

The only practical use of latin I'm aware of is in the western christian liturgy, and pronunciation across the world is the wild west, but still understood.

September 2, 2019

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

Get Lingua Latina per se Illustrata and start studying for realz.

http://scholalatina.it/latine-discere-aude-il-nostro-metodo-en/

September 1, 2019

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

Personally, Lingua Latīna per sē illūstrāta is one of the major tools I use. It is a brilliant way to practice reading and really embed the language. It's currently my main text, alongside other supporting books in the series.

(I've also used the text readings in Cambridge Latin Course, and dipped into other things including the Polis Latin textbook Forum.)

What is a bit less helpful with each of these as an independent learner - and where CarpeLanam's course helped me - is that it is hard to force yourself to do grammar exercises from textbooks. It's easier with a keyboard and screen somehow.

The Memrise courses are all about writing out Latin sentences so really helped me a lot. I am sure Duolingo will provide a similar role, giving simple practice of grammar forms.

September 1, 2019

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

Thank you! It looks great!

I'd also like to recommend textkit.com ,which is a free platform for Latin and Ancient Greek learners. Pdfs of public domain courses (which are still up to day, thanks to Latin being a dead language ;-) and many are great), a high quality forum, suggested texts to read.

https://youtu.be/61Kk7VkoWbc here is a great video with a reliable pathway to very good Latin skills (with info you can apply to other languages too!), but recommending both free and paid resources.

September 1, 2019

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

These are great. I watched that video a long while back, and it's particularly relevant to where I am right now so thanks!

September 1, 2019

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

Dang, textkit looks dope! Have a lingot! I'm downloading all those PDFs.

September 3, 2019

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

Oh, ok thank you, that nearly solves the question I had before.

September 1, 2019

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

Gratias tibi ago, Jacobe.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loose-leaf1

Why wait until you finish the tree? I am doing that Wikiversity course alongside this one.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidHillier28

Thanks for this. Great resource.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLegend21pilot

If you want to practice with stories, the Cambridge Latin Course has some great short stories in Latin. There is also a dictionary in the resource section at the top right. http://www.cambridgescp.com/clc/webbooks/book1/?p=1

https://cambridge-latin-course.wikia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Latin_Course_Wikia

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roblindsey1

Thank you so much for this, I'll be finished in no time and don't want to lose my momentum! :)

September 5, 2019

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

You could try maxing out every skill. I've noticed a lot of people seem to be rushing to the finish.

I love how the guy who posted this has spent next to no time actually doing the Latin course. 720 XP, you know there is more to it than the introduction, right?

September 1, 2019

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

Finishing a course quickly does not mean someone is "rushing to the finish".

Based on his comments in this thread, the OP seems to have a good deal of Latin knowledge that was learned previously and he's probably a more advanced learner that is well beyond the basics that Duolingo teaches.

September 2, 2019

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

Agreed. For many people with previous Latin experience, finishing the tree at level 1 is a good way of evaluating the extent of the course. I'm hoping this is just an initial draft, with more content to come down the road.

September 2, 2019

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

rectē dicis, per unum annum discēbam Linguam Latīnam ante Duolingem Latīnum incēpī. Nōn finīvī sed nōn in initiō sum. Spērō adjuvāre aliēnōs cogitāre dē rebus secūtūribus āctūrum esse.

September 2, 2019

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

sex partes finivisti. Potesne corpus Ciceronis a sex verbis solis iudicare? Duolingem Latinum est Beta. necesse est nobis adiuvare.

September 2, 2019

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

Nōn potēs! Ergō commendō aliōs conari lēctiōnēs similēs in Memrise, quando lēctiōnēs Duolingem finītī sunt.

Nōn iudicō. Nōn est jūdĭcium contrā Duolingo adjuvare aliōs dē rebus posse facere.

September 2, 2019

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

Duolingo -inis, f ?

September 2, 2019

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

Prō: lingua est genus fēminīnum

Contrā: 'duō' et 'lingō' sunt masculīnī (?)

Duaelinguae sit?

September 2, 2019

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

"Lingo" est brevis-lingua a "language -> lingo" in lingua Anglica-Americana". Duaelinguae sint optimae. tu es recte.

September 2, 2019
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