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What are the objectives of the Latin course?

Please some Moderator who answers me ... When I finish the course, what should I be able to speak in Latin?

I mean:

What skills should I meet?

Don't let me die forgotten ;(

September 7, 2019

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You'll know about 540 lexemes. You'll be able to conjugate the regular verbs and a few irregular verbs in the present. You'll know how to form the nominative, accusative and ablative of the noun classes 1, 2 and 3 (there are also a few instances of dative). (I may be forgetting one or two things here, but these should be the main things you'll learn.)

If Latin were a living language, you'd be able to say a few very basic things in everyday situations: hello, goodbye, how are you, buying some things on the market (provided the person you are talking to keeps things very simple and you want to buy a limited range of things), saying basic things about where someone is or what they are doing or what they have. You'll be able to complain about dirty latrines.

In short, you'll get a basic impression of the language and some of its grammar features. Anything that goes beyond these basics will probably added in the expansions of the tree that will probably be done eventually.

September 7, 2019

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Don't forget that you'll be able to point out angry, drunk parrots in the forum. As they're being killed by thunderbolts from the gods. ;-) A very useful skill.

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

I'm rather hoping to be able to order wine in the forum, another useful skill. ALFY.

September 7, 2019

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Sounds doable. ;)

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

How could I forget to mention that?! ;)

September 7, 2019

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Quaestio: Quid cursus Latinae finis est praecipuus? - What is the chief end of the Latin course?

Responsio: Praecipuus cursus finis est linguam Latinam discere eodemque frui in aeternum. - The chief end of the course is to learn the Latin language and enjoy it forever.

September 8, 2019
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