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In Latin, we should learn tenses

I don't see why we should only talk in present tense in latin not english we should learn ALL the tenses otherwise we'll never be fluent

October 29, 2019



No Duolingo course will ever get you to fluency. The Latin tree is being extended to include more tenses though, but it's a while away yet.


If the Esperanto language tree is any guide, what we have here is someone's idea of a "minimum viable Latin tree" which will see multiple extensions and improvements over time. "The perfect is the enemy of the good," friends.


I understand that fluency isn't realistic, but other tenses should probably have been included in the initial course. ( Just one or two more, not all, of course)


Well, there's a lot to be said about what should have been included in almost all of Duo's recent courses (so much so that Latin actually exceeded my expectations...).


Limited as this course is, it's given me a fantastic start in Latin. Much harder work lies ahead. I'm glad I've had this opportunity to splash around in the paddling pool before being thrown into the deep end of Latin grammar.


I personally think they should've added Imperfect and maybe, just maybe Perfect tense because those are not that hard to learn.


I am sure that other tenses will be added to the course as it gets expanded. This is the first tree produced, and there are many posts explaining why the tree is quite short.

Given the length of the tree, I think it's better to deal with the present tense to really drill that in, before confusing things with other tenses.

The course contributors are working on expansions and this will include additional tenses.

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