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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

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

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.


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zac551962

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)


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

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...).


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

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.


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

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

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