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Latin grammar

I wish Duo would include the number of the conjugation or declension with each word on the Latin word list. It would be very helpful for looking them up in a Latin grammar book. But I don't know where or how to make this request?

November 28, 2019

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

Here on duome are the ''Tips and Notes."

It is easy to know the declension or conjugation of a Latin word from the dictionary entry (as you know). The Lewis and Short Latin dictionary is an old stand-by. If you need help interpreting the abbreviated information in the entries, ask.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boffin10

This is wonderful. Thank you!


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You're welcome. The dictionary link, which just recently has been expanded to search four dictionaries and/or word books, will accept English or Latin. It is great, especially, to have Lewis and Short's Latin-English and Smith and Hall's English-Latin dictionaries so easily accessible online.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Declensions and conjugations can be found in the "Tips" at the start of each lesson (the lightbulb on the web version).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boffin10

Thank you! That's excellent, but there are no tips or light bulbs in the beta version of Latin that I am using. I have used the tips in other languages. I look forward to the addition of tips to Latin!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

Maybe they don't work on the app? I have them on the web, so if you are able to use that, you should see the lightbulb every time you click one of the skills to start a lesson. (a very few skills didn't have one when I went through it - I don't know if any more have now been added).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boffin10

Thanks! I am on the web, and now I do see the light bulb when I go back to lessons I already completed at Level 5 - but only on some of them - and it only appears after I have completed all the levels. I hope the declensions and conjugations can be in the tips when one starts at the first level of a lesson.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tembo441

They ought to appear at every level. I think there are far less towards the end of the course (i.e. further down the tree). I didn't actually look at any of them until I was at level 5 on all the skills - really just revising Latin I already knew - but I've looked at some since then, mainly to try to answer questions and point people in the right direction.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boffin10

It would be especially useful if the declension or conjugation number was listed on the word list, so that one could just check there, and then look it up in a grammar book. I am reviewing Latin I learned in high school over 50 years ago!

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