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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brook267241

Latin is.... funny

So far, I have heard some pretty funny latin sentences. like, "I drank a deceitful parrot"!!! I love learning latin!! Duolingo is so helpful!! Thank you!

January 31, 2020

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

I don't remember anyone drinking a parrot in the Latin course, but I might be wrong.

It's far more likely someone would hurl thunderbolts at the parrot, and miss because the parrot would be drunk and staggering around all over the place.

I blame the weasels. It was their job to clean the toilets, so I'm told.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Indiglow4444

Yeah, she was watching me do work, and misread something about the infamous drunk parrot:)


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

On serious note I believe the course contributors often create weird sentences for two reasons. First so you learn something unusual; I eat bread.... oven and over maybe too logical. Second they like to have some fun.


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

In actual fact, all the themes in the Latin course - at least, all the ones I noticed - are found in the writings of authors from the Classical period of Rome. Not least the parrots and their liking for alcohol.

Particular references to various creatures mentioned can be found in the writings of Pliny the Elder, a great writer about natural history, who would have written a lot more if he hadn't been so single-minded about investigating nature and natural phenomena that he went to investigate the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, the eruption that destroyed Pompeii - and Pliny.


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

Haha I just started Latin so I guess I'll be seeing some of that soon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Indiglow4444

Um, it was a drunk and deceitful parrot... Sister watching over my shoulder:(


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

That was funny. I forgot that. I ran out of lessons so have to wait until Latin gets longer. It's the Italian course that I found the most interesting. They kept finding dead bodies.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brook267241

wow, how long have you been doing duolingo to get a 1765 day streak??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/klaris420

I've just started Latin, and I'm having a great time with phrases like "dutiful men sacrifice" under the 'Parents' section

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