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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ikm17

i have just completed the latin tree BUT we have not reached past or future tenses yet.

please could the course be expanded and extended to continue its good work ?

February 19, 2020

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

Be patient, the course is still in beta and they won't be able to expand the course until after they get out of beta. It's likely going to take a while.

Until then, there are a few discussions that mention other good resources to use while learning Latin.


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

Hi, I'm glad you've gotten through the course. Couple things; we're still in Beta, and literally cannot extend the course until it's graduated. Additionally, other tenses are planned, as are additional voices, moods and complex grammatical structures.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K4ttan

Nice to know. Latin is one of those "I dabble when I get around to it" courses, but it still would have been a nasty shock.


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

Yeah Latin is still in beta so you will need to wait for added features. I to hope they add more soon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamHunter20

And Latin has more than just three tenses. This course is really short - which is a pity.


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

There's no passive voice either, nor subjunctive mood, nor many of the things (ablative absolute, indirect statement) that people may remember from their school-days encounters with Latin.


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

cough velim cough


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

Are students really learning how to use subjunctives correctly, though?

Some jussive or hortatory subjunctives, as vocabulary items, wouldn't be so difficult to learn: eamus , let's go!, utinam veniant , if only they would come, etc.


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

No, but very few courses I've seen, attempt to seriously introduce the subjunctive super early. OLC and Wheelock's hold off for quite a while. I was pointing out that there were subjunctives in the course. But they'll be focused on more later.


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

That's great to hear.

I was only reflecting the sentiment that the velim and velis as used here are, perhaps, misleading for the student of Latin, since there wasn't a "politeness" level that required, for example, a "je voudrais" form for requests of food and such.


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

how long did it take you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ikm17

About 3 weeks, had a viral fever so plenty of time

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