Do You Want To Learn Latin?
Hello, fellow Duolingoers! Today I have come to announce I am making a Latin course on Memrise called Complete Duolingo Vocabulary-Latin that is based off the French tree. So far, I've made about 18 of the skills, and I started yesterday. So I am halfway through, pretty much. Stay tuned for when I announce the course is ready :) And, please, when it comes out, please do notify me if there are any mistakes. It is just like a course on here being in Beta! It will probably be out by tomorrow, and if not that possibly Tuesday. It might even come out today if I work SUPER hard on it. Thanks, and stay tuned for when it comes out! - ReidHT
Update: It is out as of Sunday, September 14th, 2014! It was started September 13th, 2014.
It;s currently not public, or at least I don't think it is, but here: http://www.memrise.com/course/390143/complete-duolingo-vocabulary-latin/
Thought this was interesting so did some research and this: Romanian has similarities to latin that other romance languages have dropped (cases system). Italian is most similar in vocabulary, and Sardinian is most phonologically similar. There was a man named Mario Pei who studied the deviation of Romance languages from Latin. He found Sardinian had the least ammount of deviation at 8%. http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingue_romanze
This is a great beginner's course - coungratulations (have ten lingots)! I don't know if you the time or interest in expanding it, but if you wanted to I would suggest looking at Baris_Obdan's "Hacking Turkish" course on Memrise. His course does a really good job of gradually introducing you to Turkish suffixes through gradually more complicated example sentences - you could do something similar to demonstrate how cases work in Latin. Another thing I think works is he'll have a lesson with 40 new words, then the next lesson will use each of those words in a short sentence. Anyway, that's a lot of work, so thank you for doing what you've already done!
My plan- Gaeilge first, Latin second follewed hopefully by old English, Greek and Hebrew- just conquering one ancient civilisation after another!
I love forward to the Latin course and thanks but for this memrise one
For anyone interested here is another Latin discussion https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4524448
People interested in Latin on Duolingo vote here
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As you may see there is quite a lot of support for latin already on Duolingo so it might just happen. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10492595 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9143362 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9699611 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10413206 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9569703 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9537069 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9459059
Please be sure that your Latin course allows the flexible word order that is a feature of Latin. The following are all valid ways to say "I love you." If your course marks any of them as wrong, then the course is not teaching Latin accurately.
- Ego amo te.
- Ego te amo.
- Amo ego te.
- Amo te ego.
- Te ego amo.
- Te amo ego.
- Te amo.
- Amo te.
Is memrise supposed to give audio of the word (puer, pomum, canis, et, etc)? Doesn't for me in either firefox or chrome. But YES, I would want a actual English -> Latin course on here. From the tiny bit I've done (and copying into excel) I can certainly see basis/root words of some Spanish, French, Italian.