https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

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.

http://www.memrise.com/course/390143/complete-duolingo-vocabulary-latin/

September 14, 2014

50 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

Cheers! Can you share a link?

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

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/

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

Vir sum. Malum consumo. Also, you can create multimedia lessons for grammar explanations and remember that Latin also has cases so include that too. And conjugations for tu, vos, nos can be helpful as well.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mr.presley1705

It would be better as Vir sum. Malum consumo. You don't need the ego. The word order still trips me up from time to time. Vale!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandApple

I'll take note of that. Thanks!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

Awesome! I have an extensive Latin knowledge now, but learning more and more is the key. From what I've heard, the most similar language to Latin would be Sardinian.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ijoni

Actually Sardian is the most arcbaic of the vulgar latin dialects. Italian is quite similar to latin due to revitalization attemps in the 19th up to 20th century

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Catalan is very similar, I've heard.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/marcusami

romanian, ive heard

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

From the Romanian I know, which is very little, it probably isn;t the closest (also comparing distance differences between all of them).

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/marcusami

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

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RSvanKeure

Spanish is close to Latin in verb conjugation.

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ijoni

I have been a proud latin speaker for 2 years now. It's an amazing language.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Cool! You could help me with bug-fixing and errors in the course and such :)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ebata

Is there a word for twerking in Latin?

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

Tuerco, Tuercere, Tuercui, Tuercatum

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Really? Wow. Just, wow.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AneurinEE

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!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thank you! Its out in 'beta' so I hope I'll have time to explain the grammar a bit.

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic

Woo-hoo! Thanks for making this! I've been learning Latin for 7 years, but hopefully I'll be able to learn some more vocabulary so that I'm not only talking about victorious armies and evil kings. :)

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thank you! I've actually created a skill called Roman World which gives you some building vocabulary about, well, the Roman world!

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Oh! Thanks, person who gave me a lingot!

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/knittingirl

I've done about two years of Latin! My vocabulary is not extensive, but I either know or can look up most of the grammar, so I could help if you like. You could also try adding a sections for each module with sentences, based on those in the French tree.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Awesome! Are you artygirl?

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/knittingirl

Yes :)

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME

Definitely going to start learning it. Have 10 lingots!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thank you so much!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack

This is awesome! Thanks!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thanks!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Its out in beta, by the way.

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack

I'll definitely try this, maybe next week.

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thanks!

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

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

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thanks :)

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/willmcc

Thank you for that! I can't wait for Latin to come to Duolingo.

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Same here!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption

Good luck! I'm not doing Latin yet, but I will!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thank you!

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Emma71101

Is Duolingo making a Latin course?

May 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RSvanKeure

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.
June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dbzlotrfan

YES!

September 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Thanks!

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dbzlotrfan

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.

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Only 3 words I know of have audio. I could record specific ones, but it's a lot of work. So, as far as I know, the course will stay with no audio.

September 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mang01

I tested it and I liked it even if it is repetitive at least nouns and concepts get into and stay into your mind like that. Thank you

September 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

You're welcome! I did have to do some repetition of the words to fit the skills.

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/laneuffer

Thanks for this. I study latin at University with other languages and this will be sufficient for me.

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

You're welcome!

September 19, 2014
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