Have we all been cast by magic spells?
Okay – just checking that the Duolingo staff doesn't have some kind of magic spell cast on all DL users, because really this program makes you learn languages so well that I'm starting to get suspicious... #DLrocks
He was Dutch though. They study 3 or 4 languages just in the course of normal school, so it's a bit of a natural advantage :)
I've actually noticed a trend, that in countries with more isolated languages like Hungary, Sweden, Finland etc , normally beat the pants off everyone else in foreign languages. It's a good example to follow, the world would shrink to the size of a pea if we threw in even the most basic Russian, Spanish and Arabic as mandatory into our school system (i.e. pick one).
Yes folk, this site is addictive but I wish it allowed for us to talk to each other because my speaking skills need to be developed in French. I was suspicious of the speaking bit and I said something naughty and it said I was correct. But duolingo is great, I try doubling it with about.com for added explanation and it works. I will do more of that when I get further along in the course because I can't keep off the site enough to do the coupling. Duoling is like a lover I can't keep away from
I bet the owl just doesn't know what's going on. None of the people on Duolingo know about the sorcery, I bet; there's somebody (or something) behind all this who we don't even know about.
The sorcerer would have a Duolingo account, and would pretend to just be another normal user. Nobody would suspect anything.