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

I think it would be nice to be able to learn Latin on Duolingo.

In my opinion, it would be cool to learn Latin in the Duolingo format, what does anyone else think? (I know similar things have been posted already.)

April 21, 2015

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

I agree that Latin will be great when it arrives.

April 21, 2015

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

I've always been interested in the Romans, so that as of now is my dream course.

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glkgkz2

I want to learn latin too. And at school some people learn Latin but as they began to learn three year ago I think it's too late to integrate, so it will be great if I can in Duolingo

April 21, 2015

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

I want it on Duolingo rather badly, as I've already done several years worth of it, and would love to improve it here! Languages will be graduating to beta shortly... so I'm hoping it'll be involved in the next round of add-ins.

April 21, 2015

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

That would be awesome! It would also help you learn other languages to, so it would be a double bonus.

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

The modern languages don't have enough of their Latin roots to be TOO closely intelligible with Latin. Of course there will be cognates but the cases didn't stick with most of the Romance languages except for Romanian. And other languages outside of the Romance branch would just have some cognates with it because of the large influence. It'd be a cool language but it won't really help you out to learn another Romance language (or any other ones really) as much as learning a modern day one.

April 21, 2015

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

It depends, really. With French it surely won't, but I've found that my knowledge of Italian has helped me with Latin and vice versa (English also plays a huge role due to the fact that it was heavily latinized).

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

Yes, with Romanian and Italian it could help but learning Spanish might help with Italian just as much. Romanian to me seems like a more modernized version of Latin with some cognates from other languages like Turkish or Russian.

April 21, 2015

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

The thing is, I have to learn Latin (it's mandatory in all gymnasiums), I don't have Spanish in school, so I might as well utilize the fact that I learn 2 (3 if you count English at times) similar languages.

April 21, 2015

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

I'm currently studying Latin and I believe that it would be a great choice, although it would be challenging its definitely better than "Klingon."

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/finn.fr

Please understand that regardless of how you feel about it, Klingon is here to stay, and you're not going to change anything about that.

April 21, 2015

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

This is a great idea. Latin and Greek are two of the main root languages that most other languages are based off of, so that would help if you wanted to learn the other one's they offer here. And they teach Klingon for goodness sakes! Who says Duolingo has to offer languages that are real or are used today? Nice Idea maximusll! Hope I see Latin (and maybe Greek) on here soon!

April 21, 2015
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