For the ones who have finished the tree! :)
Saluton! I've started learning Esperanto and I can say that I'm addicted to it. I want you to ask several questions:
-What's the highest DUO level you can reach in Esperanto? -How skillful the tree is? -How can I learn further after I finish the tree?
Thanks in advance :)
Just like any other course on Duolingo, the levels go up to 25 (30,000 XP). I think I was level 11 when I finished the tree, though.
I'm not sure what you mean by "skillful" here. In any case, after I finished the tree I was more or less capable of having a conversation in Esperanto.
What I've been doing after finishing the tree (so far) is repeating all the lessons - I'm up to Education now, keeping everything gold and reading some Esperanto wikipedia pages. I'll move on to more complicated reading material eventually, and hopefully keep having conversations in Esperanto every now and then :)
I also suggest joining the official Duolingo Esperanto Learners facebook group if you haven't already!
Thank you for the recommendation! Where can I find the transcriber's note?
I checked it out and I saw that the note is not in every version. Maybe because they fix the thing in those versions. Jen ĝi:
At the time of the writing of the "Dua Libro," the time correlatives ("kiam," "tiam," "iam," "neniam," and "ĉiam") were spelled "kian," "tian," "ian," "nenian," and "ĉian" (respectively). These words had been changed to their modern forms by the time of publication of the "Aldono al la Dua Libro" (also included with this text). The original spellings have been preserved in this eBook.
Also there is something about the esperanto letters but the important thing is this one. That was the only thing that really needed a fix (because kian for time could be misunderstood as kia + n), and was fixed very soon.
I didn't learn Esperanto with duolingo and I can't give you a good answer. But I would like to say something about skill and levels. When you have a medium level of Esperanto your communication level is higher than in other language medium level because of the regularity of the verbs, the easiness to get other grammar meaning just changing a's, o's, e's and the way you can get words combining affixes. Of course you won't speak at a full fluency and perfectly because to master things like accusative in a conversation requires something more than a while, but I can tell you that the thing is different, you can say much more in much less time.
If you finish your tree, I think you can confidently write and simple sentences in Esperanto. However, you will sometimes have to consult the ESPDIC (for the words translations), Vortaro.net/PIV (for examples of usages) and PMEG (for grammar.)
Se vi finas vian arbon, mi pensas ke vi povas konfide skribi kaj legi simplajn frazojn en Esperanto. Tamen, vi kelkfoje devos konsulti la ESPDIC-n (por la tradukoj de la vortoj), Vortaro.net/PIV-n (por ekzemploj de uzoj) kaj PMEG-n (por gramatiko.)
If you slowly finish your tree and memorize a lot of sentences at the same time (for example by acheiving the level 13), you (maybe) will be able to have conversations in Esperanto. However these conversations must be about the general things you learned in this course.
Se vi malrapide finas vian arbon kaj parkerigas multajn frazojn samtempe (ekzemple atinginte la nivelon 13), vi (eble) kapablos konversacii en Esperanto. Tamen tiuj konversacioj devas temi pri la ĝeneralaj aferoj, kiujn vi lernis en tiu ĉi kurso.