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It would be great, if another language to learn on Duolingo was Latin, I would really appreciate it

June 16, 2015

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

Pretty sure Latin will be along "soon". I mean, it is massively requested and LOTS of people know Latin extremely well, well enough to do a Latin course.


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

This includes a couple of links to what Duolingo has said about a Latin course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah254633

What you could do is go to https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply. When you choose which language you want to be learned, scroll all the way down to "Enter Other" and type in Latin. Fill out the rest of the form and then you're done! Now, all you have to do is play the waiting game.


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

Gratias tibi ago quod nobis dedisti anulum excellentissimum.


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

Agreed with this. I was surprised to see that Latin isn't in the courses despite Klingon already being worked on.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah254633

What you could do is go to https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply. When you choose which language you want to be learned, scroll all the way down to "Enter Other" and type in Latin. Fill out the rest of the form and then you're done! Now, all you have to do is play the waiting game.


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

I don't get why this has anything to do with Klingon (which is an awesome language) but I REALLY agree that Latin would be a perfect addition to Duolingo since, as someone who wants to go to graduate school for Medieval Studies, Latin is practically a requirement that I wish I could teach myself!


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

With the right resources, you could teach Latin to yourself. I found the Teach Yourself Latin book by Gavin Betts to be nearly ideal; I have the first edition, but the fourth edition was published a couple of years before his death. There are out-of-copyright (published before 1923) Latin books available on the Web if budgeting for books is an issue.


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

Wheelock's Latin is also very good, but it needs some reordering. It is still in print on the 7th edition.


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

I find Cambridge Latin Course great independent learning material and very informational about Roman culture.


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

Latin is very important, it will help people with spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. I wish Duolingo had it.


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

I agree Latin should already be on here. I would have expected Latin to come WAY before Klingon.


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

that's exactly what I thought when I saw Klingon haha :P


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

Klingon was chosen for you to learn instead of Latin because there is not an armada of cloaked Latin Warbirds surrounding your planet at the moment.


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

Classem liburnarum Romanarum latentium praestolatur nemo!


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

Intellego ,gratias tibi ago.


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

Recte dicis! Exploratores autem inter vos omnes latent, qui Latine loquuntur. Crescit in dies singulos eorum numerus. Cave ne consurgant ut vos quidem omnes vincant!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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But there might be a fleet of cloaked Romulan warbirds in orbit, so we need Latin to negotiate with them.


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

Oh yeah, just for some of Duolingo's attention, Rosetta Stone has a Latin course, we could do better than it.


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

As many threads as I've seen about Latin vs Klingon, I just can't believe this is an actual controversy.

Can reasonable people not be interested in Klingon? Sure.

Can people want to learn Latin for some reason? Why not, I guess.

Is there any actual, real world, dispute involving learning Klingon vs learning Latin? I just can't believe it, and I've tried.

Have there been a whole bunch of threads about the specific beef of Latin vs Klingon on duolingo, guaranteed not to result in Klingon being discarded in favor of Latin? Sadly, yes.


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

I think Vatican is the only country where latin is official. Maybe some Vatican guard, priest or something can read this.


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

Official, yes. I hear even the Vatican often produces documents in Italian first, and then translates them to Latin. There are millions of people in other countries who have studied Latin--and even some who can read and write it! I tried a course on another website, but had to give it up because it could not deal with the flexible word order in Latin. It marked "Ego amo te" (I love you) as wrong.


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

Deciding on which orthography, pronunciation, and accent to use would presumably delay much of the initial process.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prof.Pinkles

Yeah! Latin would be great! Especially for those who may need it in their future careers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malt464824

Latin and Ancient Greek


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

I would love latin, however , I did not even finished norwegian because I'm a lazy slot lol. VOLVMVS LINGVA LATIN


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

I would love to improve my Latin!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brown793

Latin (I speak as an English speaker) is a really good language to know because English has so many roots from it. The SAT is a lot easier, I've heard, if you know Latin pretty well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah254633

What you could do is go to https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply. When you choose which language you want to be learned, scroll all the way down to "Enter Other" and type in Latin. Fill out the rest of the form and then you're done! Now, all you have to do is play the waiting game.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah254633

What you could do is go to https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply. When you choose which language you want to be learned, scroll all the way down to "Enter Other" and type in Latin. Fill out the rest of the form and then you're done! Now, all you have to do is play the waiting game.

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