Hands up: How many people want Duolingo to add Latin?
Amamus linguam latinam!
I would love to see a translation text format learning program for latin on Duolingo, however, the whole point is to translate all text on the internet. thus making information accessible to everyone. at present they are addressing only the languages with a considerable amount of content online. but, until then, anyone looking to learn latin, there are lots of good resources both online and in libraries for learning it. if you're having trouble finding some, leave a message on my wall/feed thing(whatever it's called) and i'll drop some links to pages I'm aware of that I hope helps out anyone who is curious and if anyone else knows of any others let me know, I like seeing what other people have used and gaining a new perspective on learning languages. thanks! hope everyone is having as much as I am!
C'mon guys, let's make up our own language! One that embraces the best bits of all other languages so it can be quickly picked up by anyone. Suggest no noun declensions and let's have some logical conjugations. And not too many words either. Yes, I am sure there are a few attempts at this out there but if we put our collective brains together we could form "Worldlish" or "Onelish" !! Oh dear, I really need something to fill in my time.....
People interested in Latin on Duolingo vote here
Want to practice some Latin right now?
As you may see there is quite a lot of support for latin already on Duolingo so it might just happen. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10492595 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9143362 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9699611 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10413206 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9569703 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9537069 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9459059 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4565729 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3402927 https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9789
Duolingo does attract language lovers out there and I think having even a basic Latin learning stream will help even if they decide to omit the translation part. We already have two romance languages and I'm guessing Italian or Portuguese is in the pipeline. All of these languages, even German (think declinations) can be easier understood and picked up with a background in Latin. But I honestly think we have to be realistic here, Duolingo is a small startup with limited funds. It took them awhile even to bring French and I can't really see them devoting any money to Latin. You'll be better off trying to pick it up on your own, outside of Duolingo - which yes I understand defeats the whole purpose.