Hi. I’ve recently started learning Latin and have noticed that the level to more to beginner 2 is 575 words. I’m not sure if the developers can set this level higher now but it certainly deserves to be, since it’s a fairly heavily inflected language. Most definitely it should be up with Russian and Chinese at the 800 mark.
What do you think?
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Makes sense, but all beta languages are provided as-is. If Latin ever moves to being a supported language, then we will make some tweaks to these numbers
Ok. So…the big question is: how does a language move to being supported?
I think I’ve mentioned it around here somewhere. It’ll be on a case-by-case basis, but for a language to be considered it will have to have a significant following (members actively studying the language), a good supply of interested tutors, and a healthy amount of content in the Library.
3 things which Latin will never get. hehe
Well, the basic idea behind beta languages is that we can add languages relatively hassle-free and without the added burden of ensuring they have a healthy amount of activity. It’s a way for us to open up the system more without spreading ourselves out too thinly.
That way, rather than us making a decision to support a language based on a poll (as was the case for Korean), we can make the same decision based on direct (not theoretical) demand
Yeah, I totally understand you there. Would it be useful if I made a list of levels I think the languages should go into? (based on my knowledge of word morphology and other linguistic topics) That way, you can just add the language straight away with a more appropriate “difficulty” setting. Then it doesn’t need to be redone.
Actually, beta languages are automatically placed into the French/Portuguese/…/ category. If we decide to support a certain language, then we’ll look into more appropriate levels for the language.