I'm in college now, and I've started to chip away at my Latin major requirements. I'm going to school at the same university the National Latin Exam calls home, which excites me far too much. My Latin professor taught my class that 4th declension neuter goes as such:
I've always been taught that the dative singular 4th neuter is -u, and I looked it up in 3 different books(including the book we use, the world-reknowned Wheelock), and they all side with me. Is there an alternate form that yall know of? Because seriously, it just looks weird. Maybe she got confused for a minute and gave the 4th masculine, but I dunno. She stands by her statement.
I feel kind of awkward in her class-I have a hard time adjusting to the little things, and a lot of her little things are different. The way she pronounces things. The way she orders tenses. The fact that she's a macron Nazi. And oh man, I about die every time we do group reading-my class is an intro class, so no one knows how to pronounce anything. It sounds like a high school play reading, with a pause between each word. NO feeling whatsoever. We group read one of Cicero's speeches against Catiline, and it was bad. I'm learning a lot of little stuff I didn't pick up on before, though, and I imagine it'll be a good GPA boost.
How's life for the rest of you?
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