This is a Journal entry by Clare

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Post 1

Clare

Just had Greek, my last exam. The worst bit is when you look at a translation and have No Clue what the first word means. Then you try and find the full stop, thinking maybe the second sentence will give you a clue to the first one....help! The second sentence doesn't start til about 3 paragraphs later, and looks, if anything, even worse than the first. Then I finished the exam with nearly an our to spare and started freaking out, thinking I must have missed a page, or got the wrong paper of something. Ah well, at least it's over now smiley - smiley

After the exam I'd arranged to meet a year eight who was having problems with Latin (unspecified problems, rumour had it she didn't understand the difference between verbs and nouns - somewhat crucial, I would have thought). I was a bit nervous coz I want to be a Classics teacher when I'm older and this was my first class that didn't consist mostly of my sister. The lesson didn't go quite how I had expected, the one girl I had been expecting had morphed into eight, and I had been intending to do at least some of the talking myself...they were quite keen though, and I think they learned some stuff, which was the main purpose of the excercise.

I'm freee now anyway, don't have to know anything for another year, can just do and smiley - zzz


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Post 2

Jemima

hello Clare
I hope Greek wasn't too bad. What were your new pupils like? what did they ask you? Anything I know?! anyway, youre free now. I'm on my granny's computer, but my dad's brought his laptop so hopefully i can talk at my grandma's as well!
see you
Jemima


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Post 3

Clare

Perian,
I survived anyway (more or less). They wanted to know things like 'what is the dative tense?', and they have decided to call me Sister Hortus smiley - huh


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Post 4

Researcher 185550

Sister Hortus is a new one on me.


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Post 5

Clare

Yo Kamrad,
I dunno either, they're just strange like that. They all ran away at the end of the lesson as well, and left me to clear up. smiley - cross


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Post 6

Researcher 185550

Hmmm, if a dog has the soul of a philosopher, which sort of animal do you reckon has a classics teacher's soul?


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Post 7

Clare

Cats I reckon, at least I once found my cat asleep on my Latin book.


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Post 8

Researcher 185550

Mmmm, I'm not so sure. I mean, that's more archaeology, ancient Egypt, that sort of thing. I don't really know. Impala, maybe, as both classical civilisations studied at school tended to be very keen on athletics. Well, more the Greeks than the Romans, but Impala also have some [email protected] horns, so they could be used for both.


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Post 9

Clare

Or a dung beetle - determined, obssessive, single minded, no one else sees the point of what they're doing, but to them it's terribly important. I don't think cat's have the soul of an archaeologist, they're too bl**dy lazy and don't like getting their paws dirty. Rabbits, perhaps?


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Post 10

Jemima

Definately rabbits for classics teachers. AK reminds me of a rabbit!
Hello Oscar, I'm Clare's friend from school. She's told me about you.
Jem


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Post 11

Clare

Bubbles? Not a rabbit in my opinion. She reminds me a bit of Kermit the frogsmiley - smiley. We're talking about their souls though Patito, and if rabbits had the sould of a classicist, by your reasoning, all classicits would have to look like rabbits. Maybe english teachers though, they have that same absent minded, dreamy air (nisi HT, I don't know what she reminds me of). How about games teachers? Something sadistic and horrible anyway.


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Post 12

Researcher 185550

smiley - laugh

I reckon that games teachers would be rhinoceroses. Rhinoceros'. Rhinoceri. Whatever. Strikes me as the right sort of organism.


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Post 13

Clare

Hmm, maybe, or hippos, they're even nastier. Or buffalo, hippos are too fat.
I'd stick with rhinos as plural of rhino. Rhinoes?


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Post 14

Researcher 185550

Yeah.

I don't know, I quite like the incoherency of rhinoceroses.


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Post 15

Clare

Rhinoceroi?


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Post 16

Researcher 185550

hoh doulos goes to hoi douloi
ho rhinoceros goes to hoi rhinoceroi?

I don't know.


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Post 17

Clare

Should do, shouldn't it? Hippopotamus also comes from Greek (should be hippopotamos) and they should be hippopotamoi. The -us ending means people call them hippopotami. Then there are stadium-stadia, podium-podia, medium-media etc.

Should more than one bus be bi?


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Post 18

Clare

Should do, shouldn't it? Hippopotamus also comes from Greek (should be hippopotamos) and they should be hippopotamoi. The -us ending means people call them hippopotami. Then there are stadium-stadia, podium-podia, medium-media etc.

Should more than one bus be bi?


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Post 19

Researcher 185550

smiley - biggrin buseroi.


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Post 20

Clare

smiley - laugh


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