LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/FEV/2004 5:46 PM|
You are correct and win the prize as the best Latin student in the forum.
However, the Random House College Dictionary shows the plural of campus to be campuses. The origin of the word is the Latin for a field or flat place.
This is the way we presently write and speak in the US: a male student who graduates is an alumnus (plural alumni) and a female grad is an alumna (plural alumnae). When speaking about both sexes mixed the male gender dominates and all of them together are called alumni. For some students this is just about as much Latin as they can handle....especially the engineers!! Tom
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