<br /><br />I guess so. I learned Latin with a book that used v and u, but no j's, and hardly any macrons (only on the penultimate if it was long by nature only). I do write macrons now when doing the exercises, as an extra drill on the vowel length, as I'm trying to focus on pronunciation now (I've found out that I put the accent at the wrong place in quite a lot of words . But they are the IPA* of Latin, as it were.<br /><br />Ingrid<br /><br />* International phonetic alphabet, indispensible for English as a Foreign Language learners .[quote author=Milito <br /><br /> I suppose it all boils down to what you get used to. I don't use the macrons at all, and the books I've been using for the last while don't have them either. I've gotten well away from using 'j' in Latin, but I'm now back to using a 'v', because the book I'm reading at present uses it....<br /><br />Kilmeny<br />
<br /><br />I'm not sure I follow this. The genitive of "Janus" would be "Janï", right?<br />So you replace the first letter 'J' with an 'I': Ianï<br />How did you come up with the 'V' between 'n' and 'i'?<br /><br /><br />Thus, in the genitive the name of the god we refer to as Janus would have been written IANVI.