'Fēmina' is pronounced correctly, but 'dormit' should be ['dɔr.mɪt] and not ['dɔːr.mit]
Why /'dɔːr.mit/ is incorrect? Because it is a short i? Not sure about that.
Because both vowels are short, and the short /i/ is pronounced differently from the long /i:/, and should be closer to the vowel in 'fit'.
So... /ɪ/ for short i, and /i:/ for long i (like in english and hindi). Thanks.
Either, there's no distinction since there are no articles. It's all decided by context, like in Chinese, or Slavic languages.
dormit ‧ dormiō 3rd-person singular present active indicative ‧ From Proto-Italic dormiō, from PIE Proto-Indo-European drem ‧ [ run, sleep ] ‧ Cognates: Old Church Slavonic дрѣмати (drěmati, “to drowse, doze”), Russian дрема́ть (dremátʹ), Sanskrit द्राति (drāti, “to sleep”), Ancient Greek δαρθάνω (darthánō, “I sleep”)
dormiō main forms: Dormio ‧ Dormire ‧ Dormivi ‧ Dormitus
Latin Tenses ‧ Present Indicative ‧ ‧ There is no distinction of aspect in the present tense: faciō can mean 'I do (now)', 'I do (regularly), or 'I am doing'; that is, it can be perfective, habitual, or progressive in aspect.
It's been 4 years since I took Latin in high school. Are there no articles at all?
None at all. Romance language articles developed largely from words like "that" and "one", later on
The arranging exercise gives the answer "A woman sleeps". So "femina" is either a woman or the woman?