Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Latin for Twitter

It's tuitō, 'I tweet', or 'I use twitter'.  It conjugates like this:

Present Indicative
tuitō
tuitis
tuitit
tuitimus
tuititis
tuitunt

Imperfect
tuitēbam
tuitēbas
tuitēbat
tuitēbamus
tuitēbatis
tuitēbant

Future
tuitam
tuitēs
tuitet
tuitēmus
tuitētis
tuitent

Perfect
tuiti
tuitisti
tuitit
tuitimus
tuistis
tuitērunt

Pluperfect
tuiteram
tuiteras
tuiterat
tuiterāmus
tuiterātis
tuiterant

Present subjunctive
tuitam
tuitās
tuitat
tuitāmus
tuitātis
tuitant

Imperative
tuite

Participle
tuitens

Gerund
tuiter

2 comments:

Archie Valparaiso said...

There was very little in Spain about what verb to use when wishing to participar activamente en el medio social de moda. The solution was obvious: just stick -ear on the end for the infinitive and conjugate like emplear, following the precedent of pretty much every new IT-related verb that's come along. We have cliquear, escanear, chatear, postear, resetear, formatear...and now tuitear. Oddly, Facebook (pron. = ['feivu]) has to make do with the disappointingly standard colgar (=hang up, like a picture on your muro).

Susan Gray said...

RCV - the latin of lol (Ridere clara voce)