Word for E-Mail

Lucius Aelius

Linguistics Hippie

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patronus

So, I was just offhandedly wondering what the best way to translate e-mail into Latin would be. The best I can come up with is E-pistula, but that looks visually unsatisfying, in that it would stick out in text due to the hyphen, and, as far as sound, it would be very hard to distinguish from "epistula" when spoken. Anyone have a better suggestion?
 

Nikolaos

schmikolaos

  • Censor

We discussed this a very briefly in this thread. Here are Tacitus's suggestions:

Cursus electronicus = E-mail
Electrogramma = E-mail message
Inscriptio electronica = E-mail address

However, we have had no in-depth discussion on this yet.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patronus

Why not simply epistula electronica?
 

Manus Correctrix

QVAE CORRIGIT

  • Civis Illustris

Then simply epistula or litteræ once the context is clear. Epistula chartea/chartacea for snailmail.
 

Decimvs

Aedilis

  • Aedilis

Cursor Nictans dixit:
Then simply epistula or litteræ once the context is clear. Epistula chartea/chartacea for snailmail.
Agreed. The chance that someone is referring to an actual paper letter is relatively small.
 
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