Tuesday, July 7, 2020

I need help from Latin speakers

Nine years ago, I wrote a short story about people uploading their consciousness to computers and becoming a new species.  At the time, I knew a guy who – out of boredom, or something – was teaching himself Latin.  I asked him for help in naming this new species.  What he came up with was Homo narratus, which he said meant “man recorded” since the Romans didn’t have a word for uploaded.  Anyway, I’m working on a collection of short stories and I’m including that one.  What I would like to know is does Homo narratus make sense, or is there an even better way to phrase it.  I probably haven’t talked to that guy in like eight years, and it would be a weird way to reconnect to just ask how his Latin is.  So if you know Latin, I’d really appreciate your comments.