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‘Yolo’: Let’s get real about Latin

A friend of mine, Erik Vorhes—who knows Latin much better than I do—wrote this and posted it on Facebook (<- click for original post, with some fairly stunned responses).

So, there’s this pretend Latin conjugation of yolo floating around (thanks, Erica!). It unfortunately got me thinking — and I think the conjugation could be improved. The conjugation pattern feels like it should follow that of irregular verbs volo, nolo, and malo. It should also probably begin with an i. Here goes:

CONJUGATION OF IOLO, IOLLE, IOLUI

present indicative

iolo (1s) I only live once

iovis (2s) you only live once

iovult (3s) it / she / he only lives once

iolumus (1p) we only live once

iovultis (2p) y’all only live once

iolunt (3p) they only live once

imperfect indicative

iolebam I was only living once …

iolebas

iolebat

iolebamus

iolebatis

iolebant

future indicative

iolam I will only live once …

ioles

iolet

iolemus

ioletis

iolent

perfect indicative

iolui I only lived once …

ioluisti

ioluit

ioluimus

ioluistis

ioluerunt

pluperfect indicative

iolueram I had only lived once …

iolueras

ioluerat

iolueramus

iolueratis

ioluerant

future perfect indicative

ioluero I will have only lived once …

iolueris

ioluerit

ioluerimus

iolueritis

ioluerint

present subjunctive

iolim May I only live once …

iolis

iolit

iolimus

iolitis

iolint

imperfect subjunctive

iollem

iolles

iollet

iollemus

iolletis

iollent

perfect subjunctive

ioluerim

iolueris

ioluerit

ioluerimus

iolueritis

ioluerint

pluperfect subjunctive

ioluissem

ioluisses

ioluisset

ioluissemus

ioluissetis

ioluissent

imperative

ioli Live only once!

iolite Live only once, y’all!

infinitive present

iolle To only live once

infinitive past

ioluisse To have only lived once

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