Having flown quite a bit over the last few months, the vocabulary is fresh in my mind — but only in English. How can I say "my mobile phone is in airplane mode" in Latin?
There are a couple of issues with translating this:
- What is a mobile phone? I prefer telephonulum, but telephonum mobile makes sense too. This puzzles me far less than the next two points.
- Is there a good adjective to translate "airplane"? Perhaps aeroplanarius? There might be other reasonable derivatives and stems one could use.
- What is a good word for "mode"? Despite the obvious etymological connection, modus does not look like a good translation to me. The best word I could think of is status. Is this a good translation, or should I use something else?
My attempt is this: Telephonulum meum in statu aeroplanario est. How would you go about translating this, and why so?