Re: Titles in conlangs (was: Re: "Madam"/"Madame" Chair/man/person (was: Umlauts))
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 2, 2003, 7:35|
On Friday, October 31, 2003, at 06:32 PM, Adam Walker wrote:
> How about magister and magistrix or magistra?
Not *magistrix, please! That would imply a masculine
'magister' and 'magistra' are very good Latin.
An Austrian woman I knew used to complain about the
Austrians' fondness of using titles rather than names.
A schoolteacher, whether male or female, is 'Magister'.
She complained that in her village, although everyone
knew her name (and she wasn't married) she was always
addressed as "Frau Magister" [sic].