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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 *magistor. '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]. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================