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Re: Titles in conlangs (was: Re: "Madam"/"Madame" Chair/man/person (was: Umlauts))

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2003, 19:22
Isidora Zamora scripsit:

> Trehelish judges are called by a title that roughly > translates to "Lord." So far, so good. The problem is that Trehelish > civil servants can be female as well as male, and there are female judges > (one of whom figures prominantly in my story.) So what do you call a > female judge? In English, the feminine of "Lord" is "Lady," and that does > not give quite the effect that I was going for.
Well, in England female judges are called "Your Ladyship" and in the vocative it's "My Lady", quite parallel to "Your Lordship"/"My Lord". Plural is "Your Lordships" no matter of what gender. -- John Cowan Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos --Lithuanian proverb Deus dedit dentes; deus dabit panem --Latin version thereof Deity donated dentition; deity'll donate doughnuts --English version by Muke Tever God gave gums; God'll give granary --Version by Mat McVeagh