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Re: Re : Re: Re : Case, Innateness, Almost Allnoun, NGL.

From:grandsir <grandsir@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 10, 1999, 6:16
Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote:
> > On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, grandsir wrote: > > > If you refer to a person first using his/her title (President, Captain, > > Boss, etc...), you'll refer to him/her then not using his/her title > > again, but using the word "fokezif". In the same way, you have the word > > "zi|sun" for measure units (with the difference that this word can be > > used also to mean "degree"). So as you see, the translation "a titled > > person" doesn't fit here, as the title must already be known. > > Something like "your/his/her eminence" or "excellency"? >
It could be, but without the understatement of a high position in the hierarchy. It can be used for any position, and even for people of a high position in a hierarchy to refer to a person of a lower position, as soon as this person has been referred to first by its title (whatever it is). -- Christophe Grandsire Philips Research Laboratories -- Building WB 145 Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656 AA Eindhoven The Netherlands Phone: +31-40-27-45006 E-mail: