Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Friday, October 31, 2003, 8:02
On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:16:02 +0200, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
> I thought the plural of Mr. is 'Misters' or 'Messers'. I don't > remember where i've seen them though.
> To try and bring this back to Conlanging, anyone have titles in their > conlangs that can/can't get pluralized? That have no equivalents in > English or other natlangs?
While I was offline the past two months I managed to work out the titles in Atlantic Kirumb. The generic title, used when the specific title to use is not known, is "Kerje" /"kE4ZE/. <Kerje> is also the specific title for a married male. A bachelor's title is <Jifšé> /"ZifSe/. A lady is <Jinté> /"Zinte/, married or not. Etymologia: <kerje> is on loan from Greek <kurios>, and <jifšé> and <jinté> are the regular inheritances of PIE *dems-potis and *dems-potniH2. These should all be capable of normal pluralization (kerjes, jifšos, jintos). I still havnt gotten around to working out special titles for military, nobility, or merchantry though, but I intend to... *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne (You put music in my heart Se imné koone'f metha And with the spirit of an artist Brissve mé kolé adâ. I will make the dreamtime)