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> 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
These should all be capable of normal pluralization (kerjes, jifšos,
I still havnt gotten around to working out special titles for military,
nobility, or merchantry though, but I intend to...
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)