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"Lord" (was: Babel in Lyanjen)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 1, 2001, 10:49
Muke Tever scripsit:

> Even otherwise, 'Lord' which is the usual > substitute, is just an ordinary human title--although a rather high one in > English, compared to (say) what appears in Luther 'Herr', or in other Spanish > 'Señor' [...].
Actually, those words originally meant "lord" as well. It's only an accident that the ordinary titles in English wound up being "Master"/"Mistress" (slightly worn down) rather than "Lord"/"Lady". -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter