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Senyecan honorifics: Rihana-ye

From:John Leland <lelandconlang@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 19, 2004, 5:47
In Rihana-ye, titles are generally formed by the use of two prefixes, ti
"high" and "te"  over. Usually ti represents the lower rank and te added to it
indicates the higher.
tiba (highman) is usually translated lord, though in very early texts it may
be translated king. It wasused for he chiefs of the Rihana-ye prior to the
Rihana-ye conqwuest of
Pihana. Since the conquest, it is the title used for governors of preovinces
and prefects of large cities. The Rihana-ye ruler of all PIhana (and sometimes
Rihana as well)
took the new title tetuba "overlord".  The female equivalentds were "tika"
"High woman, lady" and tetika (consort of the overlord). The same pattern
appears with priests: tiviba high holy man or "chief priest" is the head of the
followers of a religion in a province or city; "tetiviba" translated archpriest is
the head of the religion for the entire P{ihanaregion. Tibiba high warrior is
comnmander of a specific force or garrison, often translated 'captain'or
"commander.""Tetibiba" is usually the commander of all troups in the kingdom's
army.  Tiniba, "High low man" means village headman of peasants. It wasalso the
title given leaders in the Hetiha peasant revolt.
John Leland