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Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform

From:Kendra <kendra@...>
Date:Saturday, October 19, 2002, 0:40
Padraic said:
> > I always use "Mrs."; if I'm in a mood, I'll use "M" > and "Mme". I never use "miss.", "Mz." or "Mmlle". > "Mz." is just too dorky, the latter is too long to be > a usefull abbreviation.
Mz. is dorky to the extreme, I agree. I thought it was Mlle.? Either way, I agree. I don't like calling people "madame" or "ma'am." Nobody would recognize Mme. or Mlle. if I used it here. Where do you live? Canada or something? I almost just wrote Canada... I'd prefer to use M. for everything, but that's 'improper,' though better. ;)
> Daine everywhere share the cultural trait of placing > importance on names, and on knowing the name of a > person and addressing him by the right name. Now, they > may give a name other than one of their true names to > a strange new community or person - but that simply > becomes the name they're known by in that region.
> Sailors of Auntimoany never use their old (given) > names once they go to sea. A new sailor is baptised > (tied up by the ankles and dunked three times) and > takes a new name. The sailor's original name, though, > is what the ship's files record and what they go by > while ashore.
I think part of my aversion to names is the fact that I can't remember people's names and don't know how to adress people properly, esp. from other cultures. How about goofy, self-important titles? I like goofy titles. I like giving princes silly names like "The first and honorable so-and-so." :)
> > > About the ligatures, I too connect ridiuclous > > amounts of letters in > > printing...but in handwriting I stop at random > > intervals too. Uh, hm...let > > me find something, it's interesting. Your > > handwriting, bnathyuw, is really > > cool. :) Wierd and unusal ways of writing are really > > interesting. > > Oo. Did we have a sample? I missed that one! >
I accidentally sent the mail twice... I was in the middle of revising, and I had to reboot, so I hit save. Apparently that means 'send' these days. I meant to just send one message to cover both topics, but I ended up sending the same message twice....durr. Anyway, here's the sample, if you've already deleted the duplicate e-mail. -Kendra -- Vade Mecum (comic) ----- Original Message ----- From: "Padraic Brown" <elemtilas@...> To: <CONLANG@...> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 5:20 PM Subject: Re: punctuated abbreviations // was english spelling reform
> --- Kendra <kendra@...> wrote: > > bnathyuw said: > > > then again i really object to using titles, > > > particularly meaningless ones like mr and ms ( i > > avoid > > > mrs and miss altogether . . . comes of having a > > strong > > > feminist streak in the bloodline ) > > > > I find it odd to differentiate between Mrs., Ms., > > and Miss. I always say > > Miss, regardless; I think this is a fairly common, > > though not ubiquitious, > > practice where I live, as I've never been called on > > it. > > I always use missus for all three. > > > Then again, I > > personally avoid calling people by their names and > > say "Excuse me" or "Hey." > > :) Does anyone have any conworlds/langs in which it > > is impolite to adress > > someone by their names at all? Some of my characters > > are kind of like that, > > though I think it's just more of a reflection of my > > own odness than anything else. >
> > > additionally, I always write Ms., and almost always > > (though I can't think of > > any expceptions at the moment) put a period at the > > end of an abbreviation.
> > -Kendra > > Padraic. > > > ===== > Camifi, Marusi, teterani, tester fuferios asteros; tamenio > vem Persaecion empuriase ed ec pasem emduriase. > -Pomperios Perfurios. > > __________________________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Faith Hill - Exclusive Performances, Videos & More > > >


Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>