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Not about P's or R's
Carole / Margrete writes:
>So, to start a totally new, uncontroversial subject...
>What makes someone (e.g., Dafydd) an Earl?
>I've looked through all the SCA info and FAQ's I have, but can't find
>this. I can account for: King/Queen, Duke/Duchess, Baron/ess, Prince/
>ss, Viscount/ess, Count/ess, those are easy to figure out.
You are allowed alternatives for the "standard" titles. Earl is a
recognized alternative Title for one of County Rank and is actually as
common as Count. I personally use "Graf" which is the German equivalent.
("Grafin" is the feminine version.) Should I ever attain Ducal rank, I
would use "Herzog", again the German. ("Herzogin" is the feminine.)
>Lord/Lady, if I understand it, is borne by anyone who has an AOA.
And is appropriate as a default for everyone until you get more data.
>Master/Mistress is a Laurel holder (or a Pelican?)
Laurel, Pelican, and (*shudder*) Master-At-Arm.
>Sir is a Knight--but what's a Lady Knight?
 Tougher than she looks. (Sorry, couldn't resist..)
 Sir or Dame. Most of the female Knights I've met use Sir. Dame seems
to be a Modern Era permutation for females, but seems to be used by
>Also, why is Dafydd referred to as His Excellency? (Other than the
>fact that he is excellent, I assume...)
"You Excellency" is used for "Hats" below Duchal rank. "Your Grace" is
for Ducal rank. "Your Highness" is for Princely rank. "Your Majesty" is
for Royal rank.
>And finally: How do you pronounce Dafydd?
 No Really: In Welsh, a double D is pronounced TH. The A is Short.
Y is short I. So DA-FITH.
And by the way, Dafydd is not considered a "good" Welsh name. The
Consonant to Vowel Ratio (CVR) is much too low. It should be at
least 5:1 with 10:1 being optimum. ;)
>Just some questions from a newbie,
>Carole / Margrete
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