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Re: Discuss: Heraldry question

> Would the title equivalent of "Lord" have been used in Latin?  I must admit,
> given the tiny amount of exposure I have to Church Latin (mostly, learning to
> sing various Masses in college choirs, and in the Society) I can't help but
> think of the title Dominus as, well, showing aspirations.  (:-)
> Lord is one thing, as a title.  Lord in Latin feels quite like another.

I think it only feels different to you because you don't speak Latin
all the time.

I recall reading an article wherein the language mavin Wm Safire
marvelled at how the five-syllable Latin address "mea domina" was
ground down by the centuries -- through "madonna", "madame", "madam",
and "ma'am" -- down to a single letter in "yes'm".

As to the masculine form, "Dominus" is the root of the Spanish and
Italian "Don", which are freely applied to mortals

-- el sen~or Alfredo el Bufo'n
(who proudly shares a title with El Sen~or Dio's)

PS: According to my Collins Latin Gem Dictionary, the CoA-approved
Latin equivalent of "Baron", "Baro", means "dunce".
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
   But, Doctor, I have a Strine accent!  What makes you think
anybody will believe I'm Scottish, and in Balliol's court?
   Brave heart, Tegan.
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