2269Re: [SCA-JML] Re: No means no...?
- Dec 1, 2000Joshua Badgley wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:In a way, that's pretty much it.
> > Heck, that's an *easy* one.
> > You *call* someone (if and only if he's your lord) tono.
> > In all other cases, you append -dono to the person's official title or
> > name.
> It seems to follow the general linguistic trend of most Japanese
> compounds; the first sound of the second word/character is usually
> voiced. So you have words like:
> kami : paper
> te-gami : letter; the second kanji is the same as the 'kami' for paper
> That seems to be the general rule, anyway. There are exceptions, but if
> you don't know better the voicing rule seems to apply.
> Not sure if '-dono' is applied the same, but that's what appears to be
> happening here, ne?
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