collapse

Author Topic: Wedding Journey -- Chapter 1  (Read 6597 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Evie

  • Administrator
  • Marquis
  • *
  • Posts: 2050
  • Karma: 30
  • Gender: Female
  • Sister Evie--Servant of Saint Camber
    • The Mini-Deryni Chronicles
  • Favorite Book: High Deryni or The King's Justice (can't decide)
  • Favorite Character: President of the Duncan McLain Fanbabe Society
Re: Wedding Journey
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 10:55:55 pm »
I thought that the proper form of address was the person's highest title. Alaric and Dhugal are both knights, earls, and dukes, but they go by Duke Alaric or Duke Dhugal.

Correct.   :)  And either would go by "Your Grace," if recognized by the speaker as one of Gwynedd's dukes.  Though if some hapless commoner were to see one of them without knowing who he was, and surmised by the quality and cut of his clothing that he was a nobleman, but the duke didn't happen to be wearing regalia that was a dead giveaway of his rank (like a ducal coronet), the commoner could get away with "my lord" without giving offense.  It happens to be a correct title and therefore acceptable under that sort of circumstance, just not the most proper form of address for that individual, if that makes sense.  Which would also be why Nigel would be more of a stickler for proper protocol with the pages in training.  They're expected to learn proper Court etiquette, including proper forms of address for the peers of the realm.  Joe the Chandler's Son would probably be held to different standards.   :D

OTOH, Sir or Lord High Muckety-Muck who knows either Alaric or Dhugal on sight and sees them at Rhemuth Castle on a fairly regular basis had better address both as "Your Grace" in public, and probably in private as well unless he's close enough friends with them to be invited to address them more informally.   ;D
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

 

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 21
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Top Poster

Evie Evie
2050 Posts
Elkhound
1078 Posts
DesertRose DesertRose
773 Posts
Alkari
696 Posts
Laurna Laurna
663 Posts

* Most Karma

Evie Evie
Karma: 30
DesertRose DesertRose
Karma: 23
Jerusha Jerusha
Karma: 22
revanne revanne
Karma: 15
Laurna Laurna
Karma: 15

* Online Time

Evie Evie
122d 15h 18m
DesertRose DesertRose
121d 7h 36m
TheDeryni TheDeryni
115d 21h 27m
AnnieUK AnnieUK
53d 22h 50m
Bynw Bynw
46d 20h 57m

* Forum Staff

Bynw admin Bynw
Administrator
DesertRose admin DesertRose
Administrator
Evie admin Evie
Administrator
Shiral gmod Shiral
Zipper Sister
Unicorn636 gmod Unicorn636
Requiem
Laurna gmod Laurna
Community Supporter
revanne gmod revanne
Community Supporter
DerynifanK gmod DerynifanK
Community Supporter
gmod Jax
Community Supporter
judywward gmod judywward
Community Supporter
KK gmod KK
Our Queen
gmod Alkari
Community Supporter
AnnieUK gmod AnnieUK
Community Supporter
Jerusha gmod Jerusha
Community Supporter

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 326
  • stats Total Posts: 21197
  • stats Total Topics: 2159
  • stats Total Categories: 14
  • stats Total Boards: 136
  • stats Most Online: 181

* Calendar

February 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
[17] 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28