>That one of the few terms for women of power is the one to get picked
>for Jeff's ideological purity drive makes me, not for the first time,
To be consistent godar should also be dropped. God-talker, with the feminine goddess-talker, are accurate and easier to understand. No ideological element here just improving communication.
The terms 'cottar', 'carl' and 'thane' are different because they have a specific meaning with no equivelent in modern English.
There is a element of male bias in some Gloranthan writing but I don't see it as deliberate and often it is due to the English language. The English default is far too often male and that gets carried over to writings about a world where that's not true. Which is why I use priestess as the default for Lunars. For Heortlings where sex is significant for role it's priests of Orlanth and priestesses of Ernalda.
-- Donald Oddy http://www.grove.demon.co.uk/
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