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Old 01-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
Ellis Amdur
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Re: What's in a name? sensei, shihan, etc.

Chris - question: Referring "to" or referring "about?"

Even <about> is a little discordant, but less so than <to>.

Another nuance is "distance" If I refer about someone as Kanai shihan, for example, it does not imply the personal relationship between us as Kanai sensei.

Ellis Amdur

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