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So, makes me wonder... Is it actually respectful in Thedas, or is everyone really being a jerk to Hawke throughout the game and showing contempt? In the case of like Mother Petrice, yeah she means it contemptuously... in fact, actually this makes me hate her even more... by that definition she's pretty much saying "Hawke, you are worthless trash... now do as I say..." [[User:AbsolutGrndZer0|AbsolutGrndZer0]] ([[User talk:AbsolutGrndZer0|talk]]) 14:29, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
 
So, makes me wonder... Is it actually respectful in Thedas, or is everyone really being a jerk to Hawke throughout the game and showing contempt? In the case of like Mother Petrice, yeah she means it contemptuously... in fact, actually this makes me hate her even more... by that definition she's pretty much saying "Hawke, you are worthless trash... now do as I say..." [[User:AbsolutGrndZer0|AbsolutGrndZer0]] ([[User talk:AbsolutGrndZer0|talk]]) 14:29, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
:It's written "Serah" and it's a formal adress to people in Free Marches like suffix -san in Japan. "Messere" is a formal adress to superiors, "Serah" is used to non-superiors. You have no reason, but misunderstanding. Arishok called Hawke "Serah" as a sign of little respect.[[Special:Contributions/78.8.136.83|78.8.136.83]] ([[User talk:78.8.136.83|talk]]) 15:11, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
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:It's written "Serah" and it's a formal adress to people in Free Marches as equal or lesser status like suffix -san in Japan. "Messere" is a formal adress to superiors. Arishok called Hawke "Serah" as a sign of little respect. That's no reason, but misunderstanding. Your judgement was simply clouded by hatred.[[Special:Contributions/78.8.136.83|78.8.136.83]] ([[User talk:78.8.136.83|talk]]) 15:11, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

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So, out of curiosity I looked up the definition of "Sirrah" since so many people call Hawke that in Dragon Age 2... and I found this...

"Sirrah is an archaic term used to address inferiors, sometimes as an expression of contempt."

So, makes me wonder... Is it actually respectful in Thedas, or is everyone really being a jerk to Hawke throughout the game and showing contempt? In the case of like Mother Petrice, yeah she means it contemptuously... in fact, actually this makes me hate her even more... by that definition she's pretty much saying "Hawke, you are worthless trash... now do as I say..." AbsolutGrndZer0 (talk) 14:29, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

It's written "Serah" and it's a formal adress to people in Free Marches as equal or lesser status like suffix -san in Japan. "Messere" is a formal adress to superiors. Arishok called Hawke "Serah" as a sign of little respect. That's no reason, but misunderstanding. Your judgement was simply clouded by hatred.78.8.136.83 (talk) 15:11, September 16, 2013 (UTC)
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