Re: [Harp-L] "Richter" tuning (was Circle of Fifths, and different tunings)

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- From: Joseph Leone
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 5:06 AM
To: Winslow Yerxa
Cc: Harp L Harp L
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] "Richter" tuning (was Circle of Fifths,and different tunings)

Joe Leone wrote:
The Richter family was from Prussia. Richter means Richard in German.

I beg to differ on that - German "Richter" is "Judge" in english, but it originates from
the medieval german "Schultheiß" - in Italian the two offices Scoltetto and Sculdascio.
In some eastern parts of medieval Germany the name of this Schultheiss function has
been replaced by "Judge" (Richter).

Richard is a completely different thing: The first or given name Richard derives from German,
French, and English "richi" (rich, mighty) and "hard" (strong, brave), and it therefore means
"the rich and strong" or "powerful leader".


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