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

True, Richter is also judge OR arbiter. Richter seems to have more than one meaning. No big deal. 

On Dec 19, 2013, at 3:28 AM, Ralf Buschner wrote:

> -----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 been replaced by "Judge" (Richter).

True again. I have friends in the lumber business, they also told me this. Their name> Schultheiss
> 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".
> Harmonically,
> Ralf 

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