Re: Re: Roman pronunciations



Kaiser came about when Otto von Bismark unified Germany and got all the duchies/princedoms to agree to the Prussian dynasty to rule Germany.  They all wanted glorious names and felt that they were as good as or better than the Russians, so why not Kaiser as a title.  I think I like Kaiser rather than Fuhrer, which innocuously enough means leader.  Keep in Mind the first Kaiser's wife was one of Queen Victoria's daughters and Queen Victoria was Empress of India by the 1880s.