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 Post subject: Fluthier
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:15 am 
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When people ask me what I do for a living I usually say I make musical instruments. When they ask "Are you a luthier?" I can't really say I am as that definition seems to only refer to stringed instruments, derived from the root word for "Lute". I then mention I am a maker of wind instruments, mostly flutes for Irish music.

But what would people thing about the term "Fluthier" as a term for a wind instrument maker? I am not the first person to think of this apparently, according to a Google search.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluthier
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:40 am 
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Flutesmith.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluthier
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:36 am 
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Casey Burns wrote:
But what would people thing about the term "Fluthier" as a term for a wind instrument maker?

Terrible. I'd just say 'flute maker' or 'I make flutes and [whatever else]'.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluthier
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:45 am 
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Peter Duggan wrote:
I'd just say 'flute maker'

Yes, what's the big deal? I'd think you'll save more time saying this rather than having to explain what a "fluthier" is supposed to be (if that's your concern).

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 Post subject: Re: Fluthier
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:42 am 
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Sounds very much to me like that dreaded syndrome all flute maker's go through if they are in the business long enough.....usually striking in or around the 34th year of operation...........known in psychology circles as F.M.C.I.C. .....or it's layman's, full, more common description - " Flute Maker's Career Identity Crisis. " As evidence for this phenomenon I would like to quote Casey Burns,

:) " 33+ Years as a Flute Maker! " :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:03 am 
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Flutemaker or Flute Maker... one or two words?


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 Post subject: Re: Fluthier
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:19 am 
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Not having had any caffeine today and it still being somewhat early on a Monday morning, I tend to agree. I think I'll stick to "maker of black holes by the foot".

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