I honestly have no interest in riding this verbal merry-go-round with you.
I have a great deal of respect for you and your opinion.
But I,m not going to keep having this particular discussion.
I USED AND KEEP USING the word "generally" precisely because it IS a "geneneraliztion."
Knowing that, I used the correct term--repeatedly.
Perhaps you would like to go back and count how many times I used "generally" or another such qualifier compared to how many times I was more concrete???????
All I can do is repeat 2 things.
1-When koryu folks talk about kata, they are generally talking about 2 person drills.
(Heres a thought--since YOU tend to use "kumitachi" then Marshiten use of the "kata" should have rung a bit off to your ears as well--as "kata" would just as foriegn in this context to YOU--as Marshitens use of the word sounded to ME.
From YOUR perspective, what Marshiten was describing as "kata" isn't YOUR term either
2-The exception is iaijutsu/iaido. Which by its very nature demands such a practice.
AGAIN, and again, and again, if needed, the CONTEXT is critical.
In context with this discussion, its a red flag.
In other context--its not.
I don't know what you wish me to say, I don't know what you wish me to do.
I don't use terms inncorrectly and I don't make assertions I can't support.
You seem to be suggesting that I have done both--when I most certianly have not.
For what its worth--I have heard it called "kumitachi" as well.