4 Answered Questions for the topic honorifics

06/26/19

What is the best way of conveying respect to elders in English?

In Afrikaans, it is considered very disrespectful to use "you" ( "jy") when referring to someone who is above the level of a peer. Instead, it is expected that you use "u", which is a very... more
Honorifics Grammar Japanese Syntax

05/30/19

The use of -さん when answering about oneself?

If someone says, > あなた は Chris-さん です か。 > Are you Chris? Do you answer > Chris です Or > Chris-さん です
Honorifics Esl/esol Speech Title

03/30/19

What do you call the process of formally addressing someone by using honorifics?

My native language is Macedonian, and in my language, we have a special term that describes the process of formally addressing someone. The idea is that you treat that person in plural instead of... more

03/16/19

Is it proper to omit periods after honorifics (Mr, Mrs, Dr)?

I've been reading the Economist lately and they apparently don't punctuate honorifics like "Mr.", "Mrs.", e.g.> The popular rejection of Mr Mubarak offers the Middle East’s best chance for... more

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