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In his recent paper on the abang honorific (denoting royal blood for men) among Sarawak and Sadong Malays, Bob Reece (n.
2) I reproduce these here, as von Gaffron reported them, with the original Dutch spelling and reference to the abang honorific highlighted.
Honorifics and honorific systems of language are commonly treated in linguistic and sociolinguistic literature under the broad rubric of deference (Brown and Gilman 1960; Martin 1964; Brown and Levinson 1987; Hwang 1990; Duranti 1997; Agha 1994, among others).
Matsumoto (1988: 415) presents an example to illustrate the interplay of face, politeness, and honorifics for the case of Japanese, though Matsumoto's explanation actually centers on deference, not politeness or face.
Even the huge backdrop put up by the state government with the President's name and picture avoided the honorifics.
At any rate, such honorifics are now very much out of favor (even though in the academy we still make jokes about our colleagues with ersatz titles that are usually not very edifying).
The LNMU officials said they had used these honorifics for the then President APJ Abdul Kalam when he had visited Darbhanga in 2005 for the convocation ceremony.
Despite his proclivity for honorifics like ' Muthamizh Araignar' ( Tamil savant), ' Thamizhina Thalaivar' ( leader of the Tamil race) and so on, the octogenarian appears to have realised that politics of language no longer has the potential to yield rich dividends as in the past.
The ageing chief minister is never tired of being addressed by various honorifics, from kalaignar ( artist) to muthamizh arignar ( scholar of Tamil poetry).
And the ACP name also allows the more than 26,000 College Fellows and Masters to continue to use the FACP and MACP honorifics.
If a child addresses an adult with an honorific, we must be careful not to correct them with, `Call me by my first name,' as they are obeying the request of a parent or caregiver.
5000 Honorific Marks Latest Milestone for Top Crisis Communications Firm