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Affixes, particles and conjugations applied to words to mark respect.

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Japanese honourifics during the Heian period

I'm just curious about honorifics during the Heian period. I know that "daredare no kimi" was used often in court however I am curious about other honorifics extant during the period. ...
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Interaction between pitch accent and mi-prefixation

I'm interested in the ways in which words that can be prefixed with mi- might vary in accent. For instance, both mi-kokoro and mi-gokoro are attested (albeit rare and highly archaic), but mi-kokoro is ...
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Talking about yourself in Honorifics [尊敬語]

Can one talk about themselves in Honorifics? Example: 俺様が宅へお出でになった [I went home] 俺は寿司を召し上がれる [I can eat sushi] 俺は勉強為さってらっしゃる [I am studying] etc etc And what instances is it used and the nuance ?
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i wanted to name myself a Japanese name,(first-last) but i wanted to know if it was okay to do so

Can someone please answer my question somehow? I would like to respect and honor the means of Japanese people/culture. I did not want to name myself a Japanese name without permission from the ...
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Form of address for a medical doctor in Edo and Sengoku eras

I know that nowdays 先生 is used as the honorific for medical doctors (among others), but I'm curious what honorific was used in older periods, Edo and Sengoku specifically. Also if this usage of 先生 is ...
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今晩はお宅にいらっしゃるでしょう。今晩はお宅においでになりますか。

1 - 今晩はお宅にいらっしゃるでしょう。 2- 今晩はお宅においでになりますか。 I know the above are described as 尊敬語 (目上の人の行為を言う) Respectful Language for いる. Used to refer to the actions of supervisors. The question I have is, who says ...
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