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In-universe, there is an extensive system of honorifics, words usually appended to the ends of names or pronouns to indicate the relative ages and social positions of the speakers. There are honorifics used for first, second and third persons, some more specific than others.

Although there are forms like "mister" or "ma'am", they are seen as terms of colloquial use and even slangs in some countries.

Prefix type

Ka
—A general term of endearment with overtones of intense respect, usually translated "leader" or "guide", it refers to an important member of a group. In the military, it is also used by soldiers to address their commander.
Akh
—Usually more seen when addressed to mavens, it's a term of great respect applied to intellectuals, masters of any profession or art and any person of high knowledge. It is also standard for doctors, teachers, strategists and professionals of the scientific field.
Ib
—A general term used when referring to a parent, a relative or member of one's household.

Replacement type

Sheut
—Used to denote familiarity, intimacy or endearment. Mostly used between friends, it's usually seen addressed by people of adult age.
Ren
—Usually used for two people of similar characteristics or names by outsiders to indicate a degree of partnership.
Ba
—Used to refer to people of older age, employees or members of higher position or someone with a degree of superiority with whom the speaker is not acquainted.

Suffix type

-t'sao
—The most common honorific, a gender neutral, polite form of "mister", "miss" and derivatives.
-t'sai
—A term of great respect, it's translated as "lord", "lady" or a similar term.
-t'sui
—Denotes a higher level of respect than -t'sai and is often used for fighters or warriors of magnificent skill. However, while -t'sui denotes high status on the part of the person being addressed, it does not imply lower status on the part of the speaker, unlike -tsai.
-allis
-heeris, abbreviated form -heer
—Refers to monarchs of any ranking or a person of royal lineage.
-tsami
—Used to refer to swordsmen of any kind.
-vlaho
—.
-bar'ev
—.
-daha or -dahan
—.
-ch'iao
—.
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