Hi, just a quick question. In my story, the people use 'formals' to address one another.
First Formal: Council member/High-ranking official Second Formal: Noble (which means anyone with a large plot of land) Or a Stranger (just in case) Third Formal: Middle-class Fourth Formal: Servant Fifth Formal: Their name
If you call a man by his name without permission, it's seen as a challenge. For a woman, you're asking to marry- with permission you're a really close friend or a brother. If she's already married, you're challenging her husband.
The 'formals' replace 'you'(masculine), 'you' (feminine), and 'they'. Yes, there are twelve different pronouns. You may call me a language geek.
Anyway, should I leave these out when writing my story?