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In India, it is customary that, out of respect, when a person's foot accidentally touches a book or any written material (considered to be a manifestations of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge) or another person's leg, it will be followed by an apology in the form of a single hand gesture (Pranāma) with the right hand, where the offending person first touches the object with the finger tips and then the forehead and/or chest.

Typically honorifics are used for second and third persons; use for first person is less common.

Some languages have anti-honorific first person forms (like "your most humble servant" or "this unworthy person") whose effect is to enhance the relative honor accorded a second or third person.

When greeting someone or thanking them, it may be insulting if the person of lower status does not bow lower than the person with higher status.

The deeper the bow, the more respect they are showing.

Respect is shown in many different languages by following certain grammatical conventions, especially in referring to individuals.

An honorific is a word or expression (often a pronoun) that shows respect when used in addressing or referring to a person or animal.

Pranāma, or the touching of feet in Indian culture is a sign of respect.