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Is Italian the only modern language that uses the feminine 3rd person singular pronoun (Lei) for formal speech, regardless of the gender of the 2nd person singular addressee?

cf. T–V_distinction#Italian

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    German uses Sie for 3fs, 3cp, and formal 2cs. – Luke Sawczak Jul 7 '18 at 5:43
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    Plenty of forms of address based on abstract nouns like your highness are feminine singular in European languages (eg Spanish su Alteza), they are just a bit too formal for everyday modern use between commoners. T-V is an oversimplification, Lei is not really for V, voi is also used. – Adam Bittlingmayer Jul 7 '18 at 10:03
  • @A.M.Bittlingmayer In Italian Voi is extremely formal, to the point that I have seen it used today only in bureaucratic contexts or contracts. Lei is the standard respectful forms in Italian. Voi is not really used anymore. – Denis Nardin Jul 7 '18 at 16:55
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    @LukeSawczak. "sie" (she) and "Sie" (you, polite) are not the same word. The former takes a verb in the 3rd pers. singular, the latter a verb in the 3rd pers. plural. – fdb Jul 7 '18 at 18:20
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    @fdb Technically agreed — but if we slice it another way (the pronoun is the same, the conjugation is different) I think it can at least be submitted as relevant evidence :) – Luke Sawczak Jul 7 '18 at 18:27

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