I agree. "Do you ladies sell umbrellas?" should be accepted. Why not?
So the formal pronouns conjugate verbs to 3rd person plural (like in Romance languages)? Is that commom in other Slavic languages?
I don't know abour Slavic or Romance languages, but in Polish PLURAL formal pronouns conjugate verbs to 3rd person plural. SINGULAR formal pronouns conjugate verbs to 3rd person singular.
Yes, sorry, that's what I meant (was thinking plural because this question used the plural). Thanks!
This one tripped me up. I went with they instead of you but if I would say this in Georgia we would say "Do y'all sell umbrellas?' :-)
Well, we accept y'all for "wy" (normal plural 'you'), but as this is formal... I guess we should stick to just 'you' or adding "madams/ladies/ma'ams" which of course isn't rather a popular thing to do in English ;)