Etymology of honorific particle jI

Timothy C. Cahill tccahill at LOYNO.EDU
Thu Jun 23 12:04:15 EDT 2005


> but -jii is not equivalent to upadhyaaya, -arjee is.
> Thus, we find the pairs in Bengali
> Chattopadhyay/Chatterji
> Mukhopadhyay/Mukherjee
> etc.


but then there's "Jhaa" ...   Gee, this is getting complicated!

-Tim Cahill



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