Etymology of honorific particle jI

Timothy C. Cahill tccahill at LOYNO.EDU
Thu Jun 23 16:04:15 UTC 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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