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Abstract

This study presents a diachronic puzzle of the gender suffixes’ origin in Mizo personal names, for male and for female. It also provides a plausible sociolinguistic explanation for the fast spread of its use by the whole population, that is, the use of these gender suffixes was expedited as a result of the adoption by the well respected missionaries.

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Keyword(s): etyma , gender suffixes , prestige form , Proto-Kuki-Chin , Proto-Tibeto-Burman and retroactive myth
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