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Abstract

This paper investigates the origin of the causative (CAUS) and simulative (SML) suffix in two varieties of Lai language, Hakha Lai and Falam Chin. It also shows that Proto Central Chin (PCC) full verbs ‘to send someone to do an errand’ and ‘to pretend to’ grammaticalized and merged into the Lai CAUS and SML suffix due to frequency pressure, the first time this type of argument for semantic change is used in Kuki-Chin (KC).

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Keyword(s): causative; dialect; frequency pressure; merger; prefix; reflexive; simulative; suffix
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