Questions tagged [diminutive]

For questions about diminutives, i.e., special word forms that denote a smaller version of the original. Diminutives are most often derivations on nouns, but depending on the language other parts of speech can also form diminutives.

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Similar diminutive name construction in Turkish and Armenian

In Armenian diminutive for personal names are formed by adding 'o' for some short part of the name (I'm intentionally not calling this short form "root" cause it's not necessarily a root), so some ...
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Why does French use diminutive suffixes differently from other Romance languages?

I'm a native French speaker, and I noticed that for a lot of masculine objects, we use the suffix -ette to designate a smaller version of it, which turns it into a feminine word. Here are a few ...