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What Are Diminutives – and Why We Like Them
What Are Diminutives – and Why We Like Them
Published: 2017/11/09
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Diminutives
Diminutives
Published: 2014/05/03
Channel: Mindset Learn
Diminutive Meaning
Diminutive Meaning
Published: 2015/04/12
Channel: SDictionary
Diminutive names. 10 Most Awkward Mistakes in Russian
Diminutive names. 10 Most Awkward Mistakes in Russian
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: Cafe Russian
Diminutive Devils, Hell
Diminutive Devils, Hell's Lackey, or Hellish Servants the Imp| Dungeons and Dragons Monsters
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Nerdarchy
Diminutive basketball star reaching new heights
Diminutive basketball star reaching new heights
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: CBS Evening News
Old-Timey Diminutive Names
Old-Timey Diminutive Names
Published: 2015/07/25
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Diminutive - Dutch Language Course - DPA Dentistry
Diminutive - Dutch Language Course - DPA Dentistry
Published: 2016/02/15
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Diminutive high school varsity linebacker hits hard, and surprises
Diminutive high school varsity linebacker hits hard, and surprises
Published: 2017/09/29
Channel: CBS Evening News
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Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Belzard
Diminutive
Diminutive
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: Unique Prep
Skate 3: DIMINUTIVE (Ant Skater) 1ST!
Skate 3: DIMINUTIVE (Ant Skater) 1ST!
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: ELZIE
Spanish Augmentative and Diminutive suffixes
Spanish Augmentative and Diminutive suffixes
Published: 2012/07/27
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Caterwaul - Diminutive Do Se Do
Caterwaul - Diminutive Do Se Do
Published: 2014/06/29
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Afrikaans - Verkleining - Diminutive - Small Nouns
Afrikaans - Verkleining - Diminutive - Small Nouns
Published: 2014/06/15
Channel: LookAtMeLearn
Step 4: Short Form or Diminutive Names
Step 4: Short Form or Diminutive Names
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Lit Science
The diminutive colon polyp: Resect & discard or leave alone?
The diminutive colon polyp: Resect & discard or leave alone?
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Clams Casino - Drowning (Azedia vs Diminutive Remix)
Clams Casino - Drowning (Azedia vs Diminutive Remix)
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: You've Got Mail
How to pronounce diminutive
How to pronounce diminutive
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: Oxford Dictionaries
What does diminutive mean?
What does diminutive mean?
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: What Does That Mean?
Uploading "Diminutive Dungeon"
Uploading "Diminutive Dungeon"
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Aurateur
Diminutive form in German
Diminutive form in German
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: john krueger
Diminutive
Diminutive
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: Ionela Hadirca
Swedish diminutive - which doesn
Swedish diminutive - which doesn't exist or does it?
Published: 2017/01/02
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Diminutive polyp removal by cold forceps polypectopmy (jumbo forceps, 8mm)
Diminutive polyp removal by cold forceps polypectopmy (jumbo forceps, 8mm)
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: Vladyslav Yakovenko MD, PhD
Diminutive Despot
Diminutive Despot
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Spike Robinson
MY DIMINUTIVE SON PLAYS COD BLACK OPS
MY DIMINUTIVE SON PLAYS COD BLACK OPS
Published: 2012/04/11
Channel: ELPRESADOR
Learn Russian:  домик, крышечка, Светочка (diminutive suffixes)
Learn Russian: домик, крышечка, Светочка (diminutive suffixes)
Published: 2016/07/09
Channel: Russian from Russia
Barry the Hat
Barry the Hat's "Diminutive Ukulele Orchestra"
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: tony boland
About Diminutive Diva
About Diminutive Diva
Published: 2014/10/27
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VOX Stomplab 1G. A diminutive but great sounding multi effects unit.
VOX Stomplab 1G. A diminutive but great sounding multi effects unit.
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: Gearfacts
Diminutive word in sentence with pronunciation
Diminutive word in sentence with pronunciation
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Word in sentence
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Let's Play - The Binding of Isaac - Episode 963 [Diminutive]
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: Northernlion
#LearnSomeWords :: Diminutive
#LearnSomeWords :: Diminutive
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: BK AllDay
Your Diminutive Hand
Your Diminutive Hand
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: Day Without Dawn - Topic
Diminutive Polip
Diminutive Polip
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: ProfDrSadettinHulagu
UNTITLED- Diminutive Trailer |4K|
UNTITLED- Diminutive Trailer |4K|
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: Lakshman Tvnm
Diminutive Longevity: Trailer #2
Diminutive Longevity: Trailer #2
Published: 2013/04/26
Channel: Jason Shea
‘Chojubai’ Quince—Diminutive Jewels
‘Chojubai’ Quince—Diminutive Jewels
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Tree Flower and Plants
FC Goa
FC Goa's diminutive Spanish maestro
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Indian Super League
Tiny PCs, diminutive modems & the x99 ROG Rampage V Extreme -- Yolk’d #97
Tiny PCs, diminutive modems & the x99 ROG Rampage V Extreme -- Yolk’d #97
Published: 2014/08/29
Channel: Newegg Studios
5’6” Diminutive yet speedy Sophomore RB plays huge role on Varsity. 4xMVP Jacob Trach 2016-17
5’6” Diminutive yet speedy Sophomore RB plays huge role on Varsity. 4xMVP Jacob Trach 2016-17
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: Thanh T. Trach
Choti Choti Galiyon Mein Diminutive Streets HD
Choti Choti Galiyon Mein Diminutive Streets HD
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: noukhaiz younis
Diminutive female bullfighter is mounted by huge bull
Diminutive female bullfighter is mounted by huge bull
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: IgOrb ViLlage
Aero-TV: Tru Trak’s ECO & AEP - Innovative, Affordable, Diminutive, And Cool!
Aero-TV: Tru Trak’s ECO & AEP - Innovative, Affordable, Diminutive, And Cool!
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: Aero-News Network
SPANISH "DIMINUTIVE ENDINGS"
SPANISH "DIMINUTIVE ENDINGS"
Published: 2015/04/08
Channel: Language Guy®
Diminutive
Diminutive
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: Dirty Drag
Stef Decat @ Bucuresti Underground Label Night 01 pres diminutive
Stef Decat @ Bucuresti Underground Label Night 01 pres diminutive
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Bucuresti Underground
From The Lineside   Number 378, Diminutive Wickham Trolley
From The Lineside Number 378, Diminutive Wickham Trolley
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Australia1957T
How to say "diminutive"! (High Quality Voices)
How to say "diminutive"! (High Quality Voices)
Published: 2017/01/25
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A diminutive[1] is a word which has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named, or to convey a sense of intimacy or endearment.[2][3] A diminutive form (abbreviated DIM) is a word-formation device used to express such meanings; in many languages, such forms can be translated as "little" and diminutives can also be formed as multi-word constructions such as "Tiny Tim". Diminutives are used frequently when speaking to small children or when expressing extreme tenderness and intimacy to an adult. As such, they are often employed for nicknames and pet names. The opposite of the diminutive form is the augmentative.

In many languages, formation of diminutives by adding suffixes is a productive part of the language.[2] A double diminutive (example in Polish: dzwondzwonekdzwoneczek; example in Spanish perroperritoperritito) is a diminutive form with two diminutive suffixes rather than one. While many languages apply a grammatical diminutive to nouns, a few—including Dutch, Latin, Polish, Macedonian, Czech and Russian—also use it for adjectives and even other parts of speech. In English the alteration of meaning is often conveyed through clipping, making the words shorter and more colloquial. Diminutives formed by adding affixes in other languages are often longer and not necessarily understood as colloquial. Some languages can form even triple diminutives.

In some contexts, diminutives are also employed in a pejorative sense, to denote that someone or something is weak or childish. For example, one of the last of the Western Roman emperors was named Romulus Augustus, but this was diminuted to "Romulus Augustulus" to express his powerlessness.

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  1. ^ Beyond the diminutive form of a single word, a diminutive can be a multi-word name, such as "Tiny Tim" or "Little Dorrit".
  2. ^ a b "The Standards Site: Glossary - D to F", Crown Copyright, 1997-2008, webpage: Gov-UK-Glossary-DEF Archived 2008-12-27 at the Wayback Machine..
  3. ^ Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 6th edition

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