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What Are Diminutives – and Why We Like Them
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Diminutive Meaning
Diminutive Meaning
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Diminutives
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Diminutive names. 10 Most Awkward Mistakes in Russian
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Diminutives
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Diminutive high school varsity linebacker hits hard, and surprises
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Diminutive form in German
Diminutive form in German
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Diminutive - Dutch Language Course - DPA Dentistry
Diminutive - Dutch Language Course - DPA Dentistry
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Old-Timey Diminutive Names
Old-Timey Diminutive Names
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Published: 2015/11/19
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Diminutive basketball star reaching new heights
Published: 2017/02/21
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How to Pronounce Diminutive
How to Pronounce Diminutive
Published: 2018/01/19
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A Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine
A Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine
Published: 2016/04/17
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MY DIMINUTIVE SON PLAYS COD BLACK OPS
Published: 2012/04/11
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The diminutive colon polyp: Resect & discard or leave alone?
Published: 2017/08/02
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Published: 2017/04/14
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Diminutive
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Step 4: Short Form or Diminutive Names
Step 4: Short Form or Diminutive Names
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Diminutive - Indie Devlog Part #01 [NEW 2018 HD]
Diminutive - Indie Devlog Part #01 [NEW 2018 HD]
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Spanish Augmentative and Diminutive suffixes
Spanish Augmentative and Diminutive suffixes
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Diminutive
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What does diminutive mean?
What does diminutive mean?
Published: 2015/01/29
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How to pronounce diminutive
How to pronounce diminutive
Published: 2015/04/29
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About Diminutive Diva
About Diminutive Diva
Published: 2014/10/27
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Skate 3: DIMINUTIVE (Ant Skater) 1ST!
Published: 2015/08/07
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Uploading "Diminutive Dungeon"
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Learn Russian: домик, крышечка, Светочка (diminutive suffixes)
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Afrikaans - Verkleining - Diminutive - Small Nouns
Afrikaans - Verkleining - Diminutive - Small Nouns
Published: 2014/06/15
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Clams Casino - Drowning (Azedia vs Diminutive Remix)
Published: 2012/06/21
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Diminutive Polip
Diminutive Polip
Published: 2013/06/18
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Swedish diminutive - which doesn
Swedish diminutive - which doesn't exist or does it?
Published: 2017/01/02
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Published: 2014/10/17
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VocabVid diminutive
Published: 2011/05/03
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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
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How to say "diminutive"! (High Quality Voices)
How to say "diminutive"! (High Quality Voices)
Published: 2017/01/25
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From The Lineside   Number 364 Diminutive Double Headed Tanks
From The Lineside Number 364 Diminutive Double Headed Tanks
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What does diminutive mean
What does diminutive mean
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Diminutive by Myth Goji
Published: 2013/11/03
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Expectation Cover Diminutive
Published: 2014/09/26
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Diminutive Ants - UL-ORJ
Diminutive Ants - UL-ORJ
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Diminutive
Published: 2015/03/03
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No Such A Diminutive
No Such A Diminutive
Published: 2015/01/01
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Diminutive Longevity: Outtakes
Diminutive Longevity: Outtakes
Published: 2014/04/16
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Nokia Asha 230 hands-on: diminutive handset with a diminutive price
Nokia Asha 230 hands-on: diminutive handset with a diminutive price
Published: 2014/02/24
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Hunting Diminutive Spinosaurus With A Rifle
Hunting Diminutive Spinosaurus With A Rifle
Published: 2009/03/25
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Top 12 Diminutive pe care un barbat nu ar trebui sa le foloseasca intr o relatie
Top 12 Diminutive pe care un barbat nu ar trebui sa le foloseasca intr o relatie
Published: 2015/09/08
Channel: Standupcomedyromania
Sony Xperia XA1: diminutive phone that will not make your wallet cry.
Sony Xperia XA1: diminutive phone that will not make your wallet cry.
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Aban Tech
The Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine
The Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: Wesley Coburn
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Liv'n'Lil: Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Olivia Cardwell
‘Chojubai’ Quince—Diminutive Jewels
‘Chojubai’ Quince—Diminutive Jewels
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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 Italian: casacasettacasettina) 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 (in Polish: słodkisłodziutkisłodziuteńki) 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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