Litevská deminutiva

Title: Litevská deminutiva
Variant title:
  • Diminutives in Lithuanian
Source document: Linguistica Brunensia. 2012, vol. 60, iss. 1-2, pp. [183]-187
  • ISSN
    1803-7410 (print)
    2336-4440 (online)
Type: Article
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The article is a survey of Lithuanian derivative suffixes used for formation of diminutives. The individual suffixes are described with respect to how often are they used, their precise meaning or whether they are used for formation of another words except these with diminutive meaning. Examples and Slavic counterparts, if such can be found, are given. Furthermore the sufixes are classified according to the formants that form them. Except the formant -l-, prevalent in Lithuanian, and the -k-, prevalent in the Slavic languages, there are formants -t- and -n- – for some of which it is possible to find Slavic parallels – and -z-, -ž-, -š-, for which Slavic parallels do not exist. At the end a synoptic table of suffixes is presented.
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