Re: Diminutives (jara: Re: Pro-drop)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 17, 2003, 7:08|
> --- Dan Sulani skrzypszy:
> > Re: diminutives: The ones I am familiar with are: -le, (Channa >
> > Channale) and -ke (Shlomo [Solomon]> Slomke) both AFAIK to Hebrew via
> > Yiddish. Where Yiddish got them from I don't know.
>Well, "-ke" is distinctly Germanic.
>Cf. German "-chen", Dutch "-je", Flemish "-ke".
"-le" is reminicent of German -lein, dialectally [-l@] in some places.
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