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Re: Diminutives (jara: Re: Pro-drop)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Monday, February 17, 2003, 7:08
Jan wrote:
> > --- 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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE*