Diminutive

From Teflpedia
Revision as of 15:32, 14 November 2019 by Duncan (talk | contribs)

A diminutive (/dəmɪnjətɪv/) is a word that 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.[1]

This is done in two ways; (1) by using an adjective, especially "little", e.g. "Little Mix", "Tiny Tim", or (2) by using a diminutive suffix[2]

Referneces

This article is a stub and may need expanding. If you feel you can help improve it please click the "Edit" link at top to edit it. If you need help editing, simple guidance can be found here.


This message should only be placed on talk pages, not main namespace.