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On Annas and Agnieszkas Posted by on Dec 21, 2009

I know there are some foreigners out there who are convinced that 50% of Polish women are named Anna and the other 49% – Agnieszka. The remaining percent is claimed by Katarzyna, Małgorzata and Edyta, with a few Grażynas stuck in there for variety’s sake. I always shook my head with disbelief when I heard…

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Diminutives of Proper Names Posted by on Apr 3, 2009

Are you ready for more zdrobnienia (diminutives)? I’m not… But I thought I’d give them a shot anyway. I told you already that I’m not particularly fond of diminutives. And if there is a thing I dislike even more, that will be diminutive forms of proper names. Hate the stuff. Really. Lucky are the people…

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