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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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When Polish Diminutives Aren’t Diminutive Posted by on Mar 24, 2009

This is odd, but during the last two weeks two different readers, in two different countries, in two different ways mentioned the issue of Polish diminutives. So, who am I to argue with such a coincidence? And because I don’t want any bad karma hanging over my head (those “sexist” occupation nouns can wait), we…

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