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Subject: dee as German diminutive?
Author: MoonAgeDaydreamer   (Authenticated as MoonAgeDaydreamer)
Date: June 10, 2009 at 4:44:23 PM
Has anyone ever heard of the "dee" sound added to the second syllable of a name as a German diminutive? A teacher of mine mentioned this, and used a classmate, Ilan, as an example, saying it would become "Lan-dee." He went on to talk about a girl in his family known as Boldee. I didn't catch the full name, but I assume that means it goes for either gender. I'm guessing it would be like "y/ie" in English.

Any fluent German-speakers out there who can confirm or deny this?

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