|Subject:||Re: dee as German diminutive?|
|Author:||Rene (Authenticated as Rene)|
|Date:||June 11, 2009 at 10:24:24 AM|
|Reply to:||dee as German diminutive? by MoonAgeDaydreamer|
I cannot remember hearing a "dee" sound used like that.
Common diminutives for German names are "-chen" and "-lein". However both border on the ridiculous and are mainly used in jokes or on other special circumstances, much less for forming actual nicknames and such.
So, for example, a Peter might become a Peterchen or a Peterlein. Sometimes you need slight modifications before it works, like inserting a vowel or generating an umlaut:
Franz -> Franzilein
Franz -> Fränzchen
Hans -> Hansilein
Hans -> Hänschen
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