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Subject: Re: Any info on Mashka?
Author: Lea M   (Authenticated as lcgirl20)
Date: August 15, 2010 at 11:46:11 AM
Reply to: Any info on Mashka? by yuliya-inna
It's a diminutive of Maria, and the -k- makes it not as much like a double diminutive but more like baby talk, and it can be considered rude and/or condescending when it's not used affectionately/for a family member. So here it would be OK. It's just Masha only a little bit more diminutive, but not as much as Mashenka or something like that.

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