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-DIM (diminutive)

Although the core of diminutive formation is in the realm of count nouns, adjectives can also act as a base for attachment of the diminutive suffix (-DIM), although on a modest scale. The derivations, which have neuter gender, can refer to persons or to things. Examples are sleau negligent > sleauke negligent person or nij new > nijtsje bit of news.


More information can be found in the section adjective as base, or for a broader view in the full topic diminutive with noun as base .

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