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-DIM (diminutive)

The core of diminutive formation is in the realm of count nouns, but we also find some cardinal numerals as the base for the attachment of the diminitive suffix (-DIM). Most of the time, the derivations refer to a certain amount of money. Examples are tsien ten > tsientsje ten Euro note or tweintich twenty > tweintichje twenty Euro note. A twake two-DIM is a set of two eggs of the lapwing in one nest. All derivations have neuter gender.


More information can be found in the general topic on diminutive formation, in particular in the section on numeral as base.