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-DIM (diminutive)

The core of diminutive formation lies in the realm of count nouns, but in some cases the diminutive suffix (-DIM) can also be attached to a verbal base. The derivations can be agent nouns klieme to knead > kliemke slow person, sorehead, patient nouns (fertelle to tell > ferteltsje story) and action nouns, as in betankje to thank > betankje word of thanks. All derivations have neuter gender.


More information can be found in the section verb as base, or in the topic on -DIM with noun as base for a broader overview.