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Diminutives/Augmentatives (Syntax and Morphology)
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Diminutives and augmentatives are the most cross-linguistically widespread exponents of the class of the so-called ‘evaluative affixes’. In addition, we also find pejoratives and amelioratives. It is not easy to draw a clear borderline between the forms that can be ascribed to these four classes, since very of…

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Nicola Grandi, “Diminutives/Augmentatives (Syntax and Morphology)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000108>
First published online: 2013

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