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Hypocoristics
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The entry treats the layer of the derivative diminutive vocabulary in modern Slavic languages. They are characterized by a high level of diversity of their varieties both in terms of word formation and in terms of their stylistic characteristics and functional feature as applied to human first names.

Hypocoristic names

Hypocoristic names are unofficial diminutive personal names derived from official (e.g., passport-entry) human personal names. Hypocoristic names make up a significant layer of the deri…

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Lukashanets, Aliaksandr, “Hypocoristics”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032636>
First published online: 2020



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