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Dutch

Suffix

-etje n. (plural -etjes)

  1. Appended to a noun, making it diminutive.
    Added only to some words ending in a nasal, i.e.: -m, -n, -ng.
    For examples, see Category:Dutch diminutives.

Variant forms

Usage notes

The suffix takes different variant forms according to the final consonant or vowel of the root it is added to. The use of this suffix is very productive in Dutch and has led to the creation of quite a few lexicalized forms, i.e. the diminutive has acquired a meaning of its own. See e.g. nl:Categorie:Zelfstandig verkleinwoord.

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