Diminutivos

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In today`s class, we were talking about diminutivos and i asked the teacher (because i was trying to apply a constant rule but it kept changing) if there is a rule to apply?

and she said: NO (or not really, and it can be in one way where it is in another way in other words 'basically she was saying it depends on how it sounds')

I told her i will look for something in the internet.

can someone please provide me with the rule (if there is one)?

so i can hand it to the teacher and the rest of the students next lesson.

thanx...

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updated FEB 18, 2009
posted by PUNISHER

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I have foudn this very interesting page.

Truth is , the rule is long and difficult to learn, as there are many.

Esta es la regla fundamental:

OBSERVACIÿN:

Evidentemente estas reglas para derivar formas diminutivas en español se fundan en las características morfofonológicas de la base de derivación. En concreto, la selección del sufijo depende de dos propiedades:

(i) el número de sílabas de la base

updated ABR 1, 2012
posted by 00494d19
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Here are some GENERAL rules.

Diminutive

updated ABR 1, 2012
posted by 0074b507