Quelques remarques sur les diminutifs en portugais et en roumain
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Some remarks on diminutives in Portuguese and Romanian The subject of the paper is a comparison of basic information concerning formation of diminutives in two Romance languages traditionally called peripheral – Portuguese and Romanian. After general considerations about the phenomenon of diminutive derivation comes a comparison of its mechanism in analysed languages, systematized in a table and illustrated with numerous examples. Special attention is put on words which only structurally reveal their primitive meaning and today are not at all understood as diminutives. The productivity of the diminutive derivation in Portuguese and Romanian is mentioned too, in reference to the results of B. Hasselrot’s studies.
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