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Kremik, maslichko ... Why do diminutive forms annoy us
Kremik, testicle, oilcake ... Why do diminutive forms irritate us?
By themselves, diminutive forms are one of the tools of a flexible and sensitive Russian language.They make speech more expressive and emotional, convey not only the meaning of diminutiveness and affectionate attitude, but also flattery, irony, neglect. Diminutive forms are characteristic of the living and natural language, since they are genetically related to the actual folk colloquial speech.
But speech, saturated with diminutive forms, still causes disgust. With what it can be connected?
The accumulation of diminutive forms occurs primarily when dealing with very young children. In this case, baby talk is understandable.but when such a speech is addressed to an adult, there is a hidden feeling that they either hold him up as an infant, or the speaker himself tries to flirtatiously pretend to be a baby.And the eyes, and the mind of the observer capture the ridiculous discord, which, of course, causes annoyance.
In adult speech, diminutive forms are a point instrument, the use of which is both possible and acceptable. But abusing them, it is easy to become a stupid and cutesy person. Therefore,using diminutive form, remember moderation.
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