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Looking for "pet" names used for girls
by Crystal Forkan - Thursday, 22 March 2012, 04:38 PM

Hello smile

When I was small, my grandfather used to call me by a "specialized" version of my name ("Krystal") ...but he died when I was young and I can't remember exactly how it was pronounced. Is there a resource that gives info on what might be added to a girl's name as a form of affection? Or a resource the might include other, specifically Greek, versions of the name?


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Re: Looking for "pet" names used for girls
by Mike West - Friday, 23 March 2012, 09:42 AM

The LGO course teaches us that the diminutive form of names is made by changing the ending to "aki" (masculine), "oula" (feminine) or "itsa" (feminine). I've heard the "aki" ending also used for females. Therefore, do you think your grandfather called you "Krystaki", "Krystoula" or "Krystitsa"?

You might find this link interesting on Expressions of affection in the Greek Language

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Re: Looking for "pet" names used for girls
by Crystal Forkan - Friday, 23 March 2012, 11:08 AM

Thank you very much for the link and the information!

Out of the versions you presented, "Krystoula" rings a bell, but I'm not completely sure. I think maybe as I get further into the lessons, and hear more of the language (after not having heard it for so long), that maybe I'll have a better remembrance.

Thank you again smile