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    Diminutives

    I posted something earlier about this but thought it better to start a new post as it's not my name I want in Russian, it's a Russian diminutive from my name!

    In my other post I said I stayed with a Russian lady who often called me Катя because I think she found 'Caroline' difficult or just strange to say. I know the name 'Каролина' (?) exists, whether or not if it is Russian or Slavic, I don't know.

    My main question is, can a diminutive, pet name, be formed from 'Caroline' and if not, what could be made from 'Каролина'?

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    Re: Diminutives

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline
    I posted something earlier about this but thought it better to start a new post as it's not my name I want in Russian, it's a Russian diminutive from my name!

    In my other post I said I stayed with a Russian lady who often called me Катя because I think she found 'Caroline' difficult or just strange to say. I know the name 'Каролина' (?) exists, whether or not if it is Russian or Slavic, I don't know.

    My main question is, can a diminutive, pet name, be formed from 'Caroline' and if not, what could be made from 'Каролина'?
    The Ukrainian singer Ani Lorak (who came second at this year's Eurovision), her real name is Каролiна (Аni Lorak is the name spelt backwards). I'm not sure if this is a common authentic Ukrainian name or borrowed from another Slavic language.

    Karol (meaning King) is a common men's name in Czech and Slovak I believe, Karolina is the female variant (i.e. meaning Queen).

    EDIT: Seems Karolina exists in a number of Slavonic languages:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karolina

    Russian Wiki says Каролина means "Koролева" so it looks like I was right.

    The name wouldn't be hard for a Russian to pronounce, it doesn't present any problems, it's just not a common Russian name, thus no common dimmunitive exists, so she just used the common Катя (since it begins with a K).
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    You could use these with success:

    Кара, Карачка, Каро, Карошка
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    You could use these with success:

    Кара, Карачка, Каро, Карошка
    No, kalinka, they don't work and sound bad. By the way, кара means "penalty; punishment, retribution" in Russian. Not a very nice word.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    I suppose you could easily use Лина instead of Каролина (the name Лина is rare, but it exists in Russian, so it doesn't sound unnatural or forced).

    I can't think of any other nice diminutive from your name. The ones that kalinka suggested are really weird, I agree with Оля on that.

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    Каша
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    Haha, каша means porridge, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline
    Haha, каша means porridge, doesn't it?
    porrige means овсянка, овсяная каша
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline
    Haha, каша means porridge, doesn't it?
    Yep.
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    [quote=Оля]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kalinka_vinnie":1ut9224b
    You could use these with success:

    Кара, Карачка, Каро, Карошка
    No, kalinka, they don't work and sound bad. By the way, кара means "penalty; punishment, retribution" in Russian. Not a very nice word.[/quote:1ut9224b]
    Ah... well that's too bad...

    hmm... what is your feeling about винсик, does it sound normal for a diminuitive?
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    [quote=Оля]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kalinka_vinnie":27058ahh
    You could use these with success:

    Кара, Карачка, Каро, Карошка
    No, kalinka, they don't work and sound bad. By the way, кара means "penalty; punishment, retribution" in Russian. Not a very nice word.[/quote:27058ahh]

    Though, it is used as a name: google
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    hmm... what is your feeling about винсик, does it sound normal for a diminuitive?
    Винсик is perfect.

    Though, it is used as a name
    Although it sounds really bad. And, 422 results in Google are not that many. Try лина линочка (which is not very common, either), and you'll find 20 000 results.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    [quote=Оля]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kalinka_vinnie":n5bc96n9
    hmm... what is your feeling about винсик, does it sound normal for a diminuitive?
    [/quote:n5bc96n9]
    Винсик is perfect.

    Phew... was afraid there for a moment!
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    [quote=kalinka_vinnie][quote="Оля":336cu02s]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kalinka_vinnie":336cu02s
    hmm... what is your feeling about винсик, does it sound normal for a diminuitive?
    Винсик is perfect.

    Phew... was afraid there for a moment! [/quote:336cu02s][/quote:336cu02s]

    What does винсик mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline
    What does Винсик mean?
    Sort of diminutive for Vincent (Винсент).
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    But I'm a girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline
    But I'm a girl!
    They were suggesting it for Kalinka_Vinnie.
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    Yeah, sorry Cara!
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    I would say that Vinnie's suggestions more or less are not that bad! If you aren't used to the diminutives, it doesn't mean one can't use them.
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    I knew a girl with the name Каролина that was called by her parents and teachers Карина, Кариша, Каришка. Her full name was Каролина, though.


    Спасибо, Винни, что исправил моё предложение!
    Я так думаю.

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