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    How many diminutives are there of a name?

    Can anyone help me with all the possible diminutives of a name in russian? Just curious how many there are. And what are the derogatory diminutives

    What are the diminutives of the name Maria & Anastasia for example? I know Masha is one. Is Mashenka another one? Anyone know all the possible diminutives of Maria & Anastasia?

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    Not as good as you think. For example, my name is Dmitry, and there are only three forms of my name in the site. But there are rather more forms: Dimon, Diman, Dimka etc.
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    And there is no my name!

    I remember some list I've seen...

    <leaving the computer to seek for that>

    ...Alright, for Mariya:

    Мария
    Марийка
    мариша
    Марья
    Мара
    Маруля
    Муля
    Маруся
    Муся
    Мася
    Масята
    Марюта
    Марюха
    Марюша
    Муша
    Маня
    Манюня
    Манюра
    Манюша
    Манятка
    Мака
    Маша
    Машаня
    Машуля
    Машука
    Машуня
    Муня
    Машура
    Мура
    Шура
    Машара
    Мута
    Машута
    Моря
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    a lot

    actually as many as you can think of, oftentimes they are coined on the spot and then discarded after a while never to come back. And it's not names alone you can make diminutives of, you can do this to practically any noun.
    президент
    президентик
    президентушка

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    Марюханция
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Шура
    You may call me Вася, if Шура is diminutive of Мария
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Yeah, right..
    How about
    киска
    рыбка
    тыковка
    зайка
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Шура
    You may call me Вася, if Шура is diminutive of Мария
    My sister's name is Aida, and in one Russian Names dictionary I found diminutive for that name: Дуся.

    After I started calling my sister that name, she warned me that she would kill me if I say that name again. I still can't understand why.
    DO NOT READ MY SIGNATURE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
    Yeah, right..
    How about
    киска
    рыбка
    тыковка
    зайка
    ...
    ягодка ты моя... волчья.
    DO NOT READ MY SIGNATURE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    And there is no my name!

    I remember some list I've seen...

    <leaving the computer to seek for that>

    ...Alright, for Mariya:

    Мария
    Марийка
    мариша
    Марья
    Мара
    Маруля
    Муля
    Маруся
    Муся
    Мася
    Масята
    Марюта
    Марюха
    Марюша
    Муша
    Маня
    Манюня
    Манюра
    Манюша
    Манятка
    Мака
    Маша
    Машаня
    Машуля
    Машука
    Машуня
    Муня
    Машура
    Мура
    Шура
    Машара
    Мута
    Машута
    Моря
    Thanks!!! That's alot!! I didn't know there could be so many!! Russian is a beautiful language. I only started taking it up a few months ago. Maria Sharapova has sparked my interest in everything Russian. :P


    p.s. Sorry about your name and Dmitri's name being shortchanged on the link... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Шура
    You may call me Вася, if Шура is diminutive of Мария
    OK, Вася. :P I think it's not a problem to call Мария Шурой becuase of step-by-step changing of the original can finally make it.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Шура
    You may call me Вася, if Шура is diminutive of Мария
    My sister's name is Aida, and in one Russian Names dictionary I found diminutive for that name: Дуся.

    After I started calling my sister that name, she warned me that she would kill me if I say that name again. I still can't understand why.
    Same situation here. My father got a mess of diminutives in his head and started to use those of Тимофей though I am Артём. Yes sometimes they overlap, but some that don't drive me ***** mad. I tried to explain it to him, but it seems that he just don't give a hoot about that. But I can't kill my father, that's sorta bad.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Шура
    You may call me Вася, if Шура is diminutive of Мария
    OK, Вася. :P I think it's not a problem to call Мария Шурой becuase of step-by-step changing of the original can finally make it.
    It's not a problem to call me Вася, it's not a problem to call you Эдуард. It's not a big problem to invent the sequence of changings between two random names.
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Шура
    You may call me Вася, if Шура is diminutive of Мария
    OK, Вася. :P I think it's not a problem to call Мария Шурой becuase of step-by-step changing of the original can finally make it.
    It's not a problem to call me Вася, it's not a problem to call you Эдуард. It's not a big problem to invent the sequence of changings between two random names.
    It sounds better if you say,

    It's no problem calling me Vasya. It's no problem calling you Eduard. It's not a big problem inventing the sequence of changes between two random names.

    The infinitive (to call) and the present participle (-ing) are interchangeable a lot of times. Sometimes one sounds better than the other.

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    Thank you very much, siberiangoddess!
    My English isn't so good, зато с русским все в порядке ))
    I'll be very thankful, if you correct my mistakes.

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    [quote=Rtyom]And there is no my name!

    I remember some list I've seen...

    <leaving the computer to seek for that>

    ...Alright, for Mariya:

    Correct my mistakes, please

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    How do you feel about Манюня? I like this diminutive.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Манюня... I like that too! There are a lot of ye & ya sounds in Russian aren't there? It's pleasant to hear and distinctive. Whenever I hear those sounds, I know immediately the language must be Russian. What is the most common diminutive of Maria? Is it Masha? What is the second most common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    And there is no my name!

    I remember some list I've seen...

    <leaving the computer to seek for that>

    ...Alright, for Mariya:

    Мария
    Марийка
    мариша
    Марья
    Мара
    Маруля
    Муля
    Маруся
    Муся
    Мася
    Масята
    Марюта
    Марюха
    Марюша
    Муша
    Маня
    Манюня
    Манюра
    Манюша
    Манятка
    Мака
    Маша
    Машаня
    Машуля
    Машука
    Машуня
    Муня
    Машура
    Мура
    Шура
    Машара
    Мута
    Машута
    Моря

    http://members.aol.com/MHoll/Writing_Page/names.html

    Марюханция
    ManyAsha
    Манюня
    cool!

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