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    Short forms

    What is a short-form for Lisa and Oleg/Alex?
    You know... those nice/cute names with special endings.

    I have been called Лисок (excuse my spelling), which I heard means something along the lines of "forest". ??

    The only short form I have heard for Oleg is Олежа, but that's not my favourite.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Short forms

    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    What is a short-form for Lisa and Oleg/Alex?
    You know... those nice/cute names with special endings.

    I have been called Лисок (excuse my spelling), which I heard means something along the lines of "forest". ??

    The only short form I have heard for Oleg is Олежа, but that's not my favourite.

    Thanks.
    They are called "diminutive" names.
    Try:
    Alyosha, Alyoshenka, Alyoshka, Lyoshik
    Olya, Olezha, Olezhen'ka
    Lizunya, Elizavetka, Lizaveta (Liza is a dimunuitive already -- it's from Elizaveta, so these are really just "parallels" of Liza)

    All this came from this site: http://www.doukhobor.org/Commonnames.htm#O
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Olya, Olezha, Olezhen'ka
    Olya - It's name for women

    Olezha, Olezhen'ka, Olezhka

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    Alyosha, Alyoshenka, Alyoshka, Lyoshik
    + Ljoshka, Ljoha, Ljoshen'ka

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    Lizunya, Elizavetka, Lizaveta (Liza is a dimunuitive already -- it's from Elizaveta, so these are really just "parallels" of Liza)
    Лизуня мне лично как-то не звучит.. потому что есть слово "лизать" - и тут эти слова ассоциируются друг с другом

    Елизаветка - это тоже как-то не очень

    Liza, Lizka, Lizaveta

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    Елизаветка; Вета; Лиля; Лиза; Лизуня; Лизуха; Лизуша; Лизура; Лизута

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Елизаветка; Вета; Лиля; Лиза; Лизуня; Лизуха; Лизуша; Лизура; Лизута
    Лиля - совсем другое имя
    Лизуха - грубо
    Лизура и Вета - вообще такого не знаю

    Елизавета - это полное имя, поэтому "Елизаветка" тут будет звучать нелепо, на мой взгляд.

    Лизута - тоже как-то не очень

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    Ни фига себе! Так и говорит грамота.ру!

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    Можно "Лизанька" так ласковее.
    Не плюй в колодец, пригодится водицы, напиться.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Ни фига себе! Так и говорит грамота.ру!
    Всмысле как я или как ты?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Alyosha, Alyoshenka, Alyoshka, Lyoshik
    + Ljoshka, Ljoha, Ljoshen'ka
    + Ljosha
    - Ljoha (it's more rude than diminutive)

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    I like Лизанька the best so far.
    And none so far for Oleg. Is that all?

    Also:
    Do people just make these diminutives up? Or is there some structure that they all follow?
    For example, I could very well call myself "Lisee" or something in English even though no one else has really every said that (and it sounds dumb)-- I just made it up right now.
    Example: In Italian, if you put "etta" "ella" or "ina" on the end of a girl's name, it makes it 'cute'. Those are pretty much the only choices unless you make something up yourself. Are there such choices in Russian?


    I have heard the names:
    Ксуша, Ксута, and Ксушенка for the real name Оксана.
    To me, I don't see where those come from.
    Оксанка and Оксаночка seem much more fitting and nicer sounding for Оксана.
    Don't you think so?

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    Ксюша, Ксюта, and Ксюшенка for the real name Оксана.
    + Ksjushka, Ksju

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Ксюша, Ксюта, and Ксюшенка for the real name Оксана.
    + Ksjushka, Ksju
    Thank you for correcting me.
    I was trying my best to write with Russian letters

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    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    And none so far for Oleg. Is that all?
    Olezha, Olezhen'ka, Olezhka - it's not enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    And none so far for Oleg. Is that all?
    Olezha, Olezhen'ka, Olezhka - it's not enough?
    It's definitely a lot

    But they're not my favourite.

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    [quote=love.angel]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    Quote Originally Posted by "love.angel":2heqklcu
    And none so far for Oleg. Is that all?
    Olezha, Olezhen'ka, Olezhka - it's not enough?
    It's definitely a lot

    But they're not my favourite.[/quote:2heqklcu]

    I think it's all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    I think it's all
    Oh well.

    Thanks anyway!
    Большое спасибо!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    I think it's all
    Oh well.

    Thanks anyway!
    Большое спасибо!!
    you're welcome

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    Never, and I mean under no circumstances, say Лизуха to a woman.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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