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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian -ша (-ša), an ending of Russian diminutives of personal names (male and female: Паша (Paša), Саша (Saša), Миша (Miša) etc; by analogy with -njo.

SuffixEdit

-ĉjo

  1. Forms affectionate derivatives of masculine names.
    Johano (John) + ‎-ĉjo → ‎Joĉjo (Johnny)
    Miĥaelo (Michael) + ‎-ĉjo → ‎Miĉjo (Mike)
    patro (father) + ‎-ĉjo → ‎paĉjo (daddy)
    Petro (Peter) + ‎-ĉjo → ‎Peĉjo (Pete, Petey)

Coordinate termsEdit

  • -njo (feminine affectionate names)
  • -jo (gender-neutral affectionate names)