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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ышко (-yško)

  1. Creates diminutives of neuter nouns, sometimes with a particularizing sense.
    го́рло (górlo, throat) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎го́рлышко (górlyško, small throat)
    крыло́ (kryló, wing) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎кры́лышко (krýlyško, small wing)
    перо́ (peró, feather) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎пёрышко (pjóryško, small feather)
    стекло́ (stekló, glass) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎стёклышко (stjóklyško, (small) piece of glass)
    зерно́ (zernó, grain) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎зёрнышко (zjórnyško, (small) kernel of grain)
    со́лнце (sólnce, sun) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎со́лнышко (sólnyško, small sun)
    дно (dno, bottom) + ‎-ышко (-yško) → ‎до́нышко (dónyško, (small) bottom)

Usage notesEdit

  • The suffix is added to the stem of the word (i.e. minus its final vowel, if any).
  • The suffix is often added to ending-stressed words. The stress is always drawn onto the preceding syllable.
  • Unstressed e normally becomes ё when stressed.
  • In some cases, a suffix is dropped, as in со́лнышко (sólnyško) from со́лнце (sólnce).
  • The normal plural is irregular -́ышки.

DeclensionEdit