EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived by analogy with the masculine suffix -ĉj- and the feminine suffix -nj-.

SuffixEdit

-jo

  1. Forms gender-neutral affectionate derivatives of names.[1]
    Alekso (Alex) + ‎-jo → ‎Alejo (Alexy)
    pupo (doll) + ‎-jo → ‎pupjo (dolly)

Coordinate termsEdit

  • -ĉjo (masculine affectionate names)
  • -njo (feminine affectionate names)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wennergren, Bertilo (2019) , “J° kaj PJ°”, in Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko[1] (in Esperanto), retrieved 2019-04-06