- (colloquial, regional, Northern Germany, Westphalia) used to make diminutives
Häusken ― little house
Dörfkes ― small villages
- After stops, particulary after k, a linking -s- is often inserted: Pack → Päcksken (see Päckchen (“parcel”)).
- Sometimes an old linking -e- is also preserved: Mann → Männeken (see derived terms below).
German Low GermanEdit
-ken n (plural -kes)
- used to make diminutives