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Dimunitive Adjectives

  • Morphological method:
    • By adding the suffixes –ish/-g’ish, -mtir to color words:
UzbekEnglish
oqishwhitish
sarg’ishyellowish
qizg’ishreddish
ko’kishbluish
  • By adding the suffixes -gina/-kina/-qina to adjectives:
UzbekEnglish
shiringinaquite sweet, pleasantly sweet
yumshoqqinaquite soft, pleasantly soft
  • Lexical method:
    • By using following words before adjectives:
UzbekEnglish
ochlight
nimhalf
yarimhalf
aytarlinoticeably
unchanot so much
unchaliknot so much
  • Lexical/morphological method: xiyol+ -roq, sal + -roq
Literary languageEnglish
xiyol kattaroqlittle bigger
Tashkent dialectEnglish
sal kottaro:little bigger
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