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Hypocorism

Postby Slava » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:21 pm

A pet name. Or, adult imitation of baby talk.

A short story I recently read introduced me to this word when it referred to "Johno" as a hypocorism for Jonathan.

Stress on the "poc".
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Re: Hypocorism

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:28 am

Is hypercorism a state of mind occasioned by someone messing with or dissing your pet hypocorism?
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