Calluna V. (callunav) wrote in linguaphiles,
Calluna V.
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V. brief Hindi question

I know that 'ya' can be tacked onto 'bhai' (brother) to make it more familiar/affectionate. Is that generalizable? Can it be used sort of like "-chan" in Japanese, or like the diminuatives that are used with children's or women's names in many languages? (-ina, for instance).

Sorry for the lack of either devanagari or IPA.
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