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NAME-ciğim?

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Hi, if I missed something obvious, do please tell me. I wonder what the denotation and connotation is on using someone's name with this suffix. Why I ask? I have some Turkish immigrant classmates friended on FB and wished someone a happy eid al-fikr (probably the wrong term, but English's not my native language), and received this reply: "Mechthildciğim sana da iyi bayramlar

2 years ago

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It's a term of endearment.

Literally it's: my little mechthild

2 years ago

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Thanks!

2 years ago

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It's affectionate diminutive of your name. Guessing your name is Mechthild = Mechthildcik (simple diminutive, "little Mechthild" ) = Mechthildciğim (as in "my little Mechtild").

2 years ago

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RejistaniaPlus
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Thanks a lot! Yes, my name is Mechthild!

2 years ago
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