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Published on Nov 9, 2017
A diminutive is something you stick on the end of a word to make the thing it describes sound smaller. ie. Dog goes to Doggy. Every language has them, but some have more than others. Why are we drawn to diminutives? And why is English particularly resistant to them, compared to Spanish, for example? For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/YPL3LS Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ: https://goo.gl/iFHkyd Download our App: https://goo.gl/RNNpfJ