Adding ~n to names?

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Adding ~n to names?

Post by runefx » Fri 05.11.2007 5:54 pm

Is adding the syllable ~n to a name a way to form a nickname? Is it a bit like ~chan? I've noticed it in a few instances...are there any other nicknaming conventions?

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Post by Yudan Taiteki » Fri 05.11.2007 6:38 pm

Not that I know of. Do you have any specific examples?
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Post by doinkies » Fri 05.11.2007 9:04 pm

I suppose runefx is referring to nicknames like "Yukarin" for Yukari, etc. I've seen these types of nicknames before...
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RE: Adding ~n to names?

Post by Dehitay » Sat 05.12.2007 12:17 am

I remember this kind of thing from Azumanga Daioh. I can't remember what Kaorin's real name was, but when Kimura asked to be called Kimurin I started laughing.
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RE: Adding ~n to names?

Post by SirFirestorm » Sat 05.12.2007 12:28 am

from azumanga, I think the person you are talking about is Kaori = Kaorin?

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Post by keatonatron » Sat 05.12.2007 1:25 am

There are many "unofficial" ways to make nicknames, and they all differ by person.

My ex-girlfriend used to take the first syllable of someone's name and add ピー to the end of it. So her name became マッピー and I became ジェッピー.

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Re: Adding ~n to names?

Post by etsouriez » Wed 02.18.2015 12:18 pm

I know this is a little late seeing as how this post was created almost eight years ago, but to answer the question...the suffix -rin itself is very similar to the suffix -kun; it usually means that one is being deemed a close friend. However, -rin has a much more female connotation than -kun. It is also usually conveniently applied to names which already end in -ri, like Kofuku changing Hiyori's name to Hiyorin in Noragami, because it was just that easy.

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