When the noun ends in a consonant or the vowel -e we tend to keep the whole word and add -cillo, -cilla, -cillos, -cillas. Hola, the lesson on the suffix cito etc says it applies to words ending in e. So which would be the correct suffix to add to Quijote? cito or cillo? Muchas gracias, Shirley.
With suffixes it's difficult to set one only correct form, it depends on the person, the area where you live that might use one ending more than another. I'd say that here, for Quijote, my tendency would be "Quijotito" or "Quijotecito" - but, to be honest, it sound a bit weird to make a diminutive for "Quijote" unless you are referring to a kid who is dressing as Don Quijote? or something of that kind?
Thank you Inma. Yes it’s for naming a child’s stuffed animal, a donkey: Don Key (english) Ote (spanish). The toy will be called Otecito. Muchas gracias! Shirley.
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