Lesson 1: Smaller Words

Goeie dei,

1. To make a Frisian word smaller you need to use the following rules: 1. If a word ends with m, p, f, r, s or w. You need to put -ke behind the word.
Example: glês -> gleske (glass -> little glass)

2. If a word ends with l, n, t or d. You need to put -tsje behind the word. Words that end with d or t already, you only need to use -sje.
Example: bêd -> bedsje (bed –> little bed).

If a word ends with k, ng, ch or ge. You need to put -je behind. Only words that end with ng, these need to be changed to nk + -je.
Example: seage -> seachje (saw – little saw) & wang -> wankje (cheek –> little cheek)

Mei freonlike groetnis,
Auke