Suffissi Alterativi are suffixes in Italian that change partly the meaning of the world, giving a different evaluation to it. Unlike the Derivational morphemes, they don’t change the class of the word. Sometimes the root of the word changes to “accomodate” the suffix There are 5 types of suffixes, which sometimes overlap in the use and meaning.
Accrescitivi = Increasing. The suffix is -one. Sometimes used also as endearments.
Naso (nose) - Nasone (big nose)
Cane (dog) - Cagnone or Cagnolone (big dog)
Attenuativi = mitigating. There are several suffixes.