Hey! Since you're Russian, I wanted to ask if you could explain what Lev's nickname means exactly? Isn't it a feminine form—with the "a" at the and all? (Also, I love your blog and your drawings! But I'm too shy to come off anon, sorry!)
Hello! So as far as I get it Furudate chose “Lyovochka” for Lev’s pet name, which is just adorable, let me tell you, but also quite unusual (for me at least). The thing is, I’ve never actually heard someone use “Lyovochka” at all. The most popular ways would be: Levushka\Lyovushka, Lyova\Leva, I guess. BUT Russian gives you lots of possibilities when it comes to derivation, so “Lyovochka” works just fine.
As for the meaning, well, it’s simple. There are a lot suffixes in russian, but in this particular case we’re talking about diminutive ones. The suffix “ochk” is one of those. So words with such suffixes sound cuter, more affectionate and more caring, so I guess Lev’s sister just wanted to emphasize her fondness (especially since she is older and such pet names are often used for people who are younger than you (for example children) and just people you care about). The ending “a” in this case has nothing to do with the grammatical gender since we’re talking about human names. So, er, I hope that helps! I’m sorry for the mistakes if there are any. Thank you for you message by the way, it really means a lot!!
This post has been a long time coming because every day I think of new things I want to incorporate into this AU and every day it just gets developed more.
Halflings AU is probably just going to stay as a series of a bunch of stories from prompts or little ideas I have, but I figure there should be one big informative post talking about the little things that are between stories or things that are unexplained. It really is big;;; This is just a bunch of info dumped into one giant post I’m so sorry it’s so long but it’s good stuff.
(please note anything said in earlier posts has probably changed since I’ve developed it more, as well if theres anything that ends up sounding confusing its probably because I didnt proof read enough i apologize;;;; )