The morphology of Salish languages is notoriously complex, and diminutive
formation is no exception. Diminutives may involve reduplication, glottal
stop insertion, glottalization of resonants, and ablaut of vowels (e.g.
e to i). Diminutives combine with other forms, including plurals, imperfectives,
statives, and even other diminutives. Combinations raise an interesting
issue for the templatic nature of morphology, since the first and second
diminutives are formed differently.