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    Dimunitive

    Hi

    I would like to know the dimunitive of 1. a Ring and 2. a Pan? What is the groupong name for 1. diamonds and 2.chikens.

    Thak you
    Ina


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    Re: Dimunitive

    duplicate thread.
    If a thread receives no response, it seems one solution is to post it again an hour later!

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    I don't know of a diminuative of ring or pan other than a small ring or pan.
    A group of diamonds in a piece of jewellery is called a "cluster".
    A group of chickens is called a "flock"

    I am not a teacher.


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    We can make up some words. IMHO a small ring is a ringlet and small pan a panlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thod00 View Post
    We can make up some words. IMHO a small ring is a ringlet and small pan a panlet.
    Ringlet, however, is already taken. It is a long, curly strand of hair, very popular in the 1930s through the movies of Shirley Temple.

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    Re: Dimunitive

    I made a mistake, a group of hens is a "clutch" not a flock! However, I am certain that if you call them a flock, people will also understand it.


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    A clutch of chickens would be ok - you hatch them from a clutch of eggs, and they will grow up to be a flock of hens.

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    Re: Dimunitive

    Do you mean a physical diminutive, or an emotive one? In the latter case, you can always invent one by adding "-y poo" as in "ringy-poo" or "panny-poo", but his will be seen as extremely child-like.

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