Friday, 12 October 2012

Grammar mini break

I am fond of the -ling words, such as duckling, gosling, fledgling, nestling and even swanling, where the -ling makes something small or young. (I'm sure Hagrid would know the full set.) They interest me as they sound so particular to English, entering around the 14th century and lets face it, foundlings are not commonplace in my world. I suspect other words such as puffling for baby puffin entered the lexicon later. I know that moshling, for the pet of a moshi monster, is fairly recent! Let me know if you think of other -ling words which fit in my set.

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