NABOKV-L post 0018882, Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:47:07 +0000


Hello List,

Currently reading a seminal work about the history of Iraq, the authors' surname "Sluglett" triggered in me a memory of many diminuitive "-lets" in V.N.'s novels and I decided for myself that maybe "sluglet" was a word only waiting to be discovered and put to use by V.N.

The only "-lets" I remembered were "wavelet" and "goblet", and I was further reminded of "fawnlet" (what might that mean?) as well as "radugalet" and "motor laundalet" (meaning?).

I remembered "goblet" to mean "little gob" (mouth?), but apparently it appears in Ada as "goblets of light". I'd be happy if someone could clear up what that is supposed to mean. Otherwise I wanted to ask the list to remind me

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