I am looking for a preposition or postposition that shows one or all of the following characteristics

The order matters:

  1. Proximity
  2. Multiplicity
  3. Miniature

The word I am looking is something like "let" that is added to book to make the word booklet (that resembles miniature). But "let" does not show multiplicity and especially proximity.

I was thinking of "Leaf", but I guess it only shows thinness and miniature. The most important feature I am looking for is proximity and closeness.

Pls let me know If further explanation required. Thanks

  • If what you're asking for are suggestions for prefixes or suffixes, you've got three of them in the words you've listed - you could compound them and get a 'minipromulti-' - a context or example would be useful. Feb 24, 2014 at 6:45
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    +1 That reminds me of -litter (that cute gang of puppies). But seriously, it's a tall order, yours. Let us try. What's the main word, by the way?
    – Kris
    Feb 24, 2014 at 6:56
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    Epicloudlets works logically, with epi- for proximity leading the way, multiplicity made easy with the concluding "-s," and your own "-let" for miniature. It registers as something having to do with "epic," though, which defeats the sense of "minuature." Thus it doesn't work in practical terms unless hyphenated: epi-cloudlets. Ugh. Good neologisms are tough! Feb 26, 2014 at 3:17
  • Thanks Joan. Which one do you prefer personally Epicloudlets or cloudleaf?
    – Espanta
    Feb 26, 2014 at 7:26
  • I can't speak for Joan, but I definitely prefer epicloudlets. Are you specifically looking to modify cloud? (I didn't see that the main word was ever established.)
    – John Y
    Feb 28, 2014 at 22:15

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It's not really an affix (if that's what you're looking for). But I would say that the word "swarm" comes close to what you're looking for.

A swarm is made up of many small actors, gathered around a central point. So if you're talking about, for example, photographs, you could call it a "photo swarm."

Or if that doesn't convey the type of proximity you're looking for--again, it's a little vague--you could add the word "personal." So you have a "personal photo swarm."


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