[ANSTHRLD] Calling All Heralds
alasdair at bmhanson.net
Thu Apr 30 21:12:27 PDT 2009
Bob Wade <logiosophia at yahoo.com> wrote:
> No, Orles and Tressures are diminutives. That would make them younger sibings, wouldn't it?
Ok, if you want to get technical... ;-D
Bordures do not have diminutives so no, I do not believe orles are considered diminutives. What would it be diminutive to. (At least according to Parker. Brook-Little does not really weigh in on th subject.) Though I do believe that tressures are sometimes considered a diminutive of an orle. I guess it would be on what you would sonsider the definition of a diminutive. Most of what I can remember defines a diminutive in relation to an ordinary. None of the three (bordure, orle or tressure) are ordinaries. Rather they are sub-ordinaries.
That would work for my oldest 2 (sons) I would say there isa closer relationship of orles to a bordure, at least more than a annulet or mascle. :-P Now I am just wondering what that would make my daughter...Maybe an inescutcheon? Double Tressure?
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