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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » Sun 04 Jun 2017, 03:44

bobcat= feral + cat

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 17:35

whippomorpha = fat + water + cattle

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by GamerGeek » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 18:55

kodkod = miniature + tiger

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 20:10

housecat = mouse + killer

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Post by GamerGeek » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 20:15

Cicada = Wood + Fly

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 20:17

ostrich = giraffe + turkey

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by GamerGeek » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 20:20

dolphin = sentient + fish
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 20:44

mouse = rat + baby

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » Sun 05 Nov 2017, 06:43

Chinchilla = tail + jumper

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Pabappa » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 18:00

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Hi All,

Can you think of any natlangs in which animals have names derived from other words, as opposed to being unplittable roots themselves? Like the Russian медведь, which come from 'honey' and 'eat'.
I imagine this got a reply further upthread, but I immediately thought of Algonquian languages, and probably Inuit, where most of the names for animals are derived from verbs. It could even be argued that all of them are, but I'd say that to qualify as a verb, that root must be used elsewhere in the lesxicon. e.g. if a word for mallard means "to shine green", but nothing else in the language ever shines green, I'd say it's just a word for mallard in that language.
And if NOT, what might be some fun ones? Maybe 'flower-sit' for butterfly, ...
In the 1990s I did "beautiful animal that has its own refuge" as the word for butterfly. I was using a non-concatenative morphology then, such that I could put an infinite number of morphemes into a word and not have it grow, but now all of the languages I work on use traditional derivation, although with aggressive sound changes I can still get a lot of words into a fairly compact form even with highly descriptive etymologies. Right now the closest I can come to my earlier derivation is žiffe, but this just means "beautiful in refuge", omitting the morphemes for animal and "(has) its own". On the other hand this word is so short that it needs to be padded with yet another morpheme, possibly /pa/ "in a field" or /pi/ "in a forest".

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Skua
My obsession with penguins causes me to instinctively go for a negative word here, but the Antarctic skua is also the champion of cold weather, as it has been known to cross Antarctica directly over the center, instead of ringing the coast like every other bird. Since penguins can't fly (as far as we know ...), I propose the word for skua to be

skua = ice + soarer

following the pattern of the word for seagull. Now I guess it's my turn to propose a new word. This is my first time in this thread, so I apologize if I'm proposing an animal that's been done before, but it didnt turn up on a search, so here goes:
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by GamerGeek » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 18:38

trout = tiny water
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:30

zorse = stripe + half + son

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:48

snow leopard = white + murderer

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:51

slow loris = big + eye + tree + baby

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:59

kestrel = brown + death bird

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by CMunk » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 17:24

Bdelloid rotifer = water + speck-ANIM

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by GamerGeek » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 17:36

Walrus = tooth seal
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Lambuzhao » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 18:12

Ocelot = ripple + fossa

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 22:19

takin = round + goat

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 22:53

Squirrel = nut-suck-AGT

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