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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » 04 Jun 2017 03:44

bobcat= feral + cat

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jun 2017 17:35

whippomorpha = fat + water + cattle

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Post by GamerGeek » 11 Jun 2017 18:55

kodkod = miniature + tiger

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jun 2017 20:10

housecat = mouse + killer

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Post by GamerGeek » 11 Jun 2017 20:15

Cicada = Wood + Fly

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jun 2017 20:17

ostrich = giraffe + turkey

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Post by GamerGeek » 11 Jun 2017 20:20

dolphin = sentient + fish
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 11 Jun 2017 20:44

mouse = rat + baby

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » 05 Nov 2017 06:43

Chinchilla = tail + jumper

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Pabappa » 20 Nov 2017 18:00

holbuzvala wrote:
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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 » 20 Nov 2017 18:38

trout = tiny water
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 21 Nov 2017 01:30

zorse = stripe + half + son

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » 21 Nov 2017 01:48

snow leopard = white + murderer

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 21 Nov 2017 01:51

slow loris = big + eye + tree + baby

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » 21 Nov 2017 01:59

kestrel = brown + death bird

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by CMunk » 22 Nov 2017 17:24

Bdelloid rotifer = water + speck-ANIM

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by GamerGeek » 22 Nov 2017 17:36

Walrus = tooth seal
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Lambuzhao » 22 Nov 2017 18:12

Ocelot = ripple + fossa

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 22 Nov 2017 22:19

takin = round + goat

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » 22 Nov 2017 22:53

Squirrel = nut-suck-AGT

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