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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Pabappa » 22 Nov 2017 23:47

qwed117 wrote:
22 Nov 2017 22:53

fire coral
Fire coral: thorn + seaweed
I know thAt isn't an animal, but most people wouldn't know that coral is an animal either without modern scientific study.
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 22 Nov 2017 23:52

hermit crab = leg + house

Next: manatee

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Imralu » 23 Nov 2017 01:38

manatee = sea+lump

next: tropicbird
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 23 Nov 2017 19:35

tropicbird = whip + tail

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by svld » 24 Nov 2017 08:55

rhinoceros = nose + spike

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Iyionaku » 24 Nov 2017 10:12

svld wrote:
24 Nov 2017 08:55
rhinoceros = nose + spike

Next: woodpecker
I don't wanna ruin the game, but wood + pecker seems totally fine for me. Note that many languages have a unique lexeme for this bird (e.g. German "Specht")

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by holbuzvala » 24 Nov 2017 10:27

Good point, Itionaku! :P

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by CMunk » 24 Nov 2017 12:42

moose = king + cow

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 24 Nov 2017 20:45

Iyionaku wrote:
24 Nov 2017 10:12
svld wrote:
24 Nov 2017 08:55
rhinoceros = nose + spike

Next: woodpecker
I don't wanna ruin the game, but wood + pecker seems totally fine for me. Note that many languages have a unique lexeme for this bird (e.g. German "Specht")
How is that relevant? Why should the fact that not all English animal names are single morphemes stop us from proposing different derivations for words for those animals in some hypothetical language?

Take "warthog", for example. The English name is transparently derived from "wart" + "hog", but why couldn't some other language derive the name of the animal from some other words?

warthog = elephant + boar

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Inkcube-Revolver » 20 Dec 2017 12:56

Meerkat:
warthog+friend
desert+singer

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Kehgrehdid » 21 Dec 2017 21:42

Hyena = "night-laugher"
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Re: Animals derived game

Post by qwed117 » 02 Jan 2018 04:12

Japanese beetle = rainbow chewer

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 09 May 2018 21:34

skua = brown + hunter + gull

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by CarsonDaConlanger » 15 May 2018 02:03

shimobaatar wrote:
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skua = brown + hunter + gull

Next: armadillo
armadillo = armor(ed) pig

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 15 May 2018 02:13

raven = big + ink + bird

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by All4Ɇn » 16 May 2018 00:55

polar bear = ice + demon

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by CarsonDaConlanger » 16 May 2018 01:40

All4Ɇn wrote:
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polar bear = ice + demon

Next: chihuahua
chihuahua = rat + dog

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by Corphishy » 16 May 2018 06:20

cobra = hood/crest/wing + snake

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by shimobaatar » 22 May 2018 01:02

ironclad beetle = solid + zebra + DIM

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Re: Animals derived game

Post by All4Ɇn » 22 May 2018 01:07

aye-aye = demon + monkey

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