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Offline Mow

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I need a term
« on: December 11, 2007, 02:55:07 PM »
Ok i have a character in a story im writing that is part animal but not much, just the ears, tail, teeth, eyes and reflexes of a cat, I know a few terms but i do not know what one i could use that would not confuse a reader and not make me soundlike an idiot,...Ya know? I also have some dog and reptile like characters too

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 03:02:36 PM »
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 03:25:49 PM »
Liger: It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic.

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 03:43:01 PM »
but mines part human too...so yeah im looking for a generalization for all animal/human creatures yea know

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 03:52:12 PM »
Hunnibal
Hunimal
Animan
Hu-Ani
Ani-Huw
Halfling...

okay, serious now:
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Children of the Union
Beasts of the Kaneenga
Those created by the Genome-X Facility incident

The original:
Werebeasts
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 05:19:56 PM »
Anthromorphs (or just Anthros)
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 09:38:20 AM »
Manimals.
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 01:15:30 PM »
thats more helpful thanks

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007, 07:35:20 PM »
Furries, yeah!
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007, 01:04:45 PM »
yesh their sooo cute!!!!!!

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007, 06:10:01 PM »
Not to cover ones already done:
Nekko is the Japanese word for what you are describing.

Basts: The Horror fiction term for them, comes from the Egyptian God.

Blends: The mix of human+animal (or two animals) comes from the AHWW lists and tranformation lists.

Beta: The science fiction term for such a derived genetic construct.

Moreau: A creature who is the genetic/ surgical blending of human and animale genes.  Term comes from The Island of Dr Moreau, with Dr Moreau being their creator. Now if these creatures are created, they might have a similar name.

Adbomination: Depends if the public view of them is friendly or not.

Therianthrope if they are tranform...

Beastling

CatFolk

Purrri

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2007, 10:31:22 AM »
ok i've used Nekko before on other sites but I've gotten alot of crap about it so... yeah ... i just wasn't sure....thankies ...

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 07:37:52 PM »
If it really is just ears, tail, teeth, eyes and reflexes, that would be Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal.

Working backwards from that: 
Grizliff
Fizzlin
Gilgiz
Gizzik
Frizig
Grifizal

To emphasise a Human/Fizzgig/kitty mix:
Fizzmen
Giguman
Kital
Hugig
Fuzzy (and it's a cute/kawaii name too)
Fizzy (okay, getting into too much cuteness...)
Gizzy (and we pass the cuteosity barrier)
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2008, 09:36:50 AM »
KITAL!!!! its so cute!!! i like that one KITAL!!! kital kital kital, its like "kitty" but cuter!!

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 11:14:37 AM »
How about "Felinthrope", from "Felis" (Latin for cat) and "Anthropos" (greek for man)

"Pantera" (Latin:  Panther) or "Homo" (Latin: Man) could be mixed in to give alternate words:

Felinthrope
Felantrope
Panthropus
Homo Panterus
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Re: I need a term
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2008, 02:43:09 AM »
Something archaic and strange- "wight" means man, so how about catwight, or wightcat or something like that.

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2008, 08:10:48 PM »
KITAL!!!! its so cute!!! i like that one KITAL!!! kital kital kital, its like "kitty" but cuter!!

Ha ha I win.

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Re: I need a term
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2008, 09:03:02 AM »
An unusual idea and certainly not without merit, mind you i haven't thought of any more names but i'll post em when i have.

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