|From:||Carlos Thompson <carlos_thompson@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 28, 1999, 13:48|
Herman Miller wrote:
> On the way home from work today, I saw a small group of deer crossing the
> driveway out of the parking garage, right in front of me. I slowed down to
> let them cross, started thinking about local wildlife, and thought it
> might make a good topic for a conlang post.[...]
> How many conlangers can claim the armadillo as a local mammal? The Tirelat
> word, "pinti", is a borrowing of the earlier Jarrda "binti".
Well. There are armadillos in Hangkerim and I supose a great variety of
wild life... whell, Hangkerim covers from the Caribean to the Northern Andes
but unlike OTL Colombia and Venezuela, Hangkerim skips the Amazon
Between those animals I've discovered the names, but I have not my notes
here, are condor, cayman, jaguar, fish (generic), birds (generic)... some
others that exist but I don't have their names are: armadillo, oposum, bats,
frogs, snakes, dolphins, sharks, beetles, ... the list is almost endless.
There are also many domestic animals, different than in OTL, like capybara
and other big rodents, tapir, Appalacian llama, iguana and others. Cows,
horses, cats and sheep exist also in Modern Hangkerim, as well as rats and
other animals brought by Europeans.
Unlike Hangkerim, Chleweiness is less prone to name wild life. I have not
work all of them out but surely will use mostly generics. (Note that
Chleweiness is a personal culture for a city dweller.)