LangTime Chat, Episode 27: Fun with Fauna

In this episode, we have some fun with fauna! We talk about different ways speakers come up with names for animals beyond having basic roots for them, and we hope it can inspire your own animal-name creation fun!

During our conversation, David mentions a thread on Reddit about butterfly names, which you can find here:

And I created a Keynote presentation for our discussion, which I’ve attached as a resource. When it gets to the discussion on butterflies, you’ll see there are a lot of names in Germanic languages, and those words are not necessarily standard across all dialects (and some are much more archaic!), which just adds to the fun of it all. 

We hope you enjoy!

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