Last night, M-High or whatever her secret name is mentioned that she was learning about morphs in her into linguistics course. I learned about them by the name of morphemes, but it's all pretty much the same thing. (Morphs are vocal, morphemes are written, from what I understand. Linguists of the world, throw off your chains and correct me.) She mentioned that the term "morph" always makes her thing of Animorphs, and so we all had a good laugh about it.
Except it got me thinking - what about animorphemes? You know, morphemes that refer to animals?
I started to name off animorphemes from the top of my head (well, just the one - ichthyo), but everyone else made fun of me enough that I stopped. But in my head, I kept going. Here's the list I have so far:
Further additions are always accepted, but I think this is a pretty solid list. Heh. Animorphemes.