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Offline Nahuel

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« on: August 05, 2004, 02:36:10 pm »
I've recently started writing my first story that features anthropomorphic characters, but I'm having trouble describing them (partly because English isn't my first language. Everyone says I'm a near-native speaker, but not when it comes to animals.)

So could someone give me a link to, or just post a list of animal parts and behaviours? I know the more obvious ones like paws and tail, but after that it gets clouded. When I first read the word muzzle I had no idea at all what it was, and when I read animal behaviour I know what the writer's talking about but it doesn't stick so I don't use it in writing..

So enlighten me, oh English-speaking furs of the world. Gimme some words I can use?
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 02:49:43 pm »
Err... the only 2 words I can think of off the top of my head are "digitigrade" and "plantigrade"

Digitigrade is how animals walk, on their toes, not flat footed.  This seems to be a popular "walking style" amoung anthros.

Plantigrade is  how humans walk, flat on their feet.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004, 04:17:30 pm »
(Hee, nog een kaaskop! Hoe heb ik dat kunnen missen?)

I found a list of specialised terms for horses on Wikipedia, and found it very useful. Maybe you can find more articles like that one over there?
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2004, 04:59:26 pm »
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(Hee, nog een kaaskop! Hoe heb ik dat kunnen missen?)


Aaargh the Dutch are after me~! Somebody save me! First Nightmare, now you.  '<img'>

Anyway, thanks both for your suggestions. ^^ Keep em coming
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2004, 11:11:28 pm »
The pouch or sheath is where genitials are stored. Claws are the things that come out of their paws. Animals such as the fox, wolf, cat and others have special eyes so that their pupils adjust, so they could be either oval shaped or slits depending on the light. The fox tail is called the brush. The overall fur covering is called the pelt. Most animals okay day sight but much better night sight and have great senses of smell and hearing, for instance, a fox can hear you breathing inside your house when it's forty or more feet outside it--cats can hear and differenatate their owner's footsteps, which is why they're usually waiting for you at the door.

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