|MadSci Network: Zoology|
First, choose what sort of animal you want it to be - then, you can use an English - Latin translator on the web like this translator to come up with the Latin word. Then, add a modifier, but make it SEEM latin....for example, suppose you want to come up with a latin name for a whale. The translator will come up with the Latin term, balŠna. Now, you may want to say that it is gray (ravus) or that it is beautiful (formosus) so you might have balaena ravus or balaena formosus Or, how about a sea monster? That's cetus....which is close to what we actually do call whales. How about a mermaid? Let's say you want to name it sea woman. Mare femina? Anyway, you can have lots of fun with this assignment - give it a try!
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