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I wonder if aliens would "anthropomorphise" animals in the same way we do? (And what they'd call it? ;) )

*playing with an idea to put into one of her stories*

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dragonheadthing
Jan. 25th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
That's a very interesting concept. :D
aegis_fox
Jan. 26th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
Xenopomorphism!!

*hides before anything can be thrown*
aegis_fox
Jan. 27th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
And now for a serious answer - It really depends on the intellect and culture of any said alien society and individuals. Anthropomorphism has been traceable (in rough forms, anyway) for a great point in human society, simply because it seems to be a part of humanity (well, developed humanity) to want to associate everything it saw in terms of itself. So some sense of it would exist.

So if you have aliens, with the intellect and imagination to view the world in such terms, then they probably would apply their own characteristics to other things. But if they have the mental capacity of, oh, say... your average tree slug, I'd doubt it.

Besides, names would be derivative of language - depends what words and base units they have to work off of. Assuming it's a race that uses words.
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