Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monstrous Taxonomy: Demi Humans

Yesterday I ran the Latin on the Goblinoids, so now we're stepping across the aisle to check out the scientific names of the demi humans.  Unlike the goblinoids, demi-humans are made up of several genuses (genii? as much as I love to bastardize it, my Latin really sucks).   I've added Brownies and leprechauns to the mix because EGG describes them both as halfling/pixie hybrids in the MM.  As you will see, there is some disagreement about which genus leprechauns fall under.


Common Name
Genus and Species
Translation
Brownie
Demihomodimidulum morosus
Surly half-halfling
Dwarf
Paulodudus robustus
Stout little dude
Elf
Legolasium pauperis
Poor man's Legolas
Gnome
Nanorum pilestultum
Silly hat dwarf
Halfling
Homodimidulum peshirsutus
Hairy-footed half-man
Leprechaun
Fortunatem crapulatus or
Lucky drunkard

Homodimidulum hirudosensorem
Leech-riding halfling

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