Tonight at dinner, Caitlyn announced that’s she half dragon. “And 1/4 and 3/4 cat.”
After some back and forth (“You don’t understand what I’m saying!” “That’s right, maybe you could say it differently?”), she finally got a sticky note and drew a pie chart. We talked it through and when we were done, she said, “I’m one-half dragon, seven-sixteenth cats, and one-sixteenth human. Because otherwise, how would I be talking and eating with you?”
She then decided that such a being was properly called a “drat.” This felt weird to me – although I opted not to explain why – and I countered with “feligon”. (Now that I think about it, I probably should have suggested “felico” to stay somewhat consistent with my vague ideas about Latin. Felis + Draco = Felico or Dralis?
Caitlyn drew a picture of a feligon, which apparently has two forms (half cat, half dragon AND a shapeshifter?). Both were winged quadrupeds, one with extra pointy teeth, one with jewels on the wings. I suppose if you’re a winged quadruped, everything else is just gravy.