Quackie — Animals in Scots #13

Hi all 😁 Any guesse for this one? If you said duck, you would be correct πŸ‘

Other names for a duck are deuk; also spelt jeuk, and deukie quack in the NE. A long-tailed duck is a coal-an-candlelight, and a golden eye, a gowdie(-duck).

The two below are mire-deuks (mallards).

Mire-deuks by Jez Braithwaite
Mire-deuks

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

Hae a guid day 😁

14 thoughts on “Quackie — Animals in Scots #13

      1. Doric is a particular dialect of the old Scots language, still spoken along the North East coast of Scotland (around Aberdeenshire) πŸ™‚

      1. We’ve not heard that response; the one we heard the most was “they’re aye peckin”. It’s amazing how a dialect in a relatively small geographic area can have different nuances; thanks for the new reply 😁

      2. I think it depends on whether you take the query literally (‘How are your doves?’) or as a general question of how you’re doing? That’s always been my understanding, but of course I may be wrong! πŸ™‚

Great to hear your thoughts πŸ˜ƒ