Dug — Animal in Scots #23

Hi all 😁 A nice easy one today, dug (dog).

Other names for mans best friend are dowg & hund. In the NE they’re known as bowf(er).

Whilst on the subject of dugs, there are a lot of names for barking; as a verb — bouch, wow, youwf, yaff, youch. From a large dog, bowf. A surpressed bark, wowff. To bark rapidly is to yabble 😂 As a noun — bouch, yamph, wow, yowf, bowf. Low pitched is wowff and a sharp supressed bark is a whink.

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 😁

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