Haggis — Animals in Scots #29

Hi all 😁 A nice simple one in honour of St Andrew’s Day — Haggis (haggis πŸ˜‚), or in Scots Gaelic: taigeis.

Haggis in some other languages; Catalan: Haggis, Basque: Haggis, Danish: Haggis, Estonian: Haggis, French: Haggis, Icelandic: Haggis, Latvian: Haggis, English: Haggis, Swahili: Haggis. Even in Latin, haggis is haggis! Let’s face it, a haggis is a haggis, no matter where you are! Try saying haggis that many times after a whisky 🀣

Haggis by Jez Braithwaite
Haggis

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.

With November and Animals in Scots coming to a close (which is good because I’ve run out of animal pictures πŸ˜‚), next month I’m collaborating with my wife, and doing a Random Things in Scots Month; so see you then!

Hae a guid St Andrew’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😁

Coo — Animals in Scots #28

Hi all 😁 A nice easy one today! Coo (cow).

Other names include: baist, beast, heefer (young cow/heifer), cuddoch. A horned cooo is a hornie, with crooked horns – crummie, with a white face – hawkie, and with a speckled face – fleckie.

Coo by Jez Braithwaite
Coo

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 😁

Cheet — Animals in Scots #27

HI all 😁 Cheet (cat) is today’s Animals in Scots.

Also known as a cheetie-pussy; an affectionate name is pussy-baudrons. Mew/Miaow is maw, miauve or piteously, waw.

Mirror cat by Jez BraithwaiteAll 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.
Mirror cat

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 😁

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 πŸ˜‚ 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 😁

Bumbee — Animals in Scots #22

Hi all 😁 Bumbee (bee) is today’s animal in Scots.

There are many other names for the bee: bummer, bummie, droner, foggie, foggie toddler. A bee with red markings behind is a reid-arsie, a black and yellow striped is a gairie-bee, and a yellow, stingless is a cannie nannie.

Bumbee by Jez Braithwaite
Bumbee
Drookit wee bumble by Jez Braithwaite
Drookit wee bumbee

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 😁