Tammie norrie – poster
Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?
Whit beastie is this?
Kenspeckle for its colourfae neb, the tammie norrie spens maist o the time at sea, but no muckle is kent o whit it daes thareawa. It’s a swith soumer that can gang howe an stey unner for as lang as a meenit. In the ware, it breeds in bouries on crag taps an is cryed in Inglis a ‘puffin’.
Recognisable for its colourful beak, the ‘tammie norrie’ spends most of the time at sea, although not much is known about what it does there. It’s a fast swimmer that can go deep and stay under for up to a minute. In spring, it breeds in borrows on cliffs tops and is called in English a puffin.
Miscawed bi mony as no a real leid, the reenge o names for the beasties o this kintra shaws jist hoo sindry Scots is. It shaws its mony links til ither northland European leids forby.
Decried by many as not a real language, the range of names for the animals of this country shows just how distinct Scots is. It also shows its many links to other northern European languages.
This colourfae drawing haes its oreeginal in mid-century design an pop airt styles, an is grundit on a texturt block o rowed ink. It’s a rare wey tae shaw yer luve for the leid an the braw beasties that’s intil oor kintra.
This colourful drawing hae its original in mid-century design an pop art styles, and is grounded on a textured block of rolled ink. It’s am ideal way to show your luve for the leid and the brilliant animals of our country.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper