Gowk – poster
Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?
Whit beastie is this?
The gowk is ill-luved acause it lays hits eggs in the nests o ither birds whaur thay will look muckle like the host’s ain eggs. The adult can use its brandit unner side tae mak oot it’s a sparrahawk, fleggin ither birds awa sae it can get in thair nests. It’s cryed a ‘cuckoo’ in Inglis.
The ‘gowk’ is unliked because it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds, where they look a lot like the host’s own eggs. The adult can use its barred under side to mimic the sparrowhawk, scaring other birds away so it can get in their nests. It’s called a cuckoo in English.
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