Yowe – poster
Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?
Whit beastie is this?
The female sheep is a yowe an the male yin is a tuip. It wis yin o the first beasties that fowks domesticate as lang back as thirteen thoosand year syne. Mair nor hauf o Scotland’s land for fermin haes been gien ower tae sheep ferms, an that’s whit wey the hills an glens is full o thaim, an no fowk.
The female sheep is a ‘yowe’ and the male is a ’tuip’. It was one of the first animals that people domesticated, as long ago as thirteen thousand years. More than hald of Scotland’s agricultural land has been given over to sheep farms, which is why the hills and glens are full of them and not people.
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