Words and Phrases
cowan

“cowan”

Meaning:

seal, sea-lion

In Literature:

Excerpt from Tha Bunyip Wean by BBC Tellytales - Translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Its heid wus tha like o a whalp’s an its lugs wus tha like o a coney’s!
It haed flïppers lek tha yins oan a cowan
an it cud stoat alang oan its hinn legs lek a kangaroo!
An it wus flet-tailt lek a platypus.
Whut cud tha unco crettèr be?


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