Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!


Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!

I'd love to make and trade art featuring corvids (the fancy name for the crow family). I know there are crow lovers out there! Get in touch. CAW!

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Comment by BoozyBarb on September 27, 2018 at 12:01am

Comment by Deanna Doyle on September 24, 2018 at 3:45pm
Thanks Carolyn, I'm glad you liked it.
Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 17, 2018 at 12:33am

Great to see so many birds- crowsmagpiesravens- lovers here!

@ Carolyn, nuff sounds nice, however as far as I know pigs in Dutch language 'knorren' (= to knor), so they say 'knor knor' (the 'k' pronounced also), altjough the English 'oink oink' is coming up here in the Netherlands, too :-)

Nuff said, now start drawing corvids :-)

Comment by BoozyBarb on September 16, 2018 at 8:55pm

Hey Toni, I am drawn to bird images of crows and ravens. I have a group I feed in the backyard. They call to me every afternoon for bread or tortillas!! I would love to exchange some art with our little feather friends as the feature.

Comment by Amber Scribble on September 14, 2018 at 9:49pm

Deanna, Lets bird it up!!!!

Comment by Deanna Doyle on September 14, 2018 at 8:28pm

I am interested in exchanging some 'bird art'. If anyone wants to then please let me know!!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 25, 2017 at 6:46pm

This midday dreary ,while I walked weak and weary in my local park I found a poem, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. There are local poetry lovers and corvids lovers in my neighbourhood! It made me happy.


Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 23, 2017 at 6:55pm

Thank you!!! Heleen. You are a proper Heleenpedia. I had forgotten Ideefix, so well named, and was too lazy to go through my books. I learned a lot of French with Asterix. I cannot remember if I have Asterix in Corsica and certainly, if I have it, it will be only in French; what a good idea to read it in all languages. 

Back to the animal sounds, I shall keep your learned message and perhaps collect more with the view to make a book.  

Next year is the year of the dog so I could start with that. 

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 22, 2017 at 8:55pm

I love all those animal sounds in various languages, too! 

Here the crows say 'kra, kra' (and in Dutch the crow therefore is named 'kraai').

The dogs here say 'waf' or 'woef'. A funny thing concerning the verb 'to bark': in Dutch it is 'blaffen', and in German it is 'bellen'. However, the Dutch word 'bellen' does not mean 'to bark' at all (as said, we say 'blaffen'), but 'bellen' in Dutch means 'to make a phone call' :-)  (I love these kinds of false friends, too ;-) )

How nice you mention Obelix, Martha! I love to read the Asterix books. That little dog is named Idéfix in French and Dutch, and Dogmatix, which has more or less a similar meaning, in English :-)  
(I collect 'Asterix in Corsica' in various languages; as in that album there is a party in which all characters from previous books show up, and it is fun to learn that, for example, the Spanish boy, Pepe Paella y Peseta in Dutch, is named Pepe Costa y Brava in German - and many more word fun :-) )

Comment by Mail Art Martha on November 22, 2017 at 7:37pm

Thanks Jan. I find very  interesting how the sounds animals make are written and pronounced in different languages. For instance dogs say bow wow in English, I believe, guao guao in Spanish and the tiny dog belonging to Obelix says Haaarf! in French ( the h is silent). What about a study of crow language? my crows say usually Cow Cow, pronounced exactly as if they were talking of female bovine cattle. I have occasionally heard Graaak too.


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