ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "Y".
(image from Bridlewood Farm Yearling Division site)
A yearling is an animal is is between one and two years old. My frame of reference to yearlings have always bee in regards to cattle, but in doing an image search for the word, yearling, horses dominate hands down.
(image from Wikipedia)
Yogh: (and once again, from Wikipedia): The letter yogh (Ȝ ȝ; Middle English: yoȝ), was used in Middle English and Older Scots, representing y (/j/) and various velar phonemes. It was derived from the Old English form of the letter g.
OK-I'll admit it. I see the definition. I see the character. I STILL don't understand it!
(image once again from Wikipedia!)
Yakamik: is a bird of South America. Apparently capable of making a lot of noise-strong and fierce and has somewhat of 'shepherding' habit-taking over a pasture and becoming a guardian to its inhabitants (by chasing away unwanted elements).
(image from this website, but attribute was not listed)
YAFFLE: Uncommon English name for the European Green Woodpecker, immatative of it's laugh-like call.
Yttrium is listed in the periodic table as a transition metal.
(Yttrium ingots-image from the Encyclopedia of Science site)
The Encyclopedia of Science site describes Yttrium as "A silvery-white rare-earth element of group III of the periodic table; it is used in alloys and as a "getter" to help evacuate electron tubes. First isolated in 1828, yttrium is found in monzate sand, bastnaesite, and gadolinite; it was also found in lunar rock samples collected by the Apollo 11 mission."
Can you tell that I love things that are on the bit obscure side?