A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

zero Corpus occurrences Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words4.5 4.3 4.3 31.7 0 0 0
Number of occurrences116 2 3 0 0 0
Number of authors9 5 2 2

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Central - East Coast, prose
t, well, ah'm oan yin ae they zero-hour contracts, Ken, the hing on page 28
in Bono. He jist hus a strict zero tolerance policy oan cunts st on page 71

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Central - New Cumnock, poetry
A single mither wi next tae zero on page 64

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Kate O Shanter's Tale: And Other Poems, (Luath 2003 ISBN: 978-1842820285) Central, poetry
drives him hame throu the sub-zero winter glaur on page 10

1 matches

@Chazzbat tweeted
wunnered why she needed PIP. Zero pynts fer observation(!)(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
zero respect for the police - sho (2021) twitter link


Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Gless awa doon past the zero mark,
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Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
bntton merked “ZERO”. There wis a dunt, a shugg
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Parkins, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
self-esteem plunged doon tae zero bit, still, at the end o the on page 43
ugh Rabbie's self-control wis zero, he'll aye be lukk'd on as a on page 77

2 matches

Cormack, Kevin Toonie Void, (Abersee Press 2022) Orkney, poetry
fae wur universal zero oors contract. on page 12

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