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aa Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words1844.1 120 831.4 3358.3 1420.8 3938.7 1266.5 4112.6
Number of occurrences2792723 1143 39 176 108 603
Number of authors37 25 7 24 11 19

Occurrences of aa in Corpus

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Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
An aa throu the lang simmer days on page 16
through aa oor growin years ye aye were on page 17
aa the auld cronies wid gether f on page 21
tho maybies aa the ferlie a wean wid hae. on page 22
But that's aa lang by wi noo, an Granfaithe on page 23
Also on pages 27, 29, 31, 32
9 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Should aa this render ye nubbie on page 36
tae gaither up aa wir richtly due on page 46
is aa the waa'd up desperation, on page 47
soun aa 'll be silent like yer graces on page 54

5 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
An aa the glisterin rocks on page 58
Tae aa the airts, their haunds movin on page 65
An run lik liquid gowd throu aa my banes on page 66
The emptiness o aa. on page 68

4 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Aa that he kent o lift and yird on page 7
(The leddies were aa bonny there) Sae Michael felt on page 8
he'll suspend awhile If it's aa richt wiher, on page 9
He loved the tales aa tinkers tell, And at the herb on page 11
Sae whan did aa this come aboot, Oor tinker's on page 12
Also on pages 13, 16, 18, 19, 22, 29, 31, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 58, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78
51 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
But noo thit's aa gone on page 95
Whin Ah keek at, aa the geeks that, on page 103
In Amsterdam, the folks aa cam, on page 106
airtists aa the time. on page 107
So whit's it aa meant, on page 108

7 matches

Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Sit aa efternune without sayan a wur on page 111
- They wir aa sleepan on page 114
Aa in sepia sheda on page 119
Sheddas o aa wha hae been abraid. on page 124
And niver bifore, in aa ma rod, on page 125

10 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
the settles, luggie, stuil an aa... on page 133
y'd taen Hitler, Napoleon and aa the lave on page 142
Aa the years o my bairntid yir f on page 143

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Ere's room fir it aa. on page 6
ed tests. My faither embodies aa that is North-east: honest, h on page 7
ifie stairtit te lach, showin aa ef fillins. "Who actually goe on page 8
said, turnin aff the ingine. "Aa yon peels wid cost ye somethi on page 9
t's fit preservin the Doric's aa aboot: folk like them, an fol on page 10
Also on pages 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88
136 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
Foo nae?" "Cause faister than aa on page 1

1 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
thoo his a bad ane there aa right," he commented, scratch on page 15
t laid scheme's o men an mice aa gaan agley, this turned oot t on page 16
But noo tae move yir kye at aa, you mos git word fae aaf, on page 88

3 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
e, soundin important. "Ir yae aa} ready? This is the driest th on page 26

1 matches

Anderson, Elizabeth Lallans 59 - OBITUARY : ALISTAIR TAYLOR 1928 - 2001, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
e heid o his muckle learnin o aa things Scots - tradeetion, t on page 4

3 matches

Hubbard, Tom Lallans 59 - Leids and Lieder: Walcome ti Helvetiscots, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
llow-like tone o the poems is aa the mair apt. We wish Willie, on page 5

5 matches

Douglas, Sheila Lallans 59 - Rants and Foys, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
pairt in the blithesome ploy. Aa ye need is a birr in yer hert on page 56

11 matches

Dareau, Mareau Lallans 59 - The Dictionar o the Aulder Scottis Leid (DOST), (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
ck. It wes whan that wark wes aa but feenisht that Craigie con on page 59

8 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
"I wisna. It's faa Aa wid be duncin wi that's badde on page 94

8 matches

Warwick, Matthew Fergie an Freens oan tha fairm, (Ulster-Scots Community Network 2011) Ulster - Rural Mid-Antrim, weans
rae. It's aboot time the' wur aa clipped." on page 6
ae luk guid. Ah hope yer Ma's aa richt! Fergie, tak iz hame, q on page 10

2 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
lty anes, ower there. They're aa guilty, the hale jing bang o on page 8

21 matches

McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
is reid. The gied ower hoose, aa on page 16
whan heich tide crummled aa tae glaur? on page 18

5 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
e airticles. They hae redd up aa tha stoor an pruck fae their on page 5
ruined kirk wi its stane waas aa dunnerin in. An gin ye gie th on page 8
For at nicht, whan tha licht aa sooms doon, on page 9
he's cursed, an her tongue is aa scrunted on page 12
in oot an oul sheuch that was aa culfed up. It was tha end o t on page 13
Also on pages 14, 26, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 53, 56
25 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
de fowerteen genèrations ïn aa frae Abraham tae Davit, fower on page 1
he wus baadlie püt aboot, an aa Jerusalem wi hïm. Sae he bro on page 2
hïm frae Jerusalem alang wi aa tha fowk frae Judea an tha ha on page 3
Jesus maks aa kines o seeck fowk bettèr on page 4
l ye tha truith, the' hae got aa tha reward the'ir gaun tae ge on page 6
Also on pages 7, 8, 9, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
336 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Wi'd hae the spellins aa agreet, on page 5
'"Aat wis aa a lang time ago," interruptit on page 6
t typin in their details. "It aa souns amazin." on page 7
ed, blushed an stairtit actin aa gleckit. on page 8
"It's aa wi're needin, Morrice. It's j on page 9
Also on pages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96
178 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
F fur flush aa youth thut einas, on page 13
Tis ainly weared aa yin tyme! on page 19
Thon sand aa time ir sinkin' fast on page 22
An tell aa ween o thiings on page 25
I hae hoose, an many aa thing, on page 32
Also on pages 36, 37, 39, 46, 47
13 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
But hou hae aa the kettle-bilers fared, on page 13
The last Sea-Eagle leeved oot aa it's days on page 14
Leaving behin aa them that we hae kent, on page 15
Hay tae cut, sheep tae mark, aa this foreby, on page 16
lst ithers in their daurkness aa seem blin, on page 20
Also on pages 29, 32, 33, 34, 37, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 37, 59, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84, 87, 92, 93, 94, 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 129, 139, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 151, 152
157 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
he's e loon att will save ye aa fae yer ill deeins." Noo iss on page 7
wis gey sair come at, aye an aa Jerusalem wi him. He cried a on page 8
t till him fae Jerusalem, fae aa Judea an fae e hale howe o e on page 9
heid o a moontain an shew him aa e cuntras o e warl an aa thei on page 10
pen ye for my sake. Tak it wi aa yer hert, cause ye'll get yer on page 11
Also on pages 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121
253 matches

Jamieson, Robert Alan Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
at we, fir aa wir gaer, noo dönna ken o - on page 13

3 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
him at peace fae da wind. For aa dir particular finish, dir ay
y. Da first job is to bal oot aa da coles. I lik ta dive bomb
oot thin enough? Is it dryin aa right? Will we manage to get
a toon, ready ta rake it trow aa ower again. Dusty da ginger t
eady ta bigg. First, rakin it aa inta strips. First rake fae d
7 matches

Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
m ower da gunnel o da Mizpah. Aa dis time we wir shoutin instr
it he wisna aaber ta tell me. Aa we got oot o him wis dat he h
da rules o honour at sea, wis aa bein up against hit, sae ta s
Noo we wir barely shot afore aa dis happened, so da net shoul
brakfast, fur we'll be guttin aa da wye ta Blacksness.
5 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
Weel aa da rest o da squad wis years
el hit's aboot lack o effort. Aa da pain is left i da gym, an
o competitors, an I kaen dem aa, kis we're been compeetin fur
eneeshed declarin an geddered aa me gear tagidder i da staands
an eye ower da Orkney squad, aa raed an black track suits, an
11 matches

De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
IVE MEENITS. Dodie balled hit aa inta da pan.
luikin aroond him, wis aboot aa fae da bathroom.
da tap an he balled dat in an aa for luck.
rch whaar da skelfs wis foo o aa kinda hoosehold gaer.
Sae shö’d better hae hit aa,’ he said, ballin in da hal
7 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - The Three Hooses, (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, weans
Whan thay war aa settled aroond the muckle mah
- the'r fowk flittin oot o't aa the time. It's needin pyntit,
rse wis fine pleased tae hear aa this. He coud see that nae si
3 matches

De Luca, Christine Soondscapes, (Shetland For Wirds 2015) Shetland, poetry
Aa dis music ta lö tae, ta slip
1 matches

De Luca, Christine Paes Eggs, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, poetry
da lichtness at shö browt. Aa da sam
fur aa da fash o life, da lettin go
2 matches

De Luca, Christine St Ninian's Isle, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, poetry
aa but da herdest haerts could f
1 matches

Jamieson, Robert Alan Sang Oda Post War Exiles, (Shetland For Wirds 2003) Shetland, poetry
Aa quhite-washed clean, brukk gi
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Truth, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, poetry
“Fir aa dy runnin aboot an rantin
1 matches

De Luca, Christine Gaet-markers, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, poetry
Isbister, hit’s aa da sam; rönnies
1 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
dey wirna enyoch room fur dem aa i da sty, so ee fine moarnin,
mmered an knockit an med fast aa da widd, till he hed a boanni
much as he could, dan blew wi aa his micht, till his een wis n
3 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
ald eens plaised, an wait. An aa da weemen, up an doon da voe,
die seemed ta tink at dis wis aa right, so I said naething. De
midder wis watchin tö. An we aa kent da time it took ta haal
a da laand, da warst danger o aa wis da flanns aff o da banks,
an fell ageen, an ran on. An aa roondaboot me, as I wan ta da
7 matches

Cartmill, Claire Three score years an ten, (Ballymoney and Moyle Times 2014) Ulster, newspaper
ch aff coorse thauts naw them aa thaur ir some guid youngsters
Aa tha best fir noo, keep it ull
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Whit's it (H)aa Aboot?
pelt as if they were English. Aa ower Scotland, fer instance,
ere's the maist famous o them aa - Sauchiehall.
e o it. D'ye ken how? Because aa o these names maist likely ca
he willows". So how come they aa end up suggestin they're name
10 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
him fit A wis wantin. He taen aa ma particlars syne he said he
Sae the moral frae aa this lamgamachie maun shairly
Aa ye see is a rabbit's dowp
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Athoot thinkin A said it wis aa richt, an that A wis sketchin
the proper Aiberdeen lang - aa - soonds! Sae he'll think A'
Noo A ken aa this is totally treevial tae
they tried tae spik Scots an aa, it micht mak interestin witt
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
that tyauves in aa wins an aa wathers,
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Continuous at sea defence, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2015) Shetland, poetry
an fur aa tae da threat
o eence an fur aa?
2 matches

Williamson, Christie Shaetlan an compoonds a da richt, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2014) Shetland, blog
kin’s fine by me an mair an aa, an ony iddir body’s. Da ma
. Whit unites wis isna at wir aa da sam – it’s at wi aa ha
da sam – it’s at wi aa hay different cairds ta takk
Dir gems wi can aa win, an da graet gift o Scotl
Sing aa wis, ay fur Alba den – fur
6 matches

Williamson, Christie Slainte Bard, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2014) Shetland, poetry
eert riddi ad aa eerf eb
Takk da rest fur aa.
2 matches

Williamson, Christie Böd, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
is aa dat’s left, bidin in
1 matches

Sutherland, Stella Half a Twalmont, (Shetland For Wirds 2014) Shetland, poetry
pairtin, aa carin lost,
What cam o aa
lights aa at looks.
3 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
m. Da crews sailed for hame. Aa bit ane. Young Hunter baid on
1 matches

Sinclair, Lise Fauld up da Feddoms, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, poetry
Time shifts aa an nauthin
1 matches

Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
esistance tae bugs, germs, an aa the ither menaces that life i
Commonsense and reason er aa very fine, bit they dinnae co
ne, bit they dinnae cover fir aa the questions folk ask. Sitch
Amid aa the weird rhymery, I can brin
or Ile, and hivvens kens whit aa else concoctions battling it
9 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
ions as I hae been stravaigin aa ower Scotland in ma role as p
on wis on the go an the seats aa teen up, harknin tae the braw
he accordion and fiddle clubs aa cam aboot in the 70s, wi info
on an fiddle clubs noo dottit aa roun the country, an the asso
thinks naething o traivellin aa the wye fae Lochgilphead tae
6 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
"The man's nae himsel. Nae in aa the 30 years I've kent him hi
1 matches

Hardie, Buff Dod 'n' Bunty, (Evening Express 2000) Doric, newspaper
Aye. An'aa' I could see wis my ain face
ye, it wis a terrible tape - aa' muffled an' crackly - an' t
'At's aa'richt, 'an. So fit ye moanin'
3 matches

Wheeler, Leslie Brockit, the Ferm Toon Cat, (Grampian Regional Council 2000) Doric, weans
y hae something tae tell them aa on Monday mornin!
hers jist dannerin alang, but aa heidin for the game, caasin a
jined in the shoutin, singin aa the songs - even fan he didn
s bed wis the best surprise o aa. An Aiberdeen strip, stockins
Aiberdeen strip, stockins an aa, an spleet new fitba beets! B
5 matches

Elphinstone Institute Aiberdeenshire Cooncil – Scots Leid Guidelines, (Aberdeenshire Council 2017) Doric, government
made eese o an appreciated in aa neuks o life, nae jist spukke
pports engagement wi Doric in aa 3–18 educational airts.
wark an ither places o larnin aa ower the Nor-East. Doric is t
regional or minority leids at aa the richt stages;
value o experiencin Doric in aa airts o Scottish life, specif
9 matches

Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
t, but howps tae get the film aa dane in the new ‘ear. Then,
l said that she howps tae put aa o the interviews thegither in
te caad ‘Doric Future’ an aa.
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
s, isna a guid idea, an micht aa itssel be a muckle erosive in
ography. Guid as his Scots is aa ootthrou, tho, he wis that me
ate (eg "he'rt" for "hert" an aa that), tho for a wonder, he d
bein sae upliftit wi onythin, aa the time we've been thegither
n the maist surprisin thing o aa is hou consistent Hunter's sp
51 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
ented their personal wirk and aa folk supported ilk ither.
sma Buchan ferm in the 1950s. Aa that I heard until I went tae
e and has been under pressure aa these years. I would love tae
folk and ye ken that they are aa Doric spikkers, who have been
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
"Ay, aa richt an shut up," A says, "i
s, "it gauns like this. Efter aa'hing A say, you hiv ti say ru
ke a fresh-skint beetruit nou aa richt. "A hiv nut."
He went aa soor-pussed again an leukit d
"Ay, A heard ye." That's aa he says, A heard ye. An ye wa
5 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
tae the door that I jalouzed aa this canniness wis a mistak.
funeral? A single man can git aa thrang wi his ain wark an for
n me throu the curtains efter aa.
Nou o aa the touns bi aa the links in aa o Scotland, S
the links in aa o Scotland, St Andraes wis th
22 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
mair windae-shoppin like, but aa the same A gart ma feet defen
s. That's what comes o gittin aa in a swither.
er leevin sowel in years. A'm aa set tae enjoy the meenit she
eeks throu the windae an sees aa the folk. A peety thon poliss
ears a wumman's vyce, "Ar you aa richt?" The effort it wis tae
11 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
English wi the soonds an saws aa cock-ee'd. The'r a grammar ta
Scots is a guid start, but no aa native spaekers jalouses what
e uised as a abstrack noun an aa, like in "a hurl in a caur".
in the likes o "bus stop" an aa, an losses a distinction weel
Aa ootthrou mony a wark in Scots
8 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ey Douglas wrate it. They gae aa greetie ower what a lot o the
he langage haes been lost, an aa feardie that "Auld Scots" hae
e "The sorry a spark o't...". Aa o thir's still says bi modren
oot. They merk hou very near aa Scots poetry in the leeterary
central region o the kintra, aa thae words haes gien wey ti t
12 matches

Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
pirogue or whatever, here dis aa thir bonny butterflees no com
rflees no come doun an settle aa ower the caur. The cheil come
the meenit it hits the brods, aa the butterflees skaills aff o
guid bit fantasy feection for aa that, kin o like Snorri's Sag
sketch, that ane, but a never-aa circular story.
11 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
cooncil gang-mowers choppt up aa the crisp pokes an the dog-sh
ntae mush. The cuttin’s hid aa rottit doon intae thi October
else would be oot there, roon aa the hooses guisin’ ken –
nae happen. Eric an Ernie get aa the
illow o damp cloud, smotherin aa wonder. Tae ma right, the hil
8 matches

Graham, Laurence Flans Frae Da Haaf, (Shetland For Wirds 2000) Shetland, poetry
Ower aa at ploo dir lonlie furr
An hadd Dy haand ower aa,
Smoors aa life’s emmers ower.
3 matches

Johnson, Laureen Moarnin Ida Kames, (Shetland For Wirds 2007) Shetland, poetry
aa makkin less headwye as wis dr
1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
An snaa poudert aa the dykes
The colours o the muir in aa its glory,
cudnae gree masel tae him at aa
An they’re aa at a loss
In aa the hedges by the road,
9 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
En aa at eence the rain dis poor,
Noo aa at eence at ease i div feel.
Rains aa day cood mak abody greet.
Aa o a sudden the sin comes oot,
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
kirkyaird war ordnar eneuch, aa bar een, an yon wis a muckle
rowin herds o kye, an selt it aa roon the wynds an lanes an st
neep-park cottars bedd. Like aa fermers, her faither niver bo
les cheenged sae aften it wis aa a body could dee tae keep tee
runt blaik wi bein ootside in aa weathers, like a tarred road.
132 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
pan, haudin on its glaury bed aa the orra smush an smacherie o
ike an erne abeen the quarry, aa sheer green-tinted glaiss an
e sizzens wis shooglie –– aa the bairns wis ooto kilter ta
Aa the wye doon frae the easter
oadie giein easy doungaun fur aa kins o pechin, stoory traffic
119 matches

Warwick, Matthew Tha Feardie Geng hae tae bide at hame, (Sensory Attachment Centre 2020) Ulster - Ballymena, weans
dy til tha nixt boady, sae if aa tha fowk bides at hame, tha w
ll be hale, sonsie an best o aa – cantie!
2 matches

Laurenson, Hannah Lisa Da Maa's Eggs, (Hands Up For Trad 2019) Shetland, prose
ife and seeven bairns. We wir aa born and brought up at da Nor
mam for haeing tae look efter aa da bairns. I wid be sittin in
ad up tae war and left mam we aa wis tae feed and water. She w
ft, da last bowsy he geed wis aa, we nivver kent he widna be r
4 matches

Manson, Finnley Wir Beach, (Scots Hoose 2017) Shetland, weans
Aa da rocks is slippery
Aa o da midgies ir attackin me
2 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
n barbarically splattered hit aa ower dir clean, white canvas.
his crew. His faeder had been aa ower da wirld, travellin on d
hrill, adventure, an maest of aa, da adoration he received fae
him. His nim wid echo across aa da years tae come.
4 matches

Walterson, Barbara Da Trow o’ Fogla Skerry, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
ell o strang, lucky-lines wis aa aroond me. My lips wir craack
d legs wir in agony underneat aa da ruckly stanes. I swear, he
it, dat didna look too great. Aa o’ a sudden he scurried aff
e da man wis slowly tellin me aa dis information, I wis starti
trow dat helped me when I wis aa scriped up. Da trow dat haed
5 matches

Priest, Ena Bonxie Geo, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
just da usual, saat, ta keep aa dis fish dat’s aboot eenoo,
n ready. Mansie hed tae fitch aa da errants, fir his midder an
n. Mansie pulled an rived, we aa his strent, tae tak doon da m
n da boat capsized, Mansie an aa. Eftir a peerie start da sea
4 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
right oot fae da girssy broo aa da wye tae da edge o da waate
first gied in an da waas were aa glittery and covered in silve
hoose tae tell Fraser and Mam aa aboot it. But wid dey believe
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
d Collier, he writes aboot"...aa braid Lanark abuin them", "..
1 matches

MacMillan, Angus Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Aa oor leevin
Aa oor dancin sheddas
rinnin aa the wey
Aa is lown, an quate.
4 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
We aa thocht it, but naebody daurt
aa that shaped ye, aa that binds ye. Touch
er veins. Listen, it tells us aa the same,
tak it aa awa, an Scotland wull still b
is aa aboot. Yet, aa the while remember,
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Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
shower waashes the stour aff aa the roses,
rap-id! D’ye think we’re aa hauf-wits!?
they could rin wi, Whaur wir aa their aces!?
Tae Greens an Tories, whae aa gat Somethin aff his cairtie,
cks an whaups an skuas, We'll aa be tint in nicht.
10 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Tha spairk o aa tha thochts A hae
Whun aa bes owre, wha wudnae spae
Aa tha rest haes threttie-yin,
Echt an twuntie days is aa.
Tha forenuin, Mairch, aa by.
57 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
an linguistic deconstruction. Aa the myth-makkin an romantic b
wi the feck o the kintra - wi aa thae fowks that say "aye" an
Whit we aa need tae learn - an learn agi
d tae learn - an learn agin-, aa o us, houivver little or muck
ts we speak, is that Scots is aa'hin but a pure medium. There
10 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
llegiances an frienships were aa throuither wi Scotch, Irish a
Carnaptious bletherskites fae aa airts o the poleetical contin
2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Inverurie, blog
dinna bide in the same place aa their days, an the population
Wi aa the new initiatives aat are c
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Nine Fragments - III, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
gey an orra thing tae see wi aa the leddy-like fantoushery sh
ie come oot throu the day, wi aa her creams an fantoushery for
uma shawin its fangs, but for aa that she...
3 matches

Williamson, Christie Da windirs o technology, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Shetland - Yell, poetry
presets (aa da power du haes)
1 matches

NewtonLass Tay, (newtonlass.blogspot.com 2011) Ulster - Newtownards, poetry
Tha brew’s aa gray.
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Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
An the fowk aa ris oot o their beds
It ate aa the fowk
The baste munched aa the men
Had the tastiest fowk o them aa
Chowed them aa intae pulp
9 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
court an kirk wis floorishin aa ower Europe in the Renaissanc
. But what o Scotland? Wis it aa juist bagpipes, reels an fowk
it cultural daeins an airtin. Aa this did nae favours tae the
Aa in aa, while no muckle is extant pr
sicht-reader at the singin an aa. He on twa occasions mairit F
12 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
ty thoosand sodgers) north wi aa speed. Gin Wallace haed wanti
We aa ken whit happened neist: the
d focht agin him sae sairly aa thae years. But as negotiatio
there he wis rushit sooth wi aa haste, sae he could be pit ta
pairts o him sent tae burghs aa ower Scotland.
5 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
Ance ye’v taen awa aa the haar o myth that obscures
martial move, Wallace brocht aa his troops sooth tae England,
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
stinct fowk that emerged whan aa the hunners o wee clans in ve
o Romans, wha haed shed bluid aa ower the Roman Empire, mairch
a bogle uised tae mak bairns aa ower the Empire feart at nich
a fowk fae lang ago that haed aa the nobility an savagery o th
an fishin fowk wha traded wi aa o Europe an beyond.
10 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
an extrapolatin oot fae that aa the laws o motion on earth. U
uldnae mak ony advancement at aa: the science o medicine. Youn
nd at the time still creditit aa thae havers anent God an Auld
ers anent God an Auld Nick an aa that. Ae pairt o this auld-fa
ottie o a real deid chiel for aa the siller they haed.
12 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
s wi nae rifle, nae wappen at aa, nae map an juist ma sax week
eil tae cross for maist o us. Aa the brigs haed been dinged do
ff their turbans. They snorlt aa the cloots thegither tae mak
erheid, makkin for Singapore. Aa I haed tae dae wis follae the
nae a burn fit tae drink fae. Aa the watter wis clarty.
7 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
man development o the day, an aa ither human activity bein rip
breinge doun the glen, garrin aa the herds o beasts flee flich
wi the plug oot. Survival wis aa that fowk could aspire tae, l
Than it aa explodit. Fae this base, ferm
Sodgers an wee kings emerged, aa on the foondation o cereal. T
5 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
s livin still, an he saw it aa.
ps aff the glen. The carnage, aa the body pairts strewen ower
Aa the wifies watchin Ben Edra s
Ma mither saw it aa an she garred me ken: the lic
4 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
eir time o ascendancy here an aa. The name Sutherland itsel is
wee hoose, mair a But an Ben, aa its lane twa-three mile fae t
biggin ar there yet. Ye keek aa aboot ye there the day, an th
muckle black beuk intae which aa wir sins ar merkit.
4 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
There ance wis a line linkin aa the North-East tae the rest o
So aa these gey talentit lads, rich
the biggin o the railway war aa fantastically positive: a 27
y visitors on bevvy an scran. Aa across the buird nummers ar h
hin their heids speirin whaur aa this new money cam fae. They
6 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
, the aisles stappit fou wi aa mainer o bairns’ fantoosh d
makkin the lantren. Us bairns aa haed a shottie o howkin oot t
grate. The windae shutters an aa the curtains drawn thegither
tween oor teeth. Whan we haed aa catchit ae aipple, it wis tim
o the room by oorsels, so we aa haed tae gae thegither; creep
6 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
air for oors o ivery day. For aa that TB wis sae smittle, he n
hen wife, leukin for eggs in aa the neuks o the ferm yaird. W
wi soap an a coorse cloot gin aa oor skins haed a glent! For a
oor skins haed a glent! For aa that, we niver got onywhaur n
o green furth o the hoose for aa the warld lik a weel-pressed
6 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
weel awaur that leukin efter aa o the wildlife aroond us, is,
ome seed-baas, ye can attract aa kinds o birdies, big an smaa.
p, ma mam, ma sister an masel aa run tae see fit it wis. We wa
a naitural at daein this. We aa kept clappin the wee beastie,
hat she wisna gaun onywey, we aa decidit tae dae some resairch
12 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
ity should tak it doun. Than, aa o a sudden, a haundfu o troll
s countless ither causes an aa. Ane o the biggest causes is
. Teachin younger generations aa aboot fit healthy fuid an dri
t’s even mair imperative an aa that oor bairns unnerstaund f
made a lot mair prominent on aa fuid packagin, it wad nae dou
5 matches

Uri, Antonia Naewey tae bide, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
n it wis a harsh reminder tae aa fa read his posts juist hou g
heid, an foo easily it could aa be taen awa fae ye.
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
hat he wisna really a fuil at aa. Aye, he wis a chiel wi a sen
appearance o fuils. Houiver, aa o the anecdotes o his life su
oun tae yer local library. If aa else fails, juist gang for a
3 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
, the French, the Swahili, an aa that. No long afore he dee’
hed us playin memory games an aa, like Pelmanism or Kim’s Ga
fair daft for poetry, readin aa A cud in onie o the leids A h
t’s ma mither tongue, eftir aa’s said an dune.
s by an says ti her, “Ir oo aa gaun soomin at the Skerrs the
7 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
said nane did ava. An fyles, aa nummers in atween were pitten
rder ging ere she’d telt us aa she’d needed tae. Fae her w
2 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
Cleirly, tae aa straucht thinkan fowk like oo
re’s something nae richt wi aa this. Whaur I bide in Fife, t
igger. Wolves were huntit and aa wede awaa thonder in the thir
in the ae place and sat aboot aa day wiring in tae young willo
in the directit areas. Efter aa, five hunner Tories are aucht
6 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Krisamas time is draa’in near, (Ullans Speakers Association 2011) Ulster - Coleraine, prose
pit a damper on tha weans an aa thaur needs - because A yinc
if ye luk roon tha globe, wae aa hae a hale lock mair than a b
e wean in Bethlehem, an efter aa, He wus boarn in a stable. No
‘Peace an Guid Wull tae aa men’. A wunnther if oor tho
etther in yersel - for efter aa, they sae it is betther tae g
7 matches

Reynolds, Charlie An Appeal frae tha hairt, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
tongue cannae bae denied bae aa that know mae weel. Doon tha
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tha demise o oor ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
n moather afore that. Sae tae aa wha hae ony sae in things in
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tak pride in yer ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2009) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
n miscaa'd ower tha years bae aa an sundry. Yins wud try an sa
bae tha cynics yer spellin is aa wrang ir that yer ony makin i
ye wud think thur culture wus aa aboot fiddles, flutes and dan
3 matches

Irvine, Chloe Untitled Poem, (The Scotsman 2021) Shetland - Whalsay, poetry
Fur aa dat, do sits yunder un tinks
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
’d consulted wis his da’s AA road map an he hud only a vag
1 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
0 yeir an gies us a pictèr o aa tha fowk an hoosehauds in Nor
0 yeir an gies us a pictèr o aa tha fowk an hoosehauds in Nor
an tha bak page (page 32) fur aa ither fowk steyin throch tha
e’ll fin mair wittins aboot aa tha yins tae tak in oan this
yersel, pit doon tha names o aa tha fowk coontit in speirin H
21 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
o a summer – rain an cauld aa the wey – bit the eveneen w
at isno Standard Engliesh – aa ye write chances at bean raed
hid’s herd tae brak oot. An aa this is compoondid bi the tra
astic reception – an most o aa, the night wis lippan wi a se
about language, bit hid wisno aa aboot wirds at wir tint: hid
7 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
Aa aless for Poseidon, an he rag
Flung fock, o aa men widest-sindered, bidin
at an preived his dyde, while aa da idders
At owergaengs aa men in wit, an guid hansel
4 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
e hit wis da tongue at nearly aa Shaetlan fock spack - noo hi
hear ithin Shaetlan. Dae’r aa baesed on whit da parkin ward
h is a dialect tui, bit as we aa kaen, dat’s no whit we mean
"I’m beukit aa dem at wis wrang parkit."
3. ‘aa’ for English ‘all’
27 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine The future of Scots, (https://www.opendemocracy.net/ 2015) Orkney, prose
ek a claem tae bean a leid an aa. So whan Creative Scotland's
e Policie (laudably) walcomes aa the kynds o Scots, whit daes
Mebbes hid means at ert mad i aa the kynds o Scots'll be walco
s publieshed on Facebook as i aa Scotland's presses togither),
esurgence o the Scots leid is aa frappid i the Scottish Nation
8 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
happin on her door tellin her aa aboot this dream mattress she
tae it. But I think that wis aa part o Grunny’s bluff. I as
t I thoucht ma grunny did and-aa. She used tae say knife like
Worst of aa, her TV is in black and white
Aa his money gings on them cruis
18 matches

Lawrenson, Dorothy Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans - Fife, poetry
Inby the shooder, Aa trauchle
1 matches

Diansangu, Mae Puddock Spittins, (Scots Hoose 2021) Doric, poetry
we bleed oot aa wir beginnins
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Cannae Thole Ye!, (lowcountrylad.blogspot.com/ 2014) Ulster - Ards, blog
Scots wurds, ‘thole’. Tae aa thon wha hadnae tha benefit o
ae endure oor suffer bit laik aa guid Ulster-Scots wurds it ca
2 matches

Gibson, Darren Oor ain strange lan, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Noo aa but gan frae freenly hames,
Wha held their ain whun aa gave grun,
2 matches

Hume, David The Aldfreck Coalmining Disaster, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ballycarry, poetry
So aa days sent by the Man Abeen th
waitin aa ree like a dug fur a bone.
2 matches

Gibson, Darren Solace, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Aa that cam afore.
1 matches

Thompson, Mark Address to a Nintendo DS, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
e’s jumpin left an richt an aa
1 matches

Smyth, Anne I Corinthians 13, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster, prose
hansel o proaphecy an tak up aa that’s uncannie an aa kines
that’s uncannie an aa kines o wittins; the mair A l
The mair A bestowe aa ma gaun gear furtae fettle pu
Pits up wi aa, trows aa, lippens tae aa, tholes aa.
, lippens tae aa, tholes aa.
6 matches

Hume, David Aince the corncrake caa’ed, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ballycarry, poetry
Thae days are no aa that lang by,
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
he’s ever kent and starting aa owre again?
ing. His lang grey hair blaas aa owre the place wie the force
‘Christ,’ is aa he can say. He looks doonward
first time in years – maybe aa I recognise is my ain species
‘But it’s aa I ken,’ I say, my vyce shak
6 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Soundless snaw had faan aa through the nicht
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
n has pitten in mair nor them aa" the listener is gart tae tak
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
likes o 'A thoat A'd sheared aa the sheep' an 'A cannae dae i
1 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 59 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, newspaper
An apology, first o aa, til Alexander Hutchison, wha
ame time, the ordnar mails is aa in a steer, or a bing bi nou,
aesie as faa intil, answerin aa thae emails in the deil o a h
ots for offeicial purposes at aa, sen the language uised for s
4 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
aa for want o siller
and aa the loss he couldna speak
we loved them. Yon’s aa gane,
the ripe thrust o it aa ...
and aa the new earth is that growthe
7 matches

McDonald, Alistair Lallans 59 - Huntegowk, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Netherlee, poetry
This day o aa days lat me hear
Abune aa yer cares tae rise.
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
ir moo ilka day? I’m oot in aa widders...
I’m cot in aa widders as weel. Up in e know
intin ti ken is e daith o’s aa! He glowert at me an his broo
wuff o its fiooers, kiggerin aa oor senses. An hine, hine awa
ly, seely time in Thon Place. Aa e time in e warld ti play, ti
12 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
e thinks Rhona can hear efter aa. “Hiv ye got fire alairms?
d ane for every chaumer efter aa, an staps twa o them in Davie
lairms, doorbells, the phone, aa kin o bells aboot the hoose,
e is checkin the batteries in aa the fire alairms afore she’
“She wants time, that’s aa,” signs Davie, “we can be
9 matches

McClure, Derrick J. Lallans 59 - A Stot an a Cleg, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, prose
Wi aa his braw philosophie an skeel
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
o the hoosie faar Jocky grew aa kinds o berries an vegetables
gh heavens. An wi this praise aa the mair clootie dummmplins d
helpit faar he could an brunt aa the deed growth in the midden
weed sakes faar diz he pit it aa?’ Onywye Jocky teen a barra
ein ruined. Ackers wiz taakin aa this in an kittlin Jocky up.
5 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
doon wi the winter fever and aa seekin a cure for’t. He sho
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e terror o the burnin shippie aa ower again. He nivver spoke a
been till. Noo though aifter aa the years the nichtmares hid
kie got brunt tae the grun wi aa Michael’s fishin gear, then
the Sclates. Then tae cap it aa the the navy hid stoppit his
this is how it hid lookit wi aa the fancy varnished widden pa
8 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
She’d kent this room nearly aa her days and fin her parents
als inaboot makin a noise tae aa oors. Fin Mabel wint oot in t
get tae speak tae him but for aa the gweed o’t and the mooth
walked awa. “Nae point!” Aa that she’d achieved wiz tae
d bottles. Because they drank aa nicht she could get intae her
11 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
ly at the threshold I'd close aa waterticht doors an close doo
on my face?) Onywye I dragged aa the bunting oot an atween me,
teacher wiz young compared wi aa the rest o the teachers and h
I'm tellin ye thes is because aa my adventures that follae on
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
etting bigger and stronger wi aa the wechts he’d tae lift il
ds and this garred them laach aa the louder. Ae lad shouted,
pt his wheesht. Onywye aifter aa the powkin an gyan, he wiz pa
ole. In nae time that’s fit aa the recruits caad the bully b
his drew officers and men fae aa pairts o the front tae try th
5 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
nd his guts were spilling oot aa owre the place. He ended up l
Aa that is by the by, ma ambitio
espite Davie’s bad diet and aa the titbits he mooched, he wi
. Davie wid growl and yap for aa he wis worth makin it quite p
4 matches

Muir, Glenn The Truth Will Out, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
’ll tell ye and they cannae aa be true, can they?” Gus sai
ebours, butter widnae melt an aa that. They think that her fan
aboot yer wife’s family and aa the lees they tell,” I remi
rae Falkirk. It wis because o aa the lees she’d been telling
in constant contact wi Senga aa the time she wis staying wi u
7 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
cinity and an empty belly wis aa he had for company.
ldebeest, zebra, you name it, aa the best o scran.”
but then aboot a week ago it aa goes tits up. Somehow they ha
3 matches

Muir, Glenn Al Fresco, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
ion. Faither used tae say, “Aa Jim’s eggs are double yolke
the car in tae a layby and we aa got oot and settled doon tae
getting a bit impatient then, aa their adult blethering wis de
3 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
er that she wisnae a witch at aa.
magic tartan baffies and wis aa for sorting her oot, but Glin
Aa ye hiv tae dae is follie the
ple tree wisnae likin this at aa and slapped her haun awa.
there that cuid attack them. Aa at yince there wis a lood roa
14 matches

Muir, Glenn Sport!, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
less tae say the three horses aa romped hame. She nivir let hi
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Tae aa dog lovers, masel included, B
tween his legs as a collie wi aa teeth an ersehole made a darr
he wint for the pipes instead aa the while Jeemicky screamin o
ll winkin wi the terror o’t aa. Gaspin a bit, an aifter gyan
e win for that, his body nott aa the oxygen it could get tae g
9 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
nch. He didna want tae kittle aa fuckin thing up eence mair..
m but nae the eens he wanted. Aa he could see wiz sojers, some
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
b jist afore closing time fin aa bugger wiz getting tipsy kind
ntered the board room and saw aa the pricks sittin there yabbl
speakin aboot. Jinkers een an aa! Takkin ma place I nodded som
e wi jaded jokes that we were aa supposed tae laach at as if w
use masel fin I power vomited aa ower the place. My last consc
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
an affa boorach o cars sellin aa the odds ‘n’ eins fowk wa
richt awa plus one fifty for aa the books. As I left I notice
that wiz een o my perks I got aa the limbs tae masel. I planne
bed wi tubes stickin oot o ma aa ower the place.
fit hid happened. I tellt him aa the things I couldna tell the
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
forgot the gunpooder horn in aa the hash but he mind aboot it
aced the enemy jist as he did aa the years afore at Waterloo.
Even wi aa the noise the ghostly voice w
elpit erse fae his mither for aa the cairryon he'd started, th
ait an wun hame w't chatterin aa the while aboot their adventu
5 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
thing aboot the factor takin aa her goods and chattles wiz he
o the toon thinkin tae hersel aa the while as she passed the d
ghter. Mary made her wye past aa the hooses an headed up the M
it she’s layed tae rest wi aa honours and the best stone mo
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
aal piece of hodden grey wiz aa she cairried but even little
of work boots. The best bit o aa though wiz her room, it was a
gyang intae the hoose proper, aa her duties were in the kitche
she hoped she could remember aa the rules and fitnaes.
smiled at Mistress Gordon but aa she got was a withering scowl
16 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
nain Scots Tung, kis efter-in-aa, isna ane’s hamelt langage
ei roond the nixt corner, fur aa on huz, n’.
Henwudie: tae git til aa fowre, ane hed tae walk up an
knowledge; aa thaim ferms ir nou pairt o th
tit: gin shei hednae herd eet aa afore.
35 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt twa: Janus leuks aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
in the baw rollin. Hooanever, aa it taks is fir ane or twa ind
ing social activities is made aa the mair important. Gin socia
2 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
e referendum I traivelled tae aa Scotland’s cities an region
the Yes campaign made defeat aa the mair bitter. The belief t
otland. Rallies hae been held aa ower the country, memmership
3 matches

Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
a reading entitled ‘Fits it aa aboot’. This reading wis ab
supposed tae be the end o it aa. Insteid we noo hae a drive f
a turnoot o 84.5%, fowk frae aa walks o life cast aff their a
3 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
sairious votes in 2011 alane. Aa this fae the cheil that suppo
1 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
thy wis richt an thraw. “We aa gaes whaur we chuise an A chu
Aa richt, sae lang as yis accep
2 matches

Gibson, Darren Oul money, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
Oul money wus near aa awa by tha time A wus a wean,
’ll alloo, as much as A fin aa thaim oul coins fascinatin, A
Fer aa tha folk that niver heerd tel
e nae boather unnerstannin it aa.
Noo I hope aa thon readers unner foartie ha
6 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
, in May, tha Dowlings laidit aa the’ haed ontae a cuddy-cai
d be a thoosan!” sayed Dan, aa bizz.
ae bed, hairt-gled aathin wus aa richt. The’ baith haed a gu
at wee Dan sleepin throch it aa on sicna wile nicht.
“Wha’s thon?” she axed, aa tuk bak, fur tha hoose wus oo
17 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
sity. His sang, "Freedom Come Aa Ye" that taks its place in th
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
etres square. The face smilin aa crooked-lik back at him wis u
hid sprung tae life. Still an aa, the approach o anither left
. The lassie wid be uneasy an aa. Sae he shoud jist introduce
shoud jist introduce hissel, aa casual lik. Bit the time fur
enin lik the tags o the flora aa aboot, boonced in a business-
11 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
e Scots. It micht be guid for aa the fowk in Dixie tae lairn S
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
ampian, or agricultural shows aa summer lang, tae celebrate th
ers bi plaisterin Union Jacks aa ower packagin. Aftfiles, ye d
an the packagin zhuzed up wi aa kynes o decorations that are
s gaun tae help the planet an aa.
uite possibly gaun tae mak us aa a sichtie mair appreciative o
5 matches

Uri, Antonia Here's the problem wi the trad wife muivement, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
ent mentain the view that for aa females tae be happy an conte
t hame tae clean an cook maet aa day.
otdatit patriarchal ideals an aa. Ivery day, weemin in Scotlan
an that we maun bide at hame aa day ivery day tae mak sure th
hiv tae wark an keep a hoose, aa on their ain. An maist weemin
5 matches

Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
tae serve as safe places for aa kynes o animals, birdies an b
re likely tae be tae blame an aa. Wi these gifties fae nature
es fae nature dissapearin fae aa ower the kintra, an aa ower t
ower the kintra, an aa ower the warld, it is reassur
4 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
tit fir pittin poisoned baits aa aboot the glen tae kill aff p
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
Tourism in Braemar an aa owre Scotland presents the co
dichtin the place oot, bungin aa the twee framed prints ontae
2 matches

Sinclair, James Murmansk, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Shetland, poetry
Aa dat years itill da convoys, d
“Enoch o winnin da da war aa be desel Johnnie, baal du da
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Drumneachie Ferm, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Doric, poetry
lin corn an a tattiebogle.’ Aa the soons are there: ‘…wa
pp bizzin in the gairdin’ . Aa the tastes: ‘…the taste o
y, o hotterin hotch potch.’ Aa the smells: ‘…the stank o
t o it. This wee poem engages aa yer senses an wull leeve lang
unt an the quines. Hinmaist o aa wir the collie tykes. I larne
5 matches

Hershaw, William Seivin Verses for GMB, (Scottish Poetry Library 2015) Orkney, poetry
Aa Simmerdim on Flotta –
whaur aa is swack and sure.
2 matches

Drennan, William Yin Tae A Hunner, (Ullans Press 2004) Ulster, poetry
Aa the nummers A hae mine
1 matches

Mainland, Marlene Home Truths, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
Thir aa hermless peedie things
1 matches

Hollinrake, Fran Flett Assipattle and the Mester Stoorworm, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
Aa day he sits afore the hairth,
Aa aroond him, waark gies oan; a
o, Wormy et a haep of lasses, aa tied tae a graet big stane
And aa the dowters had tae gie their
ely cam, the bonniest lass in aa the land
7 matches

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
l ais whit wis under hid, for aa the grain o' money they hid w
at kind tae cut the tang, and aa the trachle o' kerryin hid up
ukin fir drift an gatherin ap aa the bits o' wid he could find
They gathered coo-scones fae aa around in the summer time an
e hoose. Whin they hed gotten aa this ready for burnin, hid wi
9 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
A gye Merry Christmas tae aa ma fellow Doric spikers an ta(2015)
This time neist wikk we ah'll aa be saying its affa het!(2016)
Happy Faither’s Day tae aa the auld mannie’s i' Aiberde(2016)
Guid luck tae aa fa are takkin part in Armed F(2016)
Hiv a richt guid Christmas aa ma Doric speakers an tae thos(2016)
and 32 other matches.

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric
@In_Ludo_Veritas Knock em aa doon but keep i carnies. Hid (2019)
dupfarmer. I mind fan I drove aa i wye ti Glasgow ti see him a(2019)
Shanny_Watson1 Better warn em aa, Sandy's in toon!(2019)
, oat flakes, ingin and suet. Aa mixed igither and fried. Cann(2019)
ilmguy Ats nae guid loon. Ats aa at wirkin yir deein. Need ti (2019)
and 19 other matches.

@fairfaaye tweeted in Ulster

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
spaker, but a daicent stairt! Aa the best fae The Gellick (2014) twitter link
yarn in the aul Ulster Scots! Aa the best! (2014) twitter link
: wheeker #UlsterScots wurds. Aa the best fae The Gellick http (2014) twitter link
for a stannart: haird goin wi aa the linguistic wurds hooanive (2015) twitter link
Aa the best tae @LakelandDialect (2014) twitter link
and 69 other matches.

@beast_afc tweeted in Doric
step up. He must be crabit at aa those ithers getting the chun(2020)

@_DawnLeslie tweeted in Doric
aboot/abut tae/te kick-aff wi aa/aw us Scots spikkers comin th(2020)
airn1 and colleagues! And tae aa the kids at @BanffAcademyBXA.(2020)

@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric
u have the 'aw', we have the 'aa'.(2020)
e so gan ti see fit i buzz is aa aboot.... #scots #RebelTongue(2020)
llianMSP I've really heard it aa noo... the Tories really cann(2019)
ionary Oh, I've been trachled aa wick...man need a holiday. #t(2013)
eese... got the aeylskins on aa ready for the dipping!(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric
de a richt erse o the saas en aa. Fit a scunner! ??(2019)
livery e day. Ah'll be waakin aa gyte fir a fyle braakin em in(2020)
@mccarlie_fc Bin pishin near aa day here. Gye near feel e hea(2019)
n if we've bin sayin it wrang aa this time.??(2019)
wnLeslie Ah think yiv covered aa e bases ayre quine(2020)
and 4 other matches.

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans
Aa smokin signs need tae be like(2019)
gaun'ae hiv this the morra an aa?(2018)

@ionafyfe tweeted in Lallans
illykayscot @elliesbeaton Wir aa faen apairt(2019)
Aaaaaand wiv aa got stuck intae a dram. Cheer(2020)
@handsupfortrad fir haudin it aa thegither an celebratin the S(2020)
I love how wiv aa jist wired intae the drams po(2020)

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans
It has to be the Freedom Come Aa Ye for its subject matter and(2018)

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
ou that they were invincible. aa’ a can say,”This is 21st ce(2020)
e woman! Wee dane and wish ye aa’ the best!! ????????(2020)
tley Bay and Seahooses ... ?? aa’ are tap notch!!(2020)
@80_mcswan @Camz99 Aa o’ em, nae question!(2020)

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans
aun be fair enjeyin yersel wi aa thon canty things ye're up ta(2018)
s Johnson has tint his reason aa thegither(2016)
regor_notwork Aye, the bairns aa loo Mrs Nae Offense. Onythin (2016)
of Scotland, "Eh, ,an whit's aa thon aboot, like?"(2020)
ntie hoolet blackie doo. .....aa burds(2016)
and 3 other matches.

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney
@helenmoncrieff Yin's aa we need noo, on tap o evry it(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
ngers in ma hame an goan thru aa ma belongins fer twa days hus(2020)
wrap ma heid aroond racism at aa. Ither cultures enrich oor so(2020)
've hed drivers refuse me fer aa sorts reasons in the past. Wa(2020)
wi the crusts cut aff best o aa. When Ah'm feelin fancy, Ah'l(2020)
saurus Ah've bin spakin Scots aa ma life, but wis telt tae spa(2020)
and 52 other matches.

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
ter @fairpechtoot @natlibscot Aa the best fer yer bonnie buik(2020)
bet Mars bars were bigger an aa!(2020)
r Jeannie Robertson singin an aa. A lassie fa spiks Polish, Sc(2020)
er - Moss o Barmuckity - an aa(2020)
ted @LairnScots North East an aa. Ma wife’s gran wid say ‘pi(2020)
and 7 other matches.

@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland
Whit's even waar aboot aa dis cleanin exhaustion is dat(2021)
rson but better tae wait till aa dis is bye wi!(2021)
tweet oot last night...thanks aa ??(2021)
Sam here, so pissed aff wi it aa!(2020)
@claure2 Yis, dem an aa!(2021)
and 12 other matches.

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
Aa da best tae da bakers, musici(2014)
ts. Good to read folks views. Aa da best fae Shetland ??(2018)
aek aboot my wild neighbours. Aa da best x(2018)

@shaetlan_rose tweeted in Shetland
spak wi wha says 'scabby' an aa.(2020)
an exciting line up! Come du aa, Crossways is brilliant :-) h(2019)
bon, ben, bein, bane. Heard aa o dem used afore.(2020)
n So sad to miss it! Loff tae aa xxx(2019)
us morning. Keep dem comin an aa. https://t.co/WdezJQqstf(2020)
and 6 other matches.

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans
owers the day - weel, ye’re aa very welcome! (2021) twitter link

@ricky_ballboy tweeted in Lallans

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
nch. Whit a legacy tae lea us aa @ByLeavesWeLive @billykayscot(2020)
n. A richt wee star we should aa ken faur better @ByLeavesWeLi(2020)
ere an noo an ocht an aathing aa owre #mineapolis #georgesfloy(2020)
o jist in common but wir ain, aa Scots, oor Scots oan baith si (2020) twitter link
views. There's a wheen o MSPs aa fir it includin @EmmaHarperMS(2020)
and 32 other matches.

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland
a wonderful job o prickin dem aa oot. Dis trays on wir landin (2020) twitter link
goin to properly end is if we aa follow da rules. Folk daday i (2020) twitter link
Its Lerwick Up Helly Aa danight whar Shetlanders cele (2019) twitter link
dancin wearing masks you can aa wear dem to da shops and pubs (2020) twitter link
wha follows me. Its Up Helly Aa daday and I’m sharing/retwee (2018) twitter link

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