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aal Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words230.6 23 11.5 199.9 3428.5 89.5 0 1173.1
Number of occurrences34910 68 95 4 0 172
Number of authors3 6 8 2 4

Occurrences of aal in Corpus

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Hall, Simon W. The Orkney Gruffalo, (Itchy Coo 2015 ISBN: 978-1785300066) Orkney, weans
An thur's purple prickles aal ower his back." on page 10
An thur's purple prickles aal ower his back. on page 12

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
Aal in the Gowden efternoon on page 5
in up an pickin daisies, whin aal o a sudden a white rabbit wi on page 7
nnel fur a brave bit, an thin aal o a sudden drappt doon that q on page 8
did yae iver ait a bat?" whin aal o a sudden thump! thump! Doon on page 10
It wus aal gye weel tae say "Sope mae", on page 12
Also on pages 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 92, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125
169 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
he wid hae roon his bosom pal aal Wullie Robertson, an they wid on page 94

10 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
The aal man in the doorwey turnt an g on page 8

12 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
tyle choices an A'll tell yes aal noo, A dinnae care. Well mayb on page 45

1 matches

MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
Moss o Cruan: aal summer a on page 23
pink as prannies, mooths aal on page 24

2 matches

Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
Wae aal the bonny words that tummle o on page 39
He spiers him aal aboot the tailoreen, on page 40
Hoo dae we ken aal Vikeens browt their swords? on page 43

5 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
ed oot by aff a Koam. Hit wis aal so paecefil, no soond, no gun
a face a da stack, an watchin aal aroond, I hurries ta da hoide
2 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
nt to the skweel at five year aal, we werna allowed to spik the
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Tae thee, or no tae thee?, (Brisk Northerly 2020) Orkney, blog
me aboot someone who joked ‘Aal the world’s queer but thee
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Haggis tasting notes, and whisky pairings, (Brisk Northerly 2019) Orkney, blog
s a common misconception that aal haggis is the same. Nothing c
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lands o Twatt, (Brisk Northerly 2018) Orkney, blog
-shirts tae ignorant punters. Aal o this is just the worst kind
But aal o this is counterbalanced by
eat on the gress. And, best o aal, me good neebors in the owld
3 matches

Hall, Simon W. Tame Hogmanay, (Brisk Northerly 2017) Orkney, blog
rinking wis legendary. It wis aal the better because ye didna k
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. New Lambs, Owld Stone, (Brisk Northerly 2017) Orkney, blog
the noise o the brakkar gaan aal weekend long. D D. Ddd ddd dd
sy lambeens. Bad lambeens. Up aal night. Unsuccessful adoptions
ragments o blue whin that lie aal roond the site. In the corner
3 matches

Hall, Simon W. Bonny Isle o Sanday, (Brisk Northerly 2016) Orkney, blog
ternmost and flattest pairt o aal the brokken isles o Orkney. H
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
ready converted. I believe it aal, and if I haed the money, I
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
ngs wid soon stert tae happen aal owre the country. Mr Dursley
re whisperan tae wan anither, aal excited. Mr Dursley wis horn
couple o them werena young at aal; for hivven’s sake that fil
He’d forgotten aal aboot the folk in cloaks unti
wis whisperan tae wan anither aal excited as weel, but he could
27 matches

Lamb, Gregor Lamb’s Tales, (The Orkney Dictionary 2005) Orkney, prose
e peedie brither fell oot. We aal shouted ‘Stop the car Mervy
wi his thit she didna listen. Aal we heard wis, ‘Shut up and
2 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000) Orkney - Hackland, prose
e. They wir in a ferfal maes, aal cuts an scratches, an bluidan
as he tried tae hing on. Hid aal happened so queek that nobody
Aal o a sudden there wis a fairfa
“You wida thout efter aal that the wounds wada gaen aal
that the wounds wada gaen aal septic wioot a doot, but the
29 matches

Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
whilk fan ah attendit the ‘aal sculie’ wis less than twa h
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. No the Six o Clock News, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Orkney, blog
l items – furtivver – are aal conducted in rich, broad Orca
mes on the BBC, full stop. We aal love them, and the connection
n a country whar young actors aal too often hiv tae ape the acc
or Countryfile? I widna be at aal offended if denser Scots in c
e Mart is watched religiously aal owre rural lowland Scotland
5 matches

Hall, Simon W. Crackan the troughs, (Brisk Northerly 2021) Orkney, blog
wenty mile an hour, and no at aal oot o place in crisp, georgeo
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
Aal Mrs Robson wiz an affa fine c
n it ower for the neist year. Aal Jocky helpit faar he could an
an mash it doon his thrapple. Aal Jocky jist shook his heed thi
min that sark’s like yersel aal an deen . I’ll nae be able
like tae keep the tails o yer aal sarks for tae mak ma clootie
5 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
he find sitting there on the aal pew o the waiting room but Mr
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
The aal fishermin stood at the heed o
e atween the faisteners o the aal naval dufflecoat he wore.
walked intae the kitchen. An aal woman stood at the table roll
e alang the shore. She wiz an aal woman that got a bad name ama
bein her, she wiz jist a peer aal woman that happened tae hae a
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
The kitchen wiz aal farrent wi slate flag on the
o-a-days. She sat doon at the aal deal table wi her steamin joo
big settle against ae waa, an aal leather thing that hid defini
p than Mabel’s gairden. The aal fowk hid left tae gang intae
d on laachin and caain her an aal witch. Early the following mo
7 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
Noo though the teacher hid an aal fitbaa made tae look like a s
s hid tae waak aboot cairryin aal tin trays o mackie-on mait se
2 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
Billy. If he wasnae makin us aal cycle across a pretend Boyne
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Douglas teen it canny throwe Aal Deer. It wiz the middle o sum
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
hat wiz fit he wiz seekin the aal Pipe Major tae hae a look at.
me he’d wun his wye tae the aal Pipe Major’s craft he wiz i
the front door opened an the aal Pipe Major stood there fair b
tone, stiff, starin deed! The aal Pipe Major hid reached them b
or killin Bob the dog but the aal Pipe Major wiz mair concerned
7 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
gest greetin faced complainin aal cunt in the toon. How low can
t me aff and put me inside an aal aluminum packin case which is
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
jaicket o the kind ye see in aal war films. “Michty this wid
for it? “Och it’s jist an aal thing and it wiz good o ye lo
oks. As I left I noticed this aal mannie sittin in the front pa
look aifter her stall fin the aal man wiz sittin there. I jist
But fin I tellt her aboot the aal mannie sittin in her passenge
5 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Aal Mary MacDonald sat at the che
meal tae pit in it. Jock her aal man wiz beeriett a week syne.
e disappointed fin it wiz the aal hoosekeeper that answered it.
sparse winter branches o the aal aspen tree that grew aside th
e the saat tears ran doon her aal life-worn cheeks. Fin he spok
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
agre belongings wrapped in an aal piece of hodden grey wiz aa s
standing aside a chair weerin aal fashioned clyse wi a cane in
2 matches

Hollinrake, Fran Flett Assipattle and the Mester Stoorworm, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
tae tell wur bairns – hid's aal aboot this bonny isle,
the fok were muckle glad and aal pit oan thur bonny claes.
2 matches

Ljosland, Ragnhild New, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
But aal ken who
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@d_anderson878 tweeted in Doric

@Angelinekking tweeted in Ulster

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
a just stopped and jacked in aal! Due to ma mental strainin! T(2020)
ime with ma biological family aal ma childhood even intae manho(2020)
t them doon sooth control us. Aal a can tell them doon sooth ta(2020)
en a feel ma is fuckin shite! Aal ma life, a was forced to lear(2020)
enealogy research, dae ye ken aal aboot Scota or Scotia? Huv a (2020)
and 2 other matches.

@johnkmitchinson tweeted in Orkney

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney
Fae Florida tae Greenland an aal points east, and hunders o mi(2020)
@dunnock67 Am telt yin story aal across the Arctic Tae folk th(2020)
be yur ain folk. I likid them aal very weel. Orkney Stoots sib (2020)
f Ae Giddy Gad, nivver spaek! Aal nivver trust a Lerwick chippy(2020)
n. Surely no..wance bitten an aal dat(2020)
and 4 other matches.

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
so it'll just hae tae be the aal farrant telephone!! https://t(2020)

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