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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
accident Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words21.4 20.9 21.1 18.6 10.3 56.4 13.1
Number of occurrences3821 8 1 1 5 2
Number of authors22 10 7 1 1 2 1

Occurrences of accident in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
irn is involved in a terrible accident and hus tae learn tae walk ag on page 22

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
r nae chance tae speak is nae accident. This is a deliberate anti-de on page 49
eed their bairns. This is nae accident, as the puir includin monie f on page 53

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
ed mannie that had died in an accident and been buried twa days afor on page 110

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ice when she run intae her by accident. Aw whit wis she like, said C on page 30
me a black Tregijo T-shirt by accident; then ah noticed that the whi on page 54
s an askin him if he'd had an accident in the Science Department: Ch on page 77
dis even a teeny tiny wan by accident she's the biggest clat bag ae on page 89
oot the PE. valuables box by accident. Here how dae yi no use wan a on page 107

5 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
d tae make oot that it wis an accident but it wisnae. Ah wis staunin
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
Than, whether bi accident or design, spies telt Edward
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth In defence o SNHS, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
idea that some fowk gaein tae Accident an Emergency at the back end
1 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
d, an wis bilingual. Eftir an accident wi a parachute in Egypt (he w
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
this before. Usually it is an accident at sea, of course - ”
They didna fin Bill an me be accident.
“Let some good come of this accident.”
“What accident? Bapu, please tell me what ha
They were stammagastit at the accident an at his hesitation.
5 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
ectively dealin wi a horrific accident in the thrang toon centre. Th
1 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
@BigMarkyB Clicked naw by accident ffs.(2020) search twitter

@jack_capener tweeted
yaisin the wird 'propone' bi accident cos A'v aye thocht it wis Ing(2018) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Ah'm seein bad luck here...an accident...some kinna misfortune." on page 38

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
kirn o fowk hid witnessed the accident, an war steerin aboot the cai
1 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
tae admit that it hid been an accident and a hidna meant tae die it.
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
ure’t at wark, or in a caur accident. A study bi the NHS also fund
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
photas I hae o her afore the accident took her awa.
Nana went tae the shops. The accident happent later that day and we
2 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
quine, quine - aat’s jis an accident wytin tae happen in yer kitch(2019) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
geey Mine an pit it doon in e accident book.(2020) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
I telt him I hid an accident - a door hit me right in the on page 62

1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
h at shö wis cummled ower bi accident da week afore. on page 117

1 matches


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
bowl o goold-fish she hae b' accident knocked ower th week afore. on page 115
tae write oot a history o th accident, aw except th Lizard, whae se on page 116

3 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
ae training accident. A’m telt at Billy Dickson,
ksmith), whae deyd fallaen ae accident, whan feshin hame ae
2 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
quickly es shae cud, fur the accident o the gold-fish kept rinnin i on page 116
ae scrieve oot a histry o the accident, aal except the Lizard, wha s on page 117

2 matches

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