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ach Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words84.5 47 75.9 88.1 145.7 0 35.2 170.5
Number of occurrences12866 30 4 0 3 25
Number of authors27 9 3 2 6

Occurrences of ach in Corpus

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Robertson, James Black Cuddy, (Scottish Book Trust 2019) Lallans, prose
tched frae the tap o a stane. Ach, ye'll no dee o it, hen. And on page 4

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
The Prince replied, 'Ach, shut yer gub!' on page 11
'Ach weel, it'll no maitter soon, on page 40

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ach, Ah'm fine, Ah'm fine," he'll on page 7
ints." He gied a 'tit? an an 'ach'. on page 9
"Ach, jist firget it!" Jock steed on page 22

3 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
the warst o it wis the Laird. Ach, He wis a rale bully. It wis, on page 89

2 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
Ach, chyach, she hid a nicht's re on page 94

1 matches

Warwick, Matthew Fergie an Freens oan tha fairm, (Ulster-Scots Community Network 2011) Ulster - Rural Mid-Antrim, weans
n cowps him intil tha sheugh! Ach naw! Jock's up tae his oxters on page 7
"Ach, catch a houl o yersels an qu on page 11

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
r the aulder lads tellt him, 'Ach ie'll be the makkin o ye, Dav on page 38
'Ach weel then,' replied Davie wi on page 54
'Ach, A jist had a notion for a pl on page 60
'Ach ye'll be fine wee man. In fac on page 65

6 matches

McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
Ach, the wisdom o ither fowk! on page 18

1 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Ach, by Japers! Och-na-nee! on page 40
Ach by Japers! Och na nee! on page 41
Ach MacCassey? MacArsey! on page 52
Ach, ding doon tha dykes on page 59

9 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Pilate heerd thïs, he axt: "Ach, daes he cum frae Galilee the on page 109

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
nearly sae keen on the idea. Ach...Ah s'pose Ah wis jist swept on page 49
xpeck a wee bittie o support? Ach, te hell wi the baith o ye! A on page 72
"Ach! Aat's aa ahin ma noo. Ah've on page 73
her wye roon?" Ruth grinned. "Ach, she's better aff on her ain on page 75
"Ach, tak nae heed o aat - aat's on page 86
Also on pages 88, 91
7 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
Ach, weel. It's mebbe jist as wee on page 16

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The experts agree - Ach! Gie's peace! on page 93
Ach, we shouldnae lauch aboot it on page 104
s faither wull shout 'Bowly'. Ach, ah'm bein on page 118
Ach, Fate wull aye conspire tae m on page 139

4 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
't." An Jesus says till him, "Ach ye're an unbelievin an ill-ga on page 96
on een, it says till itsel, "Ach, A think A'll haud awa back h on page 100

2 matches

Cartmill, Claire Three score years an ten, (Ballymoney and Moyle Times 2014) Ulster, newspaper
o tha young yins wid cope ye, ach aff coorse thauts naw them aa
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
"Ach no man! Will ye shut up?" A s
hou numb ma fingers wis. But ach! For Scotland, it wis weel wo
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
"Ach!" said Tam. "A've been haein
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
Ach, wee lad, wee lad! I luve tae
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
yur the only een You-Ken – ach, aal right, Voldemort – wis
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen Ding Doon tha Mairch Dikes, (Modern Poetry Translation 2019) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Ach, ding doon tha dikes
1 matches

MacMillan, Angus Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Ach weel, mebbe naw...
Ach, gie it five year, Chairlie..
2 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Tha wean? Ach, he'll be fine.
1 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
Hmm. Ach weel, ye say tae yersel. Yon'
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
eet-theatre type acteevities. Ach, some fowk will get pit aff b
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
ak his maist famous wirds: “Ach, she’s lived lang eneuch, t
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
me the meditation room, and, ach, it wis the atmosphere, hen.
y sure masel whit's happenin, ach…'
2 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
Ach, whit’s gane whiles gars me
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
Ach ye cannae flyte the Inglish f
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Ach, A suppose ye hae a richt tae
Ach, James, here we are, doon at
2 matches

Muir, Glenn The Truth Will Out, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
g wi her mither that done it, ach weel, the aipple disnae fa fa
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
udent, unchasten, replied, “Ach Scott, it's the guys at the b
He said it last night!” “Ach jist intuition!” A can only
your mind work?” A said, “Ach Scott, A hud them composed af
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
hen A can!” “Roger?” “Ach, whae’s ‘Rogerin’ me no
e pool’s been closed.” “Ach, why’s that?” “Weeeel,
d like it,” she opined. “Ach it’s aw’ right, jist try
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
rmer student yince pit it, “Ach, you get paid fir playin’!
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
Ach,” 'e says, “a cannae affo
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 3, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
"Ach shut yer stupit pus Scobie! W
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted in Doric
@AberdeenCC @realDonaldTrump ach, yer mibbes right, a cloot ta(2016)
I'm a' that inconspikuos wi'. Ach, aright, ma names Ken, ken?(2015)
ton or more than likely Pooh? Ach, I'm Spikkin shite?(2015)

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
@Regulus44540488 Ach, they'll no let yer coo near (2016) twitter link
Ach weel- we #UlsterScots hae tho (2014) twitter link
@vernonfox Ach, thon was a quare carnaptious (2014) twitter link
Ach, the #BookerLonglist the day (2014) twitter link
Ach, I cannae thole it ony mair - (2014) twitter link
and 5 other matches.

@cligeey tweeted in Doric
Ach it's weet am gan ti read aboo(2020)
@JulieMcNeil66 Ach be fine(2020)
@d_anderson878 Ach nithing a docken winna cure(2020)
@ionafyfe Ach it wis like that every day in(2020)
Ach ats the rain on(2020)
and 3 other matches.

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
esh cold air oan tae ma face! Ach nice! Wink ?? https://t.co/gw(2020)
@scotmacscotbot @TwisterFilm Ach jings! Pass me a bucket!! ???(2020)
@BendorisRobert Ach aye? Cannae read between the (2020)
Ach, Ma guidness. a luv yer comme(2020)
@HopkinsBRFC Ach aye!! Once per week fur me! M(2020)
and 2 other matches.

@iainnicol tweeted in Lallans
rlane You had to get over an 'ach, dinna be ridiculous' hurdle!(2020)
Ach weel. Guess A’m no gaein tae(2020)

@MartinBroon tweeted in Lallans
1990 . Apart from that, eh! , Ach! It wuz a wee drink Ma Maw us(2020)
@ClydeFC Ach! Cumoan tae @ElginCityFC , do(2019)

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans
@sarasheridan Ach, it's weil deservit, quine!(2019)
@standupfarmer Ach, fair braw, man!(2019)

@SusiBriggs1 tweeted in Lallans

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney

@Angela1Sinclair tweeted in Lallans

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
atthew82069336 @CrowSaorAlba1 Ach weel, thats yaishly how it aw(2020)
nk the relationship survives. Ach weel(2020)

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
@AngelaGraham8 Ach youse are still catchin up! (2020) twitter link

@HJosephineGiles tweeted in Orkney
@wobblybee ach (2021) twitter link

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