A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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actually Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words154.6 60 213.9 79.3 72.9 290.9 58.6 6.8
Number of occurrences234186 27 2 13 5 1
Number of authors39 10 2 6 2 1

Occurrences of actually in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
dy o daein somethin unless ye actually saw them daein it.' on page 46

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
in it bubble wi yer spit than actually drinkin the stuff. Gif there' on page 71

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
he boay. Mean, ah hink he wis actually oan the telly last week campa on page 15
ge who owns a mace? Lit alone actually uses yin. Some said he hud a on page 20
maire ae this pain. Ah might actually be at peace fur yince. Earlie on page 24
t a bit ae belief that it kin actually win. Efteraw it's won three a on page 37
ady else's in the shoap, it's actually Aldo who huds me back. on page 45
Also on pages 49, 54, 56, 57, 58, 68, 69, 77, 89, 98, 104, 108, 109, 118, 119, 122, 124, 125, 131, 132, 133, 134, 137, 140, 144, 147, 150, 152, 155, 156, 157, 166, 189
43 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
opin his workers wid think he actually meant tae keep his bunnet on on page 26
ged alang a corridor ye could actually hear her snocherin as she gae on page 61
polishin, 'try tellin me whit actually gangs on in yer heid when ye on page 68
tilda said, switherin, 'Ah've actually been ettlin tae cleck wan abo on page 72
e hammer, Hortensia said, 'is actually a ruddy muckle cannon bool on on page 104
Also on pages 133, 156, 159, 166, 174, 228, 229
12 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Actually... Ah think ye'll find at ere on page 7
h, showin aa ef fillins. "Who actually goes around speaking like tha on page 8
e car. It widna maitter iv he actually sleepit in ony o'em." on page 63
"Oh! Aside Fyvie! Weel, Ah'm actually in Turra right noo," said Dot on page 72
of the things I'm selling oaf actually belonged to my Grandmother. I on page 73

5 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
eis actually in thi hospital on page 78

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
t things that we cin be shair actually happent, at specific times in on page 10
retty shair that they werenae actually French spies an went aff tae on page 27
her. The wey things were, Dod actually did stairt in tae thinkin abo on page 59

3 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
so ah missed whit the teacher actually said. She held oot this big b on page 15
ookin pure pleased wi hersel. Actually no, said Harpreet, It's becau on page 25
r an say that flippers didnae actually huv toes but then ma ma shout on page 43
umdy ridin a horse. Ma ma wis actually gaunnae buy me the wan that's on page 50
's face wis pure trippin her. Actually the last Aran jumper yi had a on page 51
Also on pages 53, 82, 90, 91, 92, 94, 99, 101, 110, 114, 115, 131, 141, 142, 144, 146, 151, 153, 155, 159, 161, 162
30 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
'Ye mean folk are actually gaun tae be let intae the fac on page 23
absolutely mervellous! Ye can actually feel the food gaun doon yer t on page 108
omin in. Their tottie fizzogs actually turnt on page 122

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ver stoppit te think Ah micht actually like bein masel? An Ah dinna on page 51
aboot aat kinna stuff fin ye actually meet some'dy ye like." on page 52
"Bit foo div ye actually get pals on ess Facebook thin on page 54
"So...fit's happenin? Hiv ye actually bin spikkin till her?" "Aye! on page 56

5 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
. Months went by afore Horace actually met the great man, but Maecen on page 101

1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
'Actually, Doug,' said Kat, mindin hoo on page 25

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
e like yon afore. If it didna actually mak Grannie weel, then it on page 17
they had telt him, that could actually kill ye, and although he wis on page 19
When the tap o her heid actually dichted aff the ceilin, Geord on page 45
ie. 'Are ye tellin me that ye actually made a new medicine aw by yer on page 52

4 matches

Williamson, Christie Submissions, an keepin on, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, blog
ta keen you sood as it is ta actually gjit on wi hit. Hit’s somet
1 matches

Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
c because o oor cultur fit is actually fermin. So, we hiv got a lot
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
so ah missed whit the teacher actually said. She held oot this big b
1 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
ever said whit cousin she wis actually talkin aboot.
behind ma back but she never actually said anythin tae ma face. App
2 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Cantsmell, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2020) Lallans, prose
e yir scalp. Ah wonder if she actually enjoyed her job, ah canny ima
day: it wis in PE an ah never actually seen it cos it wis in the boy
2 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
h ither for a puckle o years; actually, Mrs Dursley pretendid that s
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
be covered in folk – it’s actually quite quiet the noo,’ says
1 matches

Rebecca, Casey and Stephen The Baby Dragon, the Wolves and the Lassies, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
ed the wolves awa. Flopsy wis actually a prince wha the carline had
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
proclaimed nation o Liberland actually took up residence there, even
s an the Brexiteers, we micht actually fund something oot aboot oors
ye coud ask for, which is tae actually be involved. There's nae subs
3 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
, in or oot o the Eu, havenae actually got onie waur. An we maun aye
t the electit representatives actually dae. The bourach in Argyll ow
historical cheenge is nivver actually aboot onie individual.
uages an in whit oor historie actually wis, an no the patronisin cho
y dae; eftir aw, maist o them actually believe the keich that they a
9 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
at i front. A suppose we are actually almost the opposites o each o
1 matches

Macdonald, Amy Evelynn and Peter, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
t may have been the reason Ah actually considered going oot when Ah
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
the fuckin Bat massel. It’s actually boggin the wey they speak abo
But when she realised it wis actually me who wis speakin. She start
s when ah tell them they kin. Actually, ken what? Maybe yasin the si
3 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
awright); but when th rabbit actually took a watch oot o eets waist
hink that gie few hings were actually impossible.
nndin eet awfy guid (eet hed, actually, a kin o mixed flavour o cher
ut Ah’m no lookin fur eggs, actually; an if Ah was, Ah wouldnae wa
4 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
r suhin. Ah hink the cunt wis actually tryin ae gaslight me man,
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
than a ghaist left ye? Weel, actually, ay. For a craitur wha lived
d seiven hunner year syne we actually hae a relative fouth o soorce
ile it richt doun tae whit we actually ken wi a decent amoont o cert
3 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
m thinking aw that, and how, actually when A reach fir Scots it’s
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 147, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
eality o the language that is actually spoken, therefore it is inclu
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah think ah see him oer there actually, ah better go an gie him this
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, deludin masel that it might actually help.
it? That implies that ah’m actually makin somethin oot ay this ar
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s a mere oversight. Ah didnae actually know ah wis tae be here earli
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ks so it looks like they’re actually dain somethin other than bein
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
he roses under the windae. Ah actually enjoyed it, kept me busy. Tru
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
w. But it’s awricht. It’s actually awricht.
1 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
sal Translator device steid o actually thinkan throu hou languages a
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
’r comin closser ta whit we actually mean whin we say ‘dialect
uid question foo mony fock at actually spaeks laek dis reads Leonard
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
'At least ah'm actually doon on the earth, no yogic f
1 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
us deein various thengs. Some actually interestin like if yer in a g
he required motions as if yer actually haein a conversation wi the p
2 matches

Muir, Glenn Pet-gilante, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
recent brush with the law was actually a cruelty case brought by S.S
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
ce. Fir yin thin’ they were actually comin’ tae College, which w
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
in', back in the days when we actually had apprentices, A wis corner
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
h reckon that in some way, he actually is, or at least is representa
1 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
sh Literature an Language – actually gey uissfu documents coverin
1 matches

Davidson, Alistair The Mitterand Plan, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
cried European Pairliament is actually a saicont chaumer like the Ho
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
aw-back i terms o saets, haes actually seen its vote gae up yit agai
1 matches

Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
he referendum result, it haes actually teen aff an expandit in a way
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ied here Southern English) is actually taen frae the Scots. It micht
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric
regor @peer_audrey Aye. Weel. Actually ¯\_(?)_/¯(2019)
@TacketyBeets Oh aye. I actually mine at een. Beautiful(2019)
3Bain @Delirious_Dater And fa actually let yon dogs oot?(2020)
@petemiff widni complain ??. Actually no. He wid ??(2021)

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans

@jamie_ginger tweeted in Southern

@fairfaaye tweeted in Ulster

@beast_afc tweeted in Doric

@daleser23 tweeted in Doric
aboot here like. I did see at actually. U got a game on saturday?(2013)
@1990_Scotty no way are u actually awa(2013)

@Franwella tweeted in Doric
e so that i can tweet fan i'm actually de'in summit o ony interest!(2011)

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric

@alistairdunn tweeted in Lallans

@DaibhidhABEB tweeted in Lallans

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
anguage, unfortunately. It’s actually sae called “British Sign Lan(2020)

@iainnicol tweeted in Lallans

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
@Alien_Orifice Dis it actually taste o chocolate or orange?(2020)

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
I never hae a clue whit he's actually oan aboot.(2020)
ae tae accept that separation actually IS inevitable. An the sooner (2020)
a body talk for sae lang but actually sae naething. Amazing talent (2020)
o breeks aff the peg that'll actually fit ma wee short erse.(2020)
prised and amazed naebody has actually tried tae assasinate this eej(2020)
and 3 other matches.

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans
@molach95 @d_anderson878 Actually sleverin thinkin about that y(2020)

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland

@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland
See, I imna actually watchin - juist enjoyin a'bo(2021)
ey pat yun kinda energy intae actually doin some good?(2021)

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
whimbrel telling me it really actually is da voar/spring despite it (2020)
n rarer days whaur Da Ness is actually clear and elsewhaur isna ?? I(2020)
@SteelySeabirder I can actually feel my heart ache just fae t(2020)

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans
easing rumours that AS isn’t actually being blocked frae ganging oa (2021) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
ry ups n sirloin steaks - am actually quite slim btw cheeky lol (2021) twitter link
ian_Pacey @MusselburghAth its actually isobels brolly n its pink sos (2020) twitter link
the people from east lothian actually voted macaskill in - mans a (2021) twitter link
ow many games kelty and brora actually played to be awarded their le (2021) twitter link
h live gadgies - say ikea is actually in midlothian lol - do you g (2020) twitter link
and 10 other matches.

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
t the nicht. Mind you, if you actually say that to a Scot in Scotlan(2020)

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland
@crinolinerobot I actually bide on mainland scotland noo (2020) twitter link

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