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affa Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words432.7 47 48.3 1784.2 0 22.4 35.1 13.6
Number of occurrences65542 607 0 1 3 2
Number of authors18 25 1 1 2

Occurrences of affa in Corpus

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ah did think he wis leukin affa reed aboot the gills," leuch on page 13
'Me, me, Rosie, ye'r an affa deem."Winnie gied er heid a s on page 14
fin wi war spikkin aboot the affa wither wi'd hid, Ah speered a on page 17
singin the nicht, Rosie? Ye'r affa quait." Winnie turnt roon jis on page 19
t Ah jist said, eternity's an affa lang time, an Ah'm nae se sur on page 20
Also on pages 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 36, 43, 55, 56, 63, 65, 66, 76, 86, 88
33 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
An his scaly bihoochie is affa lang. on page 4

1 matches

Anderson, Elizabeth Lallans 59 - OBITUARY : ALISTAIR TAYLOR 1928 - 2001, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
y on Burns, an Februar wis an affa thrang month. Efter retiral, on page 4

1 matches

Robertson, Sine Lallans 59 - Newsins fae SLRC, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
o deein o conferences. I was affa teen wi the teachers panel at on page 87

2 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
in the dark, bit oh me, he's affa wearisome, an I dinna wint ev on page 94

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
e teacher thought sumdy'd let affa stink bomb an we aw got evacu on page 89

1 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
'This is an affa business,' he said, pullin up on page 8

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
I hope ye're daein affa fine!" on page 133

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Oh! Ah feel affa aboot ess," he said, comin st on page 17
me lay-oot as oors - jist an affa lot smaaer." on page 31
canna bide...an wi're really affa sorry aboot Willie," addit Vi on page 33
dinna ken, though...it's nae affa romantic, is't?" on page 48
i mair upset. Ye're takkin it affa weel." on page 49
Also on pages 51, 58, 61, 66, 82, 83
12 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
d, baith teen a haud o wi sic affa coorse deevils att naebody wa on page 17
se he'll say, 'The aul wis an affa lot better'." on page 88
is ither een. They were maist affa raist at iss an newsed amo th on page 89
ay. "Fadder," he says, "A wid affa att ye mith tak iss caup o su on page 117

4 matches

Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
t starts ta close. Da wye cam affa her, bit still da traaler cam
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
tot aboot. An Mercury haes an affa lang day acause it turns roon
heat in an the planet birlin affa slaw like – it can get gey
war a braid fell that lookit affa like a human face, gauin bi t
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Healthy menus are affa sair wark
1 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
trength tae pit it ower. He's affa washedoot."
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Affa cauld as it blaws throo rain,
Hale day lang it feeis affa frosty.
Dull affa quait an damp as weel,
Sae affa mild, richt bonny sinny day,
Day turns oot affa sinny an dry
158 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
tting a wee bit dull. (He wis affa deaf) Neest day the thocht ke
Affa fine wither for this time.
Maks abody feel affa gweed within.
Yon affa easy wye afore ere's sna,
doors sweet peas. They were a affa
143 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
strength ooto ye. Forbye it's affa unlucky.'
er strode ower an yarked Alec affa Matty's back in a towerin rag
For some reason it wis affa important tae Minnie tae say
t Florence an Aunt Jessie are affa kind, bit I miss the Fir Widd
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
"They warna affa bonnie then?" speired Jed, bi
the skweel aye says aboot yon affa rainie wids in Sooth Americay
ikk aboot Aids testin – nae affa romantic, bit neither wis con
hin fowk in the auld days war affa supersteeshous. They war fair
4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Inverurie, blog
So, fin folk say, "Is it nae affa difficult te write in Doric?"
1 matches

Gauld, Ilene Ilene Gauld - Piper and Poet, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Keith, poetry
I hiv an affa problem
1 matches

Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
y fan he looks up an hears an affa annoyin screechin soon. Fan h
en yer sel stuck up here, yer affa feel." Once i cats free Callu
gan ti see Callum. He’s an affa gweed spiker and a the bairns
"Am affa sorry mam. I jist got distrac
4 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
e. Although we share share an affa lot o stuff, personalities is
und her right up. We found it affa funny but she didna think qui
Wee sisters are affa annoying maist o the time. Fi
3 matches

Ritchie, John Fishin in the Findhorn, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
It wis an affa cauld day so I thocht I hid b
1 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
I hid been affa peelie wally for aboot six da
g room. I hid the tele lookin affa boonie. It wis sparkling. I t
. Some o these ornaments were affa expensive and precious so a h
3 matches

Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
o a shame cos nane o us felt affa hungry aifter that. It fair p
1 matches

McArthur, Kaydi Rich n Peer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Banff, prose
Eens upon a time in a land affa far awa, ere wis an affa fine
far awa, ere wis an affa fine loonie cad James MacPher
e wis well lonely, and it wis affa caul. So wi a his time doon i
Abidy gathert roon. James wis affa annoyed because abidy winted
4 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
uid Guid Mïddlin No sae weel Affa no weel
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
Weel, I’m affa sorry ma loon, but ye’r stu
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
must be affa lazy.
1 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
ould go a bike, but ye wasnae affa guid yet. Ye had the twa bike
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 craiter an so wiz her ma
playin up eynoo. There wiz an affa narra bit atween the shed an
el? ‘Michty min that’s an affa din yer at! Fit’s the waur
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
fyowe mornins that my een are affa weak fin I read the paper. Di
ydykes. Yer een are set in an affa weak place!”
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
rs their life hidna been gyan affa weel. At first it wiz jist si
e sea. He’d come hame in an affa state – fyles soakin o weet
doctors faa tellt her he wiz affa nae weel. The doctor thocht h
“Michty but it’s affa bonny!” says Lizzie.
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
s though. Her father hid teen affa ill wi his heart and hid left
directly ahin Mabel’s were affa fine. They’d twa bairns, th
enrage him and things got an affa lot worse aifter that. If she
heels that ye pulled ahin ye. Affa handy for eerins but also tae
the Post Office. There wiz an affa lot o ongyans and abody wiz s
5 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
treet in Macduff and it looks affa dark an foreboding. For playi
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
aboot it and his fowks hid an affa job gettin him tae play wi it
on the doctor back hame bein affa interested in his broo so he
o the doctor. He’d teen an affa interest in Douglas’ broo a
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
drew inaboot an there wiz an affa boorach o cars sellin aa the
egin tae sweem and my een got affa blurry but even throwe the ha
up and aboot but my side wiz affa sair. The police came tae tak
e man richt enough! He seemed affa angry an glowered at ma!” T
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
en flegg at this an set up an affa skirlin as they ran back up t
it thrown tae the wins. In an affa sotter o swyte an fear they r
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
sie hame tae his mither in an affa state an she washed the lassi
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
k boots for Jessie, they were affa posh looking and hid the saft
t he wiz a right fine man and affa good tae his workers on the e
. Mistress Gordon said he wiz affa good lookin wi blond hair and
’s refusal got her intae an affa lot o trouble and Mistress Go
this time. The cook wiz in an affa state at the condition o Jess
7 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
set on tae maw, sum affa sweir tae cut gress, doun ane
concern onie wey.” Yid wis affa guid hertit
ick ae wheen yeir sin, A wur affa vext tae tent at the
3 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
art prices rise til breid wis affa dear. In 1814 cheaper prices
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
ert wi perfec flooers smellin affa sweet.
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
fae, an it is gaun tae be an affa lot fresher than somethin tha
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@d_anderson878 tweeted in Doric
A kirn? Affa fine, but a bit o a kirn yet.(2020)
Affa bonnie. https://t.co/tHTnEprt(2020)
Affa fine #Scots lesson the day wi(2020)
Affa fine tae be in a meetin yistr(2020)
Affa fine tae see ye tweetin in Sc(2020)
and 8 other matches.

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
Affa lot o fitba on the telly noo (2014)
Aiberdeen the day at 11am – affa proud o ye a!(2014)
Affa marless gyan messages Christm(2015)
utcher aat Peterheid makin an affa fine mealie pudding?(2015)
It's gaun affa mirk noo, fit wye?(2015)
and 30 other matches.

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric
@InverurieLocos Lookin affa smert. Weel deen Loco's i'day(2019)
it wis aginst Dundee. Yir an affa Chiel #doric #Aberdeen #aberd(2019)
t then get stuck intin makkin affa fine stuff. I made jeely fluf(2019)
t Groundr. But we got into an affa bither as another app soonded(2019)
is in i middle. Butteries are affa versatile. Spikkin o butterie(2019)
and 32 other matches.

@cligeey tweeted in Doric
d The bride n groom must feel affa(2020)
lines @Spotify The signed een affa posh(2020)
@Ali_Leith Thocht ye wis affa kwaaet(2020)
@oilypaws There is affa skitey ina??(2020)
@watterloony @gdwood01 Affa brave ken(2020)
and 36 other matches.

@_DawnLeslie tweeted in Doric

@Franwella tweeted in Doric
er glesses off.....bit it wiz affa funny. Grand night, haste ye (2011)
t's the craic? You're soundin affa unhappy :( Trust ye gave ma b(2011)
ed fir the games the nite. Am affa jealous.(2011)
M's pink. Jimmy Carr's lookin affa slim(2011)
s got the potential tae be an affa long night!(2011)
and 4 other matches.

@JamesAmcvean tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
rs @fittiecrooners there's an affa muckle lot of boatmen in the (2016)
Woke up wee an affa splitting heed the day. Was i(2016)
Affa hangover the day, tried a'thi(2016)
Feeling affa harshly done by the day. Went(2016)
I've hid affa flu fer the last 10 days or s(2016)
and 22 other matches.

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric
t pair o quines are dee'in an affa guid job. Raisin' hillocks o (2019)
aeFoggie Fit a bosker. You're affa spylte. Handy bein watterproo(2019)
@FaeFoggie Looks affa fine. Twa savage an twa bacon(2019)
iv a puckle a yon books. Some affa funny stories in o em.(2020)
ed Brewdog eens yet. Bit look affa fine.(2020)
and 4 other matches.

@ionafyfe tweeted in Lallans
@NeilDrysdale Affa fine o ye tae say. Thanks :-)(2020)
Affa excited tae be hostin this @O(2020)
@mich_scotland Ats affa kind of you to say ??(2019)
@JonWilksMusic Thank you! Affa kind words!(2020)
@arabshedboy Paul, you’re affa kind. :)(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans
ir tae include 'outwith', its affa orra hou it's yin o the anerl(2018)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
uthor on the SLC site? If so..affa bonnie!(2020)
Affa prood o ma dochter Ellen fer (2020)
Blaw the dust affa yer chanters ?? https://t.co/(2020)
fae a fairm loon fa canna see affa weel. The cairt has names lik(2020)
e, but deen by a lad fa's nae affa engaged at schuil. Classic fi(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
sifiers - it's fair/gey/unco/affa interestin: https://t.co/V1NP(2019)
line games. They're free, run affa ony browser, an work oan a ta(2020)
Affa interestin look at Scots, esp(2020)
yaisin intensifiers gey/awfy/affa/pure weel, https://t.co/MbNTN(2019)
We were affa gled tae hae you an @RDMScone(2019)
and 1 other matches.

@raiphsays tweeted in Lallans

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