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afore Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words1007.1 163 775.1 1313.3 1443.6 1208.5 1407.2 1295.8
Number of occurrences1525674 447 40 54 120 190
Number of authors72 36 7 17 14 18

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Robertson, James Black Cuddy, (Scottish Book Trust 2019) Lallans, prose
She stood and she stared, but afore she could spier it wis Wheesh on page 2

1 matches

Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
wis a mannie she'd never seen afore, staunin in the kitchen as if on page 6
airrit, whit it had been like afore she on page 8
There wis jist a week left afore the schuils went back and Els on page 10

3 matches

Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
naebodie kens aboot the lives afore on page 11

1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
afore meldin the shaen tae their fe on page 22
afore at last I can walk my ain pai on page 26
afore he left for Canada's far-off on page 27

4 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
at story mibbe a hunner times afore, wid tell her again. And it k on page 5
'I kent that it widna be lang afore he wis pushin the lid aff wi on page 16
years and years afore I get a case.' on page 25
de the clessroom.' She paused afore she cairried on. 'I wis awfie on page 29
n they aw had a bit free time afore they gaed back intae the schu on page 42
Also on pages 45, 51, 57, 62, 69, 74
12 matches

Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
Afore we pairt, hae ane mair gless! on page 23
A bricht muin sheens afore ma bed, on page 33
Afore that gastrous, hertscaud oor on page 46

3 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Streetchin braid afore him, anither ree, on page 1
Noo, A stan a wee afore on page 13
Bak then, afore the whun-hud sheugh on page 20
O whut micht wait afore; on page 45
Afore A grue an go. on page 47
Also on pages 49
6 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
'I ken ye've dealt wi wolves afore, on page 46

1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
ody-swerve wauchle on forward afore he has a chance to spraik a w on page 37
afore lang burit gentrie, on page 53

2 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Spreid oot afore ye, on page 58

2 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
him o days He'd heard it here afore, on page 20
sel in the Station Hotel, but afore settin oot I thocht o hou lan on page 70

2 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Hiv we met afore? on page 98
alive afore yer cen. on page 103

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
the schuil, fur pigs wid fly afore he got a job onywhaur else.' on page 2
ilk in a skellet on the stove afore mixin it. Fae time tae time s on page 15
ow lang will it run like that afore it starts brattlin again?' Ma on page 17
lippit tae unner ten thoosand afore they're pit up fur sale. And on page 19
Neist morn, jist afore the faither left fur his bowf on page 24
Also on pages 27, 42, 56, 57, 58, 60, 67, 73, 96, 103, 106, 112, 114, 116, 122, 128, 130, 131, 134, 137, 144, 146, 148, 149, 152, 155, 157, 159, 160, 165, 178, 182, 190, 201, 209
42 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
he Gaelic Mod fir his poetry. Afore retiring he wis fir mony year on page 127
But ma ain kin wrocht here, afore they left on page 129
en the fur-ahint frae the lan-afore. on page 131
Come ben, they said, come ben afore he's pitten on page 135

4 matches

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
afore he happit her in her bed, on page 156

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
peck te git shot." An, "Fit's afore ye, ye winna gang by an ere's on page 7
te hing in the air fir an age afore tummlin sweet an familiar fae on page 9
Winnie leuch tee, afore addin, "He's aiven spikkin ab on page 13
Winnie sighed. "Like Ah said afore, he hisna bin imsel. He's bin on page 16
"Ah'v telt ye afore, Winnie, his wird's nae wirth on page 17
Also on pages 18, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 43, 48, 50, 54, 58, 60, 61, 69, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 86, 88
39 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
'A lang time syne afore ye wir born." on page 1
"Wyte!" quo the moose, "'Afore ye ett, on page 21

2 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
hat wid niver o been possible afore. So a special thanks ti Blair on page i
Aye-wiz heard afore seen on page 7
afore yir very eyes. on page 19
eh've done it afore, on page 20
we've done it afore on page 28
Also on pages 30, 36, 48, 54, 58, 100, 102, 104, 107, 115
15 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
ae think aboot stappin hirsel afore shae fun hirsel faalin doon a on page 8
ain that shae hadnae notice't afore, an ahint it wus a wee dorr a on page 11
("whuch certainly wisnae here afore," said Alice), an roon the ne on page 12
it frae hir in a hurry, jest afore shae shrunk awa althegither. on page 20
ur A wus niver es wee es this afore, niver! An A hae tae tell yae on page 21
Also on pages 22, 27, 34, 37, 38, 47, 50, 65, 71, 73, 74, 78, 87, 93, 94, 95, 97, 102, 105, 108, 109, 110, 114, 116, 120, 122
41 matches

Douglas, Sheila Lallans 59 - Rants and Foys, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
e hae veesitit a fyowe o them afore ye kin stairt wytin them fir on page 56

1 matches

Dareau, Mareau Lallans 59 - The Dictionar o the Aulder Scottis Leid (DOST), (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
fu record o the Scottis leid afore saxteen hunder, wi a sklent a on page 59

2 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
then there cam a rare ferlie. Afore then, ye ken, me an Adam, we on page 89

1 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
gyang back ti fit I wis sayin afore ye started poorin oot aa yer on page 94

2 matches

Warwick, Matthew Fergie an Freens oan tha fairm, (Ulster-Scots Community Network 2011) Ulster - Rural Mid-Antrim, weans
yins ir ye'll scunner yersel afore lang!" on page 9

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
e'll cairry on tellin them - afore writin they had a far greater on page 10
The story goes that the nicht afore the battle Calgacus, a name m on page 13
k an forth but it wisnae lang afore the superior nummers o the Pi on page 15
. As Couttie fell tae ae knee afore his sovereign. Jamie poued hi on page 17
er his skill in fechtin. Lang afore Couttie's time when King Alex on page 19
Also on pages 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 59, 62, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69
49 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 81 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, newspaper
rick McClure, like Alex Scott afore him, brings oot the smeddum a on page 5

2 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
Me that dysted ye on mi knee afore ye kent richt fae wrang?' on page 8

5 matches

McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
an hoor afore Carnegie's shouthers on page 18

1 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
an felt aboot in tha dubs an afore lang he foond anither bane. W on page 13
Afore tha screich o dawn. on page 15
An afore lang A'd got owre. on page 19
hink o tha ferlies o tha year afore: on page 38

5 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
y wus promist tae Joseph, but afore the' cum thegither, she fun o on page 1
pent thair kïsts an the' set afore hïm thair gifts o gowld an f on page 2
tha proaphits that wus thair afore ye ïn jist tha same wye. on page 4
same wye, let yer licht shine afore iveriebodie, sae as the' wull on page 5
"Dïnnae mak a show afore fowk o onie guid yis dae, fer on page 6
Also on pages 7, 8, 9, 69, 71, 72, 73, 77, 78, 81, 84, 85, 86, 87, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
86 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
tae eediotically muckle sizes afore ye pop them wi a peen and wol on page 13
ld blaw up tae eediotic sizes afore ye popped them and wolfed the on page 19
an! He'll sell mair than ever afore! Och, it wid be amazin tae fi on page 24
Suddently, on the day afore Chairlie Baffie's birthday, t on page 29
ter I've gien it a guid chaw. Afore I sterted chawin for the warl on page 38
Also on pages 39, 49, 52, 54, 62, 63, 76, 82, 108, 116, 132, 158, 162, 167, 168
21 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
An' get there afore the fal'. on page 15
Afore she bleached, hir life wis du on page 19
But it shuda baen done afore. on page 45

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ve nivver bin naewye like aat afore...Ah widna like it..." on page 7
aa the Jeweller fae the nicht afore. He wis wavin up it Joyce an on page 10
o focus on the glorious sicht afore him. Aabody wis clappin an st on page 15
s aat coloured the cliff taps afore lookin doon inte the bubblin on page 21
h an Dod's bin teen awa fae's afore his time. on page 22
Also on pages 25, 26, 30, 31, 33, 37, 40, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 60, 61, 65, 70, 71, 75, 76, 79, 80, 87, 89, 90, 92, 96
41 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
Richt, afore ye say onythin: This is a JOU on page 1

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
er Lugar, deep an broad, Lies afore thaim. on page 33
Afore they aa were grupt an taen aw on page 41
Juist months afore the farce o Culloden on page 42
Afore he retours tae the wearisome on page 56
We'd hit this fault, afore the Miners' Strike, on page 83
Also on pages 88, 92, 101, 103, 114, 117, 120, 143, 145
15 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
ud ye please redd up yer room afore yer tea? An chynge thae clart on page 4
eash, catchin it jist in time afore they were wheeched intae the on page 5
innin across their path, jist afore the holo-exit, wis a road mad on page 8
olisnut hovered doon tae jist afore Doug's neb. on page 14
Dina wis warmin up afore her nixt game, an wis happy t on page 19
Also on pages 25
9 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
wis waalkin oot wi Joseph, an afore he'd been wi her, she faun sh on page 7
hey hid been folla'in gaed on afore them an reestit richt ower e on page 8
wye they miscaa'ed e prophits afore ye. on page 11
brakk yer wird; fan ye sweir afore e Lord ye maun stan bi it'. B on page 12
mak a palaiver o yer Religion afore e lave or ye winna win intill on page 13
Also on pages 14, 16, 17, 79, 81, 82, 87, 88, 89, 91, 94, 97, 101, 102, 103, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121
66 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
aff the wee laddie that stood afore her. 'Dinna ever grow up,' sh on page 5
e said, 'I gorble it up quick afore it crowls awa. Braw. She sook on page 7
e eariewig first, chap, chap, afore it bites ye.' on page 8
ind a snake micht gie ye jist afore it bites. 'Cam ower here tae on page 9
rdie hadna ever heard her use afore. 'Some o us,' she said, 'hae on page 10
Also on pages 14, 17, 18, 32, 33, 73, 80
14 matches

Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
An than afore I can tae haad me tongue on page 41
It taks a peedie while afore he'll spaek. on page 42

2 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
lower toon. We couldno start afore ten o'clock or else da grund
l be damp wi dew fae da night afore. Afore da haands a da clock w
. Afore da haands a da clock wan roon
? Will we manage to get it in afore da rain comes?
4 matches

Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
an we set a staemin mug a tae afore him.
boat fae Scallowa da moarnin afore, an hit wisna his. Apairt fae
ir dhan, an started da draig, afore I heard da aald man shoutin f
Noo we wir barely shot afore aa dis happened, so da net sh
4 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
's wheer I nivver heard o her afore.
need anidder ten centimetres afore February.'
2 matches

Sinclair, James Makkin Hame, (Shetland For Wirds 2018) Shetland, poetry
tinkin lang fur da chair afore da stove an warm bannocks.
1 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
Noo, hit wisna lang afore da first peerie grice fell in
ok on, an feth hit wisna lang afore he hed a fine peerie hoose ta
an he wantit tae be feenished afore dark, in case yon Weekit Wolf
mmlin inside da widden hoose. Afore lang, dey heard da pick apo d
4 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
ey were taen da boat as aften afore, an dey wirna hed da chance o
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
in Scotland in the days lang afore recordit history oor forebear
leid) biggit aboot 3,100 year Afore Christ, an Callanish on Lewis
tae wait aboot a year an hauf afore traivelin back tae the Yird a
bi astrologues an newsreaders afore the 1980's. The trouble wis t
us' whaur thay haedna kent it afore. Tae the fasht scientific spe
5 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
choirboy afore him jowin a bell tae annoonce
afore gaun oot tae the fields.
A meenit afore ye souched awa, she tellt her
irge that the Deil had kythed afore in
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
performer. She haes featured afore in the McCash prize leet, tho
car yer subscreivins is peyed afore Christmas tae mak shuir that
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
e that celebratin a guid haul afore the fish wis abuird the yole
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
ot o help frae the upsteerers afore it kythed intae an unstoppabl
mony years oor language haes afore it dwines awa past the pynt o
2 matches

Sutherland, Stella Half a Twalmont, (Shetland For Wirds 2014) Shetland, poetry
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
a lok a coles ta get a gliss afore we pat dem in till a dess, an
Maet we set afore dem. An dey öt. Mistress spa
2 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
llet. Erchie'll hae a funeral afore lang."
1 matches

Hardie, Buff Dod 'n' Bunty, (Evening Express 2000) Doric, newspaper
idna dae fit I should've deen afore the next instruction came. An
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
this Inquiry wis ingaithered afore the
69. Afore strang an specific recommenda
reparatory work wid need done afore introducin sic a policy, but
ear auld, or ten, or sixteen, afore offerin BSL means giein
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
tae open the story in English afore bringin in a Scots nairator,
roun' to the Saiturday nicht afore the day I was to be ordained,
h the oxter, an' hung them a' afore the fire to tak oot the lirks
o be stan'in up in the transe afore a' the folk, an' ma heid like
what category a wird belangs afore ye decide on what spellin rul
7 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
es an lassies oo'd never seen afore. Oo couldna git a saet thegit
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
s factory hove in sicht juist afore Cupar, "an thare the milk ye
It wisna lang afore we cam til a muckle trianglar
in tae mind what like she wis afore, whan the war naebody but me
still keekin doun at the Den, afore I spak. "I can see that, Airc
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ted an A turned tae leuk, but afore the chiel could git a wird oo
ert she wis at the sicht o me afore. A raxes the wee paircel oot
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
lka wird maun be richt liftit afore a sowel can say he writes gui
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
" wis uized bi Henryson, even afore Douglas's time: "A woful wido
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
Weidaes lowpit fae 30% ti 70% afore ye could say Debbie Moore, an
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
As I hadna drawn a sheep afore, I drew for him ane o the twa
“The baobabs stert oot sma, afore they growe sae muckle’
ken me whan he hasna seen me afore?’
It is ill-mainnered tae gant afore a king, the monarch said tae
Hae!’ answert the king; an afore he said mair hy consultit a m
13 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
uage. In his speech the nicht afore, Dr. Kirk proponed the shuid
he watter at the CPG the week afore an his lugs wis still dirlin
t intae a document for pittin afore the Comatee o Experts. This C
d raither hae a keek at thaim afore thair veesit. The better-mais
or aiblins twa forgaitherins afore the New Year breck an anither
8 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
he seyd. “Quick.” An oot afore the cow could stop us. The ni
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
s the lowdoun oan this period afore the rest o the buik wafts ye
1 matches

Graham, Laurence Flans Frae Da Haaf, (Shetland For Wirds 2000) Shetland, poetry
Afore da daylycht dees,
1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Afore we gaed she gied tae me
Afore the day daw.
A lang whyle afore
3 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
En oot comes the sin afore the day is ower,
Hope afore lang wither changes course.
Sin shines throo lang afore mid day,
Nae lang afore ere's a Winter breeze.
Clears up afore the mid day oor,
19 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Nae chance) It wis spent lang afore twal. If Muggie Spend hid
o clock it wid be spent lang afore twal. I dinna
Yon affa easy wye afore ere's sna,
It wis six weeks afore Jonsar Eck landed back at the
me tae get hame an hae a wash afore they sat doon tae their
22 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
eeched the legs frae the corn afore it, an spewed bun shaves oot
an hairst mice ran wud-feart afore the muckle hairy feet o the h
eid at the heicht o a battle, afore he cud even draa sword, an th
atched up wi Minnie an ran on afore her diggin the taes o her but
be the wye they'd pickit her afore Isie. Isie wis fully as clean
63 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
ae the quarry lochan. She wis afore aa the lave tae win at the qu
drap tae the grun as if deid, afore his body wad yark an flail li
her tae bide inbye the hoose, afore she set aff fur the jungle an
frae. There wis still an oor afore dinner-time. They powkit aboo
e they'd taen hunners o times afore, far the blastit rock aside t
31 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Maun we mak new wirds fir a chyngin warld?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
Scotland mair nor a few year afore hearin an anti-Gaelic version
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
ngineering, and meed tractors afore he sterted makkan sports kers
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
ot fell. It wis a few seconds afore Mr Dursley realised that the
s, which he haed nivver hoped afore, becis he didna approve o ima
d. His last, comforting thowt afore faalan asleep wis that even i
3 matches

Laurenson, Hannah Lisa Da Maa's Eggs, (Hands Up For Trad 2019) Shetland, prose
“Weel stop kerrying on afore wan o you land in da hospital
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Afore this job come up ah’d never
hin had already been arranged afore we came, wi the help of
ar for a cappuccino and a bun afore we start, then another mid mo
ever been on an Italian beach afore and if it hudnae been for Boa
4 matches

Rebecca, Casey and Stephen The Baby Dragon, the Wolves and the Lassies, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
line had put a spell on years afore. Rebecca merried the prince a
1 matches

Logan, Kirsty Lego, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
tae write 2 pages o our story afore the end o the day, an abdy sa
d. It wis empty. Lookin at it afore, a coulda sworn ahin in it wi
er, but moved wur haunds away afore the other person could git th
3 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
da vast, blue ocean dat stood afore him. Peerie chunks o' ice lit
dat peerie pebble. Hit stood afore him, starin him in da face. H
. Last night, (an every night afore) he'd dreamt aboot a ring; hi
In his draem, da ring stood afore John, beggin him tae pick it
ship sank afore him. His grief wis cut short
7 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
e’re been here lots o times afore.’
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
e defaut language is English, afore they ken whit's happenin they
s tea, A'll hae him quartered afore he can say Typhoo!"
2 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Afore new licht.
Oor changin place afore we swum.
An then afore we knowed tha score
Lake squibs let aff tha nicht afore
Afore tha weetchil in me growes
15 matches

Clark, Thomas Mindin on Willie McIlvanney, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans, blog
llie bade for as lang he coud afore cannily tryin tae direct the
is like tae hae been alive - afore drily gaun on tae note that 9
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
that it cleeks ontae somebody afore it snaps in twa. Anely connec
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ae just the auld stickers fae afore that ye still see sometimes,
than the gadgies wha liked it afore it wis cool, an dinnae want y
llas wi the tour t-shirts fae afore the first album. Fowk wi thei
3 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans, blog
rdict, the thocht that's cast afore it's echoed.
1 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
Lang afore that, Ia mind hoo ma faither
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ton gaed tae Bangor. This was afore "Plantation" was a policy. Th
1 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
cleekit oot o a treisur kist afore the hale leid sank intae quic
wart its English coonterpairt afore flichterin awa like a beautif
2 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ne than awthin ah'd iver felt afore, an wi aw the emotions, wi aw
nnae mind where ah gan. Think afore ah speak. Remember that we're
he same. No quite. As ah said afore, we're aulder nou, we're wise
3 matches

Gauld, Ilene Ilene Gauld - Piper and Poet, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Keith, poetry
eting up wi them twice a week afore this virus kicked off. Athing
Well, yesterday, jist afore dark…..
2 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
r howpit-fer clean sweep o aw afore her bi the Prime Minister jis
ddie fae UKIP on their screen afore a buddie that representit oni
ittin the needs o speculators afore oniethin that micht be thocht
itain, that had nae existence afore 1707, drave a horse an cairt
hae ‘legal staunin’ here afore the settin up o the Holyrood
40 matches

McClelland, Ben Chicagof Island, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
and the generations o family afore them. Their family tree was f
exploring like their grandas afore them.
s cabin. Sumdy had been here afore. Unchartered territory this w
tae shift oot o' tis position afore th' trio made a run fur it, t
4 matches

Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
st y to find a lost bairn bit afore she could finish, his mam sai
phone and yiv got ti be hame afore sax."
2 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
usly went to their pals hoose afore the club for pre-drinks where
wits gonny get us chucked oot afore we’re even in the club".
to throw a punch at them but afore he hus a chance he gits a Gle
3 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
t she wid of heard me play it afore. Even wee thi fiddle we are s
1 matches

Wilson, Katie Becus a hae a sister a hae a friend, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
id tae head hame for a shower afore bed time cus we hid school. I
1 matches

Harvey, Lewis Crash, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
hocht a wid get a few laps in afore a got there – she could jis
1 matches

Riddell, Conor San Diego, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
n in aboot so a shut it quick afore a froze tae death.
1 matches

Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
ky an a kent it widna be lang afore the heavens opened. It wis th
ed tae get a oor stuff sorted afore we heided aff. A hid packit u
2 matches

McArthur, Kaydi Rich n Peer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Banff, prose
He wis stuck for a wik afore he got oot. Fan he got oot, h
1 matches

Wilson, Heidi and Isla Then and noo, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Keith, prose
nished at five o’clock just afore supper,
hopscotch an British bulldog afore it got banned,
2 matches

Thain, Gianna Far Shaddas Lurk, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Buckie, prose
How lang afore skin becomes bane?
How lang afore bane becomes dust?
2 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
tae hink aboot stoppin hersel afore she funnd hersel fa’in doon
ow curtain she hidnae noticed afore, an ahint eet was a wee door
which definitely wisnae here afore,” said Ahlice), an tied roo
s lyin oan th gless table lik afore, “an hings are worse than e
cos Ah was ne’er this wee afore, ne’er! An Ah’m sayin eet
37 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
Afore we cuid say oor messidge he l
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
ey've a lang gate tae traivel afore they can meisure up tae whit'
sment at the want o a hangman afore his rival Edinburgh sae aw th
2 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
ive aff the couch and grab it afore she does.
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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000) Orkney - Hackland, prose
on the televeesion the night afore whaar a veet hid been haean a
ed back, straekid me legs oot afore the fire an waited for the ta
t that day, ‘id wis the day afore wur Kathy wis born! Thoo kens
d reflectively, wi her spune, afore ga’an on.
l hae tae knock her right oot afore wae can deu anything wi that,
22 matches

Smith, Jamie The dingin doun o devolution, (Mak Forrit 2020) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
wp we get tae mak that choice afore lang.
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Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Afore Playfair data wis representit
te the case that naebody else afore him haed thocht o pittin data
line graphs can be datit tae afore Playfair. But naebody else sa
3 matches

Smith, Jamie Effeirin tae the formal: Laitinate lendwirds in Scots, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
it follae-up tae my post frae afore, Tap 10 wirds the Scots langu
ed in Scots aroond echty year afore it did in English.
les o wirds recordit in Scots afore English includes allocate, co
3 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
iver thocht tae leuk intil it afore nou.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
baith airms aff a boxer juist afore a bout.
ance he went ower tae Bergen, afore on tae Fraunce. Here we hae a
lived, than his guts cut oot, afore bein murdert an his corpse hu
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
2. Whit he did afore the wars
ce whan it comes tae his life afore the battle o Stirlin Brig. Th
s they kent it wadnae be lang afore Edward an the English wad be
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
bluid o the natives, swept aa afore them. This wisnae the case at
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
oot there in the jungle that afore lang ma watter bottle wis tui
Staundin afore us in the middle o a jungle w
e the Japs! They’ll be here afore lang!”
3 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
It wisnae lang syne afore that Scotland haed been scaur
herds o beasts flee flichtit afore them. At the fit o the glen t
nae hae mair nor three bairns afore they dee theirsels. Add tae t
t aye fund itsel deid aamaist afore it wis alive, like a body ett
4 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
en. The gloamin wis upon them afore they war fínisht.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
ared mony a hoose in the area afore they got tae Chisholm’s. Th
ken he haednae killt onybody afore he got tae Badinloskin.
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
eties, aiblins a penny or twa afore we muived on tae the nixt hoo
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth In defence o SNHS, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
mak her hae a seecond thocht afore broadcastin it tae the nation
aithless! he’s hud problems afore. ERI busy but tae’n efter a
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
airchit coonterpanes. No lang afore, oor aulder cousins haed slee
rculosis or TB. In thae days, afore they foond the richt medicine
nchancy contraptions. No lang afore, a lad fae the estate haed be
wad gie it a douce wee tickle afore wheechin it up ontae the gres
in fae the swee ower the fire afore poorin it intae jaurs tae jyn
5 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Daein it yersel, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ee, I’v been doun this road afore whan we war rinnin oor ain ma
time dae the thing in earnest afore whit wis left o it drainit aw
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Three days in October, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
k wi flags gaitherin twa oors afore, nou there war mony thoosands
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ason), an tatties. A hauf oor afore we bairns cam back fae the sc
face a wee dicht at the sink afore slidin unner the buird an up
wis rowed up, tied wi string afore it got biled, skinned an pres
powe wi a taper fae the fire afore bilin the heid in oor muckle
s kep’ back an rendert doun afore it wis pourit intae a scadded
5 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
We collectit firewid for days afore it, bytimes fechtin ower the
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
whan she cam aff the cairt an afore rinnin hame or tae the scuil!
1 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
hit the twa million merk weel afore ah’v fínisht scrievin this
mans wad anely hae fower year afore we went extinct oorsels. Atte
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Afore the election, the Scottish To
tae vote agin it whan it cams afore Parliament. Giein thirsels th
2 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
Swahili, an aa that. No long afore he dee’d, Norman tellt uis
1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Fae Mooth tae Page, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
e ye’ve no written in Scots afore. Mibbe it’s never crossed y
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
e said we didny believe in yi afore. But we dae, we dae, or we wi
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
sh “ill-spoken”. But lang afore David Hume raxed his hairns f
age, gender an social status. Afore this wark, gin a chiel micht
wey or the ither about Scots afore this, but he spiert us gin A
ers for spikkers fae the year afore wes near bang on. It wes esti
t try tae keik intae the kist afore they gie oot onie mair gypit
5 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
and wanchany state o affairs afore noo will kittle itsel intae p
low tae hae tae their supper. Afore lang the perk had turned inti
2 matches

Hodgart, John Scots Language Act: Oor weans hae richt tae see mither tung respectit, (The National 2021) Lallans - North Ayrshire, newspaper
mony years – probably even afore Iona wis born– but withoot
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie An Appeal frae tha hairt, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
r they staun on these metters afore ye gie yer voat tae onyboady.
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tha demise o oor ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
e an thaur feyther an moather afore that. Sae tae aa wha hae ony
tha murther o oor ain tongue afore it is jest anither forgotten
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
m o a buik is the real dream. Afore Charles Welsh Berry dee'd, th
he Byre Theatre in St Andrews afore rushin aff tae thair neist ev
nd's Poetry Festival, StAnza. Afore yin group skailed, the norrie
3 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
us, right square in the mooth afore ah even know whit’s happeni
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
he wan ah’d been talkin tae afore aw the handbags spilt oot int
wae his teeth that he gies us afore adeptly spittin the lid back
ious run fae 1966 - 1974 - - afore ah wis even born. Dis a duck
methin tae eat in yer stomach afore ye start aw that boozin. Ur y
in the fridge.’ ma Ma sais afore anybody kin answer. No that i
6 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
y memory ah kin fae the night afore; any wee vignettes ay whit ha
oan fur the first time since afore ah went oot, an it beeps ince
an ultimately it’s futility afore Monty interjects, ‘Oot, pri
ble where it flaps a bit mare afore eventually, efter a final twi
4 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
id it. When wis the last time afore that. Hae ye mind?
f ye'd talked tae me aboot it afore, things micht hae been
life stretched oot afore me. Ah could see me, you an'
we'll be thegither again afore too long.
4 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ely hope yer gonnae wash this afore ye put a tea bag an boilin wa
h should huv done ma homework afore enterin intae a transaction.
another week will huv passed afore ah seen him again, he’d be
3 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah fuckin knew ah’d seen ye afore. The other day, ye bumped int
ines, greedily snortin wan up afore gien the note tae Pearcey.
.’ Pearcey meekly protests afore takin the note aff him.
Ah’ve hud a line ay gear afore but it wisnae like this. A cu
anks.’ she sais wae a smile afore turnin away, embarrassed.
6 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
arkin, only louder this time, afore a sharp whistle fae up the cl
ent as he chuckles tae himsel afore gaun aw cross eyed again as h
. Ye were awready in the shit afore that. There wis only ever wan
gle sounds messin wae ma buzz afore Breaking into Heaven kicks in
ir da’s Led Zeppelin albums afore they startit this wan if ye a
5 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
cruel kaleidoscope ay colour afore him until it’s gone, wiped
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
uy an awkwardly bows his heid afore waddlin away doon the stair.
n shiftily oot tae the street afore pullin the door back doon wae
er sais tae me in the hallway afore disappearin up the stairs.
3 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s a warmth tae the whole room afore the temperature even begins t
spark ma first bottle ay wine afore skinnin up.
ike nothin ah’ve ever heard afore. Ah look through the windae i
peerin straight intae ma soul afore bowin its heid wance mare.
heard the splash an woken him afore they ran oot tae the wattersi
6 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
pended in silent anticipation afore divin fearlessly, drappin lik
e - soarin higher an higher, afore drappin it suddenly, swoopin
stile an alang the path a bit afore McDade decides tae skin up wh
re’s some inaudible shoutin afore Pearcey emerges through the c
4 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
akers a good kick up the erse afore draggin them doon the road ta
let oot a loud ‘Bastart!’ afore ah even realise ah’ve sais
n it comes swingin in perfect afore stoppin right up agin the jac
etween ma thumb an forefinger afore packing it intae ma pipe. Tam
4 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the unknown. Ah wis like this afore the exams fur ma Highers. Ah
Cheers!’ they sais tae him afore fuckin off wae it, laughin ta
an flung the baw back tae us afore scoopin his pal - complete w
n deeply then gie him it back afore restin ma eyes fur a wee minu
4 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
lower classes fur ten minutes afore fuckin off back tae his middl
surgence ay the Labour party, afore poppin the cork ay a magnum a
van another dozen times or so afore fuckin the hood back oer ma h
generated some label interest afore the singer an lead guitarist
s” an that wis that. Fucked afore it really started. We’d nev
8 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
arily, lookin in ma direction afore continuin as though ah’m no
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
died it didnae take them long afore it wis ‘Mr Coyle you may wa
orty year. Waited another ten afore that oan the waitin list. ‘
y tae ignite conversation wae afore buggerin aff as soon as possi
ethin else tae say fur himsel afore pickin up his pint an noddin
s pint an noddin tae his mate afore the two ay them bugger off, m
5 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
trundles alang, rattlin away, afore McDade’s heel intervenes an
g. Ah’ve seen him like this afore, eyes glazed oer; vacant. He
n an whistlin through the air afore smashin wae a crushin impact
3 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
Gin ye’r fillin it oot afore Heid-coont nicht, tak in onie
Afore ye stairt
eans, an babbies boarn oan or afore 21 Mairch 20an21
In a ceevil pairtnerie afore, ‘at’s lowsed noo by tha
4 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
jority o the wark at’s gien afore is elegaic writan aboot langu
Hid’ll be a peedie while afore muckle o me nyow writan is oo
2 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
Fornenst him, afore he wan til his ain country.
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
haes twa strynds - ‘dem’ afore ‘fock’, an ‘whit’ as
etlan soond oot o da question afore dey can even be spocken aboot
2 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
y smell like it’s been used afore, but it sure as hell feels li
ie fae the photas I hae o her afore the accident took her awa.
tae gie ma! I... Granny says afore catchin her raspy breath... I
ch something on ma phone, and afore the kirk service wis up, the
kely be fine and recover. Bit afore they hung up, she telt Grunny
12 matches

Diansangu, Mae naebdy likes a clype, (Scots Hoose 2021) Doric, poetry
aye, she'd heard at een afore.
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Cannae Thole Ye!, (lowcountrylad.blogspot.com/ 2014) Ulster - Ards, blog
richt handy wurd tae ken. Bit afore ye mak up yer mine ye cannae
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Solace, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Aa that cam afore.
1 matches

Smyth, Anne I Corinthians 13, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster, prose
leukkin-gless; syne, bot, fu afore us; noo A ken a feck o’t; s
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
ang aff her disguise an stood afore the bumbazed Arachne in a ble
ne o Phoebus’s prood horses afore it sets oot tae pou the sun e
us can weave the finer claith afore Phoebus rises again the morn.
Hera,” Athena began, bowin afore the queen, “the honour o th
mortals baith had iver seen. Afore sittin doon at her loom, she
18 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
ey skreiched tae a stap, jist afore a hologram door.
wormsection. Hinna been here afore, sae this wull be interestin.
mony muins they cud lowp ower afore cowpin ower their shae-laces.
best (he lowped ower eleeven afore fawin doon on his bahoochie),
Afore ye gae, Kat,’ said Snorl,
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Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
far Bill’s fairm used to be afore it was covered owre in the sa
It’s nae lang afore the detector’s beeping fast
o I ken you?’ I ask. ‘Fae afore? Fae up this wye?’
ma sure I’ve seen his face afore, some time far I would have s
– nithing I hivna dealt wie afore. Andrew trails ahin ma is I l
5 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
for meisures tae be taen noo afore it wis ower late.
Whit They Aw Said Afore The Votes Wis Cast
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
bit o the history in English afore re-tellin the ongauns in Scot
greed tae submit the question afore the magistrates. The tailors
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 116, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
oo, thanks an aw tae the line afore that uphauds economic, social
ggin up tae a crack o thunner afore the place turnt bleck. The 's
el faured god Jupiter, but no afore we war treated tae a cantie s
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Out afore me, he had hunkered doun
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Afore Daith packs ice roon me.
n, wis gien a herd's crummock afore makin his speech whaur he quo
recision' o Sir Jimmy's music afore hand-sellin the fine likeness
800s a puir wumman wis brocht afore a Greenock magistrate for pau
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
heard plenty wirdies o wisdom afore,
he adultress wifie wis brocht afore him an Jesus sayin " Lat him
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
orse the Rev didnae bat an ee afore he reponed, "Funny ye shuid s
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
oks ah'd seen a million times afore.
when yer daddy died. The time afore that was when ah'd tae drag y
h probably should of tellt ye afore, but it's no the first time a
r seen ma da lookin like that afore; there wis a kinda faraway lo
ut wi an accent ah'd no heard afore.
7 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 59 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, newspaper
is editorial wis hauf-wrutten afore Andy Eagle an Brent Hodgson
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
the laird, he kythed afore ’em,
afore the comin o the car.
afore we shapit air.
Afore the Faa
the lang het simmer afore the faa
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Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
the coal pail frae its pliss afore the muckle bleckleidit reenge
aither hes Mither ir Faither afore, bit he wis gey sweirt tae ga
eenie Finlay shuck the screed afore Annie’s neb. “Whaur’m a
Sco’land hae a Queen Lizzie afore?” she glowert roond her wi
aun be gittin him oot the wey afore Davie gat that wrocht up he
7 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
lieshange wis waar as ony een afore. Cald fingers grippit ma hert
Me an e Edder hid forgaithert afore, in Thon Place, albeest ma mi
d me names I’d nivver heard afore. Aa your wyte! Aa your wyte !
3 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
wid be a lang time, if ivver, afore the bag wiz fund. A cannae mi
a luikin for?” A asks. Bit afore Key can answer, we hears a ca
or. Because o ma age A wiz up afore the Children’s Panel an pit
3 matches

Purdie, David C. Lallans 59 - Boswell’s Coort, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
Twa hunner year afore,
afore her, the gryte gran Dukes o G
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Purdie, David C. Lallans 59 - Sanct Hub’s, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
afore it got yokit in wi the Heilan
afore birlin intil ooter space awa
2 matches

Purves, David Lallans 59 - Five Poems frae the Chinese o Po Chu-I, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Selkirk, poetry
Afore A’d tyme ti kep the wurds,
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Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
ife wis awa doun the plughole afore he met Rhona. Store pies an b
teries in aa the fire alairms afore she’s awa tae her bed. On t
atin, an it’s the smaa oors afore she settles doun wi her back
ert sofae. Shoud a shiftit it afore I paintit the ceilin. He poor
thare, an lifts a finger. But afore she can catch her braith she
5 matches

Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
iz bid an teen it aff but nae afore he’d teen his wastcoat, gal
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
py o tay an something tae ate afore he yokit the horse and gig fo
wa his doctor’s bag in time afore she sat her doup ontae it. Gy
d or twa for even mair effect afore sayin, “The reason is this,
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
that but it didna laist lang afore the twist o misery landed in
hiv tae wyte twentyfower oors afore she could dee the next bit. B
Afore midnicht she opened the wee p
n for they were gweed freens, Afore she did it though and jist fo
awytit the comin mornin licht afore she unlocked the doors and op
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
hat wikein they moved but nae afore Mabel getting their new addre
her wye hame tae her hoosie. Afore she’d loved bidin here but
ivver seen onything like this afore. At the back o the hoose were
en the nearest said that jist afore the explosion she’d heard s
be getting a visit fae C.I.D. afore lang.
6 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
skweel I'd nivver been inside afore that lay aneth the music room
she tellt us aboot actin. Noo afore I gang ony faarer wi the stor
2 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
road. Gary’s hoose is richt afore mine. We hae prime sentry pos
h o them ivery wee thing, but afore ah cud begin ma story, ma dad
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
they’d made in the seconds afore Douglas’s broo connected wi
it wiz only a maitter o time afore he got hit and that’s exact
broo as it spun roon an roon afore the reed hett bullet stopped
3 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
irr it wis xmas eve ur ri day afore sin' ye tend tae rub noses wi
' coatit ri leg a' lamb in it afore A wint oot furra swaally, jis
pla 'oors et room temperature afore A rattl't it intae ri oven, a
ug make a pote a' soup wi' it afore lerrin' 'um et it 'esel'.
4 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
ter description cus suddenly, afore ah properly git masel’ used
an he couldnae fling us oot afore we’d even hud a chance tae
ated this oot fer a fortnight afore ah jist hud tae gang back tae
3 matches

Muir, Glenn The Bruce Triumphant, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, poetry
It wisnae very lang afore
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Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
since the fish supper she had afore arriving in Oz. She noticed a
Afore lang they got oot the wids. T
2 matches

Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ic lookin’ Dunlop shoes aff afore stuffin’ thim intae an Aldi
humped me the day,’ he says afore geein it back. ‘Another fuc
2 matches

Geraghty, Martin The Pusher, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Sleep wul take im afore hae reaches the temporary res
t wul bae two tae three weeks afore ma newest lodger iz released
2 matches

Geraghty, Martin 378, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
g yir pudding. I’d a couple afore bed tae help me sleep…but n
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
ked, as we had sae mony times afore. Aw’ the ithir times, the e
iles o’ the Government camp afore the ‘hale attack wis ca’d
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
A couldni’ have got tae him afore he wid have drooned!” A hav
“Nivir criticise onybudy afore ye hae walked a mile in their
2 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ad feenished the job 2 nichts afore an’ last night had been sha
admire. This wis in the days afore sich devices became in univer
ed hawf w’y up the corridor afore A burst oot laughin’!
ch Scott, A hud them composed afore we reached back tae the bus!
Afore your heid is gowpin’, oan t
5 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
irls (it wis a clothed sauna! afore ye aw’ clear the wrang conc
ie, had nivir been in a sauna afore. “Oh, A dinni’ think A’
idea!” she attested, an’ afore onybudy could stop her she ch
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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
. Bit furst he made a wee tee afore applyin’ the boot!
“The Lord o’ the Wing” afore. It struck me that the number
2 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
Scotlan’’ again. The day afore that ah wis tae wabbit an’
hud the SNP conference juist afore it, an’ even though hunners
l turn intae a nichtmare lang afore they cun cam hame. When will
h’m compelled tae translate afore it cams oot. Ah’m no alane
or whit it means tae us. Land afore leid, ah say. The truth is in
6 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
s been mugging up on the book afore he brings it tae share. Which
c strips an’ it wisnae lang afore ah’d seen a load o’ chang
the last time… and the time afore that. An’ we’ve wur ain p
niver really hit ma’ radar afore. I mean there wis Donald Dewe
h shuld pit this idea forward afore the consultation period is ow
5 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
nits tae spare. It musta been afore we hud ri telly, a wis mibbes
“Dad!” says a, afore 'e could stert oan mey fur ge
n' shovel an' sweep rat flair afore yur mammy gits hame. A'm awaw
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
intae last Sunday or the yin afore. Recoverin a bit Jeemicky man
t Bob rowed up in a bit o net afore Jeemicky could get oot. Shaki
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
n plenty men die o gut wounds afore and usually they vomited blee
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
int on for a gye puckle years afore I teen TB. Fin I wint tae the
ork weeks and a lot o priggin afore I wint back.
lly wid ging intae a pub jist afore closing time fin aa bugger wi
came aboot. Ae Sunday mornin afore I wint tae the kirk I decided
I couldna get awa fast enough afore some bastard realised that ma
7 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
soy but even mair coorse than afore. I realised by noo that somet
this wiz teen a couple years afore he died. “Aye, that’s the
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Afore nicht the fisher quines wid m
y jist as he did aa the years afore at Waterloo. He waited a mint
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ra sair nott shillin that wye afore her hands hid gotten twisted
ristian kirkyard. She kneeled afore the pagan tree and asked perm
on the seat she’d left oors afore.. Mary didna ken foo lang she
t teen a gye few cracks at it afore the oo started tae smolder an
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ae learn the wyes o the hoose afore ony big dinners or parties we
d niver seen a lamp like that afore, it hid fit looked like mirro
in as if he’d niver seen it afore. Jessie froze as she realised
3 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
an see afore me nocht but knowes an tombs.
that streiks afore me, an oot
whyte horses skiffin afore the wund.
the forenicht is fresh afore the Back End.
please tell me afore an Ah’l hoy on oot
11 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
r A retoured frae Sud Afrika: afore A gaed aff til Glesca, i Sept
ae hou ma paurents, an ithers afore thum, wur wont tae pronoonce
Wattie Tamson, whae wis deed afore ma day, wis the ferm
Ludge wud, it the Haugh. Nou afore A leave the Auld Toun, A dinn
telt, monnie ae yeir sin, at afore the praisent road up Borth’
42 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
An then lo an behold, afore the turn of the millennium, w
1 matches

Penny, Len Toast Tae The Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
are fairly drawin in and shin afore ye ken
1 matches

Robertson, Gary A Wee Dundee Xmas Poem, (Lidl 2020) Doric, poetry
he shops in September, eh way afore Halloween
1 matches

Paterson, Stuart Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
Sae buy in fir Christmas afore ye get hattered!
There's still a long while afore winter is din
2 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
leid anent politics, an lang afore Barbour’s day, in Auld-Angl
nglished’ (as it wis cryed) afore settin furth. Mair important
years as a sodger in Fraunce afore comin hame tae Scotland in 15
n (mair parteeclar for wheat) afore it haes been grund doun or in
n the warld o pairlament lang afore some leids that’s in aboot
5 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
gaits tae kenning as a person afore the law.
Aw are equal afore the law and entitelt wi nae d
2 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
afore the end o 2014. The Order wil
endum can be held at ony time afore the end o 2014. The date o th
g wi ony statement that comes afore the question,
g wi ony statement that comes afore
be pit afore the Scots Pairlament. In turn
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Puchowski, James Frae Norrowa ower the faem, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
I arrived i Scotland afore the Aye Campaign’s smeddum
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
s taen at a Halyruid election afore, an is confirmed as by faur S
an micht o the Yes campaign. Afore the referendum, the Yes muive
a degree that wisna sae true afore, the electoral vehicle o thon
3 matches

Widmann, Thomas The State o Denmark, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
that haes been in govrenment afore (SFP, SD, SL, Con and Caur) d
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Votin isna Democracy. But..., (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
On the day afore the election, some thochts fr
mocratic” order. An this is afore we get intae brakken manifest
2 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
tae a mercat it hasna reached afore an could inspire future airti
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Review: O is for Hoolet, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
wpfully it wull be back again afore lang. Brawly recommedit.
1 matches

Ewen, Allan The Blin Man an the Man Wha Couldna See, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
rries. A hail kintra wis laid afore him, a rich tapestry o soonds
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Syriza, an the road aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
os. Wi a Spanish election due afore the end o the year voters i S
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
eet i Glesca on the Setterday afore the vote, doorstap conversati
dinna ken. It wis jist a week afore the vote, an I wis heidin up
ssin frae political discourse afore noo. An that’s tae say naet
gaged in politics like nivver afore. The referendum was the topic
tae name but a few. The nicht afore the vote, Edinburgh fluidit w
6 matches

Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
a way that I hiv nivver seen afore in this country. A staggerin
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
e’ll cross it for a bad ane afore lang: an syne whit wis a lest
me back tae sum o thir issues afore ower lang. For noo, I can but
2 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
rapple. “A hae bin this wye afore. Tak it fae me, ye gang roon
1 matches

Fenton, James The Lade, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
eir claes in the boiler-hoose afore they wur captered an taen in.
) wae wer twarthy coppers an, afore ower lang, the furst sing’l
2 matches

Gibson, Darren Oul money, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
Bit tae oniebodie boarn weel afore nineteen an seiventie yin, ou
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
maun a been growein here frae afore tha hoose wus bigged, even”
Grace luk’t in at tha beece afore gaun tae bed, hairt-gled aath
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
the genral public juist like afore.
broken on the world's edge." Afore the main program, the airtist
etion tae the Berwick schuils afore noo, whit wey no gie it a sho
3 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
Thay hadnae met afore, richt? The identity cairds w
ation o the explosion o gless afore the trolley splashed throu th
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
tae sneck up the bawbee. But afore his fingers could close aroon
there on the back o his haun, afore vainishin intae his pooch wi
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
at haesna been open tae thaim afore.
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
thed, or even better aff than afore? For mony fowk fa are oot o a
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
iv been plantit an will be up afore we ken it. In the lang run th
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
oor pal Jake a neebor or twa afore lang.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
un, a mindin on whit’s gaed afore. They add richness, density,
1 matches

Sinclair, James Murmansk, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Shetland, poetry
an let wis get a shott in afore da darkenin comes doon.”
1 matches

Drennan, William Yin Tae A Hunner, (Ullans Press 2004) Ulster, poetry
A’ll stap-afore A scunner
1 matches

Gillen, Charles Fifty Nine, (Ullans Press 2005) Ulster, poetry
In the byre lang afore seven,
1 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
it was gei late in the season afore they seen ony. Bit it was gui
he Slitrig at the rocks juist afore the river gauns under the tun
2 matches

The Westender Ins and oots, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
nd o' the Red Rose? Thone was afore oo hed an Indian bit even tho
1 matches

The Westender Mairchers did oor toon prood, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
find this year? Juist a week afore the event a lookeet in threi
vent a lookeet in threi shops afore a fund poppies for sale.
2 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
rsack aw ready frae the night afore, wae wur cheese-chits an stov
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 3, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
nin prayin jist a few seconds afore. Oh man. Whit a miracle.
1 matches

Niven, Liz Burnin Whins, (Luath 2004) Southern, poetry
Afore lang yer poem sangs got ye ke
1 matches

Hollinrake, Fran Flett Assipattle and the Mester Stoorworm, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
Aa day he sits afore the hairth, ass gets in his h
, right enough it wisnae lang afore a cry gaed through the air:
2 matches

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
o' maet and hae a peedie rest afore gaan tae deu ether things abo
dryin in the neuk-o-the-back afore hid geed on the fire for hid
the day, till hid wis a while afore they hed a chance tae get thi
3 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine Slipan, Sweechan, (harryjosephine.com 2017) Orkney, prose
d at faelan in the nanosekind afore ye spaek whan ye reealais a t
riteesh impeeryal eksplorirs; afore them, hid wis spulyan an colo
ulyan an colonaisan Vaikeens; afore them, hid’s fikl tae sei, b
3 matches

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@d_anderson878 tweeted in Doric
Dinnae mine ivver hearin aat afore. https://t.co/2lP3ZvCarz(2020)
very minite - 50'll be wi ye afore ye can blink. https://t.co/mc(2020)
na in spring waater fir years afore he nott medication an sardine(2020)
tae heize the leid. It's nae afore time A wis daein ma bittie. h(2020)

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted in Doric
yersel’ tae a puckly rowies afore ye skidaddle doon the road th(2019)
r.... Hid a nesty curry there afore skittered ma yella cape awfa (2016)

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
– ah hope it’s a lang time afore ah ging in ae it means coffin(2014)
' wine aat Prezzo £40 bought afore Sunday voucher lasts 10months(2016)
grabs the change fae ma hands afore ah catch sicht o ony money!(2017)
berdeen - it’s nae the wikk afore Christmas!(2018)
Fooiver did loons manage afore the invention i' beard ile?(2018)
and 4 other matches.

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric
ivver play yon course at jist afore Balmedie. Closed noo. It was (2019)
v obviously workit in fashion afore.(2019)
Jist afore it crashed through i sitting (2019)
if @FitsTheScoop his deen at afore.(2019)
wee oor doric spikkin lecture afore i bells. Een o i bairns favou(2019)
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@officialAliRed tweeted in Southern
dy(ish). Time for a wee cycle afore sunset. ????????? https://t.c(2020)
get my English in good order afore I tackle the classics!(2020)

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
Photae o Great Granda Gellick afore he guldered oot the #UlsterSc (2016) twitter link
ters: BBC tae caa it for "Na" afore dailygaun (94.6% tae 18.9%). (2014) twitter link
arnin in the aul Ulster Scots afore lang! Aa the best! (2014) twitter link
mind there was a notion o it afore amang the Victorian folk! htt (2015) twitter link
I'd no noticed this afore Mr Hurchin: a wheeker resourc (2014) twitter link
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@beast_afc tweeted in Doric
Ebbe era matches afore the match wiz top notch. Need(2020)
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I never kent fit Graham said afore . If yer needen a wee streem (2020)
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@cligeey tweeted in Doric
@youngwd1 Nae afore flytime min(2020)
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road ti the dunce it finished afore midnight nae winner we were b(2020)
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@daleser23 tweeted in Doric

@Franwella tweeted in Doric
n th day. Oors were picked up afore denner time ??(2019)
. Fit wye did I nae cane this afore I made ither plans :-((2012)
ye might hae ironed yer sark afore ye went tae Rome!!(2012)
@Lord_Sugar nae afore time!!(2012)

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@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric
under ae reef. Donkeys years afore Tesco,etc.(2019)
@FaeFoggie Aht's "afore 10"(2020)

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o, a wid eat the voting paper afore puttin’ a X ??(2020)

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@ellahickson @IshbelMcF 'Twas afore she Saw the Licht!(2019)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
o him noo. Een gin we werena afore.(2020)
hay aften spake Scots but nae afore ither fowk!(2020)
ntree did Ruthie nae try that afore and then gyang running sookin(2020)
a the ither o oor bairns gone afore tae the Almichty). Wha are Ch(2020)
it up for the winter comin in afore the back-end is ower.(2020)
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hud a compost bin an wellies afore but nivir salted cod(2020)

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thaim a guid dicht wi a clout afore ye synd thaim.(2020)
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that as a bairn in the 1970s, afore onywan in the West hud heard (2020)
they wur baith on the series afore yours (which Ah didnae watch (2020)
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Ah've niver heard o an ubtan afore.(2020)
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@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
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@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
oot oor new lairnin materials afore anyone else! See ye themorra!(2018)

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland
rnoon, am never drivven a van afore an it shaas #WharsDaBackWindo (2020) twitter link
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@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland
eans ir drookit. Gotten comfy afore da haetir afore I hae tae sta(2021)
hinivver I see auld posts fae afore times turn up on me Facecloot(2021)
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@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
been offshore a peerie while afore ?? https://t.co/sT9naRMRzP(2016)
angin oot my claes on da line afore dashin oot orca spottin? #got(2016)
so mony tagidder in #Shetland afore. I joost luff migration.(2013)
ae da toon for 2nd time since afore lockdoon. What do you do at r(2020)

@shaetlan_rose tweeted in Shetland
in, bane. Heard aa o dem used afore.(2020)
sjölik? Never heard dat een afore(2019)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
ae tae b dry for a whole week afore the pitch is playable lol (2020) twitter link
- am jist nickin ma roll up afore a set off - b oan brother (2020) twitter link
enStar1890 cood b a wee while afore u get a pie n bovril m8 - a (2021) twitter link
- last 2 games o youth fitba afore the shutdoon - cheery (2020) twitter link
c me n wait till a cum oot - afore u go in! (2021) twitter link
and 11 other matches.

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
leid. It aw sterts lang syne afore noo in community an faimily. (2020) twitter link
no in yer haun. Usually jist afore he let rip a big yin! But als(2020)
d no heard o a Lockerbie Lick afore the nicht, thanks @dgplacenam(2020)
hough maist LAs had banned it afore then. Sae it's no been mental(2020)
cht ava yon. A few month syne afore Lockdoon Ah did Scots session(2020)
and 10 other matches.

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster
@seasugarsweets Aye, afore thon hallions arrive!!! (2021) twitter link

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