A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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aften Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words93.2 45 108.1 79.4 0 67.1 23.4 102.3
Number of occurrences14295 27 0 3 2 15
Number of authors27 10 0 3 1 4

Occurrences of aften in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
me o somethin funny, although aften eneuch she wid smile even whe on page 2
man wha. wis cried Obed, had aften spoken aboot them, and she lo on page 5
intae hersel, How no? That's aften whit ye think efter some ithe on page 23
aften maks awbody feel a sicht bett on page 36
er a body whit they saw, they aften hae tae think for a whilie af on page 45
Also on pages 65, 66
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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
heid. Thank Christ, he hisna aften looked at me like that. on page 72
n. There were lips that didna aften lauch, nor kiss, but girned m on page 76

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
Aften schuil teachers are trauchled on page 2
it and read maist efternoons, aften wi a mug o hot chocolate besi on page 13
unnerstaund how wee wans are aften bumbazed and owercome wi drei on page 61
'Ah ken,' Matilda said. Ah've aften tried but mines ur never ony on page 72
ses, and the trouble is she's aften richt. She thocht it wis me b on page 102
Also on pages 153, 166, 190, 198
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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
le deep wi a knife, it gye an aften bleeds; an shae had niver fur on page 13
ae lee aff this minute!" Mair aften than naw shae aye gien hirsel on page 14
et alang the course, ivery so aften. Thur wus noon o this "Yin, t on page 27
"but A dinnae lik changin sae aften, yae know." on page 50
"Well! A hae aften seen a Cat wi'oot a grin," th on page 65
Also on pages 101, 113
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Douglas, Sheila Lallans 59 - Rants and Foys, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
up the club's funds there is aften a raffle, an veesitin artists on page 56

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
n dounricht dangerous as they aften had been in the Middle Ages t on page 30
an deckit oot wi buntin an as aften as no there wuid be a band on on page 32

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Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 81 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, newspaper
concep at monie o's micht no aften hae conseidert. What-wey daes on page 5

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Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
it's nivver cheap - an mair aften than nae it's peyed for bi th on page 8

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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
though his faither and mither aften didnae tak their ain share o on page 6
hey looked forrit tae aw day. Aften, Chairlie's mither and faithe on page 9
wisdom that seems tae cam sae aften tae bairns in times o hardshi on page 48

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Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
The roons come roon brave an aften... on page 13
An the truth o' whit he aften thocht, wis no jist a fairy t on page 18

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Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
knaws tha wye, sae aften took ait. on page 28

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
their retirement. But sic men aften work oan e'en when thair pens on page 103
ome daft bit o haivers, as ah aften dae, an fairly taen up wi it, on page 123

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Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
Kat aften wished Doug wid shaw Fraser w on page 2

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
m fa fess eerins till it. Foo aften did A wint tae gaither yer ba on page 105

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

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
I canna see, nae maitter hoo aften I read this story in the orig
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
It's no aften ye see Scots on its lane as t
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
boot the warst o the lot. Hou aften hiv we been watchin Scotland
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Submissions, an keepin on, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, blog
end o dat poyims useful life, aften wi graet sadness. Espeeshilly
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Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
sensationalist stuff as ower aften substitutes fir the general o
o folk contending fir whit is aften described as the maist powerf
2 matches

Elphinstone Institute Aiberdeenshire Cooncil – Scots Leid Guidelines, (Aberdeenshire Council 2017) Doric, government
life an ither relevant weys, aften throwe inter-disciplinary the
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
tin or commentin mair an mair aften
English. Aften quotit wis the example o a ba
puir tae say the least. Ower aften the leid doesna get includit
aften cited as a muckle problem. Mo
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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
n devisin a orthography, folk aften finnds theirsels twistlin the
wey thir wirds is uized that aften, giein plenty opportunity for
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
am by, luif at luif. Ye dinna aften see the students wierin their
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
s wird for a wrang ane, an as aften as no Scots readers passes th
r read intae Scots, tho, will aften, in Burns's wirds, shudder at
e differ atween "wirk" (verb, aften written "work" in traditional
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
nt". It's been pyntit oot gey aften that "went" wis uized bi Henr
phenomenon, houever, an it's aften as no turnt back on itssel wh
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
were ayewis wiselike. He wad aften say: ‘Gin I bid a general c
'It is a thing that is aften forgot, said the tod. It mean
‘Anither thing that is aften forgot,’ said the tod. ‘I
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
, fur they fyles cheenged sae aften it wis aa a body could dee ta
lt her. 'It happens wi yowes, aften wi twins. The mither takks ta
. Cottarfowk cheenged near as aften's ye cheenged yer sark. They
frae Matty's schulebuiks she aften read, tho she wisna a loon an
feart fur her mither, Sally. Aften, afore Steenhillock's wife tu
7 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
fur the puir laddie tuik them aften. He'd hae a forewarnin, fyles
y joabs, police informers wad aften sikk hale body makkowers. Ith
2 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
aften demained or ein keilled, tho
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McFarlane, Ishbel Maun we mak new wirds fir a chyngin warld?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
at in deaf culture ‘Deaf’ aften his a dífferent meanin than
Oniebody scrievin in Scots aften his tae hae a hink frae first
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Mindin on Willie McIlvanney, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans, blog
t fittit best, an Willie spak aften aboot the period as bein a le
e believed in Scotland, spoke aften o his experiences campaignin
t hidnae ony. Willie used tae aften speak o leeteratur as bein th
3 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
motivations an the means are aften like as like. An yon's a wirr
a wirry, when politicians sae aften conflate their means wi their
2 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
. Yon's a thing could happen; aften dis. Ah mean, fowk forget. It
1 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
? Here, some Scots forbearers aften turn intae poleetical an cult
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
e Rabin-rin-the-hedge. It was aften in my lugs as a wean.
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ers"’ truth nae maitter hou aften they micht get tellt. Whit ba
n o ‘objectivity’ is mair aften as no a ploy fer fowk tae pre
lishment orientit an far ower aften his been a prop ana support f
s cuid be duin. A’m accused aften eneugh o haein a romanticised
at the project will lead tae, aften bear nae resemblance tae th,
10 matches

Wilson, Heidi and Isla Then and noo, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Keith, prose
But ma mither aften asks fits wrang wi face tae f
Ma mither aften reminded me,
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Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
n business the day — an gey aften the wey we unnerstaund the wa
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Smith, Jamie Effeirin tae the formal: Laitinate lendwirds in Scots, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ent Latin lendwirds (that wis aften mediatit by French):
he wirds theirsels, note that aften whaur Scots daes hae the same
2 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
nce an Baroque periods is gey aften gallus, furthie, an firmly st
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Three days in October, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
But ower the years, mair aften than no, the wather haesnae a
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
cabbitch an cauliflouer, sae aften discairdit, war aw eaten. An
us fed an claithed. It wisnae aften he cam hame empty haundit. Be
2 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
h mashed strawberries (fit we aften uise tae revive nae-weel hens
airge cage in oor livin room, aften gettin oot for a flee aboot a
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
wk ar owerwecht. It can quite aften be the case that an obese per
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ts. He shaws an aw that Scots aften likes tae keep thair heroes i
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
uistic diversity. They're gey aften brigs atween different cultur
1 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 59 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, newspaper
e uised for sicna purposes is aften mankit bi the fact the writer
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Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
weedae’s been at him gey an aften lately an he’s that watchin
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
tae pey the haafcroon an mair aften than nae they’d pey him wi
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ads o tabbies in her gairden. Aften she’d hear folk rinnin thro
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
Sae I aften kept ma ee’s open fer the s
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ead it goes BOOM!” A’ve aften fancied that gin that wis the
1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
verra aften juist i tyme tae hae thair br
walkin hame frae the schuil, aften cadged ae hurl on yin o
2 matches

Davidson, Alistair The Mitterand Plan, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
gs aboot hie unemployment, an aften gars govrenments rack up lair
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Scots, the Electoral Commission an the language community, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
iecemeal, produced on a whim, aften taikenistic, an wi nae sense
1 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
co Catalan. Thon ambeetion is aften cawed ‘normalisation’ aif
a cares? Weel, apairt frae it aften comin aff ungrammatical yon r
the auld-farrant an nooadays aften pitdoon tairm “Lallans”,
3 matches

Widmann, Thomas The State o Denmark, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
eals wi the ithers, thay haes aften kest a wee xenophobic policie
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McClurg, Fernando Thon Survation poll..., (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
haein the kind o honeymoon ye aften see new leaders gettin, his p
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
ken that this leadership wis aften prosectutit i brutal, imperia
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Ewen, Allan The “Auld Lang Syne” Paradox, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
on special occasions. Ower aften durin the referendum campaign
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
taun it. Fitba reporters haes aften slippit intae Scots for thair
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
rae uisin it at the schuil an aften dinna ken the meanin o common
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Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
od o time. These products are aften fund in airports an ither pla
yer siller directly. Fairmers aften get slichted fan it cams tae
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
e seen in the little details. Aften, a big achievement is made up
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Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
lach95 Ken it fine, gan there aften, love it.(2020)
legs but jennie is faur mair aften yaised. Shairly the absolutel(2020)
t Got tae help oot locally an aften, braw thocht an easy duin htt(2020)

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
aul book it's nil - nil mair aften than not! ; ) (2014) twitter link

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