A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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age Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words143.7 75 125.1 176.4 144.4 223.7 116.9 170.5
Number of occurrences219110 60 4 10 10 25
Number of authors38 15 2 8 3 9

Occurrences of age in Corpus

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Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Yin, uprisin, new-lined wae age on page 35
Its age-owl brae grey-gorred, gant wh on page 38
The age-owl hantin scar nae scar ava, on page 42
The misured, age-wrocht, pattrened grun on page 43
he ects his pairt. The sixth age shifts on page 52

5 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Though you age with these guys foregaithered on page 57

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
mace. Ah mean in this day and age who owns a mace? Lit alone ac on page 20
peak aboot me. Ah've hud auld age pensioners joinin Twitter fur on page 54
rate attempt at disguisin her age. But she kin dae fuck aw aboo on page 63

6 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
said, a pure cracker. By the age o wan and a hauf her speak wi on page 5
es and lassies aboot the same age. Their teacher wis cried Miss on page 60
uil that aw bairns o the same age stay thegether, whether they' on page 82
the lesson. But bairns o that age dinnae seek tae ken the reaso on page 95
aordinar glegness at an early age. Ye're unco auld-faurrant.' on page 174
Also on pages 223
8 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
med te hing in the air fir an age afore tummlin sweet an famili on page 9
dee wi im stairtin te feel is age. Ah shidna raelly bi tellin y on page 17

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
shae knowed that wur the same age es hirsel, tae see if shae mi on page 19
alloo this wi'oot knowin what age hae wus, an baecaas the Lory on page 25
Dae yae think it yer age, it is right?" on page 46
ae gan tae stairt noo at haes age. on page 87
that gye few weelasses o hir age know the meanin o it at aal. on page 109

5 matches

Eagle, Andy Lallans 59 - Stravaigin the Wab, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
er favourite wi mony fowk is 'Age of Empires' www.microsoft.com on page 54

1 matches

Douglas, Sheila Lallans 59 - Rants and Foys, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
the tradition for the modren age. Some o the sangs, auld an ne on page 56

1 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
"At my age ye wear fit ye like. I canna on page 94

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
that refleck the ancient Iron Age societies that they developt on page 20
son, that wis aroun the same age as William. It seems he wis a on page 23

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
whit age she wis an whether Mister Aul on page 34
a young Auntie roon aboot ma age that ah wis dead close tae. K on page 56
e wans they get tae a certain age they need tae start wearin na on page 94
n lettin a wee lassie ae that age go tae a night club anyway. I on page 129
e a paper run when you wur ma age but it's no awright on page 140

6 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
be forgien, nether ïn thïs age ner ïn tha age tae cum. | on page 9
for haein a sinn ïn hir oul age; tha mair fowk thocht she cud on page 70
hese thïngs since A wus onie age." Whan Jesus heerd thïs, he on page 100

4 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
he, he discovered at an early age that he was a lock mair comfo on page 44
In the multi channel digital age that is oor ain brave new wor on page 46

2 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
O' the mester o' an age owl trade; on page 9
Hae wiz a stalwart o' an age that's past, on page 12

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Gettin mairret again it your age! An t'a lassie near thirty ye on page 47
erved bit ye're a fair age mebbe even as aul as Doll, he on page 60
"Ah think it's mebbe jist ma age. Aathin's hunkit an Ah'm gett on page 68
est idea te slim doon it your age - the skin disna snap back t on page 69
e path: she hidna improved wi age ~ Ruth wis jist as hallyracki on page 74

6 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
on whit size ye are, no whit age. But I dout then ye'd hiv yer on page 3

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The lanely relic o a bygone age. on page 27
As diabetes an the trials o age. on page 88
bine hills, and dee'd, at the age o fifty-sax, oan November; 27 on page 102

3 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
e cuntra roon aboot, aneth e age o twa, shuld be slachtert, ta on page 8

1 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
an tidy. Sculptured inta dat age-auld frame ta haad aff da lan
1 matches

Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
He wis nae age, maybe fifteen or dat, an sha
1 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
Last simmer, right? Age group Championships. Grangemo
1 matches

Sinclair, Lise Juist laek Maunna, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, poetry
Whin I wis a buyy, da age at platched
1 matches

Cartmill, Claire Three score years an ten, (Ballymoney and Moyle Times 2014) Ulster, newspaper
y Robinson it is caa’ed Oul Age.
gone, we live in a different age
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Age reinge: 9 +
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
nsibeilities an frae an airly age ye aye haed drummed intae ye
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
Tom? When a man gets to your age, ye shuid never pass up the o
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
oot care or wirry. Ta ane dat age, life is good.
1 matches

Elphinstone Institute Aiberdeenshire Cooncil – Scots Leid Guidelines, (Aberdeenshire Council 2017) Doric, government
49% o the population ower the age o 3 (equal heichest tae Shetl
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
can dae, even in this day an age. What wis't got me, tho, wis
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015) Lallans, poetry
ish bi dirdums or sonsie auld age,
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
tae stert drawin again at my age, whan I haena made onie attem
strictor inby an ootby at the age o sax. Certies I will dae my
2 matches

Mainland, Jim Love (After Miroslav Holub), (Shetland For Wirds 2001) Shetland, poetry
An age an a haaf o waitin
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
ai be aucht or nyne yeiris of age.....And quhat baroune or freh
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
hame he thocht fin I wis his age, ere wisnae a
It wis an auld age pensioner that wis haein the
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
mannie wis weel ower retirin age an, him an his wife
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
keyn, sae the bairns o schule age frae thon fairms war aa prese
alink o a loon, at yon glekit age o fowerteen, nae man nae bair
ens tae aa lassies aroon your age. I'll poor a sup hett watter
e month till auld an past the age o haein a bairn yersel. Gin y
Tae ony under the age o saxteen
9 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
eachers, frae aabody ower the age o twinty – niver tae sclimm
yin wi littlins near hauf his age. A bairn in a man's skin. Wau
fe hid pioneered ART – the "age-reversal treatment" that hid
gey fyew o them deein o auld age itsel, an sae muckle o the th
at Holyrood – Dr Bandara's age-reversal treatment wis expens
15 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
lamboyant guide in her middle age leads us through the security
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
he’d be aboot Dudley’s age noo, wid he no?’
1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
the space age elevators become a cludgie
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Yin swutch haes lectric's age brocht in
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
mair difficult in this day an age than tae live as a poet, it's
1 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
n in her. Pit it doun tae her age.
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
h is aw true, ye ken, but the age o Trump an Johnson seems like
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ither wumman. In this day an age this wis mebbes a wee bit unf
teach onie bairn that bi the age o echteen they ken aw there i
on. A’m jist aboot the same age as ane o the greatest achieve
st o poleetical opinion but o age an backgrund tae. Unemployed
e awa. That’s richt, in the age o high-tech military sophisti
5 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
roup o folk bit fan I wis her age I’d hide awa ahin abidy n i
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
ak aboot me. Ah’ve hud auld age pensioners joinin twiter fur
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
ns she kent that were th same age as hersel, tae say if she mic
totally refused tae tell eets age, there was nae mair tae b’
Div ee hink, at eer age, eet is richt?”
hat no mony wee lassies o hur age kent th meanin o eet at aw. H
4 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000) Orkney - Hackland, prose
This age old ferming based routine -
He learned things in the age old wey, be watchan whut wis
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
wee clans in verra early Derk Age Scotland gaithert thegither.
oorsels aff fae oor ain Derk Age past. The Pechts ruled ower m
2 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
ttlin tae brak oot o the Derk Age.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
wee fowk ar sort o like stane-age people wha bade intae the jun
ad, the Pygmies fae the stane age haed helpit us. But the fowk
2 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
o hyper-cranreuch in the Ice Age. Maist o Europe haed been in
heir mither’s milk till the age o fower. Lassies arnae sae li
giein them breistmilk at the age o twa, giein them the chance
ion o cereal. The early stane-age fowk developit intae the Nort
4 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
een a chilli whan I wis their age, an it got me thinkin on the
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Health Service a marvel o the age. She wis delichtit whan the f
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
-samplin, spierin 450 fowk bi age, gender an social status. Afo
shawin wes at the aulder the age group the mair fowk spoke Sco
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
They’re no gien a fuck whit age ye ur.’ McDade replies, wae
s the auldest there; aboot ma age, fuckin five o’cloak shadow
2 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
e's no' many folk left o' oor age noo, an' ah micht as weel
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
messin aboot wae a man ay ma age fur ma money. Sais they’re
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
faced wae a lassie ay similar age tae me. She’s beautiful man
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
d tae get oot an aboot at oor age, ye cannae lock yersel away h
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
The haunshake: an age auld tradition, through which
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ated groan every cunt oer the age ay fifty seems tae at the sli
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t ah’m seventy wan years of age. Ah’ll huv to get oan tae t
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
eath. A boy of nine months of age. He died on the 4th of July.
She wis ainlie 56. It wis nae age tae die. But she took a bleed
2 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
knesses, or palls adae wi oul age?
Tak in palls adae wi oul age.
Lowsed frae wark fur oul age (gin ye’r draain a pension
3 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
6 (ie, from 4 to 10 years of age), the teacher has to correct
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
stereotypical grunny at that age. Blue rinse. Glaisses that ti
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
mervel o the age. It wis built on fower levels
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ality, lesbian mithers, unner age pregnancy, miscairryin, relig
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
in the gree. Nae maitter whit age ye are, be ane o the clivver
1 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 59 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, newspaper
same wi the newest vice o the age, textin? I am sauf frae that,
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
“the natural silence of old age”;
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
e’d be shair tae ken it her age.
1 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
t the back door. Because o ma age A wiz up afore the Children
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
an wi a soopleness ayont her age lowps the spaley wee yett an
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
pochondriac! Weel past middle age Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes wiz
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ducation lasted tae aboot the age o twal fin the skweel tellt h
he years rolled on and by the age o twinty Douglas hid growed t
2 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
rised tae see a man o’ that age doon in the children’s sect
or whit. After whit seemed an age ah pit ma book back oan the s
2 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
ger. They were aboot the same age (thrie, as it happens) baith
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
hat thon wis the effect, o’ age oan Proprioceptive memory!
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
The letter wiz worn wi age an being handled. Thirty-five
er only bairn hid died at the age o twenty-one far far awa fae
r hands hid gotten twisted wi age. That forenicht she sent her
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ime but it was much aboot the age maist lassies wint intae serv
sisters. She had fae an early age hid responsibilities way beyo
2 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
rkin life yonner til painsion age an sinsyne; him an his marrow
allantyne, whae wis o siclyke age til masel; rejeckit fermin
intil the toun, i thair auld age.
Margaret. Bobbie an mei wur o age an wei wur gey
hment, i this praisent day an age,
5 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
nd the scuil bi law until the age o 11, but teachers haedna (fa
1 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
1. Men and wemen o ful age, wi nae ony branks on accoont
1 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
Are we enterin a new Gowden Age fur the Scots tung? Aw levels
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
s, it haed hunners o fine wee age rïngs.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
that at about twenty—and at age, if you please sir, we shall
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@d_anderson878 tweeted in Doric

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
tempting: ah’ve reached aat age. Ah’m finnin ma Dyson disna (2020)

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans

@Franwella tweeted in Doric
Showin ma age fan am followin newsreaders!(2011)

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
he same for Charlie given his age(2020)
toric_Ally Lucky. I dinna hae age in my side ...(2020)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
hocolate and ma feet up. Auld age etc etc!(2020)

@SusiBriggs1 tweeted in Lallans

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans
nes, but for fowk o a certain age. Dae ye yaise the word hippit(2020)
y cheuch ane!” I think at ma age I’m better chippin stanes at(2020)
Nae maitter whit age I am...I’ll be jiggin like t(2020)
ckmusic It gets worse - auld age never comes it’s lane.(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
ied him oot on it fae a young age. Ah instinctively kent it wis(2020)
indin masel that thur hauf ma age an Ah've hed 50 year tae accu(2020)
ience racist shit fae a young age. White folk ur trash.(2020)
Isla niver seems tae age. Like Maggie Simpson. #HolbyC(2020)

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
n n burdock m8 - eer at that age! (2021) twitter link
ele_anderson how? its fir oor age group? aye u burra lads have (2021) twitter link
@Brian_Pacey at your age - mistakes r a problem m8 - (2020) twitter link
@simonhibs1875 at ma age ma body coodnae stand it - i (2021) twitter link

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
They're fir schuil age bairns, but we ken that ither(2019)

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
Stone Age seafood platter ?? Found in a(2016)

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