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ahint Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words170.4 70 169 47 291.4 313.3 504.3 204.6
Number of occurrences258147 16 8 14 43 30
Number of authors30 5 3 10 11 12

Occurrences of ahint in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
, wi a lang plume o gulls oot ahint him risin and fawin like pape on page 9

1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
her peeny hings ahint the door. on page 24

1 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
ittin on a rock. Precious ran ahint them no because she wantit ta on page 52

1 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
erpaityal Succour she wuz cad ahint hir bak. Thon hizzy had the m on page 49

1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Orkney Gruffalo, (Itchy Coo 2015 ISBN: 978-1785300066) Orkney, weans
Jist walk ahint me an ye'll soon see, on page 14
"Ah'll walk ahint ye, an you go on first." on page 15

2 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Whit ye dinnae see ahint the facade on page 47

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ry. The mystery o the chaumer ahint the shut door and the mystery on page 7
room, the faither keepin weel ahint the ithers. on page 39
ewhaur!' She sterted searchin ahint the settee and the curtains. on page 41
uptailed, clatterin the door ahint them. on page 42
and leaned back in her chair ahint the plain table that sat in t on page 66
Also on pages 118, 127, 142, 146, 149, 153, 155, 156, 158, 163, 172, 175, 190, 205, 206, 219, 221, 223
26 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
but a muckle rid tractor ahint the stable door on page 131
Faur Ahint Maun Follow Faster on page 143
binnae ahint the Cornet yince a year. on page 144

4 matches

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
they creep thegither ahint a rock on page 153
leavin ahint a gliff o simmer heyfields, on page 155
Ahint the dyke, oot-wintered beasts on page 163

3 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
Id teuk the cock ahint the lug, on page 39
His face, his hair, ahint his lugs, wir seun aal "iper on page 81

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
it's gittin!" Shae wus close ahint it whin shae turnt the coarne on page 10
hae hadnae notice't afore, an ahint it wus a wee dorr aboot fifte on page 11
hin a row o lodgin-hooses, an ahint thim a railway station.) Hooi on page 21

3 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
nowed then there were ghaists ahint it. on page 13
Ahint its queelrod waa, on page 15
Ahint its queelrod waa: on page 19
Intae a graveyaird, ahint a cleeked on page 28
Ahint his Ma he's shakin. on page 32

5 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
urnt an saed tae Petér, "Git ahint me, Satan! Ye ir a thrip-stan on page 9
dae oniethin for hir. She cum ahint Jesus, an püt hir han on tha on page 84
ale crood o fowk wus follaein ahint hïm, an amang thaim a lock o on page 109

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
e daurk shaddas flittin aboot ahint the frostit gless windaes,' on page 20
shaddas that sometimes kythe ahint the windaes, especially late on page 21
at mealtimes when | stick it ahint ma lug. Tae tell ye the truth on page 37
The mannie ahint the coonter looked fat and we on page 51
e fat shoapkeeper said, raxin ahint him again and takkin anither on page 52
Also on pages 64, 70, 71, 76, 85, 89, 108, 116, 118, 123, 132, 169
19 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
ae ma room and shuts the door ahint him, and then he says - on page 37

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
d wi his inebriety, Goat left ahint! on page 34
Nou ahint the door he cringes, Fae the on page 48
We sheltert ahint the usual seeck jokes. on page 51
blinly ignorin those ahint him that faa's back wi the la on page 108
forbidden fruit that's hidden ahint a wa (an that's on page 114
Also on pages 128, 147, 149
8 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
o sponges. Doug follaed close ahint, wi Kat on his back, an recor on page 12
advice an pit her haill body ahint the shot. on page 24

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
e gaed, steekin the back door ahint her. on page 1
kitchen, duntin the door shut ahint him. on page 11

2 matches

MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
leaves naught but stoor ahint. on page 23

1 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
pen da grinnd. Shut da grinnd ahint you. I keen, I keen, don't le
ad taks ower; but Mam circles ahint him, watchin an pooin an tugg
2 matches

Sinclair, James Makkin Hame, (Shetland For Wirds 2018) Shetland, poetry
Willie ahint da stong, laid his hand on da
1 matches

De Luca, Christine Soondscapes, (Shetland For Wirds 2015) Shetland, poetry
Apö da broo, ahint a wheeshtit chapel,
1 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
e wi the twa nippy-yappy dugs ahint the fence -
1 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
ahint him, while he streekit oot hi
he white sark wis oot o sicht ahint a ferm;
2 matches

Williamson, Christie Böd, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
da hoidir ahint cloods,
1 matches

Ultach Midgates, (Reddit 2020) Ulster, poetry
An case ilkane o his hatreds ahint,
1 matches

Hardie, Buff Dod 'n' Bunty, (Evening Express 2000) Doric, newspaper
tions ONYWYE, like on the wa' ahint me, maybe. An' the fower phot
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
alecks theirsels. The saecret ahint this kin o writin haes aye be
e staunart, an the principles ahint maist o thae variants is weel
2 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
The thocht ahint the awards was tae heighlicht
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
sies. Ye want ti seen the ane ahint iz on the ither side. Whan A
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
anny fit, nae sign o ony life ahint the nairae slap in the curtai
an her auburn heid blawin oot ahint her in the braith o a younger
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ar in tie an jerkin queued up ahint me. A stuid abiech whan the w
whaur nou, A hears her richt ahint me, "Excuize me!" A uizes the
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
oused the hert-likin that lay ahint her puir wee ploys. Flooers a
the warld. An I hae left her ahint on my planet, on her lee-lane
less glob; she that I bielded ahint the screen; she that I killt
uld buckie shell that is left ahint. There is naething waesome ab
4 matches

Johnson, Laureen Moarnin Ida Kames, (Shetland For Wirds 2007) Shetland, poetry
blinnd, ahint light, is
1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Ahint a snaa drift.
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
he gaed, leavin the lave weel ahint. Aa hefty hillocks the ithers
wkin a lang skein o fair hair ahint her lug. "Ye ken weel nae tae
y caa the conceptual thinking ahint this muckle gless box I bide
in the toun's anatomy theatre ahint the auncient cathedral. A ste
vir she wis, Jed wadna be far ahint.
6 matches

Hall, Simon W. Bonny Isle o Sanday, (Brisk Northerly 2016) Orkney, blog
us, and canna simply be left ahint.
-watter we leave wur problems ahint and cross the causeway tae St
2 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
eyes were light an sparkling ahint half-moon glesses an his nose
1 matches

Walterson, Barbara Da Trow o’ Fogla Skerry, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
o’ a sudden he scurried aff ahint a stane an disappeared. I sul
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
laddie haudin the three cans ahint his back an no kennin whit ta
1 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Mim-mou’d they staun ahint puir Wendy, Egg upo their fac
immer, doomed tae dee, fir in ahint
The wummin ahint me stared,
3 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Twa steps ahint ma brither.
Ahint tha halie knowes
Tha mair thon lan’s ahint tha veil
Ahint tha waas, an dorrs, an desks
7 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
o us, but wha maks oot tae be ahint us. The purists, the grammar
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans, blog
comin o some cyclist, castin ahint him a lang radius o naething.
1 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
if I pit a wee Scots word in ahint ma haund when ahm talkin.
1 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
the hail linguistic hegemony ahint them: fae Holywood tae BBC an
bad or fake Scots. The raison ahint this is that there isna genui
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
ublic bodies, hae lang hidden ahint government inactivity tae jus
1 matches

Lamb, Gregor Lamb’s Tales, (The Orkney Dictionary 2005) Orkney, prose
We lukkid ahint and he wis lyan like a peedie
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
n awfy late!” She was close ahint eet when she turned th corner
she hidnae noticed afore, an ahint eet was a wee door aboot fift
hen a row o lodgin hooses, an ahint thaim a railway station.) But
worry eet: then Ahlice ducked ahint a muckle thistle, tae keep he
an oan baith sides o eet, an ahint eet, eet occurred tae hur tha
14 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
throu the jungle wi the Japs ahint us.
ched. The rat-a-tat o gunfire ahint us kept us merchin, or else I
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
owk oot, aft-times wi a skelp ahint the lug an a buit in the dowp
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
s possible. The SNP ar gettin ahint the idea. It haes grassroots
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
scone danglin fae it! Haunds ahint oor backs an blinndfoldit wi
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
s aye tae the kitchie gairden ahint the hoose an the hothooses, s
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Daein it yersel, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ng the stourie taigle o wires ahint the prenter tryin wi baith ha
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Three days in October, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
, an wi thoosands still comin ahint us, we could see Arthurs Seat
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
ht tae unnerstaund the meanin ahint nutritional information, an i
the wey tae fix it. The idea ahint the sugar tax is nae a bad an
2 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
z frae the howff i the street ahint us.
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
s leave the biscuit bemoaners ahint us.
1 matches

Hodgart, John Scots Language Act: Oor weans hae richt tae see mither tung respectit, (The National 2021) Lallans - North Ayrshire, newspaper
n tae stert pittin mair wecht ahint it wi a faur mair ameebitous
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 147, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
the hail Scots speakin nation ahint her an that she'll gie a guid
1 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
oot it, ye were sneakin' roon ahint ma back for
1 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
Tha like o bodie ahint a merchant’s coontèr (RETA
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
eology, caase I doot hit lies ahint a lock o foo we tink aboot di
a idder haand, faa ta drittle ahint da example o Lowland Scotland
bi by da floer droagin da faa ahint him, da sam as Hoasie o Houbi
3 matches

Gibson, Darren Oor ain strange lan, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Left ahint oan mossy stanes.
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
er claith drap tae the groond ahint Arachne. “An apprentice nee
a, trailin her ain bit weavin ahint her.
an me) got me tae hide wi her ahint a pillar an keek oot tae see
by, as the stane door closed ahint Theseus – sae close I cud f
e twine that Theseus had left ahint. Wi these, Daedalus biggit tw
8 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
f tae the richt, wheechin Kat ahint him. Saiconds later, Kat felt
‘I’ll jist follae ahint yese,’ said Doug, retractin
the back o the fankle-cycle. Ahint them, she cud see Doug, takki
Ahint Kat were sax mair muins, each
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
theatrical backdraps tae hide ahint. In the scene whaur the Laird
ody wi a daurk side tae thaim ahint an itherweys licht ootside ap
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
, e door swyin back an furrit ahint him. I cower in e suddent cal
1 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
says Key. “We can nip in ahint yin at the first smell o dang
there, we flung wirsels doon ahint some bushes. Key taks the bag
Key cried the bush we were in ahint - but first Key marches up t
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
body: men, weemin an the fowk ahint the coonter, some glowerin, s
ud a kent,” says the wumman ahint the coonter, the chiel interp
he cries as she taks the door ahint her.
ome at the sicht o the flames ahint the windae gless for the snel
s fire alairms starts up ane ahint the ither, an she comes scrie
5 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
’ the branch o’ the bush, ahint which, A wis hidin’. Ma he
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
Glinda and the Munchkins faur ahint, Dorothy traipsed for miles a
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
n” cryin’, Campbells frae ahint the wa’ that had bounded oo
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
Lotus leafs dance ahint the fisherman’s boat.
1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
uses i Hawick. The hoose just ahint the on-steid, asyde the
lang tyme syne nou. The hoose ahint the Craik wuid, wis
twae bairns, (Tricia an Adam) ahint thum, it ae boarding schuil d
doon yon auld cairt road ahint, on the Maislee side o whit w
ahint at courtship n’. A read i (
10 matches

McClurg, Fernando Indytwa?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
s, or is it gaein tae be left ahint i the stoor, wunnerin whaur a
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
third place i Glesca Kelvin! Ahint the Greens! There noo seems t
lt for the noo. They’re noo ahint the Greens – wull media cov
t this election as also rans: ahint the Christian Pairty; ahint t
the Christian Pairty; ahint their real faes, Tommy Sherid
an’s ego ootfit Solidarity; ahint the National Front i the Nort
5 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Potemkin Pairty, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
ye canna see the gapin spaces ahint thaim. This is the Potemkin P
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
ill-kent, but it tied a haund ahint oor backs the haill wey. We d
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Thon Survation poll..., (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
(shairly!) his pairty unitin ahint him can ainlie gie thaim bett
leuks like he micht be fawin ahint i this race.
2 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
tain thar wusnae onie motòrs ahint thaim.
1 matches

Gillen, Charlie Oot Here Mae Lane, (Words without Borders Magazine 2004) Ulster, prose
I lift't the harnesh fae ahint the oul doar, whur it haes hu
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
r new hame, wi tha coo waakin ahint them.
unner cum throch tha moontins ahint tha wee cottar hoose.
ve heerd thur’s a toonlan ahint tha moontin — it maun hae b
wi John, Grace an Dan gawkin ahint, aa gled tae see tha bak o he
pinny — amaist oot o sicht ahint a tummock o muir gress.
5 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
monie fowk tae be the maucht ahint the Scottish folk-sang reviva
tury. He wis an aw, the pouer ahint the estaiblishment o the Schu
2 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
. Allan quicklie scurried aff ahint a tree as she came closer. A
rner an leave the monstrosity ahint them.
s mooth an gaped at the scene ahint the flair-tae-ceilin screens
anither muckle great biggin. Ahint a rack o newspapers, fruits o
4 matches

Eunson, Catherine This Winter, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, poetry
ahint the ither lug, he’s keen
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
e heid at the totty wee bothy ahint him.
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
cave in ahint the waterfaw. Ye could jouk i
ahint the watter.
n Mr Gobbs picked up the pace ahint
3 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster

@beast_afc tweeted in Doric
nae sort oot at midfield, fae ahint a cooch is foo al be watchin (2020)
@AberdeenFC Imagin the shed ahint yon(2020)

@ClashCityClarky tweeted in Lallans

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans
nae end up amang they nettles ahint the shed, that ye wuz tellin (2018)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
ye are owercontentit tae run ahint him an dichroic the knapdarli(2020)
Scotland michtna be ower Faur ahint NI(2020)

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
orrie. This maks thum 6 weeks ahint, timeline wise. Hou wull they(2020)
weasely cunt. Ah kent he wis ahint the theft. Ah didnae suspect (2020)

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans

@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland

@shaetlan_rose tweeted in Shetland
an aa. Nae Whalsay folk left ahint ??(2020)

@projecthawick tweeted in Southern

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