A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Occurences normalised per million words882.9 155 880.9 810.9 36.1 604.2 889.4 1302.7
Number of occurrences1337766 276 1 27 76 191
Number of authors80 29 1 12 17 18

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
the kitchen as if it wis his ain. on page 6

1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
window, lost in a world o her ain, on page 18
afore at last I can walk my ain pair hame. on page 26

2 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
r interestin by bringin their ain scran. Some brocht a bit frui on page 41
nackie and gleg, and in their ain special puggie-like wey, awfi on page 63

2 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
A that noo an lang wer ain. on page 1
Wae naw a sowl tae cry hir ain, on page 32
We a man wak wer ain. on page 45
In his ain wie he wuz gifted an that's t on page 48

4 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
The bathe aff her ain left fic, on page 9
'King (has ain wallies) wants a Queen.' on page 21
A place for faither, then yer ain, on page 29

3 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Saif in my ain hearth on page 52

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
the young banes on, In their ain slime to sink.' on page 6
Throu ilka nation baur his ain High heidyins wad tak tent. on page 7
This, my ain laund, miscaad my deeds, And on page 10
ine, he'll be a prince, Wi 's ain gowd coronet. on page 15
O wha has hushed wi her ain milk This lown earth? on page 29
Also on pages 39, 60, 63, 69, 70, 72, 78
16 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
s like me aw live in oor very ain Truman Show. We grow up, work on page 24
loast city ae Eldorado. In ma ain line ae work, Ah've seen aloa on page 30
gone doon oan someboady. Her ain brother if yae kin believe it on page 32
s ah begin tae drift intae ma ain world ah hear this chalky sni on page 37
ritten fae the comfort ae her ain haime. If ah'm honest ah cann on page 51
Also on pages 54, 59, 61, 63, 69, 70, 84, 92, 95, 116, 120, 123, 129, 139, 143, 146, 156, 160, 183, 187, 188, 189, 193, 195
34 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
e parents, but they get their ain back when it's time tae scrie on page 2
-heidit and thirled tae their ain wee lives that they never not on page 4
She wis a body wha mindit her ain business and lang syne had di on page 12
oks and return auld yins. Her ain wee bedchaumer noo became her on page 13
ersome wi her she wid get her ain back in some way or anither. on page 23
Also on pages 37, 55, 57, 62, 63, 86, 91, 95, 114, 128, 189, 190, 194, 196, 214, 226
22 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ye'd bi better aff oan yer ain, quine," said Rosie. "Since A on page 13
cudna bi better: Ah've gat ma ain hoose an ma independince, an on page 14
Bit ir ye nae lonely oan yer ain? Can ye nivver see yersel tak on page 17
l gaun near green wi envy: er ain wardrobe owed mair te the Ree on page 30
Come oan an celebrate oor ain gweed tung. on page 32
Also on pages 48, 52, 55, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 75, 77, 87
16 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
it ain't so bad, but eh still feel on page 110

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
ukt upon es a language in its ain richt, scrievers o Ulster Sco on page vi
shae mine't tryin tae box hir ain lugs baecaas shae cheatet hir on page 14
ennin presents tae a boadie's ain feet! An hoo odd the directio on page 16
noo, bae gittin droont in mae ain tears! That'll bae a rare thi on page 21
hin the rabbit's voice on its ain-"Grab 'im, yae bae the hedge! on page 39
Also on pages 40, 59, 80, 90, 111, 125
13 matches

Anderson, Elizabeth Lallans 59 - OBITUARY : ALISTAIR TAYLOR 1928 - 2001, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
11th May 2001, fan een o his ain hymns wis sung, an tributes w on page 4

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom Lallans 59 - Leids and Lieder: Walcome ti Helvetiscots, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
his short life - think o oor ain William Soutar. on page 5

3 matches

Eagle, Andy Lallans 59 - Stravaigin the Wab, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
es whaur ye hae tae upbig yer ain auncient empire whither Rame, on page 54

4 matches

Douglas, Sheila Lallans 59 - Rants and Foys, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
e wardle that doesnae hae its ain muisic, an the maist lousome on page 56

4 matches

Dareau, Mareau Lallans 59 - The Dictionar o the Aulder Scottis Leid (DOST), (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
an screive a dictionar o his ain best lufit leid the Aulder Sc on page 59

2 matches

Niven, Liz Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
tramash o finnin itsel wi its ain Parliament efter thrie hunner on page 84

3 matches

Robertson, Sine Lallans 59 - Newsins fae SLRC, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
SLRC's ain wabsite is due tae gang onlin on page 87

1 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
needin company. Left til his ain ploys he wid hae roon his bos 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
nither, an it's there that ma ain career as a storyteller began on page 9
haur the banter matches their ain - tho some fowk in the West on page 10
ere that eager tae push their ain claims that they had let this on page 22
ried tae stick William wi his ain knife. Our hero wis haein nan on page 23
the moonlicht or haudin their ain oorie waddins inside the auld on page 29
Also on pages 30, 31, 34, 41, 43, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 62, 64, 67, 69
23 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ae her that ah didnae hear ma ain name gettin shoutet. Then Har on page 14
le aff by heart as well as ma ain so ah guessed she probly got on page 29
s tae take aff the tag wi her ain name on it before gien it tae on page 39
ah wis thinkin aboot buyin ma ain pair a flippers wi the money on page 43
t ah forgot tae answer tae ma ain name. Thomas Campbell. Thomas on page 46
Also on pages 54, 57, 81, 82, 107, 122, 127, 129, 142, 151
17 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
t yer ee on? Jamieson, is yer ain hoose safe, div ye think? An on page 8

3 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
e gies ye wee yarns aboot yer ain folk fae lang syne; hooaniver on page 8
An aiblins mind yer ain! on page 15
Tha crack's aye "houl yer ain!" on page 17
An A felt tha cleek o ma ain on page 19
Or some fly clipe fae oor ain troubled times on page 20
Also on pages 22, 28, 40, 46, 58, 59
13 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Jesus, fer he wull save hïs ain fowk frae thair wrangdaeins." on page 1
ie pass tha time o day wi yer ain yins, whut ir ye daein mair n on page 6
day haes eneuch bother o ïts ain. on page 7
, an let tha deid burie thair ain deid." on page 9
yins that saa it aa wi thair ain een richt frae tha stairt, an on page 69
Also on pages 75, 76, 78, 80, 87, 88, 89, 90, 94, 95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 103, 108, 109
46 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
mither aften didnae tak their ain share o denner or tea and gie on page 6
paused and ran the tip o his ain tongue slawly ower his lips. on page 13
did they gang back tae their ain factories and clype?' spiered on page 18
ks and brocht directly tae ma ain factory. I'm in the peanut bu on page 30
mither tried tae pauchle her ain piece o breid on tae his plat on page 48
Also on pages 52, 60, 108, 127, 134, 158, 171
13 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
e world. George was yin o wur ain an he'll be gyley missed, The on page 32
annel digital age that is oor ain brave new worl the day, it's on page 46

6 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Struggle on thru life on mae ain? on page 32
It haes a lilt that's al' its ain, thit a forin'er cannae voice on page 42

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
t enuch jewellery te open her ain shop." on page 8
n in!" She handit Morrice his ain fire rocket. on page 16
an bocht ess yersel...aff yer ain back...aat is a first, fir su on page 17
idence te dee somethin on yer ain - face somethin ye war mebbe on page 19
ny. Ah dinna wint te bi on ma ain... "Div ye hear ma, Jimmy?" on page 22
Also on pages 23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 41, 45, 52, 58, 66, 68, 71, 75, 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 86, 90, 91, 95
38 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
I wis too smairt for ma ain gui, but, cause as soon as ma on page 28
s hale made-up language o his ain. Like, when he needs tae gaun on page 29
tit Rodrick tae stairt up his ain band. It wis ma Maw that wis on page 30

4 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
book ain binder broucht me low. on page 13
Oor deid hero ain tha heavin, on page 15
Captives fraed ain pascal evin. on page 16
Sprint oot tha dair ain nir be back. on page 17
They faered til act ain such a wye, on page 18
Also on pages 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
43 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
l seek fir a sang tae caa oor ain. on page 42
We went wir ain road an ah'm proud tae say on page 67
s world nou they'd stab their ain brither! on page 71
nineteen nou, wi a wean o ma ain, on page 72
His ain faither's 'Mention in Dispatc on page 88
Also on pages 102, 107, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125
18 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
Whan Kat got back tae her ain hoose, she luiked for Doug ta on page 3

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
eng, nor will ye sweir bi yer ain heid, cause ye canna mak ae h on page 12
gin ye tak on naebody bit yer ain fowk, hiv ye deen onythin byo on page 13
efter itsel. Ilka day his its ain tribbles. on page 14
aa tak e tree trunk oot o yer ain ee, than ye mith see a hantle on page 15
, crossed ower an cam tae his ain toon. An noo some chiels broc on page 17
Also on pages 81, 82, 83, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 100, 101, 106, 110, 112, 118, 120
32 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
'I'll steer ma ain tea, thank you awfie much,' s on page 4
then filled the bottle wi his ain magic mixter by dookin a wee on page 36
! Ye're staundin up aw on yer ain and ye're no even usin yer st on page 43
e nashed up the stair tae his ain bedroom and there she wis cra on page 46
kies, then landed back On its ain twa feet. on page 55
Also on pages 69, 70, 73, 94, 104
10 matches

Mainland, Jim Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
or wis gluffed be his ain shadow waalkin at night, on page 28

1 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
r winds an rain; like sheep's ain oo.
1 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
n dey start ta tink aboot der ain waiknesses, hit aa comes asun
hit's ee thing daelin wi your ain mortality, I kin dree hit oot
2 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
ou'll hae ta geng an mak your ain gaet i dis wirld. A'm med up
1 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
ome back inta sight. Dö your ain wark, look ta da bairns, keep
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
We noo come til oor ain hame, the Yird, an gauin by i
ord for a sun. Apairt fae oor ain Sun, maist ither anes is that
me that gaed weel ayont thair ain lifespans. But hoo lang?
e Romans equate Ares wi thair ain god o weir Mārti an syne the
r is awmaist a Sun Gird o its ain richt wi mony objects birlin
8 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
eft that wisna theft? But his ain mither wis worried
seik, and his ain faither gied him a skelp and
2 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
and the fierce passion o his ain
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
in deid set on improvin thair ain an their cooncil's standin th
me we startit tae respeck oor ain heritage an tradition an mak
Fowk that wants tae eik thair ain baw-bee's worth tae the proje
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
ou tae better his yuiss o his ain Scots language athoot turnin
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
never, bein fisher brocht its ain responsibeilities an frae an
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
ve haed eneuch an yaise thair ain wecht o nummers tae force thi
s is forcin the soond o thair ain Scots language intae the TV n
e fowk ettlin tae force thair ain language intae the media, the
richt spoken Scots aw on its ain. Yaise yer spoken Scots an fo
as weel of coorse as tae his ain close faimly. He beirs the gr
6 matches

Williamson, Christie Shaetlan an compoonds a da richt, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2014) Shetland, blog
ction I micht hae tae hit. Mi ain wye a spaekin’s fine by me
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Bellows, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
his ain air
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Böd, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
no tae ain hit
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
our aboot it. Bit hit wis her ain dochter at wis da understane
1 matches

Sinclair, Lise Fauld up da Feddoms, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, poetry
My ain hert, du’ll fin
Dy ain coors heem
2 matches

Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
lian report, tae his, or her, ain mither, and confounding the p
1 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
Fit price oor ain Scottish music as we wammle i
1 matches

Hardie, Buff Dod 'n' Bunty, (Evening Express 2000) Doric, newspaper
ye. An'aa' I could see wis my ain face an' a lot o' squiggles a
1 matches

Elphinstone Institute Aiberdeenshire Cooncil – Scots Leid Guidelines, (Aberdeenshire Council 2017) Doric, government
- Developin empathy wi their ain an ithers' cultures
ation an development in their ain skweels an wi ither establish
ink aboot an reflect on their ain larnin an set their ain neist
larnin an set their ain neist steps;
4 matches

Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
as makin films, Jill has her ain Doric YouTube channel, far sh
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
positive attitudes tae their ain an each anither’s
tae value theirsels an their ain beliefs, while haudin respect
in his submission, cites his ain research for the
h will get lookit at on their ain.
n Scots syne haein made their ain
8 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
Whom his ain son o' life bereft-
Wham his ain son o life bereft-
awa dialecks should hae their ain orthography. The ar some dial
eparate langages an hae their ain orthographies (mainly Insular
ional writer haes written his ain Aiberdeen-awa dialeck wi nae
23 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
urts me and worries me. In my ain hoosehold, I feel that I shou
osh when they are among their ain folk. In the north-east that
they should be spikkin their ain language. It goes like this:
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
man can git aa thrang wi his ain wark an forget the things wan
ot the schuil an makkin their ain siller: that wis aye hingin i
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
mfished in the soonds o their ain dialecks, or that they wis la
like "macaroni" uphaud their ain spellins). Obviously wi us no
i a fouth o wirds aa wi their ain primary denotations an kittle
lairnin yersel tae write yer ain langage that they didna lairn
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
it explanatory text anent his ain uise o langage:
rang wi Scots, it's juist his ain Scots the'r something wrang w
ti conveence theirsels their ain leid's deein oot. They merk h
ekin stranger Scots nor their ain. For example, the'r a Victori
4 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
lka bodie can aye finnd their ain again. Look on my planet. It
ye are ower hamesick for your ain planet. I can...'
‘It is your ain blame, said the wee prince.
she said nocht. For she is my ain rose.
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
mair tae dae wi the Sheriff's ain pairsonal consaits aboot Scot
o Europe, tae rax forrit its ain feedback tae the Cooncil o Eu
2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
rpreet that ah didnae hear ma ain name gettin shoutet. Then Har
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
her haed spoken tae us in oor ain tung, we'd a kent it wisna na
i eddicatit fowk tae sing its ain praises.
valued an raxed on tae thair ain bairns, an that it's nae thre
1) tae a written form o thair ain language. This micht gie some
ppy tae be bilingual in thair ain form o Scots (be it Fisherraw
8 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
juist multilingualism on its ain that brocht the bettermaist a
ken the guid o lairnin thair ain hamelt cultural leid, they ha
ment uphaud, tae forder thair ain minority leid an in this wey
he teachers wad eik tae thair ain comfort an confidence in spea
4 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Wha wad loe his ain sel
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
fellae hed nae beisines o hiz ain ti mynd!”
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
its ain. Efter a fer chauve an a puck
aboot her ain femily.
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
them wi my ain een".
horse wi Kate, (Kate wis his ain horse) tae a dreel
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
threidin a strae raip, ilkie ain dovetailin inno the ither, ti
'Its mither didna ain it,' Isie telt her. 'It happe
ok her, an bring it up as her ain.'
d beasts o the pairish, their ain wee airt nae touched bi scyth
that if the beasts hid their ain bit grun, they wadna covet th
36 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
eens, ettlin tae win back her ain. On jaggie cliff-heids, rived
Gin they'd bit luikit, their ain back yairds bred horrors waur
ins an warnins – frae their ain fowk, frae their teachers, fr
ikewyse, ilkie Sector hid its ain culture-cairriers, fowk weel-
twa single bedrooms wi their ain lavvies aff. Syne, he'd heid-
54 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
ays foir an eft is pairt o ma ain weird buik at wauffit out int
d. As A awreddies telt ye, ma ain mither wes in ospital bringin
n weill. Tho we baith med our ain wey in our deifferand profesh
he faks, an ye maun furm yeir ain opeinioun, bot a think it wes
hiz ain feirm an suin the auld ane we
36 matches

Dornan, Stephen Ding Doon tha Mairch Dikes, (Modern Poetry Translation 2019) Ulster - Comber, poetry
for tae houl oor ain,
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
a good worker too. Runnin yer ain business you just dae whit hu
ip and when you’ve been yer ain boss for a while it’s hard
2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
ae deserve tae get awthin her ain wey.
1 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
O yir ain place
e sturt an stour o life in my ain place
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
ublic bi sayin they hiv thair ain professional reputations tae
for a body tae eik tae thair ain vocabular in ony language is
sed tae written forms o thair ain ilka-day language at ilka opp
ngwey tae gaun ashore for his ain tea in his ain office. As he
tea in his ain office. As he stepped on tae
5 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
akar Tom Pow and stairtit his ain imprint Roncadora Press in 20
its ain shapes an form,
2 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
But ma ain kin wrocht here, afore they l
while ye ligg sleepin on yer ain inbye?
tin an keistie, liggin on yir ain...
gey near as weel’s ma ain;
4 matches

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
an her ain mither seemed no tae ken her,
1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
In its ain relentless wey.
Tak yer leave in yer ain guid time,
2 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Papish Croatians bigged thair ain lan
Frae his ain fiels an days
Pushin fur its ain place
His ain wee hidlins hut
Deep in his ain heid
18 matches

Clark, Thomas Mindin on Willie McIlvanney, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans, blog
st o very real dout aboot his ain gifts - incredible tae think
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
gien up writin poetry in her ain leid.
en Jamie finds a reason o her ain tae keep on gaun. It's hard e
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
eptin a misplaced sense o oor ain virtue. Gin we coud stap clap
Gin we coud stap clappin oor ain backs for a meenit, an speir
that we dinnae even need oor ain nation state tae let oor voic
re stairtin tae fetishize oor ain helplessness. Whaurever it is
4 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ethin. Ah'd a deek through my ain timeline, yon brief history o
tae pit ye aff the joy o yer ain discovery, or worse, mak them
2 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
rs fae the days o Empire, oor ain wee set-up is something else.
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans, blog
tae see past the end o their ain nebs.
ae hae ony illusions aboot ma ain sel-sufficiency. It's nae new
2 matches

Capener, Jack No Guid Eneuch, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
cannae feel at hame in their ain vyce mauger o twa decades o d
hese war folk dedicatin their ain time an siller tae proteckin
haim - tae reconeck wi their ain leid, their ain dialect, ken
leid, their ain dialect, ken its value tae th
4 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
but he rarely spak it in his ain hoose or wi his ain bairns. H
hoose or wi his ain bairns. Him an ma grannie, hi
aboot scrieven a buik in his ain language. Pit in the jail fur
glish, he scrieved yin in his ain leid on the lavvy paper. It w
d. The main thin is, a'body's ain leid cairries their ain music
8 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
an tellin. We dinnae ken oor ain culture. We dinnae value it a
s whae feel shame aboot their ain culture. There cannae there b
there be mony whae deny their ain language is a language. Imagi
e deny that Scotland haes its ain culture and leids. Yet plenty
4 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
e fizzin wioot bringin oot ma ain personal version o Nora Batty
ggit instinct tae speak their ain leid as ah dae tae spraff awa
orkshire dialect - not in ma ain kintrae, an no in England eit
3 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
lans banter an blether bi oor ain Scots leid activist an jurnal
"Aye, YE, ower there, YE that ain na'hin in this warld (nae e'e
2 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
tgomery put O'Neill up at his ain hoose an they cut a deal aman
ey aye thocht him yin o their ain. We hae novelists forbye: mon
er-Scots poets wha houl their ain wi the writers fae the tradee
3 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
takkin exams an naming their ain weans. Hou's that richt? Hou'
boot hou tae feel aboot their ain identity? Hivvin tae let on t
2 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
an lives were as valid as ma ain. Yet aw ah saw wis difference
HUIR. An her feelins were her ain. They wreaked havoc wi her he
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
st hunner years, hearin their ain language naewhaur but in thei
anguage naewhaur but in their ain hoose an in the mockin tongue
ye's spinach luik like Asda's ain brand energy drink…
ts an Gaelic dinnae pey their ain wey is gied the lie ower an o
4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Inverurie, blog
ge; it’s in the lives o oor ain folk, past an present, their
n encourage them te use their ain tongue wi confidence an wi’
2 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
job in steerin up even their ain potential electorate. The sof
ndum: he did it thinkin o his ain political survival; Theresa M
r her whit she thocht wis her ain political survival; an baith
st o ma adult life studyin ma ain, Scottish, historie an cultur
ae particklar accoont. Their ain wyce-like discourse on Scotti
66 matches

Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
o we jist sat there lookin at ain anither.
1 matches

Wilson, Heidi and Isla Then and noo, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Keith, prose
Nae computer o her ain,
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Thain, Gianna Far Shaddas Lurk, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Buckie, prose
t tae west, singin’. On her ain. Chanting.
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
ws tae say the right hing. Ma ain wife turned roond tae me and
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
e was thinkin eet ower in hur ain mind (as weil as she could, a
she minded tryin tae belt hur ain lugs fur cheatin hersel in a
feel, sendin presents tae eer ain feet! An hoo weird th address
wull, b’ bein droont in ma ain tears! That wudll b’ gie we
“If a’body minded their ain business,” th Duchess said,
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
the divine richts o aw thair ain imperial languages tae reign
inority languages athin thair ain mairches an
y leids as necessar for thair ain
es tae uphaud an forder thair ain regional or minority
4 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
wit. Ah still want tae get ma ain back oan this big basturt —
1 matches

Smith, Jamie The dingin doun o devolution, (Mak Forrit 2020) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
e tae gae ower the heid o oor ain pairlament and write laws for
wp o bein able tae chairt oor ain gate forrit is tae be a norma
2 matches

Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ine thinker hissel an mak his ain dunt in the universe.
tents for inventions no o his ain makkin, an in 1805 he wis con
2 matches

Smith, Jamie Effeirin tae the formal: Laitinate lendwirds in Scots, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
an Scots stertit tae gang its ain gate and become a language in
and become a language in its ain richt?
aiter, e’en if juist for my ain peace o mind!
le o some o thir, alang wi my ain examples o weys they could be
4 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
owerthrew the English in his ain region. At Stirlin he focht a
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
ea. It staunds heicher nor ma ain hicht, an leuks proodly oot o
tae sea, as if projectin its ain beliefs north tae the pagan w
nd we cut oorsels aff fae oor ain Derk Age past. The Pechts rul
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
an war as ticht tae us as ma ain skin. Aathing in that steamin
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
y days, strikin oot fae their ain fertile crescent atween Caith
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
orn bairns. These I saw wi ma ain een.”
muckle stookie carvit in his ain image on the estate. Sellar l
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
s an faimily thegither. In ma ain young days, there warnae ony
o nuts. We bairns makkit oor ain pokey hats oot o pentit newsp
nely alloued tae guise at oor ain bit o the street, an at juist
uist as guid a dirl fae their ain Halloweens as we did in oor t
4 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth In defence o SNHS, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
A week forrit an ma ain laddie, persistent coughin, b
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
makkin his tatties growe! His ain gairden wis fou o the bonnies
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Daein it yersel, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ht hae a shottie at makkin ma ain Yuil cairds!
afore whan we war rinnin oor ain mail-order business. It inclu
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Three days in October, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
cht shaw that comes intae its ain in the Faskally widlands ootb
canopies. Shuirly naitur’s ain awe-inspirin cathedrals! Beau
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ds o ither nations whiles oor ain mair hamely fare taks a back
’ed an better kent than oor ain sadly neglectit hamelt victua
bles fae the local pairts. Ma ain mither, takkin tent o the nee
3 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
e road aside ma hoose; in his ain guid time, o coorse, as their
illin in muckle nummers o oor ain muntain hares. Craiturs wha b
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ur as I can tell juist fae ma ain observations, bairns dinnae s
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Aw her days ma ain mither wis feart o fawin inta
1 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
inded us a bit o oorsels. Oor ain Katie lived oot the rest o he
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
rankle an aw that it wis his ain pairty in the 1970s that rega
re the fishin promises by his ain pairty. It turned oot that wh
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth For the fat romantics, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
as increasit fae 52% in 1995. Ain o the heighest leevels among
thae famous last wurds. “Ma ain wee darlin dearie, hiv I no s
2 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
e o ma dominies an some of my ain fowk, A made up ma mind ti ap
slang’, but a leid in its ain richt, separate an distinct f
2 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
just let the wurds mak their ain meanin, let them gang tae the
e you’ve better wans ae yir ain. But can we bring them aw the
2 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ophet is never welcome in his ain land, an that’s true for Bo
aks effort, but preservin yer ain leid can be empowerin ootside
can be empowerin ootside yer ain borders as well as inside the
will soon disappear up their ain jacksies.
4 matches

Hodgart, John Scots Language Act: Oor weans hae richt tae see mither tung respectit, (The National 2021) Lallans - North Ayrshire, newspaper
cation in the culture o their ain country – an that needs tae
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Krisamas time is draa’in near, (Ullans Speakers Association 2011) Ulster - Coleraine, prose
Aff coorse, dinnae forget yer ain mither tongue. As they sae ro
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie An Appeal frae tha hairt, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
Mae love for mae ain native tongue cannae bae deni
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tha demise o oor ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
ethin aboot tha decline o wur ain Ullans Language. Noo tha mair
need poleeticians tae gie oor ain native tongue its richtfa pla
in tae stap tha murther o oor ain tongue afore it is jest anith
3 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tak pride in yer ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2009) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
d tae taak an scrieve in thur ain moather tongue an bae alloed
scrieve a wheen o wurds o yer ain tongue. Yer toul bae tha cyni
r toul tae quet taakin in yer ain tongue. Becaase o this even t
an let tha wurl see that wur ain Ullans tongue is a leevin lan
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
g on tae at the soond o thair ain language. They aw love Oor Wu
ottish bairns wis haein thair ain language beltit oot o thaim a
rs, the vice seems tae be his ain like in Versifyin.
iographical innin, CW Berry's ain consait o life is whit comes
that ilka airt regairds thair ain Scots dialect as thair Mither
9 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
ken ah only did that for yer ain
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Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
r in. Ah kin deal wae this ma ain waiy.’ he sais, tremulously
ae The Racing Post, mindin ma ain business, nursin a hauf when
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
r huge; black holes wae their ain gravity pullin at me, an he s
rovide mare than enough ay ma ain.
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n a mid-atlantic drawl ay his ain fabrication as McDade stoats
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
we’re the architects ay oor ain destiny, aw ay us, ye’ve ju
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ts his horn again an does his ain bit ay haun signals, wan taew
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
me’s better aff mindin his ain business. It’s just a shame
‘Just concentrate oan yer ain gemme, Coyle’ he answers de
tell me whitever it is in his ain time.
3 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n when aw ye’ve goat is yer ain unrelentin thoughts tormentin
gie a fuck. Too full ay their ain self-importance, these cunts.
interestit in hearin is their ain voice. Add intae the mix coca
3 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
The upper wans each huv their ain gairden to the rear, wae the
us. We had the hoose wae oor ain gairden and we were happy her
les. They just want me oot ma ain hoose so’s they kin gie it
jot for such segregation. Ma ain faither wis spat oan in the s
4 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
imagination. Alexa knows hur ain mind, but ah reckon she’d h
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the rest o them are oan their ain the day.
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Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
Warkin oan ma ain accoont or en’s erran oan m
ccoont or en’s erran oan ma ain accoont
ark daen en’s-erran oan yer ain accoont?
Gin ye wark (wrocht) oan yer ain accoont in yer ain consarn, g
accoont in yer ain consarn, gie whut the’ cry
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Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
Dir ain wannt o wit wis why dey foond
nst him, afore he wan til his ain country.
Dir ain faat if dir ills sood owergae
s he grew, an greined for his ain country.
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Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
ackabootness, even ithin hits ain bonhoaga.
he Shetland Dialect, or on my ain website, or da appendices o m
ous shaep at kyuckerin up dir ain tongues, an da waenglit ideol
at Tom Morton roeses ene o my ain poiems (Da Reffelation o Sant
tlan ta can ta read it wi dir ain pronunciation.
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Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
nae mindo things. I forgot my ain birthday the other day.
is just yirself – just yir ain body.
ding me. It has a light o its ain, and I recognise it fae the l
3 matches

Pennie, Ellen The Wheesht, (Scots Hoose 2021) Lallans - Greenock, poetry
through ma ain choice a smoored ma voice an
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Oor ain strange lan, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Oor ain strange lan
Strangers in oor ain strange lan.
Wha held their ain whun aa gave grun,
3 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
he span fae the fleeces o her ain sheep, an dyed them wi simple
en reid, then purple like her ain dyes. She glowered at Arachne
boot weavin, ye can weave yer ain hoose fae noo on!”
hen wheeched awa, trailin her ain bit weavin ahint her.
he’d murdered a man – his ain apprentice – an had had tae
11 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
‘I’ve made ma ain, thanks,’ said Doug, as an
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
maybe aa I recognise is my ain species.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
can hain the language on its ain. It needit a weel planned mau
ae accept the findins o thair ain Comatee's report an in partic
ring each character tae thair ain stage o it. Richt throu the p
d that it disnae exist in its ain richt, but juist as a pairt o
hink they'd have wan of their ain.'
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
If ye speak yer ain way
now addressing Thee in their ain shilly-shally way, and for th
ems an throu sindry vyces. Ma ain favourite oot o this group is
tions, distinguished bi thair ain respective shinin new standar
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 116, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
inority leids, Scots haes its ain particlar rood tae beir that
upsteerers na-says, bi thair ain chyce an bi example, thair ai
chyce an bi example, thair ain human richt tae uise Scots as
lka character threaps his/her ain case as tae whit wey thair wa
he judgement, aw howpin thair ain case will beir the gree. Howa
6 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ear the winners recitin thair ain work in a wey that telt the w
language notices forbye thair ain wares an ane o thaim that cat
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Mey 2003. He spake aboot his ain experience in his hamelt Ital
y leids o the EU includin wir ain Scots an Gaelic. It wis guid
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
t vows o thair lives in thair ain language tae?
i the new seetiation in thair ain wey. The banes o this novel i
akin a unique pattren o thair ain. Being Emily is juist as comf
somebody ye ken sittin at yer ain fireside an speakin in yer ai
fireside an speakin in yer ain Mither Tongue. His readin is
5 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
in the papers that spake oor ain language?
r grundin in hou tae read oor ain language, Scots. Ilka Christm
, the appetite for readin oor ain language an hearin its words
nd for buiks written in thair ain language.
air super-heroes yaisin thair ain language maun shuirly be wort
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
s readers tae "...bring their ain accent..." tae the readin wi
d expeck fowk tae bring their ain tongue tae it as they read.
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
'Look, hen, it's for your ain safety. Just in the unlikely
ns nooadays, dae things their ain way.'
cided tae talk tae him on his ain, later.
3 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 59 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, newspaper
ll lat ye read on, an pit yer ain fit on the plaidie he’s dra
1 matches

McDonald, Alistair Lallans 59 - Huntegowk, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Netherlee, poetry
Wi yer ain chick as ye mak shift
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Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
it ye maen is whan we hae oor ain goverment. A Sco’ish goverm
forgie ony sneist taeward hes ain anyntit an appyntit an thai a
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Fit wye did his ain laddie die? Fit een did he ge
ect for his need tae face his ain demons his ain wye.
demons his ain wye.
r fit wye she wiz here in her ain time. But first she’d need
id it though and jist for her ain ill-fashence she opened the b
7 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
s, she jist couldna abide her ain hoose now. But still some nic
1 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
sent me back tae ma class. My ain teacher jist glowered at ma t
n volunteered on the spot. My ain teacher near wint in a dwam a
2 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
‘Jenny’s on her ain ower thonner. Away an play wi
l. Ivery Saturday, ah'm on ma ain on the boy’s side o the hal
It’s wile hard tae be on ma ain at dancin withoot stories bir
snatched Jenny’s han in ma ain. Ah leuked roon. There was na
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
er troops wint back tae their ain sectors.
reached fit he thocht wiz his ain bit o the line. He stood up a
n startit tae rin towards his ain trenches wavin his airms aboo
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
thing wis as nothin’ tae ma ain shame! Aw’budy, in the ken,
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
nwashed fowk. An’ ah hud ma ain ideas aboot hoo they git thei
whit they git up tae in their ain lair. Ah still cannae believe
e walk richt in there o’ ma ain free will. Ah dinnae ken if t
Bit ah hud ma ain worries wance ah wis oot oan
e hink it must somehoo be yer ain fault. An’ if ah telt her w
6 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
wis tae hae a dug for my very ain. Thir had been pets previousl
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
Shug yawned. “ Whit’s yer ain story, had ye onie brithers y
me it wis time ah panelled ma ain gnu and ma twa faithers chase
2 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
thir problems wis aa in thir ain heids.
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
I see, the face, o' my ain Beth,
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McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ithir wid wait an’ descend ain't Marion, then change roles.
Aw’ fir ma ain Faith’s sake,
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McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
e it. He also broke intae his ain commentary, “An’ it's Dun
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
lower o' Scotland, Scotland's ain sang.
lared it wanted tae make it's ain decisions, Ronnie Browne made
choose an anthem o’ their ain, sae, as lang as the Union la
Tae their ain anthem, Scot's hae clung,
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Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
e grasp oor freedom wi’ oor ain han’s an’ hold ontae it t
ken there’s mair fowk in ma ain country wi’ dreams that din
nation or simply pride in yer ain identity. We’ve came oot, a
British than Scottish in wur ain country. That’s a sickener
because we dinna control wur ain destiny – an’ we’re no
9 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
afore that. An’ we’ve wur ain parliament noo anyways, an’
then. In politics it’s wur ain choice. Nae the lassie’s. S
ecting tae Stirlin’ wis his ain personal Braveheart moment, b
t in the end. Reeled in by ma ain Primrose, though she wis ca
e able tae call ma country ma ain country. Mind you, there’s
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ae the high explosive and his ain spewins waffted aroon him mak
he teen a closer look at his ain teemins and saw it wisna blee
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
nes took maitters intae their ain hands and wint intae the Wall
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
By the time Mary reached her ain door the bitter caal an the d
lt the hot tears rin doon his ain cheeks. At hame he’d a very
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
a lady wi a room of her very ain. Mistress Gordon then tellt h
ife that she hid a room o her ain. Wi fower brithers an twa sis
it her at her ease, “In yer ain words, quine, niver mind the
So she tellt the Laird in her ain words exactly fit happened.
4 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
an hae cum back again til ma ain gairden.
reed-pype an pits yin til hir ain lips.
in the wab o ma ain leid,
aye in his ain tyme.
4 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
aump-airn an hallmerk o thair ain ethnicitie n’? Is ae maitte
naitralie cairriet on, is oor ain State Leid, an the langage o
late tae express himsel i his ain hamlet Border Lallans Tung, a
pages 147 / 153). Yid Tamson, ain o Wattie’s grandsons, serre
in road or git throwe til his ain hame it Meadshaw: i thay days
35 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
cringe or ignorance aboot oor ain land are nae doot ruitit in t
year, but ironically oor very ain educational system has been r
es an norms that shaped their ain upbringin.
blink an ye’d missed it. Ma ain exposure tae Scottish culture
is gey patchy, while durin ma ain career as an English teacher,
12 matches

Penny, Len Toast Tae The Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
'll hold the ones we call oor ain and think of those we miss
1 matches

Paterson, Stuart Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
Tae the yins on their ain wha might no feel saw geed.
get thegither tae make their ain fun -
2 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
oncil haed stertit keepin its ain formal register o gaitherings
o Ingland an Irland forby his ain ane, but his ettle at yokin t
Scots pairlament tae act its ain gait. Or lang the Inglis an S
at wantit the freedom o thair ain souch. In 2004 Colin Donati s
n an Frainch for tae coin its ain terms, sae that it wis taen f
5 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
ae ony countrie, includin his ain, and tae win back til
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
ers, the Scots Government‟s ain public-speir on the
1 matches

Sneddon, Alison Whit dae ye want “British vailues” tae mean?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
upbiggin is as muckle in oor ain interest as it is oor obligat
1 matches

Seth-Smith, Niki Chynge o sum kind is comin either wey, but a vote tae leave wad empooer Europe’s faur richt, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ptit tae re-mak the EU in oor ain eimage – that o the extreme
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Scots, the Electoral Commission an the language community, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
is kind o information i their ain language, though it seems tae
wi ilka screiver gaein their ain gate wi spellin, diction an i
n be communicate til, i their ain language, wi nae embarrassmen
3 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
’s Modren Scots Grammar, ma ain Scots Learners’ Grammar an
s stairt we a wee girn o ma ain. Creative Scotland (an indeed
tic “bein” or thing in it ain richt. Fur example, is forder
3 matches

McClurg, Fernando Votin isna Democracy. But..., (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
n communities haes ower their ain lifes. Delegatin that control
e vote. Leive democracy i yer ain life, i yer warkplace, i yer
2 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
Scotland’s ain supermannie lowps intae actio
nor tae see a hero frae their ain kintra, speakin their ain lan
kintra, speakin their ain language?
3 matches

McClurg, Fernando Review: O is for Hoolet, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
is encouraged tae speir their ain questions, giein mair engagem
ss as a strang champion o her ain native tung, that she yaises
oot it – i Scots – at her ain wabsite: https://ishbelmcfarl
3 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Great Divide, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
leaked online. (Ashcroft’s ain thochts, an the ful data sets
er), a lot o this is on their ain heids. They made the decision
on Scots perceptions on their ain capacity tae be the Westmiste
ideology nor o leukin tae his ain re-election shaws the chynge
h they haud maist dear: their ain pooer bases. The auld Labour
5 matches

McClurg, Fernando Syriza, an the road aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
KE wad raither chew aff their ain airms than wark wi Syriza, sa
Left. Nanetheless, we hae oor ain chance tae fecht back, gin we
leuks increasinly likely, oor ain anti-austerity votes micht ma
3 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt twa: Janus leuks aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
an encouraged tae tell their ain tales an sing their ain sangs
tales an sing their ain sangs. This social gaitherin
an jyne wi mony fowk in their ain projeck or inspire ithers tae
3 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
initiative, engagement on her ain terms, a conversation that ha
y guid job o makkin sum o oor ain structures as we gaed alang (
weys a taw order. Bigg up yer ain media structures an canvass a
i the months aheid – an oor ain wee blog haes stairtit, giein
gularly an are stairtin their ain campaigns an organisations. W
5 matches

Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
Aiberdeen. The North East’s ain Makar SheenaBlackhall gied a
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
e a kintra’s actions by its ain declared aims an mythology. N
faw short o sum aspecks o its ain mythology. National myths are
d War, the USA nivver lat its ain fowk, or the wurld at lairge,
can fowk tae scrutinise their ain nation ower closely, the myth
Americae is fawin short o its ain beautiful myths. I hae said n
6 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
neoliberal policies fan their ain pledge is tae socialism? It m
1 matches

Ewen, Allan The “Auld Lang Syne” Paradox, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
inburgh an the North Aist, ma ain engagement wi Scots varies a
Central Belt. As a result, ma ain Scots developed as a mixter-m
us effort tae engage wi their ain culture? The biggest problem
wk experience culture i their ain voice. Promotin the yaise o n
4 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
ersel in wi a wrang yin o yer ain soart ye cud aye rin awa fae
ye can tak a taxi bak tae yer ain hoose. Bot a binnae fur takki
2 matches

Fenton, James The Lade, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
ank-fiel, wud brust — o its ain accoard maistly. An it wuz ni
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
mon hadnae onie femlie o his ain. John was gye an gled tae get
A’ve seen nae hoose but yer ain these airts”.
“This yin’s yer ain,” she sayed tae wee Dan. Oa
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
s that Gaelic tae can git its ain dale o pit-doons. The'r echos
e canna be aw that fond o his ain wife, for he's aye glowerin t
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
blithe tae rejeck e'en thair ain task-force reports. He said t
Executive that canna help its ain? Efter aw, whit's guid for th
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Gang soundin wi my ain.
se owerflows wi weans, aw his ain progeny; and his wife, a come
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
frae efter 1700, threapin his ain consaits o whit's richt an wh
it it metters thit Scotland's ain airts an lieds git thir place
in itsel as a language in its ain richt an tho Scots as a langu
o the signage in thae voters' ain £300m Scots Pairlament.
4 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
sowl. The bag mustae bin his ain. Mebbe it wid gie him some an
Allan took a threid o his ain thocht, an spun an internal l
al life fur the lassie in his ain eemage. The lassie wid be une
hink if I wis gonnae chuse ma ain gien name, A’d pick that.
4 matches

Eunson, Catherine Freude, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, poetry
God be thankit sitting on my ain cairpet
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ual parcel o rogues walin its ain bits oot o context tae gie th
kinna birl that suited thair ain ettles.
akin aboot Scots or aboot his ain hamelt Swiss, the maist repor
learnin o English at aw. Her ain interpretation maun shuirlie
ots thirsels didna keep thair ain hamelt cultur an language ali
11 matches

Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
l produce, or even growin oor ain, is gaun tae be oor anely opt
a land far we can produce wir ain.
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Here's the problem wi the trad wife muivement, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
an keep a hoose, aa on their ain. An maist weemin fa dae this
idea o weemin nae makin their ain siller.
t tae mak hings wark on their ain.
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
a half-mile doon fae Jake’s ain cauld wee bothy, wi its reekl
ure will echo far ootside its ain narra borders.
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
h versions tae come up wi his ain set o modren ‘versions’ o
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Drumneachie Ferm, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Doric, poetry
their holidays, alang wi his ain sax littlins. It tells o the
1 matches

Gillen, Charles Whun A’ The Kye Had Names, (Ullans Press 2005) Ulster, poetry
’ keep it richt for yer’e ain wains the Lord in wisdom sent
1 matches

The Westender Pipin for the Young Yins, (The Hawick Paper 2008) Southern, newspaper
ipe Band yaised tae hev their ain practice hall up Slitrig Cres
1 matches

The Westender Ins and oots, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
v yin or twae o' thame o' oor ain.
1 matches

Niven, Liz The New Mannie, (Canongate 2003) Southern, poetry
A'd've hid ma ain wean if only A couldv'e,
gettin a joab an ma ain independence,
2 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001) Southern, poetry
Wi'oot leavin yer ain lan
1 matches

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@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
on Street wi his hands in his ain pooches!(2014)
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@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric
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@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans
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@beast_afc tweeted in Doric
@GM1903_ Bet she ain't still greeting aboot it(2020)

@cligeey tweeted in Doric
@Phoenix45Blog His ain?(2020)

@_DawnLeslie tweeted in Doric
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@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
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@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric

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@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans
Mazin! Ye shoud be drawin yer ain comics!(2019)

@DaibhidhABEB tweeted in Lallans
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@gordimhor1 tweeted in Lallans
@AUOBALBA We should gie wir ain leids legal status(2020)

@ionafyfe tweeted in Lallans

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans
id dae somehin similar fir ma ain toon o Edinburgh anaw!(2019)
i sowt like "ilkyin gangs his ain gait" - maks fowk speir whit(2019)
peak is a sindrie leid in its ain richt,(2018)

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans

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@IshbelMcF tweeted in Lallans
e SwiftKey in Scots noo! Main ain autocorrect wis wantin tae ch(2018)
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@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans
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@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
chairs weel apart, bring yer ain tassie...(2020)
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@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans
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@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
pairty in the safety o their ain hoose. Mak it auld fashioned (2020)
I brocht a frein hame tae ma ain hoose yins and ma wife said "(2020)
kers and bra. Dae yar hae yer ain wellies?(2020)
ce tae the lecture during her ain update. Wan thing I doubt, ho(2020)
eef ye say? Tak a luck at yer ain ya mug ye(2020)
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@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
ks, Fiona, an congrats on yer ain nominations an the brilliant (2020)
a? ‘No, hen, A’m jist efter ain’.(2020)
resources tae investigate wer ain historie, ken. https://t.co/U(2020)
days? The tradition is in yer ain hauns! https://t.co/QFALEltun(2020)

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
resources an share some o yer ain! Visit the Scots Language Ble(2018)
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@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland
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@ricky_ballboy tweeted in Lallans
D&G an on tae god's an Burns' ain countra.(2019)

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ht nosey feckers liking there ain comments - fgs lol (2020) twitter link
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@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
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