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aince Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words159.5 40 210.5 82.3 0 44.7 303.9 13.6
Number of occurrences243185 28 0 2 26 2
Number of authors29 3 0 1 7 1

Occurrences of aince in Corpus

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
I say aince mair, wid you feel guid on page 30
Aince mair, the lassie's ee-lid fli on page 47

3 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
sponsible faither than he wis aince (As befits a reformed bed-hop on page 17
Mark, aince the frien o Tristan an mysel, on page 40
s. Ye'd feel thon flair, that aince wis as cauld as daith, tak ye on page 74

3 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
phrase that's got weel-kent, aince hangin cam intae fashion. An on page 89

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
great Scot, Hamish Henderson, aince said, when A tellt him that A on page 9
uth side o the Forth cheenged aince they were makkin their wey th on page 26
d a rare time. Weel till this aince. on page 30
im awa tae the Seedlie Hills. Aince there, he said, he wis taen i on page 31
on the ice wi naethin cae dae aince ye'd built yer shelter, there on page 37
Also on pages 40, 41, 44, 50, 54, 59, 61, 66
21 matches

Rennie, Susan The Teeger that Cam for his Tea, (Floris Kelpies 2018 ISBN: 978-1782504665) Lallans, weans
There wis aince a wee lassie cried Sophie, an on page 1

1 matches

McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
(aince a set o the film 'A Town Like on page 16

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
da Jock, lowpin oot o his bed aince mair. 'I'll tak him! I'll loo on page 61
n intae the river. Then aw at aince, the pooerfu sook on page 84

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Aince 'Tattie' Crisp hud left the N on page 13
Wha newvir aince thocht, as they lauched an jo on page 27
dumb insolence' they hung men aince; on page 41
Bruce sell't William Wallace aince fir gowd, on page 42
The void whaur aathing at aince begins - on page 56
Also on pages 86, 99, 149
9 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - The Three Hooses, (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, weans
Aince the war a muckle estate wi th
t efter. The Hiech Hoose haed aince been a wallie steidin, but it
2 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
Aince thon flegsome steer haed gien
ions aboot in auld fernyears. Aince we gae by Mairs we lea the ro
d the Sun. But in 2006 Pluto, aince the nint planet, haed its sta
an ither planets ootwards an aince the hydrogen is awa it become
turns roond on its aixis jist aince ilka 56.8 Yird days. We micht
16 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
whar aince the bendie stuid
But aince, cam simmers end, we twa alan
his was the place his faither aince caa’d hame.
ichtless een, ower laund that aince wis theirs;
4 matches

Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015) Lallans, poetry
Fower hunderd aichty temples, aince stuid in soothwart launds;
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
tae the bairn this growen-up aince wis. Aw growen-ups were bairn
Syne I did my drawin aince mair. But it wis naysaid jist
tronomer chiel gied his assay aince mair, cled in dapper claes. A
e liked tae say: “There wis aince a wee prince that bade on a p
sair calamity o the baobabs. Aince mair, it wis thanks tae the s
23 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
utions' nou dounhaud Scots as aince they did - at Glesca Uni we
1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
s brither, the Duc de Guise, aince scrievit o her,
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
Lowpin aff hiz fowre legs at aince, in the jo o leivin an the de
’t, vainisht, than skinkilt aince mair lik a peirie stern. Bot
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
time. Fin Fauldie tuik colic aince, her da hidna slept atween sh
an oots o the Blaik Airt, an aince there (here, Meg stoppit a me
eir brakkfaist o hey an oats. Aince the shelties trotted awa, the
sat doon in the room that hid aince bin Uncle Dougal's, full o iv
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
uty: na, gin she'd bin bonnie aince, noo she luikit an auld, auld
in, ye ken. Onywye, there wis aince a young lassie cad Pranitha."
"Up yon tree she sclimmed an aince mair, finiver the meen wis he
e an electronic tag till weel aince mair. Brakken the curfews bro
e Aids virus hid dichtit oot. Aince that wis aa ower (like survey
17 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
Aince shae sein the garron, wi the
Grunstane, at wes hir kizzens aince
at aince an shae wes gied a het douk,
Aince the Scotch naitioun tuik it i
aw gaed weill fur the kintra, aince o gryte ranown
24 matches

Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Aince I sat
1 matches

MacMillan, Angus Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
And aamaist at aince the wun arrives.
1 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Then, Winter aince agane, whan naethin steirs.
Tak whit ye can, fir aince ye’ve hud yer fill,
Aince ‘Tattie’ Crisp hud left t
3 matches

Clark, Thomas Mindin on Willie McIlvanney, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans, blog
eezin up, just a fair shak - aince they got that, the rest they
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ere waukin tae the news that, aince again, Scotland had votit for
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
me subjecks crop up mair than aince, bit howpfully helpin tae mak
particklar pairty line. Then, aince they hae yer vote, aff they g
ludin monie fowk wi whit wuid aince o hae been daicent joabs get
upper cless. In eftir years, aince the assimilation o Scotland i
hat the Jacobite sangs had ‘aince mair’ come tae the fore. Th
16 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
aein intae the EU. They niver aince e’en tried tae negotiate a
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
g James version of the bible. Aince based in the Netherlands, he
the soul of the nation” he aince said. An sae a group o socio-
a maxtur o baith (an jist the aince A spoke Gaelic wi an auld chi
aff. A wesna surprised at yon aince we landed in Aberdeenshire. B
the same results returned – aince mair. The heartlands in ilka
5 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ffsome discombobulation o the aince thrang Labour Pairty (The com
Ye see, aince there were nae packs o wolves
2 matches

Hume, David The Aldfreck Coalmining Disaster, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ballycarry, poetry
Ma da telt me aince aboot it — says he
1 matches

Hume, David Aince the corncrake caa’ed, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ballycarry, poetry
An aince A spied a mither’s chicks
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
e Lydians, whaur King Croesus aince ruled wi his muckle gowd that
heich up in the wa, that had aince let in air for the Minotaur t
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
in thair dugs intae the shop. Aince it haed gotten kent aboot, a
JAMES Hogg wis aince in the guid-wife's kitchen ab
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
row")an sees wi sympathy, the aince loved bairn in the adult that
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ries, telt the story o hou he aince gied a visit tae an auld fowk
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
and aince I’d buried a deid moose
til the place whar the fields aince were
But aince the nicht wis that spunk-fu
Stairtled by love I ken aince mair
I seen him aince doon a bottle, cried ane,
5 matches

McDonald, Alistair Lallans 59 - Huntegowk, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Netherlee, poetry
Aince an aince mair through caller air
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
eezed the ill-yaised screivin aince mair. He grunched the letter
the morn’s lavvie paper. “Aince we git a wicelike goverment.
ver heard hes faither sweerin aince in the hoose an that wis tae
Wullie’s Graundfaither hid aince pit a man oot the hoose – s
4 matches

Purves, David Lallans 59 - Five Poems frae the Chinese o Po Chu-I, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Selkirk, poetry
nt a gey lot til Po Chu-i. He aince wrate til his lyfe-lang frein
an at aince A hears a verse –
airtin aince mair ti the south-wast.
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Flemings o’ Dalnoid, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
The gairdener, aince, had,
Whaur aince, it had thrived.
2 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
yeir bewtie that blooms but aince!
airtin aince mair ti the south-wast.
Aince Ah cum oot, see thair petals
wi bricht flouers. Aw at aince
Aw at aince, he bursts oot lauchin,
9 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
i wis kent fur his thrift, an aince whan his milk
agazine, at Norhope Haugh wis aince upo ae tyme, ae
whan A wur ae laddie; aince strippit ae wheen slates af i
Waitter, thair aince wur ae brig owre the Borth’
speak on monie subjecks. Hei aince hed the pownie an
7 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
It wis aince jaloused that the vernacular
ane for political crackin, an aince the prent buik cam alang in t
cks on Inglis an ither states aince Scotland haed made peace wi I
g the Kirk o Scotland as thay aince did. Scuil buirds wis set up
ogrammes an pairty ploys, but aince Scots Labour haed been swalla
8 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
hes in the Chairter affirmit aince mair their
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
in the Scots Pairlament will, aince pit forrit, gae alang wi a Po
1 matches

Davidson, Alistair The Mitterand Plan, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
Aince we accept the lessons o the d
1 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
h, the puckle Scots in it wis aince mair jist a bit aff. E’en t
1 matches

Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
hae nae doots that fae here, aince eerrant saufin The Union, wir
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
n bet that Unionists wull be, aince again, proclaimin the end o t
ities that were strangly Tory aince upon a time (ma grandfaither
outs. Orange, in ither wurds, aince again gaes weill wi Blue.
, presumably tappin intae the aince (an, seeminly, aince mair) fo
(an, seeminly, aince mair) formidable Liberal vote
5 matches

McClurg, Fernando Tae see oorsels as we see ithers, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
Mair nor aince syne lest Thursday, I’ve sa
amerón’s Conservatives wi, aince mair, jist the ae Zkots saet,
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Potemkin Pairty, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
mkinnobleman Grigory Potemkin aince cam up wi an ingenious wey ta
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
na cross for onie reason. But aince it is crossed, it’s crossed
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
a the stalwart o socialism it aince wis and the election o Jim Mu
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Aince the texts haes been ingaither
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
results can be gien oot noo. Aince aw the entries is in for the
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
ll ken that the burn aside ye aince had a stag by it, or there wi
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@d_anderson878 tweeted in Doric
Ken. A aince hid anw fir mair nor a wikk. (2020)

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
n to four freens in the hoose aince m(2020)
s an eggspertbin other things aince(2020)
@SophiaPangloss Aince Lang syne(2020)

@SusiBriggs1 tweeted in Lallans

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