A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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ainly Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words75.3 18 120.7 2.9 0 0 35.2 34.1
Number of occurrences114105 1 0 0 3 5
Number of authors14 1 1 2

Occurrences of ainly in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
it's snowkin aboot for scran, ainly a wee bit deeper.' on page 9
on in the room. But there wis ainly her faither, tellin his story on page 11
recious Ramotswe. She wis aye ainly eicht year auld, but she wis on page 21
they were bairns. Or did folk ainly tak up pauchlin a whilie late on page 32
wready learnt it. And she wis ainly eicht year auld. on page 49
Also on pages 56, 63, 64, 74
9 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
'In fact a bath's ma ainly hope...' on page 19
'Hiya, Wolf said. 'It's ainly me.' on page 36
No ainly has twa wolfskin coats, on page 47

3 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Then an ainly then, frien on page 35
which ainly the munelicht burstin upun on page 43
tae think she'd the ainly pedigree derived frae France. on page 53

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
ller. In fact it wis said her ainly ambcetion in life wis tae be on page 57

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
there. There were ainly twa rooms in the haill place, on page 5
d this wee laddie. He wis the ainly bricht thing in their lives, on page 9
mair. He never cams oot. The ainly things that cam oot o that pl on page 21
r five Gowdea Tickets are the ainly wans that will be allooed tae on page 24
rlie said wi a dowie look. 'I ainly get wan bar a year.' on page 25
Also on pages 28, 32, 33, 36, 37, 41, 42, 46, 49, 50, 66, 80, 82, 123, 131, 132, 133, 135, 151, 155, 158, 161, 167, 171, 173
38 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
ainly care fur whut ye seen on page 13
Tis ainly weared aa yin tyme! on page 19
Tha ainly thiing ye'll see on page 25
Ainly substance in yer heid, on page 36

4 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
he kent he cudna. She wis the ainly person that kent he wis an as on page 2
trimmins in the air. There's ainly ae place that cud be: PLANET on page 5
ue for anither twa oors. I've ainly jist stertit on this street. on page 9
ectly doon ablow them wis the ainly bit groond on the planet's su on page 18

5 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
ordie aboot like this. It wis ainly when she had him tae hersel t on page 4
pit her feet on, and her heid ainly raxed haufwey up the back o t on page 5
e had aye thocht witches were ainly in fairy tales, but noo he wi on page 8
idna gang near it. It wis the ainly thing in the haill hoose he w on page 18
E FAWIN OOT. MELL YIN SPOONFU AINLY WI ILKA TROCH O FEED. on page 28
Also on pages 50
6 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
had spent ainly the three days and wan nicht
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
ckgrund. Ae group wis learnit ainly Standart Italian, the tither
pairt o the report, an ainly for the sake o clarity, each
speaks Scots. Currently, the ainly statistics that is available
submission pointit oot there ainly the ane aw-Gaelic schuil in S
t Standart Grade arrangements ainly raxed
7 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
me life. For a lang time your ainly pleisur wis the douceness o s
t on your sma planet, ye need ainly muve your chair a bittie. Syn
an millions o starns, he need ainly look tae the starns tae be bl
‘But ye are the ainly chiel on your planet!’
he businessman. Yet he is the ainly ane that disna seem gyte tae
11 matches

Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
e let the auld wummin tak her ainly son.
1 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
the ploy o authenticity. Nae ainly can they yaise it, but they h
pose a tapdoon staunnart. Nae ainly Scots hisnae sic moyen, but e
as a hail. Coorse, that's nae ainly true fir Scots. E'en the Oxfo
Oor ainly job is tae hold the door tae
4 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ae tell us whit it meant. The ainly guid English wird he could ui
is a guid poem, efter aw. If ainly it wis sae easy in everyday l
d hae been if ah hadnae. It's ainly natural that spikkin an scrie
3 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
nt them, is it? It’s no the ainly reason, but ye ken fine the p
the notion that Scotland cin ainly survive wi hand-oots fae West
2 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
cht bi this story that it’s ainly fower views aff o twa million
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
rexit trade talks. It wis the ainly industry tae be individually
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
aw the airts an bring me back ainly the rarest an purest dyes tae
t. She felt like greetin. The ainly laddie she had iver fawn in l
2 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
the first supermannie tae nae ainly be distinctly Scottish but ta
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
alised they are strang an the ainly wey to see chynge is tae keep
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
cottish Labour Perty will hae ainly been guaranteed. Sae dictates
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Oul money, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
f ye hivnae, jist bae gled ye ainly hae tae coont tae ten.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
. Noo ony settlement here can ainly be a recolonization, insteid
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans
Ainly fowk thit play gemms will unn(2020)

@IshbelMcF tweeted in Lallans

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans
n wir own... ganging doon the ainly road Scots’ve ever knawn, li (2021) twitter link

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