A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
aire Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words41.1 3 184.8 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences733 70 0 0 0 0
Number of authors5 1 4

Occurrences of aire in Corpus

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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
“We’r mentiounat i the aire pairt o the buik as twa wie p
Thai set out on thair bykes aire on a Seturday, whan aw wes qu
ts. The mairchin baun wes ane aire furm o’d. The styall wes lo
3 matches


Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
in festival time that is, fan aire's sic a thrang o tourists tha on page 3
y cams fae Valencia. Luckily, aire's a wheen o places aa ower th on page 4
Even aifter bidin aire for a puckle o month, it wad on page 5
Museum'. Ye can spend the day aire takin in the photaes, collect on page 6
an the Script hiv even busked aire tae raise money for charity. on page 7
Also on pages 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
40 matches

Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
“Ah feel quite sad that aire’s a lot o Doric wards that
1 matches

Shearer, Gillian Skitin Oan Thin Ice, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2019) Doric - Alford, prose
ed!’ his mither shouted, ‘aire’ll be nae supper fur ye!’
1 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
be updating database later - aire any words that havenae been t(2014) search twitter
! A mannie slayed a dragon - aire is nae sic things as dragons,(2015) search twitter
Aire is aye ae doo fa has tae tak (2015) search twitter
Wifie alang st has tree up aire 359 days tae Christmas – unb(2015) search twitter
Aire is an affa lot o single quine(2017) search twitter
and 20 other occurrences.

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
anson1873 Jist heathins' doon aire.????(2019) search twitter

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