A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
airs Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words5.1 1 7.9 0 0 33.9 13.1
Number of occurrences91 3 0 0 3 2
Number of authors8 1 2 3 2

Occurrences of airs in Corpus

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
we nae airs or graces on page 116

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Diansangu, Mae Doric, (Scots Hoose 2021) Doric, poetry
it’s fur tassies teemt o airs an graces,
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@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
Fit aboot 'airs an graces'. Can it nae be abo (2020) twitter link


Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
wi nae airs nor graces. on page 31

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Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
but owre fu' o' airs n' fairie graces, on page 53

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
s faither; "dinnae gie yersel airs! on page 48

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
es fether; "dinnae gre yersel airs! on page 49

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McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
ur aa his puir Jenny's fancie airs, the' didnae get hir ocht. Th on page 11

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