A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ait Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words60.7 4 26.4 0 0 0 613.6
Number of occurrences1084 10 0 0 0 94
Number of authors8 2 1 5

Occurrences of ait in Corpus

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McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
he rules, Anywey, he'd let me ait in the front but it was only on page 76

1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
o’t an finnd caller mait ti ait, an things tentles fowk hae d
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
thaim ait broth an het tatties keichene
ingans wi ait kake at Rosie gied him sen sh
2 matches


Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
stuff tae ait". So it wis tae be, the fower
tae ait. As he passed the Doocot he c
thocht tae be fat eneugh tae ait.
h, clean claes on, a bite tae ait Jonsar Eck felt a wee bit
ers stopped for something tae ait an,
5 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
the ward haein something tae ait. Ere's naething tull yon ata.
en I dinna ken fit a king wid ait for meals bit, I can assure
an that." Jonsar Eck hid jist ait a plate o mince
ait her share ana. Aye the twa o
Aye the twa o them jist over ait at this time o year. Of
5 matches


Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
A Ait tae Bilfawst cudnae skail, on page 28

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
moose, yae know. But dae cats ait bats, A wunner?" An here Alic on page 10
weeyins wha had got burnt, an ait up bae wile baists, an ither on page 13
wee cake in it, wi the wurds "AIT MAE" writ on it in currants. on page 14
The nixt thing wus tae ait the comfits. This caased a bi on page 29
seen hir efter burds! Shae'll ait a burd is shane is luk at it! on page 31
Also on pages 34, 40, 42, 51, 53
16 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
ocht fer yer life, whut ye'll ait or whut ye'll drïnk; ner yit on page 7
s an buy thairsels a bite tae ait." Jesus saed, "The' dïnnae n on page 9

6 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
F fur flailin' aboot ait nicht, on page 13
Fae yer cast ait maist stay doon on page 14
Slave tha yin thut iwer seen ait on page 15
Bot sting ain tail ait nir ends on page 17
Reach fae name ait wull'nae cum, on page 21
Also on pages 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50
69 matches

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ye the scunner: my dog wudnae ait them! (2017) twitter link
Carrickfergus hallions still ait Scotch folk gien the chaunce? (2015) twitter link

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