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alane Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words79.3 51 76 41.2 0 89.5 105.2 184.1
Number of occurrences12066 14 0 4 9 27
Number of authors27 8 2 5 9

Occurrences of alane in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
Drinkin Alane on page 15
Fishin alane in the cauld river snaw. on page 19
Threi nichts alane o hairvest that ah lue, on page 28

3 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Gin Mag noo seechs hir lief alane, on page 32
An the last that's its alane. on page 43

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
Raired Cindy, 'Lea's alane, ya nyaff!' on page 8

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
words in his heid Fir himsel alane. on page 24

1 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ay efternoon Matilda wis left alane in the hoose. Her brither (fi on page 6
gaitherin storm and leave him alane till he simmers doon. on page 32
ded box. She aye had tae bide alane on weekday efternoons, and wh on page 43
e even, haudit up by his lugs alane. Like Miss Honey, she thocht on page 148
world. By the power o her een alane she had made a gless cowp and on page 161
Also on pages 176, 191, 192
9 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
d Alice indignantly. "Let mae alane!" on page 52

1 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
e that!" He couldnae leave us alane. An tell me this. Whit uise i 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
dae that. Ye cannae leave me alane tae get hame Jam. An oniewey, on page 65

1 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
An tha fairmer knows ye lae alane on page 25

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
t: 'Man cannae leeve bi breid alane, but bi iverie wurd at cums f on page 3
pray, gang awa ïntae a ruim alane, shut tha dure an pray tae ye on page 6
up bi tha ruits. } Lea thaim alane! The' ir naethin but blin gui on page 9
hat man cannae leeve bi breid alane, [but bi iverie wurd o God]." on page 75
"Hey! [Lea iz alane], Jesus o Nazareth! Whut dae on page 76
Also on pages 78, 83, 85, 93
11 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
by the airm. 'Lea the laddie alane, will ye! Oot the road! Let h on page 54
the ither three auld folk aw alane mm their bed for a haill day. on page 62

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
keely sophisticated technique alane hus the glegsome buoyancy tae on page 100
Reason alane cannae pruiv that the man wha on page 121

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
e kitchen, and Grannie wis aw alane on the rooftap. on page 69

1 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
"Geng awa wi dee an laeve me alane!"
"Geng awa wi dee an laeve me alane!"
"Geng awa wi dee an laeve me alane!"
3 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
only hame. Sae faur oor warld alane is the ae warld that we ken h
. In the last twa hunner year alane this haes risen fae 1 billion
2 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
Nae suner wis he alane than the peasant turnt tae hi
ame. The twa weemin were left alane thegither
une nuit', I hae left it alane!
3 matches

Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern, poetry
ye sing alane
1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
ince, cam simmers end, we twa alane,
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
alane maintain the speech community
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
he uise o the English langage alane propagates theirsels intae Sc
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
nie hoose or hame. I wis mair alane nor a shipwreckit sailor on a
s are aw seelent. You, an you alane, will hae starns that arena l
arns are lauchin. You, an you alane, will hae starns that can lau
is. Allou me tae gang my gate alane.’
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
tit tae get Auld Joe sober an alane – nae easy darg – an telt
noo tae veesit Steenhive, let alane Steenhenge.
toun an liftit bairns playin alane, or wheeched them aff fin the
hem a tint cause, better left alane an nae tae bi sortit.
4 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
tho A maun awn at thai wesna alane i the spulyie, as ye’l here
it wuid be wyce ti lae Fyfe alane. Nou the lest pynt, at awnser
2 matches

Heron, Caitlin Groonded, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
Aw alane and bored oot ma nutter
1 matches

Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Ah turnit roun til see masel alane.
1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Tae leave alane,
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Lea me alane, A'll stap at hame,
tae tha Loard Belangs tae him alane.
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
the archive o Bella Caledonia alane an ye'll find a thoosand reas
1 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
. Cursin in it when ah'm hame alane. It's no an affectation. It j
1 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
e. As it turnt oot, ah wisnae alane in ma ability tae be seekent
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
a motion wis carried bi vyces alane - a fittin omen for a debate
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
kin awa fae England, tho that alane is warth fechtin fer tae ma w
s, Thomas Muir, but he wisnae alane an we shuid aye mind that his
stupit an ower puir tae staun alane, why wuid the British State,
ower muckle debt tae survive alane
4 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
oot o the hoose an I wis hame alane. A wis feelin gi sorry fir ma
1 matches

Stirling, Alison Watergaw, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Kirkcaldy, prose
And she left me alane
1 matches

Freeman, Rebekah Honesty, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
and noo alane i staun.
raw nicht, cauld room, alane,
2 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
d off, an Ahlice was sin left alane.
then th Rabbit’s voice aw alane — “Catch him, yow b’ th
e fair indignant. “Leave iz alane!”
he waltzed off, leavin Ahlice alane wi th Gryphon. Ahlice didnae
n th distanee, sittin glum an alane oan a wee ledge o rock, an, a
5 matches

Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
So feelin alane
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
. We assume this left Wallace alane at the heid o operations.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
fowk could aspire tae, leave alane developin airt or civilisatio
1 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
aff o twa million on YouTube alane, an will probably hit the twa
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie An Appeal frae tha hairt, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
s wha nether speak it nir yet alane unnerstaun it. Bae that A man
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
wfy man. Cannae just leave it alane kin ye? Ah’ll tell ye if ye
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
1 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
* yin bodie bidin alane; or
2 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
article caad ‘Lea the Leid Alane’ in Lallans 57, Dr Caroline
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
Wi the flesh alane they loved us
and wi the flesh alane
alane, yet I’ve laid doon that da
3 matches

Purves, David Lallans 59 - Five Poems frae the Chinese o Po Chu-I, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Selkirk, poetry
lang freind, Yüen Chën: You alane o ma friends hae unnerstuid m
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
heed he wiz pretty much left alane. Naebody wiz sikkin tae eyn u
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
, A cannae feel ma legs, let alane move the buggers! A hae a fut
1 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
afore it cams oot. Ah’m no alane in that, ah ken. There’s no
ntil an’ unless we are left alane tae speak the voice as we hea
2 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
belangs, whuther it be staund-alane, trust, nane-selfgoverning or
public hearing frae a staund-alane and evenhaundit tribunal in t
l wi the free and ful consent alane o the intendin marras.
tae the commonty in the whilk alane the free and ful development
4 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
Political pairties winna be alane in wantin tae campaign for a
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Votin isna Democracy. But..., (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
rliaments an cooncil chambers alane, they are vital pairts o the
ic action on the grunn. Votin alane canna dae it. Pittin an X mer
2 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
irteen sairious votes in 2011 alane. Aa this fae the cheil that s
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
ast forty 'ear, in Banffshire alane, twa species o wildfloor has
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
fu innovative an original let alane grammatical, weel...(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
#UlsterScots voters! Oorsels Alane were doon the ither nicht: ht (2015) twitter link
@LADFLEG @carnesure Oorsels Alane hae been leafletin scunnered (2015) twitter link
branch o your pairty (Oorsels Alane) - @CaralNiChuilin an @newbe (2014) twitter link
it's a daft dialect! Oorsels Alane #UlsterScots #SinnFein (2014) twitter link
s branch o Sinn Fein (Oorsels Alane) caain @GerryAdamsSF - ony m (2014) twitter link

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