A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

alas Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words21.1 8 34.5 2.9 0 0 0 6.8
Number of occurrences3230 1 0 0 0 1
Number of authors6 1 1

Occurrences of alas in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
The feck o the hoard (alas) wis a goner, That Suze's man on page 17
But alas! Aa pleisure is melled wi pai on page 18

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
s moron, Craig?" ah say. But, alas, he decides tae assert his ri on page 136
find in the yelly pages. But, alas, there wis nae takers. Ah'd l on page 155

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
e the gairden richt awa; but, alas fur peur Alice! Whin shae got on page 14

1 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
reet yer een oot!) But na na 'Alas poor Yorick!' an 'Breach' een
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Sport!, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
or play fitba like Denis Law. Alas nane o these things cam tae p
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@iainnicol tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
@BatmanGilmour alas its on other live streams lol (2021) twitter link
ck back - we have to move on alas (2020) twitter link
ted tough times for all clubs alas m8 (2020) twitter link
m - such a shame - shambles alas imo (2020) twitter link
fans will b in by july m8 - alas not sure for the friendlies t (2021) twitter link
and 18 other matches.

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

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