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alec Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words63.4 10 17.2 238 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences9615 81 0 0 0 0
Number of authors7 3

Occurrences of alec in Corpus

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Alec." Ina dumpit er shoppin bag d on page 22
"So fit happened te Alec, en?" on page 23
ncy gaun roon te the hoose - Alec's mebbe lyin it hame in is bo on page 24
heard the terrible news about Alec. on page 25
oan aa the gory details aboot Alec. Oh ay, an Ah near firgot, ye on page 26
Also on pages 27
21 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Alec sighed an lay back on the pil on page 68
hink Ah'd get muckle fir ye." Alec smirkit. "Ye've a lotta miles on page 69
nna ging aff yer feet," leuch Alec, "Eence ye ging aff yer feet on page 70
iet grub an nae extras," said Alec, humphin a muckle bug o dug m on page 71
urnin up his nose at it" said Alec, lookin jist as disgustit as on page 72
Also on pages 73
26 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Whan Alec McLeish wis bein interviewed
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
e Steenhillock. His twa loons Alec an Ned war dairymen in the to
auchin an clappin her hauns. 'Alec, Airchie, Arthur, Alan, Alber
I heard Jock Dow spikkin tae Alec an Ned at the roup yestreen,
Jist twa frae Steenhillock - Alec an Ned Mathieson. Bit there's
t, guidin them up the stairs, Alec Mathieson hyterin as he gaed,
22 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
twae o my mither’s uncles, Alec Young, an Alec Smith.
Young, an Alec Smith.
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t the wee bar talkin tae auld Alec McEwan, tryin tae cadge ah dr
r tae get them baith a drink. Alec politely declines but Tam, be
oyle. Where ye been hidin?’ Alec sais.
‘Och, ye know how it is Alec, cannae be bloody arsed hauf
Aye, it has right enough’ Alec sais ‘but ye need tae get o
8 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
g wi’ a silence as we heard Alec, oor sometime champion o’ f
Alec said ‘the dream will never
ve the best o’ respect fer Alec, and Nicola, bit it all looks
3 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
ht, chattin’ aboot Big Eck. Alec. Salmond. Oor First Minister.
he conversation wis which wis Alec Salmond, wur First minister,
that he wis a fair smart guy Alec, an’ it mak’s me laugh co
a Scotsman really is, it’s Alec. He’s nae Brad Pitt in look
‘Aye, bit it proves that Alec Salmond wid be Oor Wullie gra
9 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
s unco wark. Ane sic body wis Alec Finlay.
1 matches

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