A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

ancestors Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words9.2 10 9.1 8.8 36.1 44.7 0 0
Number of occurrences148 3 1 2 0 0
Number of authors4 3 1 2 0 0

Occurrences of ancestors in Corpus

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Sinclair, James Makkin Hame, (Shetland For Wirds 2018) Shetland, poetry
arlotte Anne took da rodd her ancestors drave
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
Oor ancestors made dae wi little as mony re
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
unce, sae the scaley Septiles ancestors war maisters tee.
1 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Does Scotland compare weil wi ither places fir wee bairnies?, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
o sae unalike frae the wey ma ancestors did. Twa howdie wifes, the ba
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ae tak back the thrones o his ancestors till the late 1760s, hae been
r historie, or een that o yer ancestors?
somethin that oor far distant ancestors had some sense o, an here, ji
nd aw thae years syne — oor ancestors dinnae appear to hae had onie
needin tae aye mind that oor ancestors werenae in need o takkin less
5 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
sett” huntin tactics o wir ancestors. A wheen o hunters wad yowl a
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
sailors, politicians and his ancestors hid focht in countless wars a
1 matches

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
e will tae live fae his early ancestors, for he wis aye findin sumin
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland

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