A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ancient Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words31.5 30.8 21.1 74.2 30.9 79 19.6
Number of occurrences5631 8 4 3 7 3
Number of authors34 16 7 2 3 4 2

Occurrences of ancient in Corpus

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
'That she's an ancient hauf-deid coo.' on page 13

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
tors, alike. Young, auld, and ancient. In ma rush tae reach shelter on page 176

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
olitical will o the fowk o an ancient nation whause sovranty his ni on page 52
jugation o vast swathes o the ancient warld - his aye been seen bi on page 98

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
Kirkyaird Ghost', hae a truly ancient pedigree in lands aw ower thi on page 10
ties in weys that refleck the ancient Iron Age societies that they on page 20
Touer stood a man that looked ancient ayont years. Lang white hair on page 90

3 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Oor ancient forebears lit their fires ato on page 40
Culled fae Antistius's ancient tome, on page 142

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Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
'Oor ancient histories tell o a michty ast on page 18

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
s a richt wunnerfu sicht, the ancient skrankie wumman taller and ta on page 44
lowped on tae his back. This ancient auld carline, that wis noo as on page 71
But it wis ower late. The ancient skinnymalink had awready pit on page 97

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Yer maw's maw, the ancient body o the laws decreed on page 19
O the ancient wey on page 109

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Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
of Music, Collecit Out of all Ancient Doctours of Music (1580). The
of Music, Collecit Out of all Ancient Doctours of Music (1580). Itâ
2 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
Students fae aa the ancient universties — St Andras, Ai
1 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
Tory is puitten back tae its ancient and naitrel foundiment.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
s o Musselburgh, accordin tae ancient annual custom, haed tae cairr
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
Yon Ancient Tongue
yon ancient tongue
the wearied ancient arthritic wi chalk-stour?
the ancient blether o an ancient man,
4 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Tales o' Scotland's ancient glories,
1 matches

Crawford, Ross Awa in a Dwam, (Medium 2021) Lallans - Stirling, prose
ked like a wax seal, the kind ancient fowk stamped oan auld letters
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
in, in a wey. The depth o the ancient harnpan wis textbeuk clear, w
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt twa: Janus leuks aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
all, Scottish Urban Myths and Ancient Legends (Stroud: The History
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
in a thick jaicket o at times ancient nemmes, which due tae deith o
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@Chazzbat tweeted
gan fer. Ma current telly is ancient, so Ah need some guidance. Ta(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ad's sake," said Eric, es the ancient relic o a bus clankit te a st on page 12

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Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
blisht in the late 1500s. The ancient varsity's grunds are stunnin, on page 7

1 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
an that ancient ability on page 1
an the ancient memories o birds on page 7

2 matches

Thain, Gianna Far Shaddas Lurk, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Buckie, prose
n’, shinin’, soaring past ancient cities,
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
ngled and degenerate from the ancient tounge, as will easily appear
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
apes and hills, and then this ancient buildin that looked a bit lik
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Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ds the ruined waasteens o the ancient kirk. She’s find the first
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Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
And piles o ancient magazines were craalan oot th on page 25
here on a peedie croft wi her ancient ginger cat. on page 35

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Hall, Simon W. Tae thee, or no tae thee?, (Brisk Northerly 2020) Orkney, blog
esden, the United States. The ancient pronouns serve a function goi
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. New Lambs, Owld Stone, (Brisk Northerly 2017) Orkney, blog
ecise. Haird as diamond. Whit ancient sediment wis he brakkan up? W
1 matches


Williamson, Christie Bellows, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
doon da ancient
1 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
tae da Arctic in search o an ancient ring, said tae be very powerf
1 matches

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
telt dat folk ate da bulbs in ancient times but a botanist telt me (2019) search twitter


Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
tae Siem's Reap's ancient temples. on page 5

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Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
an by some ancient alchemy on page 21

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
n eis flappers, - '"Mystery, ancient an modern, wi Seaography: the on page 95

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Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
Her auld radio, tuned tae ancient hymns, wantin a battery, fun on page 1

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Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Past grey, wat sheep lik ancient staunin stanes
O a faur, ancient hame.
2 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
on haes flappers, "- Mystery, ancient an modern, wi Seaography: thi on page 96

1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
stapped here in Larne in the ancient kingdom o Latharna, an they w
a quare time o it here in the ancient Land o Latharna, an when they
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