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ar Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words93.2 18 130.8 70.5 36.1 0 0 13.6
Number of occurrences142115 24 1 0 0 2
Number of authors12 3 1 0 0 2

Occurrences of ar in Corpus

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Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
The markin ar itsel a cast oot scrat. on page 42

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
heather wis streetched oot as ar enormous trampoline. on page 77

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ar wrinkly auld puss and winter on page 63

1 matches

Dareau, Mareau Lallans 59 - The Dictionar o the Aulder Scottis Leid (DOST), (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
n-raisin an siclik. An noo oo ar thair. Hauf wey throch July p on page 59

3 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Majestic raptor ar mae heid on page 32

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
writins o the makars, tho the ar a period whaur we hae baith t
condescended on ablo, tho the ar twathree ither wee anes, like
ae their ain orthography. The ar some dialecks o Scots that ha
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
"Ar yous gaun ti the big schuil n
"Ar yes no feared?"
"What ar the ti be feared fae?"
"Ye ar sut a wee ane."
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
iles caad gairdens. "Airchie, ar ye no mindin 'hings kin o at
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
yne A hears a wumman's vyce, "Ar you aa richt?" The effort it
n columns caas a pouer-suit. "Ar ye needin money?"
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
hurl in a caur". Houever, the ar a concrete noun form o the wi
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ogramme ye'r watchin, but the ar the ither kind, the rarer kin
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
barronis and frehaldris that ar of substance put thair eldest
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
ed bi baists whas residentins ar nerrer the sunn an air. Sae h
i grumph at ither. ‘Whitwey ar ye that stupit! Whitfur did y
plores; an the ither craiturs ar aye tellin me at A’m owre s
an tirrivie. Whan the spates ar on in Februar, an ma dunnie a
he Mouss wi tholerance. “Ye ar nyow tilt, an in course ye di
11 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
auld in the efterneen bit dry ar last.
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
eirsell, ye mukkil sumph, ye; ar; gaun; whidder; ye; lyk; it;
says hiz accusatour, “Ye ar lik aw men buddies, dwaiblie,
Ye ken at Ingland an Scotland ar saiprit kintraes nou. Afoir t
whitivver etioun the sojers ar !”
s ludge fur the nicht waatch ar aye sleipin.
31 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans, blog
in aboot oorsels in isolation ar faur frae revelatory. Ah'v sp
lívin dictionars o oor leid ar no tae be fund on oor shelfs
r boolin greens. These deiths ar mair than juist personal trag
se. Frae ma windae, the skies ar monochrome, the streets ar gr
monochrome, the streets ar gray wi rain. The toun haw cl
5 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
is o great importance gin we ar, ettlin tae tak back oor stat
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Nine Fragments - III, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
vampires aboot, an kennin the ar.”
s a vampire. Sic a differ the ar atween wishin vampires wis ab
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
His faither, we ar fairly shuir, wisnae the knic
ckin o the Kirk. The nobility ar aye gied sair rebuke in histo
r European neebors. The nemms ar them o Wallace an Murray bait
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
o Scotland. Tae ken whaur we ar gaein ye maun ken whaur we’
he ends o their muckle launds ar commemoratit in the Pentland
s inscrievit wi “The Pechts ar defeatit, play in safety”.
anin is tint tae us nou, that ar unifrom ower their hail domai
few damagin myths aroond them ar the sneckit lock on this kist
5 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
t’s inside a body, whit wey ar ye meant tae cure him? The ha
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
uch later that these wee fowk ar sort o like stane-age people
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
eanachs saw them. Mony o them ar alive tae this day. Gin ye’
nish ridge. The ghaist lichts ar back, streamin aff the law li
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Strathnaver, blog
the auld stanes o the biggin ar there yet. Ye keek aa aboot y
ey kent he wis comin, chances ar they didnae.
t war cleared, an mony deiths ar pit agin Sellar’s name in t
beuk intae which aa wir sins ar merkit.
4 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
tland’s thrapple. Oor roads ar pithailed anachronisms. Boats
hronisms. Boats tae the isles ar auld an dear. Fleein tae ony
The effects o this ar extreme. Hale sections o Scot
eme. Hale sections o Scotland ar economically uninhabitable.
tatement is possible. The SNP ar gettin ahint the idea. It hae
11 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
e disturb onybody. Twa things ar thirlt tae ma mind: the busse
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
o eatin. Oor victuals the day ar sae different fae whan I wis
s, salsa, curries an the like ar nou a muckle pairt o the iver
sheep’s heid. Sic victuals ar richt oot o fashion nou, but
3 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
time, o coorse, as their kind ar wint tae dae, an regairdless
e, for I ken the wee craiturs ar bein forced tae tak wing anel
on the bens whan the craiturs ar gaitherin for shelter or tae
they can tak tent o hou hares ar ‘managed’. Whiles weel-ke
harriers, eagles an mair — ar bein trappit an shot on thae
6 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
tae say it, but dubs the day ar mair like tae be disturbit by
ised that taks them oot, they ar mair like tae be sittin in th
mony bairns o this generation ar shawin signs o cairryin ower
han the bairns wha bide in it ar haurdly seen oot an aboot. It
baith the bairns an community ar the waur o it.
5 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
life, an in partícular bees, ar tae us. He pynted oot that if
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
s o raisons fit wey some fowk ar owerwecht. It can quite aften
fowk fa suffer fae depression ar at a higher risk o becomin ob
s in the first place. Fowk fa ar über fit an healthy can some
uce the nummer o puir fowk fa ar obese, but nae the rich anes.
ot fit healthy fuid an drinks ar an foo tae prepare them is th
8 matches

Uri, Antonia Naewey tae bide, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
he North-East nou see them fa ar bidin on the streets fae a di
stic idea if they lat fowk fa ar registert as hameless jyne in
drappin, an mair an mair fowk ar daein their bittie tae help,
in the North-East for fowk fa ar strugglin, is a role-model fo
4 matches

Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
Fa’s fuil ar you?
he says tae Jamie Fleeman, “Ar you the Laird of Udny’s Ful
wirds: “Aye, an fa’s feel ar you?”
it him, “Hullo Jamie, where ar you going today?”, tae whil
ys, young fowk in partícular ar relyin mair an mair on stars
7 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
art walkin again. ‘Nice one ar kid. Fancy a wee stank ay vin
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Franwella tweeted in Doric
Is ‘is deal wa’ar nor th ane Theresa hane lined(2020)
tae yer train creakin’ wa’ar nor th tinman, we anither twa(2018)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
@MhairiHunter Ar ye fine hinnie?(2020)

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney

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