A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
arms Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words12.4 12.9 15.8 18.6 0 22.6 0
Number of occurrences2213 6 1 0 2 0
Number of authors14 5 6 1 2

Occurrences of arms in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
ncial vampires or Imperialist arms-dealers, but we hae the richt on page 96
ome amoonts o siller that the arms business attracks, it on page 121
, agin, naethin new. Nou, the arms trade is the best kind o busi on page 122

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
The cratur's great arms loomit abune him an the cratu on page 70

1 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
t. He drops the fitbaw in his arms and walks ower tae the grey f on page 18

1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
We approach the Portland Arms, Tam an I. It’s just past h
doorway is the sign Portland Arms in stainless steel lettering,
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
side, latchin their wee germy arms intae the Coco Pops and and g
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
The long thing held oot its arms and they bent a shape whar it
fae the last time – how its arms bend in a way that means it c
eld, mud on my nightie, up my arms, my hands, under my nails. My
ds him, holding oor dog in my arms.
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
In the Udny Arms Hotel at Newburgh, no that fa
1 matches


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
e the car park o the Sailor's Arms. on page 58

1 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
stomary perch at the Stronach Arms. Instead, he was closeted at
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
n in his neuk in the Pitsliga Arms, (far it
1 matches

Ritchie, John Fishin in the Findhorn, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
it in. I was sweating and ma arms were shakin wi a the adrenali
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
mpletely unknown tae the fire arms experts and kent only that th
1 matches

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Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
I wupp'd me arms aroond her and we did a smooc on page 30

1 matches


Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
unbidden frae their faithers arms on page 41

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
Strang arms reach roon the globe sing 'Au on page 1

1 matches

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