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aroon Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words150.6 60 73.6 364.3 145.7 0 70.4 204.6
Number of occurrences22864 124 4 0 6 30
Number of authors29 16 2 3 10

Occurrences of aroon in Corpus

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Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
tae rhythms an soons aroon us, on page 5

1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
while aroon them the weans ran carefree on page 16
like bees, aroon a fresh an fragrant flooer. on page 17
ter smoke o burnin huif risin aroon his heid. on page 22
aroon the bleezin ingle warm an bri on page 28

4 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Tae this waitin lan aroon me, on page 1
aroon the tummock whar A lie. on page 17
Gaes he; clods wordy thochts aroon. on page 34
O coorse he had been aroon. Fitba matches an funetherals on page 48

4 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
And for the bedroom hunts aroon. on page 33
He ran aroon the kitchen flair, on page 36

2 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
texture tied aroon ma tongue. on page 96

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
he feelin o annoyince rummled aroon in ma insides fir the rest o on page 8
Ah made mockin moos aroon the wirds at seemed te hing i on page 9
ed aathin," said Eric, leukin aroon. "Ere wis the cubbuge diet; y on page 16
fir a shell suit?" She leukit aroon it er captive aadience. "He b on page 20
aroon the restaurant. "Fit's wrang? on page 31
Also on pages 34, 36, 55, 67, 69, 74, 76, 82, 86, 88
17 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
is grip hid wisno tight anof, aroon the creatur's neck, on page 97

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
riest thing A know. Quate aal aroon, if yae dinnae mine! 'Wulliam on page 26
n the tide rises an sharks tr aroon, on page 104
mt tae listen, the hale place aroon hir baecome alive wi strange on page 124

4 matches

Dareau, Mareau Lallans 59 - The Dictionar o the Aulder Scottis Leid (DOST), (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
s lest year. DOST wes stertit aroon 1925 by Sir William Craigie, on page 59

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ecause ae it: thir aw twistet aroon on top ae each other lik the on page 11
sumdy jist so's ah could turn aroon an say, Shut it or ah'll get on page 56
t kissin me. He put his airms aroon ma waist an ah jist stood the on page 73
a million times on lamp posts aroon Renfrew, an on the skate boar on page 131

4 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Doonby Tha Peelers glower aroon on page 30
Like tae tha folk aroon these isles on page 32
Swannin aroon on page 52

3 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Eftèr thïs, Jesus trevelt aroon aa tha toons an vïllages, pr on page 82
tae suffer sair, an tha fowk aroon hïm noo wull turn agin hïm. on page 99

2 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Git oot an' luk aroon? on page 39

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
in inside him as they wannert aroon an fun a couple o sun-lounger on page 10
'd bi aricht," Morrice lookit aroon the braa pool wi its cascadin on page 11
Morrice lookit aroon, his een stairtin te growe ac on page 12
hin his. Look it him struttin aroon, newsin aabody up jist so's h on page 14
ee as he faistened the chine aroon her neck. "Ah nivver expeckit on page 18
Also on pages 21, 26, 34, 43, 44, 57, 58, 59, 64, 65, 78, 80, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96
35 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Bot ale tha folks aroon ye see, on page 21
Dance wi wourds aroon tha truth on page 34
Darkest gloom ait loops aroon, on page 36
Glimp aroon aa merry fool on page 37
Glitters ale aroon on page 41

7 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
He played wi it, turnt it aroon. Did you see anyone? If
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
tae tak a look at placenames aroon whaur they bide. Ane o the ma
1 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
in hall o the Brunton Theatre aroon five o'clock, the band compet
1 matches

Wheeler, Leslie Brockit, the Ferm Toon Cat, (Grampian Regional Council 2000) Doric, weans
ing milked an the cat wis aye aroon for the milkin.
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
Scotland maun be reddit aroon three principles:
his report. Opinions centered aroon whit folk jaloused wis the ex
has seen a fair dramatic turn-aroon in its fortunes in recent
salaries. Aroon 500 learners is enrolled in t
4 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
oonert wi wunner at the world aroon me.
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
ecause ae it: thir aw twistet aroon on top ae each other lik the
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
aroon, seen athing wis ere an start
ere's naething much tae dee aroon here."
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
yard he often hid a look aroon. This time he spotted a puckl
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
on fuskers, an said that doon aroon Angus fin he'd bin cottared t
el, she aye did fin loons war aroon. Minnie hid telt her ma an Me
y cloud. The great green firs aroon her stood like watchers, sayi
g. 'It happens tae aa lassies aroon your age. I'll poor a sup het
ordnar in this, in ilkie ferm aroon the pairish cottar an ferm ba
14 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
utt primary skweel stravaiged aroon bi the auld kirk-yaird o St.
the poem; sae raxxed his airm aroon her. She beeriet hersel in hi
Aroon midnicht, she broke her ain r
a cheer upo the table, skirt aroon her waist, nae pants tae her
e wye fowks freely stravaiged aroon the kintra. Ye'd near tae see
15 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Aroon tha apen hearth
aved roaks wi limpits scabbed Aroon tha mooth.
Whun echteen an saxtie cum aroon.
3 matches

Capener, Jack No Guid Eneuch, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
in aboot wir heids like flees aroon keech. Stigma in scuils micht
1 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
is tae mak siccar that fowks aroon us tak tent o Scots whin it h
his ither warld an mind fowks aroon us that they've aareadies ste
2 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
in it. It's a leid fowk speak aroon freends, when they're at the
1 matches

McClelland, Ben Chicagof Island, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
er five howls flooded the air aroon them. Whit wis it? Then came
elow th' tree n sterted lukin aroon thaim fur a few minutes. Then
2 matches

Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
echin soon. Fan he his a look aroon he spots a peer cat stuck in
1 matches

Crawford, Jack The Pluffer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
er you could hear him half wy aroon the toon. I jist turned tail
1 matches

Ritchie, John Fishin in the Findhorn, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
next thing there wis a crowd aroon aboot me a lookin at ma fish.
1 matches

Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
m jaiket and wrapped ma scarf aroon ma neck and pulled ma tourie
I looked aroon, spotted ma family and went t
2 matches

Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
ntae the kitchen. Naebidy wis aroon. A hid the place a tae masel.
d doon tae the shops I looked aroon me and saw the cushiedoos and
2 matches

Thain, Gianna Far Shaddas Lurk, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Buckie, prose
Death aroon ivry crannie.
1 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
’ beggin’. They stairt up aroon’ Neep Lantern (Jack o' Lant
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth In defence o SNHS, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
t gaitherin o specialists fae aroon the warld wha wurkit thegithe
1 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
birled a scarf aroon ma neck,
1 matches

King, Angeline Untitled, (twitter 2021) Ulster - Larne, poetry
mair positive aboot the world aroon me. Saes I tae masel, ah thin
1 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
It used tae be the ither way aroon. Dae ye remember?
hat ma haunds went a' the way aroon
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, still tryin tae get ma heid aroon the situation.
ouder this time, reverberatin aroon the glen. Adrenalin pulses th
2 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
McNulty’s trade. Some turn aroon, eh?
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Looking aroon the surroundin tables, ah kin
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
ine through the tree branches aroon us. The air grows waarmer as
iles. Slowly, the light fades aroon us as a cloud covers owre the
back doon at the grey pillars aroon ma, then lie on ma side and f
3 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
Awbodie wuid be staunin aroon thinking whit a bonnie lassie
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
it for a meenit as she lookit aroon the bonny room while the dayl
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
houtin for Catty she searched aroon but nae signs o him could she
1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
as dulse an daberlack twisted aroon ma toes. Ah douked ma feet in
h went on, leukin at the bird aroon me. ‘The micht o the guille
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Aroon this time the German army sta
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
– ah pit a growth spurt oan aroon’ thirteen, an’ ah didnae
th o France bit they wandered aroon dressed in flimsy wee orange
cus ah didn’t want tae hang aroon in that library. Ah didnae wa
nae believe the girl. Ah hung aroon in the relative safety o’ t
tae her gie’in hum the run aroon. An’ then he invited her ba
6 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
an’ it’s a’ that ah see aroon me. Trees n’ fields n’ a
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
re daein’ bit the ither way aroon. Here we wis, sittin in the p
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
a bag o kennlers for the fire aroon the body o Bob the dog faa’
amel. Many o the men githered aroon hid been wi Jeemicky on that
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e and his ain spewins waffted aroon him makin him near boak again
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
an athoot mercy. Mary looked aroon the room in the deein licht,
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e kitchen. Jessie sat looking aroon the place she'd be working in
1 matches

Ewen, Allan The Blin Man an the Man Wha Couldna See, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
the weel-kent, birlin airflow aroon Castle Rock. Yont, he thocht
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
un, she fun a bonnie smell aa aroon. “Thon’s laik roses,” s
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ch, thir's aye a piper or twa aroon, bit tae hae gran newbiggit s
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
Edenburgh? He rolled the wird aroon in his mooth. It didnae mak h
hat his hairt wisnae sploshin aroon in it, Allan’s stamack felt
o the haze, sae efter sweepin aroon the Chinese Hillside, Allan f
fence which Allan follaed fur aroon a mile-an-a-hauf until it ret
die twice her size, flottered aroon the lassie. It onlie brocht h
7 matches

Eunson, Catherine Freude, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, poetry
a aroon. Proud Maisrie’s muckle str
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
It wis that heavy it rattled aroon for a meenit as it settelt, f
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
tfu staunin athin cless-rooms aroon the country.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
hooses sittin wioot occupants aroon the glen. The guid laird fun
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
le livin heritage that exists aroon them. Braemar is a guid exaim
ill guide fowk intae the laun aroon Braemar.
wark is aaready haein echoes aroon Scotland. Scriever Kathleen J
in alangside warks o airt fae aroon the warld. This is the intern
teid o the deith in the warld aroon the hotel.
6 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine Slipan, Sweechan, (harryjosephine.com 2017) Orkney, prose
The mor at fok meuv aroon, the mor fok at meuv aroon, t
, the mor fok at meuv aroon, the mor tungs we a spaek wi.
fae both, mee aksent orbitan aroon an unplaesabl sentir, sumtaim
3 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
verness far feil eejets dance aroon an skraich #Ootlander https:/(2017)
lks back gairdens in sna gyan aroon Twitter!(2018)
Fa minds running aroon Aiberdeen wi ae i' these jaic(2018)
this queart an easy tae ging aroon! https://t.co/FnNslJnQsW(2018)
Aat’s time tae scowp aroon the supermarket like a gypit (2019)
and 3 other matches.

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric
r yersel. Hiv ye hin a gander aroon the homes (2020)
ooks really fine. Aht'll ging aroon yer hairt like a hairy worm.(2020)

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans

@IshbelMcF tweeted in Lallans
rievin aboot Brexit wi a turn aroon mair nor 15 mínutes is a *Ba(2019)

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans
rderIrish Ye're fairly gettin aroon, sae ye are! https://t.co/Tjy(2019)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
a this *waves hauns howpless aroon an reckless skelps the dug's (2020)
bye a coffin lenth date abody aroon Splooterin, snooerry, hoast, (2020)
offin lenth) steid frae abody aroon Splooterin? Snottery? Hoast? (2020)
an uise Flash tae dicht athin aroon ye doon Twa meters a coo forb(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

@raiphsays tweeted in Lallans
e budge. Good we aw jus drive aroon him...(2020)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster
took it a scoot an a wee birl aroon Randlestoon! Go on lassie????(2021)

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