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Use in varieties of Scots

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aroun Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words46.7 73.5 7.9 0 0 56.4 6.5
Number of occurrences8374 3 0 0 5 1
Number of authors12 4 2 5 1

Occurrences of aroun in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
e. I'd heard tell he wis seen aroun the Nethergate. That wis ane on page 70
a thrang o young men an women aroun him, pretty much in the same on page 74

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
practick o the British Empire aroun the warld, his been tae steer on page 27
pey haven fer dirty money fae aroun the warld, whaur workers' ric on page 51
they were teenagers, rampagin aroun fer aw the warld like they we on page 54
nin a Westminster election wi aroun 20% o Scottish Votes, the nee on page 58
YEARS there's been discussion aroun Scotland anent the problem o on page 77
Also on pages 88, 103, 104, 108, 114, 116, 121, 129, 130, 143, 146, 154
19 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
ere hae been fowk livin on an aroun Dundee Law fer thousans o yea on page 10
hat were said tae hae happent aroun 730AD when Alpin, wha wis a l on page 14
t wi the extent o lawlessness aroun the place an wantit tae see h on page 17
ielan clans - that wis based aroun the notion o ilk man bein a w on page 19
e Castle that uised tae staun aroun whaur St Paul's Cathedral nou on page 23
Also on pages 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 60, 62, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84, 87, 88, 97, 98, 101, 104, 105, 106, 117, 122, 123, 126, 127
50 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
abuin an in the yird ablo an aroun him, thirlin evin hiz dirk an
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
aroun lik a hirsel, aither ti haud
1 matches

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 59 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, newspaper
, raither nor hae it polis me aroun in ma pooch.
1 matches


Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Doric - Dumfries, poetry
Aroun the lichted bonfires. on page 113

2 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
nummers in atween were pitten aroun as fowk preferred. The result
1 matches


Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
As winter claws its mitts aroun ma hert on page 54

1 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
ntents flew, delight released aroun the hoose. on page 93

1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Nou tak the time tae luik aroun. on page 202

1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
We gethert aroun
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
Ye daunert aroun ma saet, playin wi blue ploum
1 matches


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