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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
aside Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words150.7 99.4 274.6 167 442.6 56.4 45.7
Number of occurrences268100 104 9 43 5 7
Number of authors65 31 14 5 6 5 4

Occurrences of aside in Corpus

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Lallans

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
She wid hae loved tae staund aside the sea, and tae let the wave on page 3
s Sepo staundin greetin-faced aside his desk. on page 43
ter. Her faither had a buckie aside the hoose a place whaur he so on page 70

3 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
e growen-ups tellt me tae pit aside my drawins o boa constrictors on page 10
there is nae skaith in settin aside a piece o wark tae anither da on page 24
blythe... Pit the gless glob aside. I dinna need it mair. '' on page 36
eary. He sat doun. I sat doun aside him. Syne, efter a bit seelen on page 77

4 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
sonsie quean wad siine be up aside him, an the pair wad dirl int on page 74
concedit this much: he cam in aside me an directit me alang the t on page 76
gane. There wis a burnt patch aside the cairn, whase stanes were on page 78

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
Nou, leavin aside the problems associated wi oi on page 23
n A'm ane o them. Sae, leavin aside aw argiements aboot statistic on page 127
-oots fae Westminster. Leavin aside the quaistion o hou they wuid on page 133

3 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
Ah take mah uncle aside. on page 172

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
that sits aside yi. on page 6

1 matches

Robertson, Sine Lallans 59 - Newsins fae SLRC, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
rt at Tam fa e micht a fun in aside im. He thocht for a mintie, s on page 87

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
that he had had a steady man aside him in the fecht. An the upsh on page 18
ut while the local fowk stood aside tae let William pass they got on page 23
o the Law wi his bottle empty aside him on the grass. His pals we on page 31
he crumplit iece o metal lyin aside the hole in the stack that le on page 53
an the ither thief climbit up aside him, pyntin a pistol at his h on page 106

7 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
'Definately. Sit doon aside me on the bed and open yer lu on page 11
ot fae whaur she wis staundin aside the door, 'it's time ye were on page 17
ted a wummin wha wis staundin aside him. 'T'll gie him 'wa hunner on page 54
Richt aside the yetts, in a wee group bie on page 63
kinnymalinky drochle staundin aside the auld fella that looks lik on page 66
Also on pages 87, 93, 102, 109, 135, 136, 137, 155, 157, 163
16 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Aa jokin aside but, nou settle doon, let's g on page 105

1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
and a hover area had been set aside for them, wi anti-clart cover on page 21

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
Wee Geordie stood aside the door glowerin at the auld on page 8

1 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
The colours o regret aside, it's only life ye ken. on page 7

1 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
the besom aside the aumrie, the sheet inside
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
lassie, the maddo. A sat doun aside this laddie. "Whare ye fae?"
1 matches

Logan, Kirsty Lego, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
llies shifted fae their place aside the door. Ma sister wis sitti
yhin tae say. I jist sat doon aside her an tried tae hud back the
2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
walked intae the muckle widd aside her hoose and soon heard an u
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Mindin on Willie McIlvanney, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
ah could niver manage tae pit aside ma need tae tell him hou much
1 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
haur there's a pickle o books aside the stocks o rock an the tair
1 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
Jist a wee aside here: a freend whae haes jist
For me, aside fae ma weekend mercat preachi
2 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
e wind wiz a bit creepy. Jist aside the wa’ wiz the big yin we
1 matches

Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
— alleged or itherwise — aside, the’r nae dout that Playfa
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Effeirin tae the formal: Laitinate lendwirds in Scots, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
found in Scots ([…] leaving aside Caithness and the Northern Is
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
in for troot. He wad lay doun aside the burn on his belly an hing
jaurs tae jyne umpteen ithers aside the pickelt eggs in her pantr
he wad tak us throu the yett aside his pottin shed tae gie us a
3 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Daein it yersel, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
cairds, I’v decidit tae lay aside ma scheme tae pit ma birdie p
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
makkin his wey alang the road aside ma hoose; in his ain guid tim
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
s an fill the cup or jug lyin aside the door dependit if it wis t
1 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
ho, A spied a slim wee beukie aside it: it wis Arthur Waley’s 1
1 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
‘uptown’ Jamaicans. As an aside, Ah cannae ignore the part ma
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Aw kiddin aside, Ronnie McDade’s a fuckin s
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
g put into lockdown. Plumbers aside, most of the company can work
masks, but here we are. Masks aside, it feels like ah’ve never
2 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
cam by agin. He stoppit richt aside ye. Ye cuidnae help but luik
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
is a sýstem wi units tae fit aside o the fire alairms, doorbells
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Yin wee amusin’ aside aboot Marathons. A colleague
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
got up fae his seat an knelt aside him, steadyin him wi baith ha
ae Bill Henderson in the sate aside her. The ither fowk on the fl
vertical shuk an swung aboot. Aside her, Bill wis aye cursin. “
is hauns tae her an she knelt aside his chair, while he straikit
” she sayed kindly, brushin aside the protest that the Pandit w
21 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ns wi its muckle Ferris wheel aside the Scott Moniment, German me
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
bag lee oan the scoorie girse aside him. Made o thick nylon, it w
dried oan the haird surfaces aside the burn in the Rock Gairden.
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
un. Ye’ll ken that the burn aside ye aince had a stag by it, or
1 matches

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@StuartPoet tweeted
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Doric

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
nie's pal, Rosie, meeved ower aside the winda. on page 12
"Ah'd raither sit aside you," said Winnie. "Ah dinna on page 13
pit back is cheer an steed up aside Ina, leukin oot the winda. on page 24
he Jassie, comin roon te stan aside Ina. on page 25
Duncan fa wirk a sma craftie aside Oyne: bondit thegither bi nea on page 28
Also on pages 29, 31, 41, 42, 45, 49, 52, 60, 66, 67, 69, 71, 72, 76, 77
23 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
tae me. Jist see ye pit me in aside yer Mither.' on page 8

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
hairt sinkin as she sut doon aside him wi her laptop an scrolled on page 6
issed Joyce, giein the mannie aside her an apologetic grin as the on page 7
haimmer," he said, stannin up aside her. on page 10
orrice jumpit up onna the bar aside him, teerin aff his sark an d on page 16
fairmhoose aside Cruden Bay hid bin full o fun on page 21
Also on pages 37, 40, 44, 65, 78, 79, 90, 93
14 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
euk a bairnie an sat him doon aside him an says till them, "Faaiv on page 97
Syne he teuk e twal aside, an says till them, "We're gy on page 111
in bricht sheenin claes steed aside them. They were gey feert an on page 120

3 matches

Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
forget yer picnic thou. Jist aside the beach is Porto's main fre on page 10

1 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
sae fan we took ye in aside us on page 50

1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
.P.S. If a sweet pea did gruw aside yon timmer fence, then Jonsar
o Pitsliga, fin a car drew up aside him. Fa should step oot ower
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
In the lee o a stook aside the McPhails, the Troot Walli
rneen sun, up at the far neuk aside the Guidman's Craft. The Guid
raloon, wis there in the wids aside it. He wis a fernytickelt loo
rin ower the steen path flags aside the muckle cheese press, she
hair, an sat doon on the bed aside Isie.
11 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
Anderson cousins flappit doon aside Nava, an jyned her in skytin
ke an lived cantie iver efter aside the jungle!"
s afore, far the blastit rock aside the Gap affordit umpteen ledg
booed, laid his fiddle an bow aside, snod in their leather hame,
at him tae hae pu up a cheer aside her, jist the twa o them, fur
10 matches

Murray, Campbell Dinna Quat, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Aberdeen, poetry
It micht be aside fan it’s rarely afar.
1 matches

Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
family and went tae sit doon aside them. I started tae blether t
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
ide is juist a kintra village aside Peterheid, wi nae much gaun o
aabody in Knockha’ Castle (aside Neebra), fan he alertit them
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
a bag o Sainsbury’s shoapin aside it. He turned the knob, the d
threw it far intae the bushes aside the burn in the wild bit o th
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
shut he laid it on the cheer aside the door and wiz awa tae gyan
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
aid it on a wee folding table aside it.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
it on and gyan tae the press aside the windae she teen oot her
il she moved some o the twigs aside. That’s fin she saw the bon
oor open. The constable stood aside tae let the detective gyang i
an aal woman sittin at a desk aside a big stove. She wisna moving
4 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
switch on the lecht an steed aside tellin ma tae gang in an pull
lled the mine oot an threw it aside sayin it wiz only an teem ups
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
threw the bonnet on the seat aside him.
1 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
t these are the fowk we stond aside in the queue at Tesco, or Ald
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
een he sat himsel on the grun aside Bob an put his haan oot an cl
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
pulled the trigger the lassie aside him tripped in the exitement.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
the aal aspen tree that grew aside the kirkyard. The aspen is a
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ble for tae hud a cannle jist aside it. Jessie wiz fair kinichted
ision, he went tae a big cord aside the fire and pulled doon on i
maybe aboot twenty, standing aside a chair weerin aal fashioned
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
Kevin’s flooers grew richt aside it. Percy the polar bear wis
gmaleerie furlin an fleein up aside a
monsters-like yon forkietail aside yer knee.”
st nicht, Jeemsie dowpit doon aside his mither, an aa the fowk ho
boddom o the puil in the loch aside the fir.. a kelpie, he’d ca
15 matches

@cligeey tweeted
@Meldrum04 Waldies aside the bed min(2020) search twitter

Orkney

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
leean shadow, an defily swung aside. on page 79
So waitan there aside the dyke, the hens aal gaethe on page 96

2 matches

Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
For John and sit aside him at the teeble. on page 42

1 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Then Jim appeared aside me and he didna luk so good. on page 21
me engine, a face burrowed in aside mine. on page 41
When you craal in bed aside me, ah'm cheust glaid the lig on page 46
Fur there, in bed aside him, wis a body soft and warm on page 52

4 matches

Lamb, Gregor Lamb’s Tales, (The Orkney Dictionary 2005) Orkney, prose
ther aand faither wir standan aside wir car lukkan very worried!
1 matches

@peediepuss tweeted
@helenmoncrieff In a drain aside the road hints at roadkilled (2020) search twitter

Shetland

Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
il tired o sittin apo da broo aside her sister, an haein naethin on page 7
Weel, waitin dere aside da peerie door seemed ta be n on page 12
ce wis been eence in her life aside da sea, an hit wis med her ti on page 21
r een wis sittin apo da grund aside da door, gaanin up inta da he on page 57
ang her side. Shö wis walkin aside da White Rabbit, an he wis co on page 83
Also on pages 113
6 matches

Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
da lasses dat dey wir ta bide aside dir fock an fin new men dat w on page 17
wis - an whit shö wis dom aside dem, fir shö lookit aafil oo on page 19
aul's army. As soon as he wan aside dem, he cood see dat aa da me on page 23
'll aye be aside me an 'll nivir lit me doon. on page 29
Da Loard haes set it aa aside da watter. on page 31
Also on pages 37, 39, 48, 53, 71, 81, 85, 111, 117, 123, 124, 131, 137, 143, 145, 151, 153, 167, 173
31 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
at all. Peerie Mary Ann stöd aside me for a while, but shö wis
1 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
As his raft swung aside da 'Meerie Meggie's' red, roo
1 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
Bit he wis aside da Ethiopians - faardest
His offerins aside da Argive ships
2 matches

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Southern

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
ajee, syne sweirt, he turn't aside, on page 28

1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
and walkit alang aside him. on page 41

1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Aside me, the wa meanders on page 197

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
Rabbit wi pink eyes run jist aside hur. on page 7

1 matches

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Ulster

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
yer follaers lea aside tha oul wyes o oor elders? Th on page 9
, tuk a wean an set hïm doon aside hïm. An he sayed tae thaim, on page 86

3 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
hey al' shud throw thir chips aside, an work fir Ulsters good, on page 44

1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
en on a stane. Ah spleeled up aside her and seen the goose pimple
ed throu the branches, we lay aside yin anither on a gressy clear
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
o tha glar an ontae tha grun aside him. Her boadie wus clabbert,
1 matches

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