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asleep Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words36.3 31 19.5 38.2 109.3 134.3 152.4 20.5
Number of occurrences5517 13 3 6 13 3
Number of authors13 8 1 5 3 1

Occurrences of asleep in Corpus

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Robertson, James Black Cuddy, (Scottish Book Trust 2019) Lallans, prose
But the troot wis asleep in a haud o the bank. She wid on page 2

1 matches

Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Whan I gaed asleep yestreen on page 113
For I gaed asleep on page 114

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
inglestane tales, and spelled asleep, on page 178

1 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
Tae faa asleep in yon bothie, bien and quait on page 131

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
had - some people even fall asleep. I'll just pop out and get a on page 82

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
shi wiz asleep. on page 54

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
s sittin baetween thim, sound asleep, an the ither twa wur usin it on page 67
waakt aff: the Dorrmoose fell asleep richt awa, an nane o the ithe on page 75
am upon a Gryphon, lyin sound asleep in the sun. (If yae dinnae kn on page 92

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
oot by the effort Toshie fell asleep an wakent jist as the dark wa on page 42

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ot before ah pure nearly fell asleep wi boredom. on page 69

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
that ainly Granda Jock wisnae asleep. The ither three were aw snor on page 42

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
siller-secks thegithir ye fa asleep oan tap o thaim, on page 106

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
As they were sailin, he fell asleep an a howlin win gat up on e l on page 93
nie an his cronies were faist asleep, bit fan they waakent, they s on page 96

2 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
he led him ower an fell soond asleep.
1 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
leep, and yin time he did faw asleep and woke and
e blankets. He wis jist aboot asleep when
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
The first nicht, I fell ower asleep on the sand, a thoosand mile
As the wee prince fell ower asleep I took him in my airms an gan
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Wee Wifie wis soun asleep, she wakened jist as Jonsar w
d under the seat an fell soun asleep.
asleep under the seat. Stanley grabb
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
in a baa at the fit o't, soun asleep.
steekit her weary een an fell asleep.
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
in ye reach yer ludgins, soon asleep ye'll faa.
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. New Lambs, Owld Stone, (Brisk Northerly 2017) Orkney, blog
d litres o cappuccino. Faalan asleep on a weet bale in the new she
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
t intae bed. Mrs Dursley fell asleep kweek but Mr Dursley lay waak
comforting thowt afore faalan asleep wis that even if the Potters
2 matches

Laurenson, Hannah Lisa Da Maa's Eggs, (Hands Up For Trad 2019) Shetland, prose
“Yis, noo faa doo asleep,” he smeeged gently.
1 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
st bite it made dem faa soond asleep!
1 matches

Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
hree years." Callum's finally asleep. His mam gings doon stairs an
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
tae hersel, lik she was hauf asleep, “Dae cats eat bats? Dae ca
She felt lik she was fa’in asleep, an hed jist sterted tae dwam
was sittin atween thum, fast asleep, an th ither twae were usin e
t Ahlice; “only, as eet’s asleep, Ah suppose eet disnae mind.
“Th Dormoose is asleep agin,” said th Hatter, an h
10 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
ma aa aboot her dad, but fell asleep aboot five minutes in. So I s
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
id this. Mabel must’ve fell asleep because fin she wakened she w
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
pell oan them an they aa fell asleep in the scorchin sun. The Witc
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Flemings o’ Dalnoid, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
ors, one arrived when she was asleep an' said "I'll no' wait, but
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
but Ah think Ah'm gonnae faa asleep afore it gets here. ??(2020)

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland
@drl Same. Our peeriest was asleep within 4 pages o dir bedtime (2019) twitter link

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