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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
auncient Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words20.8 17.9 26.4 0 0 67.7 19.6
Number of occurrences3718 10 0 0 6 3
Number of authors15 10 1 2 2

Occurrences of auncient in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
An auncient soond for auncient ears of watter flowin by, on page 17

2 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Auncient an roch as wis your Governal, on page 39

1 matches

Eagle, Andy Lallans 59 - Stravaigin the Wab, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
haur ye hae tae upbig yer ain auncient empire whither Rame, Carthage on page 54

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
n cam oot again, there wis an auncient leather pooch gruppit in the on page 42
Auncient tatties, a fooste scone, on page 133

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Grim emissary o some auncient god, on page 27
Gapin frae their auncient display cases, on page 49
That sang oor auncient forebears hairts aince stirre on page 86

3 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
the storms jyned haunds like auncient tales. on page 49

1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
feirt fur hir lyfe. Than ane auncient wie wyfie
m ti follae him. Up throu the auncient yetts an
lik ane auncient Norman barron fair maks the b
the cauf-grun o jauss an the auncient Scotch
4 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
the earth tae gie witness tae auncient life in the strath. Viking pl
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
guslie Park in Paisley, in an auncient pile somewhaurs in the NE o S
the siller, she awns the said auncient pile tho Phil believes that n
2 matches

Purdie, David C. Lallans 59 - Boswell’s Coort, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
is up thair yet, melled wi auncient stour
1 matches


Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ipped throwoot the hale o the auncient warld, bi Celt an Roman alike
at sat astride the back o the auncient shelt, an winneret if like Jo
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
i its parks an its wynds, its auncient university, its high-rise big
ecutive eyrie lookin ower the auncient quarry, video-conferencin fow
n's anatomy theatre ahint the auncient cathedral. A steer o fowk hid
wis wintin. Septiles hid the auncient spikk o their forefolk, the h
ns an eemages frae the Yird's auncient past – bit fit aa yon wis a
8 matches


Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
I'm tellt the auncient Celts collectit heids on page 142

2 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
ll ken this, bot thar’s ane auncient auld cairt road, frae Howpasl
l the Royal Commission on the Auncient
thay treis ir remnants o the auncient
r yae tyme State Leid and oor auncient tradeetional Border Lallans T
4 matches


Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Was it a clipperin cuttie fae auncient times on page 20
An maks his auncient thythm dirl on page 33

2 matches

@the_gellick tweeted
A bit o auncient Greek #UlsterScots fae the ma (2015) twitter link

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