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ava Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words190.9 50 86.2 238 144.4 111.9 46.9 818.4
Number of occurrences28975 81 4 5 4 120
Number of authors17 10 3 4 2 15

Occurrences of ava in Corpus

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Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
But aye ye leesed on nane ava, on page 17

1 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
age-owl hantin scar nae scar ava, on page 42
It's lake nae ither road ava, on page 45
utch wuznae affen. Nae bother ava tae him tae weegle an work hi on page 48
Or lake a flure, nae last ava: on page 54

4 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Nae side ti him ava: this selsame Mark, on page 39

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ck, "at's nae fit she telt ye ava. She said, "NELLIE'S PASSED E on page 27
it wi's freen. "At's nae eese ava. Fin it comes te affairs o th on page 51
o'is nose, "ess is nae eese, ava." on page 64

3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
n he didnae hae fuskers, nane ava. on page 9

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
dnae sound lik the richt ward ava) "-but A'll hae tae ax thim w on page 9
hae fun shae ecudnae reach it ava: shae cud see it plain enuch on page 14
mine disnae g'in tae ringlets ava; an A cudnae bae Mabel, fur A on page 19
disnae seem tae bae dryin mae ava." on page 26
nie room fur yae, an nae room ava fur onie lesson-books!" on page 36
Also on pages 38, 57, 59, 61, 64, 69, 74, 82, 84, 85, 88, 90
20 matches

Warwick, Matthew Fergie an Freens oan tha fairm, (Ulster-Scots Community Network 2011) Ulster - Rural Mid-Antrim, weans
Sadie? Ir the' lake oanythin ava?" "The'll dae richtlie fur th on page 8

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
n society, there's nae chance ava that the tellin o stories'll on page 11
Weel this didnae suit Jock ava. He wis due in a wee whilie t on page 35
s o ice an ye cuidnae see far ava at grund level. Ane o the lad on page 38
ely this wuidnae hae happenit ava, they were thinkin. There wis on page 53
o calories there wis nae uise ava in them takkin pieces wi them on page 56
Also on pages 59, 65, 67
9 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
ir lughole. Sae nae mony folk ava hae a braid Ulster-Scotch ton on page 5
orbye, came up - but naethin ava but jaa banes - some wi oul on page 13
They wudnae wheest ava on page 23
jaloose they've nae jaa banes ava, on page 24
ldnae keep tha wean fae water ava: on page 50

5 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
tellin ye but, dïnnae sweer ava: ether bi heiven, fer ït ïs on page 6
He's no weel, an cannae move ava. He's on page 8
" saed he. "Hae yis nae faith ava?" Then he stud up an chackt t on page 9
he cum oot he cudnae say ocht ava, nor taak tae tha fowk. The' on page 69
th month, for thair's naethin ava God cannae dae." on page 70
Also on pages 75, 76, 80, 87, 93, 95, 96, 100, 104, 107, 109, 110
22 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Its nae use ava tae' mae. on page 15

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"It ll bi naethin like aat, ava. Ah'm jist plannin a nice, qu on page 26
aethin - face te face or nae ava. An Ah s 'pose, noo, the rest on page 62
fun oot - she widna like it ava. Ah held ma breath as Ah saa on page 65
"Och, c'mon. Ess is nae eese ava." Ruth teen Tamara bi the on page 77
c'mon! Ah've a job te brak in ava sometimes - it's on page 84

5 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
aebody's asked thaim tae sing ava on page 116

1 matches

Jamieson, Robert Alan Metadist Metafir, (Shetland For Wirds 2007) Shetland, poetry
næ iddir en ava.
1 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
t didna plaese da muckle Wolf ava, so he started blaain an blaa
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
bairns haes haurdly been here ava. Oor minds maun warsle wi the
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
I like best ava!
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Böd, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
if he comes ta de ava,
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
follae diaphonemic principles ava.
1 matches

BardOfMilebush Untitled poem, (Reddit 2017) Ulster, poetry
wee rhymes and English naught ava
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
it haurly seems ti a chynged ava: the uise o "stour" ti mean "
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
, they cudna pictur yon hoose ava. Ye wad need tae say tae them
her disna look like the thing ava. I mak a wheen errors, forby,
‘The thorns are nae guid ava. Flooers hae thorns jist for
ever passes this wey ava.'
n ower them. It isna the same ava.’
11 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Frost sticks in, nae bad ava.
pleetry shoors, nae a bad day ava.
y o sin nae cloods in the sky ava.
"och ey were nae bad ava, ey were gey licht wi nae muc
4 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
bides dry it's nae a bad day ava,
doon ahin the dyke nae gweed ava.
This day dis turn oot nae bad ava,
Wither for the day nae gweed ava,
Mair than cool nae affa warm ava,
9 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
uce hardly sleepit in his bed ava, sae faiver said a fairmer's
n its bosie that niver meltit ava, like an ice laird's hairt. E
it. Bit he didna like it, nae ava. Isie, tho, wisna a cottar ba
, fa hid nae dealins wi yowes ava, fur the Bruces war dairy fai
, faith she niver touched her ava, if she could help it. An luv
20 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
oos doon? Weel, 'twas nae san ava! 'Twis gowden stour!
n. "Na, na, she wisna pleased ava. She raged Pranny fur bein a
. Fegs! A poochfu wis naethin ava frae a beach o puir gowd. Tha
bit there wis naethin there ava, anely a scrunt o a tree, boo
n, bit the loon hid nae taste ava fur ony o't. He'd mair scaldi
19 matches

Warwick, Matthew Tha Feardie Geng hae tae bide at hame, (Sensory Attachment Centre 2020) Ulster - Ballymena, weans
mittal bugs cannae thole saip ava, heth they rin awa frae saip.
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Or lake a flure, nae last ava
Nae catter ava.
Thin, fur it's no lang ava,
There's nane ava can bettér pen.
Noo, dinnae fash yersel ava,
9 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
hat it didnae dae it ony guid ava. The Agreement gied us a "pea
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
or that they cheenged muckle ava. Tae the MsM naethin they ivv
formation anent near oniethin ava is time-consumein as weel as
pairliamentary representation ava, yet whanivver there’s onie
that it wisnae the same thing ava tae mention the cultural an p
that awbody wi onie interest ava in the future o onie o the ki
10 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine An Excerpt From Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Future Fantasy, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Orkney, poetry
ava fae sheu teuk the ship tae Ma
1 matches

Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
Didnae taste orange ava
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
s, fylst ithers said nane did ava. An fyles, aa nummers in atwe
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Krisamas time is draa’in near, (Ullans Speakers Association 2011) Ulster - Coleraine, prose
r gie an gled tae get onythin ava in yer stockin on Krisamas mo
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tak pride in yer ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2009) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
try an sae its naw a language ava, maistly becaase thae niver s
1 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
ye an weel Weel No weel Nocht ava
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
wi, caase if we oese da wird ava, hit’s dat public concept a
anguage at haes ony standards ava.
2 matches

Diansangu, Mae Doric, (Scots Hoose 2021) Doric, poetry
he eens fit are aywis nae bad ava,
1 matches

Thompson, Mark Address to a Nintendo DS, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Ye dinnae hae a chance ava
1 matches

Smyth, Anne I Corinthians 13, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster, prose
ve, A hae nae oot-tak frae it ava.
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
gin they’re worth ocht ava. Teach.
Whit hairm til onie, least ava Eck,
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ke this didna suit Mrs Robson ava so she suggested he speir at
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ritt and nae life threatening ava.” He wyted a second or twa
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
al ween but it wisna the ween ava. The streamin watter wiz saat
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e she’d hardly been near it ava. Her poor mither hid teen up
hardly get intae her gairden ava noo for the abuse and ilka mo
Nae anither thing tae gyan on ava.
e fit he’d jist read. First ava they’d found oot that Mabel
4 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
er I wiz in but I wisna carin ava the only theng in my mind wiz
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
me though the pain didna stop ava but keepit twistin intae his
eemins and saw it wisna bleed ava. That mornin him and his mate
place but hame didna latch on ava. His mind wiz in war and it s
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
o thing, nae interest tae me ava. I came upon this boot an the
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
jist didna mak sense tae him ava.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
forgiven for ye hinna sinned ava. Fit is gan tae happen tae th
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
duds is better nor nae claes ava.
r a wee, Ah kenna whaur Ah im ava.
Ir the oniething ava better,
3 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
until no lang syne, no muckle ava haes been done for tae gie th
1 matches

Seth-Smith, Niki Chynge o sum kind is comin either wey, but a vote tae leave wad empooer Europe’s faur richt, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
successful UK’ haes nocht ava tae dae wi ordinar fowk.
1 matches

Davidson, Alistair The Mitterand Plan, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
e the global financial sector ava are the likes o Americae, Chi
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Scots, the Electoral Commission an the language community, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
remaist, I hae nae hesitation ava i walcomin this Scots version
ls (or, raelly, dae oniething ava through the medium o Scots).
rsion, there’s nae question ava whilk version is the clearer,
g their shooders an no bather ava wi it. An in a situation o la
4 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ection, but there is nae sign ava that Labour is gaein tae win
trauchled tae mak onie impack ava. The want o “brand recognit
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando “Blood Upon the Grass” – merk twa?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
Scotland be playin this gemme ava? Shid the SFA hae acceptit sp
1 matches

Neil, Gabriel The Green Pairty: Holyrood’s nixt opposition?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
oters wad mind that situation ava. Scotland’s new political l
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Potemkin Pairty, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
ps. Canna think o onie reason ava.]
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Thon Survation poll..., (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
An nane ava tae the lave.
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
the “bad guys”, naething ava is. But it’s became accepti
een, wis bringin it tae licht ava.
left tae rot, an wi nae sign ava o a polis that’s there tae
toy gun – is it onie wunner ava that sae monie bleck fowk hae
4 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
a mids o Bilfawst in nae time ava.” Dorothy glaid her fit can
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
tthered ’at he knowed nocht ava aboot her — only ’at she
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
e. Ye think they dae naething ava, man, but this be a mistake,
hoo she soons I canna mak oot ava. May be she'll be rowt up lik
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
th, they're no that ill folks ava, thae Englishers. They're gui
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
A didna ken ava that "least-weys" wis Scots u
1 matches

Robertson, James Dr Wha, (Scottish Poetry Library 2018) Lallans, poetry
mair or less or better sense ava
1 matches

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
oose in the pot than nee maet ava".
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
keek: couldnae unnerstaun it ava! (2014) twitter link
llions spake ony Ulster Scots ava: I jalouse noo they cannae! A (2014) twitter link
could hairdly unnerstaun them ava. #UlsterScots #Aye (2014) twitter link
ay - they cannae spake richt ava! #ulsterscots for aye (2014) twitter link
that the tongue disnae matter ava. (2014) twitter link
and 43 other matches.

@cligeey tweeted in Doric

@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric
ay, I really dinna ken muckle ava aboot yer culture an fit ye'v(2020)

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans
sda Nae upliftin or reassurin ava. *ASN mammy wi only second ev(2020)
Jeane are daein fine, nae bad ava. They've earned their afterno(2020)
thi virus. Ye hauna ony shame ava.(2020)
Nae guid ava - the maist pairt o the rain(2020)
rdeebshire Cooncil. Nae happy ava(2020)
and 6 other matches.

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney
@jm_stout Hell aye! Nae doots ava!(2020)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
andG that dinnae need chyngin ava, jist addit acause they're Sc(2020)
tically? Ah jalouse ye dinnae ava neebs ??(2020)

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