A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

avoid Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words16.4 19 19.3 14.7 0 22.4 11.7 6.8
Number of occurrences2517 5 0 1 1 1
Number of authors11 5 0 1 1 1

Occurrences of avoid in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
softly mutterin "Wanker". Tae avoid causin another reaction like on page 31
me tae come closer. So's tae avoid any unwanted ears fae listeni on page 32
h thoat it might be wiser tae avoid any soartae communication. Ca on page 63

3 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
It sayz on thi label, avoid alcohol on page 18

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
the notion that in tryin tae avoid ae moral faut fuils juist end on page 110
an avoid aa the hassle he gets. But he on page 112
ks ony adultery but fails tae avoid the wan thing on page 113

3 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
tae the left jist in time tae avoid bein duntit by it. on page 16

1 matches

Burnett, Colin Takeover, (colinburnett.co.uk 2020) Lallans - East Coast, prose
h thoat it might be wiser tae avoid any soartae communication. Ca
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
, settin yer sichts low micht avoid disappyntment, but willnae ac
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
eet quickly, jist in time tae avoid shrinkin awa aw th’gither.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
cey who’s dain his best tae avoid eye contact wae me.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
sharp, like he’s tryin tae avoid the issue.
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
. An’ ah wis tryin’ tae avoid the library (fer reasons ah
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
or left, squeezin’ ower tae avoid the bog tae their front.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
le he’d been tryin hard tae avoid fin the bullet hut. “Jesus
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Indytwa?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
, but it lost, an we need tae avoid makkin the ae mistakes again.
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland

@HurchinHome tweeted in Ulster

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