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ay Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words874.4 48 1160.3 481.9 0 134.3 1090.6 354.6
Number of occurrences13241009 164 0 6 93 52
Number of authors27 9 3 2 7

Occurrences of ay in Corpus

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Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
'Ay, richt,' qu' she, 'you on page 15
'Ay weel?' qu' she. on page 16
Pat said. Qu' Rab, 'Ay so.' on page 19

4 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
'Ay, ay, sir, sae ye're set ti win Th on page 14
Ay, that's aa verra weill, but h on page 31
'Ay, I wis. I wis a lord.' on page 72
ethergate, but mair sae; deed ay. on page 74
it spiel o the high heidyins; ay, but they didna see it weill on page 75

8 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
oan the telly, no gettin rid ay the fuckin hing. The baith ae on page 29

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Faither oan economics: "Ay, wi'v hid it ower gweed fir o on page 7
"Ay, ere's nae muckle putt ere." on page 8
Takkin that es an 'ay', aff wi gaed te the Dairy fi on page 10
'v jist bin gettin ootamon't. Ay...," he run is fingirs throwe on page 12
"Ay." said Rosie, efter and meeni on page 14
Also on pages 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 60, 62, 63, 66, 70, 75, 78, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89
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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
say it ower an ower agane) "-ay, that's aboot the richt dista on page 9
it. An the rest aal joint in "Ay, please dae!" But the Moose j on page 31
"Ay, heth it daes, yer honour: bu on page 38
"Ay, but some crumbs must hae got on page 69
"Ay, that's it," said the Hatter on page 72
Also on pages 73, 77, 81, 84, 95, 101, 105, 112
15 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
cochineal bee' tles, ah said. Ay naw, she said. It is, ah said on page 86
on't jist eat cheese an chips ay the time then yi'll be fine. on page 88
re the plug hadnae been pult. Ay naw, she shoutet, Kirsty moan on page 98
in mine intae school tae eat. Ay know whit that looks like, sa on page 99
ae say Taurus, said Charlene. Ay¢ right. Aye, she said, Tauru on page 104
Also on pages 110, 128, 158
11 matches

Rennie, Susan The Teeger that Cam for his Tea, (Floris Kelpies 2018 ISBN: 978-1782504665) Lallans, weans
"Ay, of coorse ye can!" said Soph on page 4

1 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
loon on the yalla bulldozer. 'Ay, you an aa, Tam. Fit wid yer on page 8

8 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
white or blek. Jist let yer 'Ay' be 'Ay', an yer 'Na', 'Na'; on page 6
'll ken thaim bi thair fruit, ay, bi whut the' dae. Daes fowk on page 8
r tae dae whut ye'r wantin?" "Ay, Loard," the' saed, "we dae." on page 9
r tha hale warl! Tha Saviour, ay, tha Christ, tha Loard, haes on page 72
tin tae see? A proafit o God? Ay, A can tell ye, he's far mair on page 81
Also on pages 82, 87, 88, 90, 91, 95, 99, 107, 111
27 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
An' a happy man wiz ay, on page 7

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ir sale: the ingine, thresher ay bruiser fae the barn; sheep, on page 94

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Och ay, ah hear ye - 'It's guid tho on page 106
steengy his claes an body wir ay, bowfin! on page 108
Ay, they're no sae daft. Ye shou on page 113
Ay, it's tough gettin caught boy on page 115
'Ay,' says he, 'ye should get tae on page 123

6 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
'Oh, ay, please!' said Kat enthusiast on page 20
'Ay,' said Kat sadly, 'I suppose on page 25
'Ay,' said Kat's maw, shakkin her on page 27

3 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
ey mith hear fit he wis sayin ay come on somethin att wid jees on page 114

1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
nt a cheeky kinna confidence. Ay, it wis that aw richt. Gaun y
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
whit A'm tellin ye tae dae!" Ay, an a lot o guid thon'll dae
the day an did in the bygane. Ay, if it wisnae for oor creenge
, the estaiblishment itsel an ay, e'en intae the Scots pairlam
"Ay." says Tam, " It's a lady doc
4 matches

Williamson, Christie Shaetlan an compoonds a da richt, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2014) Shetland, blog
Sing aa wis, ay fur Alba den – fur aa at ke
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Pre nuptial, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
du’s ay wantit
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Submissions, an keepin on, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, blog
o twartree (lets faes it, dey ay ir) an a selection o hit’s
1 matches

Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
Banning guns, ay. Syrup o Figs, weel mebbe I'd
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
e differ atween the soonds o "ay" an "aye". The uise o thir tw
My hart ay, did start ay,
Ay houping, throw louping,
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ukit doun an saw wee Jeemie. "Ay," A says, "what div ye 'hink
"Ay, Miss Sheilds," A says ti Jee
"Ay, aa richt an shut up," A says
"Ay, go'n."
"Ay, his wee brain cells is gaun
6 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ood, an walk up the peth wi a Ay, hou's it gaun? til a neebor
"Ay, Scotts Porage Oats, Wisemans
began tae understaun him. Aw ay, holin oot in ane, but wha wa
ie lauchs an shaks his heid. "Ay, Hackie." Syne he turns tae m
"Ay, I dout the trees is up fae y
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Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ain. If ye want control, weel ay, money's fine. Worth o wirkin
wa tae windrift. An A thinks, ay, money. Nae herm in haein a b
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
ell ye ye'r missin something. Ay, maist o them's a waste o air
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Post-Its, (sandyfleming.org 2005) Lallans, poetry
Ay! (my erse will I).
Ay, hen, here's tae you.
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
n-ups coud see it clear. They ay need tae hae things set oot.
Ay, I answert, blately.
Ay, that is true.’
Ay, even flooers wi thorns.’
‘Deed ay, said the king. “They are a
25 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
He wiz ay daen thon tae mi.
Galahad. (Ma mer’s heid wiz ay mair intae Mandingo Blood an
brither, you!” she’d sey (ay supportive ma mither ken?)
“‘S a wanker,” Ah ay thought - bit Ah hid a waist
eaned ower an the arrangement ay lookt queer. Ablo the swing -
5 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
re threapin ithers shuid dae. Ay, an A did tak thaim oot o con
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
Ay, Mowdie!” sayed the Wattir
Ay, Mouss!” sayed the Mowdiewo
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ch, bit hermless, wi his heid ay cockit tae ae side, an wi sli
hid a fare notion o themsels, ay, wi the dairyin thrivin there
ower at Tully's, fur Isie wis ay full o tricks, ye niver weari
'Ay bit ye div,' said Dandy.'Aa h
ike a bairn skirlin oot o't - ay, richt like a terrified bairn
34 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
i glaur an scurls, fur he wis ay faain. Kieran sat neist Nava
s that the ae thing she could ay dae wad be tae let him doon.
"Ay, they're comin," quo Kieran.
"Ay, ye did that," quo Kieran. "A
ilt trainers fur her: she wis ay riggit oot smert's a new pree
25 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
Ay, it is ma sister,” he awned
Ay, its Mirren Grunstane, as A t
Ay,” toved Maistres Stein, “
Ay he’s aw legal,” Maistres
6 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
"Ay sir!" said the laddie haudin
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Ay, poet Wullie Boyd wus scrievi
2 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
he people's leid, ye're jakin ay? Nab'dy speiks like that in t
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
rit, no nationality. That’s ay verra weel but far ower aften
1 matches

McArthur, Kaydi Rich n Peer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Banff, prose
s bit ithers loved um. He wis ay gettin chased by the bobbies
1 matches

Wilson, Heidi and Isla Then and noo, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Keith, prose
Ma mither ay says "in ma day…",
Ma mither ay says "fan I wis young…",
Her tv ay finished at five o’clock ju
3 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
an sic a subject! Oor faimily ay hated cats: rotten, sleekit,
“A knot!” said Ahlice, ay ready tae mak hersel yisfi, a
replied eagerly, fur she was ay ready tae talk aboot hur pet:
air Ahlice, “when Ah wisnae ay growin bigger an wee-er, an b
auld wummin — but then — ay tae hae lessons tae learn! Oc
18 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
Ay. Like a leid balloon.
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
baith airtistic an political. Ay, it’s sad no a hale lot o i
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
aist left ye? Weel, actually, ay. For a craitur wha lived an d
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth In defence o SNHS, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
its verra natur an size wull ay hae issues. But In that awfy
‘Spik as ye fin’ has ay workit weel fir me so in the
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
e o the maist, but the maist. Ay, it’s aafu, but it’s nae
ns), but will it really help? Ay, mebbe taxin sugar-filled pro
2 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
illion fowk in Scotland could ay spik or scrieve in ane o the
heartlands in ilka survey is ay the North East an the Norther
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
eparates the cab fae the back ay the van, tae me, ‘she’s s
estion cause oan the evidence ay the last few ooirs, it needs
ill goat that despondent kind ay demeanour aboot him an ah can
We’d ran right oer the tap ay thum, dominatin possession, r
t in the toilet. He sais some ay the boays ur jumpin oot at th
43 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
at the intercom. The jinglin ay boatles latticed wae a murmur
boatles latticed wae a murmur ay drunken sniggers meets me whe
e Lacoste trackie, wae a pair ay matchin green an white Adidas
m. McDade’s openin a boatle ay Bud Ice wae his teeth that he
o six points clear at the tap ay the table if we beat them the
36 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the gither whit wee fragments ay memory ah kin fae the night a
ight afore; any wee vignettes ay whit happened. Ah mind stauni
The rattle ay the Venetian blinds in the ki
mediately silencin the source ay ma torment. Ah pull the blind
ae the Saturday mornin bustle ay people.
59 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
The only sound is the tickin ay the cloack oan the mantelpiec
bell first, then a succession ay forceful knocks, like the blo
boot behind the frosted glass ay the hauf moon shaped, panelle
rs tae be hidin like a couple ay big lassies. ‘Ah’m gaun t
There’s a clatter ay gless boatles fae roon the ba
14 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
rbial deifie then mibbe a bit ay emotional blackmail will conv
elbarra sittin in the coarner ay the gairden next tae the shed
nes up there waeoot some sort ay step, ah’ll tell ye.
pointed mortar gap at the tap ay the brick, ma left leg aff th
in collided wae an assortment ay Barr’s gingies he must be s
36 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
A wave ay noise fae the hall comes floo
uck did he go?’ The absence ay McDade leaves me in nae doubt
e say if its a deliberate act ay intimidation or if he’s jus
McShane sais, as a statement ay fact. ‘ah fuckin knew ah’
e’d ran up five grand worth ay debt wae him an wis workin fu
41 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
The sheen ay ma polished dress shoes refle
et back at me fae the fitwell ay the taxi. Wee chaotic bursts
e chaotic bursts an fragments ay orange an white racin oer the
n oer the sharp, glossy sheen ay the leather as the taxi weave
as the taxi weaves in an oot ay the back streets tae get me t
45 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
core, ye go tae him. Aw hours ay the day an night there’s sm
s. Would depress the fuck oot ay ye if ye let it.
Maist ay the cunts that staiy aboot he
ae dae anythin. A combination ay baith, ah suspect. The accept
h, ah suspect. The acceptance ay the status quo through fear a
50 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
re up the Castle Street end ay the Royal Infirmary; a crumbl
y; a crumblin Victorian relic ay a hoaspital. The stuff ay nig
a hoaspital. The stuff ay nightmares, the place; encrus
is wae two hunner years worth ay the thick black soot ay heavy
the thick black soot ay heavy industry, it stauns pro
20 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
’ve seen him leerin at some ay the wee burds that come an go
erous contortions in the name ay health an well-bein.
s he’s goat a steady stream ay fuckin daft cunts wae mare mo
He in turn, parts wae a lump ay said cash every week tae get
The interior ay the close instantly lets ye k
46 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
hen we get tae the other side ay the Ben. When McDade sais we
he other side. Another couple ay hikers we met further alang t
her alang the path assured us ay it.
p an he hud only a vague idea ay where the digs where.
Ah’d gied Pearcey a pair ay trackie bottoms ah hud in ma
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Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ans; the fresh air an expanse ay the surroundins gien us the l
es, nae worries, the cynicism ay adulthood yet tae rear its he
e clear the air, ma avoidance ay him efter the kerry oan in th
party comin up, or the party ay the year as he’d billed it,
tially dismissin the idea oot ay haun, ah’d eventually relen
57 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Nearin the corner ay Amulree Street, ah notice a b
ree Street, ah notice a bunch ay neds staunin drinking, makin
king, makin a bloody nuisance ay themselves. There wis a bylaw
the erse fur the humiliation ay bringin the polis tae the doo
point in me spoutin aff, nane ay ma concern. An auld guy like
23 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
There’s a collection ay spittle, spreadin ootwardly,
usly, ma creation - a galaxy ay salivary constellations an sp
etary forms laid oot in front ay me; me the life gien sun at t
e life gien sun at the centre ay it aw. Ah reckon ah kin quite
take aim and land the vessels ay dribble anywhere within a fif
59 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
intae the car park, the beams ay its heidlights cuttin through
cuttin through the thick ink ay the night.
scootch doon in the seat oot ay sight.
in an oot. Fuckin nae chance ay gettin away if it’s the pol
The door ay the motor opens an a couple a
57 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
security guard at the bottom ay the stairs looks up fae his p
t fine.’ ah sais an gie wan ay they whit ah’m ah like? exp
groan every cunt oer the age ay fifty seems tae at the slight
eems tae at the slightest bit ay physical exertion.
ckin drongo the slightest bit ay power; the merest wee hint ay
23 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
here naked, except fur a pair ay black, haud up stockins an a
k, haud up stockins an a pair ay stilleto heels; the warm oran
s; the warm orangey yella hue ay the the settin sun glistenin
ples as she sits oan the edge ay the huge, rose petal adorned
s in the corner, the remnants ay a fire smoulderin within.
43 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
l, it’s good to huv a sense ay humour.
auld pal Tam O’Henry - wan ay the only wans left, as a matt
e only wans left, as a matter ay fact.
apidly accumulatin collection ay rubbish the local bloody hauf
d, ah wished ah’d done mare ay it wae Jeanie - ye know, hel
70 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n doon the street an a flurry ay snow swarms the place, pepper
treet lights, next tae a pair ay moss covered gutties that huv
The metallic rattle ay an empty can rollin alang the
t seems tae echo aff the waws ay the tenements oan either side
the tenements oan either side ay me as ah approach. It trundle
48 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
ot o me aw those years ago. I ay think aboot her efter this ki
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
er took tae the rigs. Ye’ll ay be a Quitie, mind.
ngs on them cruises they’re ay on. Weel look at them noo. Th
that tae her though. She’s ay sayin her pals are aul-farran
That’s fit ma faither ay used tae say fan I wis a bair
4 matches

Gibson, Darren Cannae Thole Ye!, (lowcountrylad.blogspot.com/ 2014) Ulster - Ards, blog
tae suffer a bit o’ a hurt. Ay, gin ye hae an injury o’ si
her bodie haein mair nor him. Ay, thole’s a richt handy wurd
2 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
Ay,’ said Snorl, ‘Jist turn
‘Oh ay, please!’ said Kat. ‘Dae
2 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
e land up here – sands have ay shifted, burying abandoned to
s up in the same places as at ay does. I strike on my treasure
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
"Ay it's nice tae see that, isn't
"Ay, but Ma! It says Sorry Nae Du
aefu corruption o her nature! Ay, lack-a-day! that's our beset
"Ay, now, guid-wife." said Hogg,
4 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
Ay, an faimlies wi six an seeven
an the lowe within hessel. “Ay.” he sayed in a quater vice
he sayed in a quater vice. “Ay. Richt enuch. C’mere son.
Ay the French kent whit tae dae
Ay, we’r in, Teenie.” Annie
12 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
Ay, an I’ll sort that,” sign
1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
Ay, ah think ye’re the best pe
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
uv tae gerrup tae it. Ma brur ay waants tae ken who's playin w
ry howdoo fur yours truly. 'E ay kens whin rur's a leg a' lamb
2 matches

McKillop, Roger The Flemings o’ Dalnoid, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
was pleased tae see us - she ay'ways liked the Langside stude
But we will ay' mind,
But there will ay'be,
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
understood the rules cause A ay’ gave the game away by incl
Ay’ up Nirvana’s track,
Bit Faith an’ Hope, were ay’ ma brakes,
aught Jackie bit her name wis ay’ mentioned wi’ reverence
s meant her sister Maggie wis ay’ much less reverently kent
5 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
A ay’ mind bein’ telt that Edu
A “Journey” that we ay’ maun foot,
back essays in a HND class, A ay’ presented them in alphabet
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
s!” Ma “bête-noir” wis ay’ wi’ “boobs!” 3 wee s
rricular gym class. There wis ay’ Badminton, Table Tennis an
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ee in the ointment wis he wis ay’ wheeched aff tae cover Eng
But ay' the same,
Ay' kind an' generous your prais
Ay' pure an' clear!
Ay’ praisin’ skill, no’ po
7 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
For laughter, he would ay’ways seek.
1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
Ay, chynge ae focks tung an ee c
Ay, Yid’s still tae the fore u
istory o Borth’ick Waitter. Ay, yince Yid gits his pipe kinn
ther Horsburgh, Innerleithin. Ay,
a’d, the Hoscote Ludge Wud. Ay, the Wud Mairchent whae hed t
75 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
it 40% o voters haed tae vote ay. At the hinnerend a new refer
1 matches

Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
uidwilly umwhile Labour votin AY voters) bis the “tak the fe
nats” Tories, and said, “Ay, faith, A’m option B.” Th
2 matches

Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
O coorse the puirest haes ay been the eens wi the least au
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
"Och ay," said Peggy, "A've heard abo
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
e, they cuid hear her sayin, "Ay, A'll see ye the morn then. O
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Blackhall, Sheena Drumneachie Ferm, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Doric, poetry
byre tae the hairth. Ma aunt ay referred tae her man as ‘th
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Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans
@DrMDempster Ay, that's cheers tae a freind o(2018)
@DrMDempster Oh ay! A furgot aboot that. A shoul(2019)
@ScotNational Ay, we'r needin tae promote Scot(2019)
Ay, watch oot, Americae, yer fec(2020)
ones @OperaScots If A see ye, ay. :P(2018)
and 10 other matches.

@gordimhor1 tweeted in Lallans
aw richt enough but the liked ay thon are bits no shuin(2018)

@iainnicol tweeted in Lallans
@Emz1964 @DSpidermanH Ay, but then they canna lie and (2020)
ur the Scots Laid Awards wis, ay?(2020)
@SazCaz81 Ay, that'll def dae the job.(2020)
@stitzch Ay, solid caw. Borin bit wis a g(2020)

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans
oatin rain. When I dae that I ay think o ma faither wha wad le(2020)
Libran, perfect balance isnae ay possible though, sae I decidi(2020)
dreich the day, but there’s ay colour an licht tae gie the s(2020)
ill be duin untae us...disnae ay work oot tho!(2020)
@ungaro Aye is ay United, Marion. Hae a guid we(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
@AnnCleeves Thanks Ann! I'm ay blyde tae spaek aboot my wild(2018)

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