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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ayewis Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words46.1 37.8 108.3 18.6 0 22.6 0
Number of occurrences8238 41 1 0 2 0
Number of authors13 4 6 1 2

Occurrences of ayewis in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
that mony times, but it wis ayewis excitin, ayewis eneuch tae ke on page 10
r: it's yer first case that's ayewis the maist fykie. Weel, Precio on page 23
Mind, its no ayewis like that. If somebody comes on page 24
uckle wifie cried Maw Molipi, ayewis cried Muckle Maw Molipi, wid on page 38

5 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
eel-natured, his biddins were ayewis wiselike. He wad aften say: ' on page 37
ay, said the king. "They are ayewis biddable. I dinna haud wi ino on page 38

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
That ayewis made her chant and sing on page 21
It ayewis fair dumfooners me on page 29

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
muckle day cam, Chairlie wis ayewis presentit wi yin wee chocolat on page 6
o wattery kail soup, Chairlie ayewis gaed ben the hoose tae his fo on page 9
in his spare time. And whit I ayewis say on page 26
interestin name, don't ye? I ayewis thocht a veruca wis a sort o on page 68
dauncin and music. They are ayewis makkin up sangs, I expect ye' on page 82
Also on pages 92, 110, 125, 129, 145
10 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
'We can ayewis get back tae yer gairden, Kat on page 5
erjink-Earth team, but we can ayewis be the first.' on page 20

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
nna ever grow up,' she said. 'Ayewis doon.' on page 5
the cludgie first. There are ayewis hunners o unco things in a cl on page 18
daein it again! she skirled. 'Ayewis interruptin and argle-barglin on page 38
sual!' Grannie yowled. 'Ye're ayewis leein!' on page 52
tae yer puir auld Grannie! I ayewis kent ye were a grabbie grumph on page 94

5 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
see an buy her work. Arachne ayewis yaised plain threids that she
s o war, forby weavin, an wis ayewis up for a fecht), “let’s s
iein ye a haund – they’re ayewis ettlin tae help mortals – w
oont Olympus noo; but I didna ayewis. I wis born a mortal, jist li
, an the herbour – that had ayewis been fou o the colours an cri
9 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927459) Lallans, weans
al place whaur the groond wis ayewis fu o dubs. At nicht, Planet F
1 matches

@fourmenterian tweeted
Ayewis kent it wiz https://t.co/08aa(2015) search twitter


Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
a fish oot o watter there. He ayewis said he couldna thole toons, on page 8

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
wirsels fir yon twa...they're ayewis hingin aboot." on page 6
spylin ess fir me - like ye ayewis div." on page 9
tin. One...two...three..." Ah ayewis did the same thing fin Ah win on page 19
ye look back, the wither wis ayewis fair an the sin wis ayewis oo on page 21
t in ess muckle hoose aat wis ayewis meent fir a faimly. Ah think on page 22
Also on pages 34, 45, 48, 55, 56, 58, 69, 71, 77, 78, 80, 84, 86, 89, 90
28 matches

Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
akin to aul miss Margret. She ayewis made him feel a bitty better
’s ma heed back, why div yi ayewis ask me at!"
2 matches

@FaeFoggie tweeted
m di ma heid in. But.....will ayewis love em baith.(2019) search twitter
tuechter party Jon. Eh doors ayewis open and i kettle on i aga fi(2019) search twitter
Sic a fine loon. Ayewis guid fan a Cheil is not only (2020) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
st with correct prediction? I ayewis check through to get somethin(2020) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
fit the soup o’the day is as ayewis blooming tattie n leek! Lassi(2018) search twitter
deen Once the boatmens bothy, ayewis the boatmens bothy. Can just (2018) search twitter
She’s ayewis bin sharped tongue her indoor(2019) search twitter
use tae dee so as her indoors ayewis oot window shopping. So me & (2019) search twitter


Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
anguage – the saem thing as ayewis thinkan aboot hid. The goal o
1 matches


Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
But is ayewis on page 194

1 matches

@officialAliRed tweeted
life. Sic a beautiful sowel, ayewis fair game fir a laugh, plenty(2020) search twitter

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