A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
based Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words30.4 40.5 18.5 37.1 10.3 22.6 6.5
Number of occurrences5542 7 2 1 2 1
Number of authors31 22 5 1 1 1 1

Occurrences of based in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
''m fae oor social status wis based upon how well you could fight on page 16

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
This in turn wis based on the oreeginal 'Claim of Ri on page 43
y, is ownit bi opaque foreign based companies that naebuddie kens on page 83
tian Kirk fae early doors wis based in Rome, an some fowk will te on page 98
nd's Democracy Trail' an were based on a wee book o the same nem on page 125
o Lords, Hs2, an ither London-based vanity projecks like the Olym on page 148
Also on pages 154
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Hubbard, Tom Lallans 59 - Leids and Lieder: Walcome ti Helvetiscots, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
s name suggests, is a Romance-based leid; ti an ootsider it micht on page 5

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Niven, Liz Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
It's loosely based oan Edwin Muir's Scottish Jou on page 84

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
the Hielan clans - that wis based aroun the notion o ilk man be on page 19
wspapers in London were still based in Fleet Street. In the auld on page 75

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Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
, like, yer year group wid be based on whit size ye are, no whit on page 3

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
cenas. The account is aiblins based oan a raellife incident, but on page 123

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
th an abundance of literature based around the Royal Court in Edi on page 15

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Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
all, Creative Writer in Scots based at Aiberdeen University’s E
based at Scottish CILT, University
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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
wad suggest a spellin system based on the Victorian, but better
what's nott in a orthography based on traditional practice. This
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McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
oric language board, which is based at the Elphinstone institute
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Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
nsurance advert o aa time wis based on a eemage. We see this quin
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Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
i their medieval learnins, aa based on superstition insteid o hau
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 147, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
y in Scots, Elaine's wark is "based on local vernacular phrases a
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Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘No Steve, that’s a rum based cocktail. My yogic name is Gu
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Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
vary constellations an sputum based planetary forms laid oot in f
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ots Language Resource Centre (based in Perth).
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McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
This wis based oan a Blues sung by The Corri
” This lead us intae a wine based conversation, whaur Jackie re
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Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
wis based on
based on
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
ers hui, an the character wis based on the radical for ‘dug’.
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Puchowski, James Frae Norrowa ower the faem, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
shidna define oor difference based simply on daein the opposite
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McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ner the Tory baunner. It isna based on cless, but raither on Unio
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Neil, Gabriel The Green Pairty: Holyrood’s nixt opposition?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
Neil, a Green Pairty activist based i Dundee, taks a leuk at the
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McClurg, Fernando The Great Divide, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
strang position. While Lunnon-based commentators strauchles tae g
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Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
Embra-based Finlay, kenspeckle airtist an
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pieces wi ye? Fae the Glesga-based shop 'Gie it Laldy'. #ScotsLa (2021) twitter link
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@kennethbryce184 tweeted
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Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
The designs o the murals are based aff o sangs, quotes, poems an on page 12

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Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
ey-near dry o onythin protein-based. 'Twis stertin tae luik as th
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Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
s version of the bible. Aince based in the Netherlands, he wes ve
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Uri, Antonia Here's the problem wi the trad wife muivement, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
Cohabitation shoud be based cooperation. An, if a couple
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@FaeFoggie tweeted
ld play fitba for Tuechter FC based on your folks passports. Far (2019) search twitter
ah hidn left wis ivvry tattie based hing in yon freezer. Nae fine(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
This age old ferming based routine - this lowsing o the on page 86

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
thography used in this book's based on the spellins that ir maist on page vi

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