A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
bats Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words9.5 2.9 5.3 0 41.2 45.2 26.1
Number of occurrences173 2 0 4 4 4
Number of authors8 3 2 1 1 1

Occurrences of bats in Corpus

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Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
rocks intae the sky wi muckle bats. on page 18

1 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
nicht shairly there'd be bats fleein aboot, mibbe a hoolet
1 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
r every colour o the rainbow, bats fur eyebroos, and wears ticht
1 matches


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
faivver ye please an naebody bats an ee. on page 65

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
guff o deid puddocks, fooshty bats, an rattens taenails biled wi
1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
e, du kens. But does eats aet bats, I winder?" An here Alice sta on page 10

4 matches


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
ose, ee ken. But dae cats eat bats, Ah wunder?" An here Ahlice s on page 10

4 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
e, yae know. But dae cats ait bats, A wunner?" An here Alice sta on page 10

4 matches

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