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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
bay Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words28.7 12.5 66 55.7 0 56.4 39.2
Number of occurrences5213 25 3 0 5 6
Number of authors27 8 7 2 5 5

Occurrences of bay in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
despair. Ah mean, Guantanamo Bay hus probably goat a maire ham on page 13

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
e lees we're fed fae the VoW, Bay we shuid aw be grateful that on page 50
, were transportit tae Botany Bay fer sedition eftir a series o on page 58

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
oast an land an army at Lunan Bay. Fowk thocht that Napoleon wu on page 25
, an aff they went tae Botany Bay in Australia. Nou thon wis na on page 107

2 matches

McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
Sailin oan Simba frae Nelson Bay, on page 16

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
tin Ninian's galley cross the bay. on page 85
he English foe nearhaund Luce Bay; on page 98

2 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
Instead atween Burnhaven Bay and Ugie’s Braes.
1 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
Scots. Tae keep Nora Batty at bay. See, ah'm a Yorkshire lass a
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
starts tryin tae keep them at bay as well as tryin tae assert s
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ined street lookin in the big bay windaes ay the grun flair fla
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
psychobabble Incite tae riot, bay fur blood Get it gaun an’ s
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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
fairmhoose aside Cruden Bay hid bin full o fun an lachter on page 21
r biggit q bungalow in Cruden Bay an retired, it wis jist teen on page 22

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Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
Cantley McWilliam, fae Cruden Bay in Aiberdeenshire, is warkin
, ‘The Historians of Cruden Bay’ ower the past ‘ear, an h
a fair puckle fowk fae Cruden Bay an the airts roon aboot.
le o the aulder fowk o Cruden Bay, wi their stories o the villa
he good news wifey fae Cruden Bay”. It features videos in an
5 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
sikkin tae eyn up in the sick bay nursin a burst mooth. That wi
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@DoricPhrases tweeted
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jist £2 at Free Entry Cruden Bay Christmas Fayre 20th with @pf(2016) search twitter
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and 9 other occurrences.

@FaeFoggie tweeted
wa ti attimpt ti sweem ower i bay. I'll let yi ken how I get on(2019) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
@corinmain A like Cruden Bay(2020) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
och, heuch, ness, moss, mire, bay, naze, shank, ess. (2020) twitter link


Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
Sailan intae the bay in great longships. on page 42

1 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
s Memorial looms ower Marwick Bay. on page 37
summit, gazan oot across the bay. on page 48

2 matches


Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
as o the day, high abune Luce Bay. on page 25

1 matches

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
ridin oot i the bay. on page 161

1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Nae langer be held at bay. on page 202

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
An try tae keep the Picts at bay Sae thir Empire widnae fa. By on page 1

1 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
@OnlyOneTeeta Leith, Whitley Bay and Seahooses ... ?? aa’ are(2020) search twitter


Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
icht streech o san at Drumfad Bay on page 22
Betwixt tha streech o Drumfad Bay on page 25

2 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
n people didnae judge ye jist bay the claes ye wur wearin. on page 45

1 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
thang tae keep tha drouth at bay Tha hale day lang. on page 13

1 matches

NewtonLass Tay, (newtonlass.blogspot.com 2011) Ulster - Newtownards, poetry
thang tae keep tha drouth at bay
1 matches

Fenton, James The Lade, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
he bank-fiel tae the watterin bay cut ooty the broo behin Bab
1 matches

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