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Use in varieties of Scots

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daith Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words70.8 61.7 103 37.1 0 169.3 52.2
Number of occurrences12864 39 2 0 15 8
Number of authors31 15 6 1 6 4

Occurrences of daith in Corpus

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
l. It wis a maitter o life or daith for me. My drinkin watter wad on page 11
ed his kintra fowk, on pyne o daith, tae wear European claes. Syn on page 19
mmer, my bolt, or o drouth or daith. On ae starn, ae planet, mine on page 30
n. Whiles ye can doom him tae daith, sae his life will hing on yo on page 41

5 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
e, For shair, he'll prove yer daith.' on page 4
. Mynd: He yet may prove your daith.' on page 5
or hinmaist chaumer o luve an daith. on page 42
Anerlie throu oor daith, cuid we win throu? on page 43
Also on pages 74
10 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
obscenely profitable dance o daith tae be made publick? Aye rich on page 121

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom Lallans 59 - Leids and Lieder: Walcome ti Helvetiscots, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
airean flouers o evil, sex an daith taen ti their maximum ripenes on page 5

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
wis an tellt the story o his daith as happenin jist tae the west on page 10
pairtit. It wis near certain daith if onieboadie got caught up w on page 40
in a witch wis aften enough a daith sentence. Fowk were that fear on page 97

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
is weather! They'd freeze tae daith!' on page 70
ye guid! Ye look sterved tae daith!' on page 95

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The wound o her daith cut him lik a knife, on page 17
Whilst daith and slaughter reigned oan Fla on page 20
ocht in this grim tableaux is daith. on page 49
s nuthin quite sae prosaic as daith on page 52
The untimely daith o John McGeoch, on page 61
Also on pages 86, 98, 103, 110, 112, 128, 145
14 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
ed jist tae be waitin for the daith that wis sae
1 matches

Robertson, James Melt (Yin), (Kettillonia 2001) Lallans, poetry
An poors oot daith on Wester Hailes and Grange.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
t poem in the pamphlet is The Daith Tree. Agane Purdie taps intae
ke, an apprentice ane, wi his daith on a piece o wuid. The very t
er cried a cross or crucifix. Daith Tree says it aw. He writes ho
"...The bluid weeked doon the daith-tree,
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
Robert Burns: Tam O'Shanter, Daith an Doctor Hornbook.
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
erra machine rued the stang o daith, an murnit its brither.
Ebenezer Ross fur the daith o hiz pawrents.” The guidma
tt-mirk. Tammas nou thocht at daith wes lik ti cum suiner nor he
e o Rosie fessin him bak frae Daith’s cauld
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
eleeven year efter the poet's daith, is his first wechtie posthum
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
sudden as daith itsel".
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
want tae help anither tae his daith.”
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
opment, freendship, faimly an daith helps tae bring each characte
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Afore Daith packs ice roon me.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
nancy, miscairryin, religion, daith, sex, loss,betrayal an chynge
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
the hale thing jist dee’d a daith an nae yin kent whaur the daf
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
o The East plummeted tae her daith. The Wizard and Dorothy did a
1 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
ttish culture, wha’s recent daith is a huge loss) ludged it wi
1 matches

Lehane, Matt Mair Licht, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
weil- on his daith bed
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
wha kent hissel tae be facin daith. She tane the line an clippit
wi boredom gin there wis nae daith-defyin risks for thaim tae la
yin risks for thaim tae lauch daith-defyinly at. He’d seen thai
3 matches

Sneddon, Alison Whit dae ye want “British vailues” tae mean?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
the difference atween life an daith, poverty an prosperity, inequ
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
further complications wi the daith, frae a brain tumour, o Enric
, in October o that year, the daith o First Minister Donald Dewar
2 matches


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
n Ah dinna like spikkin aboot daith. An Ah dinna funcy gaun roon on page 24

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
sat i the placie o e shadda o daith, a bricht licht will sheen'. on page 10
t i the mirk aneth e cloods o daith, tae lead wir step in e wye o on page 81
stannin here att'Il nae taste daith till they see e Keengdom o Go on page 96
eekin afore she deeves ma tae daith'," An e Lord said, "Hearken t on page 110
ss lad's deen att wid warrant daith. Sae A'll gie him a wheepin a on page 119
Also on pages 121
7 matches

Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
sky, and cross-holster toting daith draw slingers, but er ayont c
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
wis cairryin gaed doon on the daith certificate, tho aabody kent,
ts warnin feet at the stank o daith fin it entered their ain derk
e Hoose o Leddrach, wytin fur Daith tae feenish the coorse breet
word. Her feet gyang doon tae Daith, her steps takk haud o Hell'
m, they'd licht fires fur the Daith o the Auld Year, an first fit
12 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
faither, wis he nae – till daith they did pairt.
his dother Nava an efter her daith hid gien aa his virr tae rese
wer ceevilised tae impose the daith penalty, or the dreidfu flogg
ndara, tae makk up fur Nava's daith. Tell him fowk'll think he's
ae help keep his faither frae daith. His ain name hid jist bin pl
14 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
i ken. Yir wintin ti ken is e daith o’s aa! He glowert at me an
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ein tae see men burnt tae the daith,biled by escapin stame or tae
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
his. Forbyes he wiz seeck tae daith o bleachin fowk at the skweel
teen his pey-book as proof o daith and ran aboot shoutin, "Whoop
2 matches


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
The Daith-Trap on page 41

2 matches


Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
this place o daith on page 63

1 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
et Big Wull's daith an ma faither gane frae hame, on page 135
tae the Doonhamer-land o yir daith on page 143

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
The taste o daith on page 175

1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
But, there is nae rael daith here, on page 202

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Fir daith, he hus taen aa awa, but thai on page 215

1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
27. On the Daith o his Guidwyfe: Mei Yao Ch’
ff the gae an hattert fair ti daith.
In daith we wul be thegither
4 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
Tom’s daith i 1973. Latterlie afore Mr. S
muther on hir daith bed, whan shei askit him tae
daith; whare hei bade til hei deyd.
daith. Eck’s weeda sei’t til Yi
oor’s, on the tither side o daith, itsel. Ay! At’s ae deceesi
5 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
As daith, on page 24
An nae daith knell on page 47

2 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Intae tha fearful stoor o daith Ye gar me doonward faa. on page 65
ip wull: Thaim that tae stoor daith taks on page 66
Tha mair A waak throu daith's dairk glen, Yit All no fear on page 68

4 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Daith gaed "Wham!" yince again on page 40

1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tha demise o oor ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
un they ir starvin Ullans tae daith. Aff coorse wha am A in thaur
1 matches

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