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echt Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words40.6 24.6 80 0 23.8 45.1 95.7
Number of occurrences8530 32 0 3 4 16
Number of authors31 13 6 1 2 9

Occurrences of echt in Corpus

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
nkin watter wadna last scarce echt days. on page 11
at will be aboot twenty afore echt this even. An ye will see hou on page 40
Twenty-twa an sax mak twenty-echt. I haena time tae licht it ag on page 45
It wis nou the echt day efter my brakdoun in the on page 76

4 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
the mair hermless. 'It's the ECHT ye've got ti bewaur o, son,' on page 69
'But it is. That is ECHT aa richt, Ah'm tellin ye. An on page 73
gither. The folk cuid see the ECHT aa richt, unner the pompous, on page 75
's nae real, freend, it's nae ECHT.'' on page 78

7 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
n there nou bein an order fer echt insteid o thirteen; anither n on page 120

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
it wis they were chairged wi echt separate counts o armit robbe on page 107

1 matches

Briggs, Susi Dinnae Mak Me Laugh, (Scots Hoose 2021) Lallans, weans
Wi nine muckle een and echt hairy legs, on page 12

4 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
fae us sae it takes jist ower echt meenits for licht tae traivel
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
1 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
t in French frae he wis about echt or nine year auld, an wis bil
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
Echt oors fae noo wha kens whit ch
til he meisured, I reckon, echt fuit,
2 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
Beatrice Varshini, twinty-echt an risin fast, wis the newly-
ird. Say she’s aboot twinty-echt. Ower auld for maist o the fe
oop in for thair evenin meal. Echt o thaim were the same pheesic
d cairry an wis awa, lea’in echt Auld People tae jyne the rank
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
be she'll be rowt up like the echt day clock, an that'll mak her
1 matches

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
an Nae sae bad as some years. Echt was the maist. I nivver wanti(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
ree, fower, fev, six, seeven, echt, nine, ten, eleeven, twelve".(2020) search twitter

@StuartPoet tweeted
kle scrievit tradeetion forby echt hunner year syne. An seen as (2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Ay...ay... fairly. Aboot half echt. Ah'Il see ye, en. Cheerio!" on page 53
ht," guffawed Muggie, "bit it echt poun a ticket he fairly saa y on page 59
it Ah can fin the smell o im. Echt ear later, Ah mairret a fairm on page 67

3 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
y nummer atween ane an twinty-echt.' on page 8

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric: Alive an Kickin 2, (Argo Publishing 2006 ISBN: 978-0954615321) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ove Nursin Home. She's ninety-echt an the aulest bodie in the pl on page 44

1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
oung Andrew. Andrew wis aboot echt or nine year auld an
echt poun, filled the ten bags o s
as I aye dee. I'll be ere at echt o clock sharp." Stanley
oor new hoose. Noo be ere at echt an dinna be
uchter Glen aboot quarter tae echt, expectin tae see a hive o ac
11 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Echt inch o sna fin we div rise,
socht echt poun the strainer. Tae his su
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
t tuik ye intae the toon some echt mile aff in the wast. Minnie'
on eyn, stibble tae stibble, echt shaves tae a stook, set north
ule that foreneen. The missin echt war frae fairms tae the wast
Hotel in the hairt o the toon echt mile awa. They hid nae son ta
fts an makk the skyty journey echt mile inno the toon tae her Gr
9 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
Ganesh, a bonnie quinie aroon echt year auld, genteel an fair sk
bairnie, fa wisna a year ower echt, bit Miss Vining maned an squ
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
his father in the ragstore he echt at Crichie so he vrocht awa g
1 matches

@fittiecrooners tweeted
me in the legends slot at the Echt Show as I play the accordion (2016) search twitter
ndy! Phones me asking tae the Echt Show the day, maybe dee some (2016) search twitter


Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
in trees noo, an at wan sixty echt I failed again. Ginger wis st
in me third jimp at wan sixty echt, I axed fur da bar ta be rais
boanny jimper, bit wan sixty echt wis her limit. Shö wan da co
3 matches


Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
The ferm houss haes echt or nyne chaumers.
Juist the seivin or echt sterns
2 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
at Wullie Murray deyd on the Echt Juin, 1941; whan Geordie
. Mattha’s Gospel, chaipter echt-an-twuntie, verses nynteen an
2 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
The bitter wakkenin o ninety-echt: on page 1

1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Echt an twuntie days is aa. on page 7
Dissydents twuntie-echt percentit. on page 61

2 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Fae tha red-coats in ninety-echt? on page 20

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
le plaised. Whan tha wean wus echt day oul thair wus a guid turn on page 71
Echt days on, whan tha wean wus ci on page 72
Yin day, aboot echt days eftèr he haed sayed the on page 86

3 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
Pit me in mine o Ninetie-Echt, on page 1
fowks gaed tha ither wie, Tae Echt Mile Brig. on page 10
uid feed. He wus wok up aroon echt o'clock, by tha music frae Co on page 17
inks an a bit o crack. It wus echt o'clock, an the' wur aa richt on page 23

4 matches

Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
It had echt shinin een
1 matches

DfC Press Offys Hargey sets oot Owersettin Hub, (Depairtment fur Commonities 2021) Ulster, government
eirins atween six at nicht an echt in tha moarnin Munday til Fri
1 matches

Drennan, William Yin Tae A Hunner, (Ullans Press 2004) Ulster, poetry
Seiven echt an nine
1 matches

Gillen, Charles Fifty Nine, (Ullans Press 2005) Ulster, poetry
Bak in fifty echt or nine,
Bak in fifty echt or nine.
2 matches

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