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faith Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words68.5 33.2 129.4 111.3 10.3 22.6 202.4
Number of occurrences12334 49 6 1 2 31
Number of authors34 19 5 2 1 1 6

Occurrences of faith in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Though my grandfather's faith Was a redder shade of green, on page 55

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ved. You ken what? Ah've kept faith in a system ma entire life th on page 25
fae the accoont and pittin ma faith intae an animal that even Dav on page 61
rents though? Well, they kept faith in the system, likes. They di on page 90

3 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Anchored firmly in yer faith's foundations, on page 18
'The task, the faith, the wark, the truth - It is on page 57
Or faith or creed, whit'er the nation, on page 93

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
The faith o fear hid telt thaim, issue on page 29
As strong as Faith in God, that thare war indeed on page 31
in as weel aw Gods o Yuil and Faith on page 59

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Clark, Thomas Mindin on Willie McIlvanney, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
Scotland cam straucht fae his faith in oor hunger for democracy,
the creed o independence, his faith that the millions o Scots wha
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
aid aw the richt things aboot faith, family, Roe v. Wade, an then
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
Aye tae takin faith ootta scules, so weans are je
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Mammy’s faith never faltered, even when Dad
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
tout he’rt an’ fu’ o’ faith,
Bit Faith an’ Hope, were ay’ ma bra
Aw’ fir ma ain Faith’s sake,
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Lion’s prop keepin’ his faith wi’ the great man an’ ref
Keepin’ your faith, your Goal, left un-won?
was ae man, sae strang in his faith,
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Their faith, confirm!
1 matches

Lehane, Matt Gif I was, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
if I was ... I’d replace aa faith an religion wi ain concait; r
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
Ony faith a hud wis sieved an’ strain
1 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
faith in fundamental human richts,
1 matches

Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
s” Tories, and said, “Ay, faith, A’m option B.” The anes
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Syriza, an the road aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
tit tae promotin the Orthodox faith i schuills, an haes a strangl
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
e fauss. Fir thaem fa’d pit faith in Labour tae deliver sociali
1 matches

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
arolro28744016 O ye of little faith ??(2020) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
Come oan Boss Man, keepin The Faith... ??. ????????(2019) search twitter

@raiphsays tweeted
n the impression they huv nae faith in ye tae be independent...(2020) search twitter

@MizLiot tweeted
n tae a) scrieve tae ivry bad faith spiering; b) tolerate bawbagg (2021) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
- if people in scotland have faith in the fm and her followers a (2020) twitter link
and tbh i wont be putting my faith in the snp this time - labou (2021) twitter link


Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
Michty, bit ye've nae muckle faith! Na, ye needna say, 'Fit'll w on page 14
"Lat ma tell ye, A hinna seen faith lik iss naewye, aiven in Isra on page 16
are ye feert for? Fit little faith ye hiv." Syne he reese up, gi on page 17
she's a happy wumman att his faith att e Lord's promise will be on page 80
re Jesus. Fan Jesus saw their faith he said, "Hey min, yer ill de on page 87
Also on pages 91, 92, 93, 94, 102, 109, 110, 111, 117
18 matches

Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
urist spot. It is an emblem o faith in the pouer o science. Veesi on page 13

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
euk, better nur hey nor corn. Faith, even the cottars thrived bet
hie-deems fa fell wi a bairn. Faith, they'd sack them as quick as
sels an Minnie an Isie baith, faith ye cudna be easy wi a quine f
aun tae her hauf-grown quine, faith she niver touched her ava, if
tree as iver liftit a tawse. Faith, Tarry McPhail was say, ye wi
17 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
s; nae in the kintra neither. Faith! Coos wis near an endangerit
the uptak o the local spikk. Faith! In mony wyes she wis mair Sc
ava, fa'd nae fear o heichts. Faith, she'd nae fear o naethin. Sh
"In our old country, in our faith, white flags are for mourning
tir Charles Rennie Macintosh. Faith, there wisnae a stick in the
8 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
e September 19th 2014 ah lost faith in ma fellow Scots. An’ tha
t hung heavy. It wis the only faith ah hud left – that Scots, w
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
neb disna hae holes throw it. Faith, my neb luiks rale like a gai
is fine suited bidin at hame. Faith, the clarty dubs an glaur o t
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@glenlivetloon tweeted
e go...don't need those wi no faith in nation. #indyref(2014) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Bit, faith, the caird wis mine aal right on page 9
e wife she pits folk aff and, faith, that proved me right. on page 29
Ah, faith, I think we'll be rained aff on page 64
His faith and hope burned bright and cl on page 77

4 matches

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
r things aboot the hoose for, faith, the pair o' them dudno act t
it, or twa, ap the banks, bit faith hid wis a speel, and if the b
2 matches


MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
'Faith, the on page 20

1 matches


Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
year or a faith loomit up atween us on page 11

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
o her faith. on page 1

1 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Tae the ither, shapin faith o generations, on page 43

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Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Oor Faith, oor God oor laws, on page 33

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Tha faith o a Roman offysher on page 8
niver fun oniebodie wi sitch faith ïn aa Israel! A say tae ye t on page 9
Jesus. Whaniver he saa thair faith, he sayed, on page 78
Tha centurion's faith on page 80
"Yer faith haes saved ye. Gang weel!" on page 82
Also on pages 83, 84, 98, 99, 100, 101, 107
25 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
doctor) with a knowledge and faith in poultices and unorthodox m on page 46

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Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Nivir loast his faith in God. on page 41
iv'ry man, accordin' tae haes Faith, goes doon haes chosen way; on page 44

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@HurchinHome tweeted
nupnorth @DavidWShedden "Gude faith ye dinna want for pikes..."(2020) search twitter

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