A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
kay Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words9.4 16.4 0 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences1717 0 0 0 0 0
Number of authors10 10

Occurrences of kay in Corpus

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
an The Mither Tongue bi Billy Kay. Finnin the roots o Scots lan on page 57
teeclar, a maun-read is Billy Kay's Scots: The Mither Tongue, t on page 61

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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Poems' in the 1720s, an Billy Kay is oan record sayin the same
Adoption Papers - Jackie Kay
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Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
the first time a heard Billy Kay speakin Scots a few years bac
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Fitt, Matthew Fae Mooth tae Page, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
erable Bella colleague, Billy Kay, bein telt in the comments se
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
o thaim, includin the likes o Kay Adams, didnae ken his richt n
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@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
rticulateVB Move over, Jackie Kay! Scotland has a new Makar(2016) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
studied here lang syne...Auld Kay passed here the day. https://(2020) search twitter
my. A big virtual hug fae the Kay faimily.(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
in telt it's aa in yer heid?! Kay hus really bin let doon by th(2020) search twitter

@johnstone_shane tweeted
Thi bold Billy Kay readin ma buik ?? https://t.c (2020) twitter link
Err Billy Kay gien ma buik a dunt. https:// (2020) twitter link

@LairnScots tweeted
Jackie Kay https://t.co/MAomsKutWE https (2021) twitter link
Scottish Diaspora with Billy Kay" https://t.co/AE34lqHA3C @Eve (2020) twitter link
the Black, Black Oil, Jackie Kay, Burns: https://t.co/D5lQ4dop (2019) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
urn hus got the hots fir auld kay burley - he got a selfie tak (2020) twitter link

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