A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ly Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words6.3 8.2 0 18.6 0 0 13.1
Number of occurrences118 0 1 0 0 2
Number of authors6 3 1 2

Occurrences of ly in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
k a gorilla; ah think she wis ly though, ah think she's probly on page 94

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
it is common tae evite the - ly ending for adverbs (for an in on page 25

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McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ed it, in case ma increasin’ly shakin’ han’s discharged
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
gie short work o’ ony faim'ly wha didnae send a faither or
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McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
d Scott had been painstakin’ly removin’ it. He had feenish
o’ me! The group sucessfu’ly descended the river an’ at
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McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
’ them, bit we, increasin’ly, sterted tae get younger stud
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Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
And thoo his a faim'ly o thee own. on page 28

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Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Noo the summer time is luv'ly on page 47

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BardOfMilebush To A Merican Food, (Reddit 2017) Ulster, poetry
er cheese I think they'd prob'ly die
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