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naething Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words73.5 66.4 153.1 0 41.2 22.6 0
Number of occurrences13268 58 0 4 2 0
Number of authors37 20 15 1 1

Occurrences of naething in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
Naething is foriver on yird, on page 40

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
growen-ups that taksna tent o naething but nummers. on page 20
hear him. Vauntie chiels hear naething forby up-biggin. on page 43
'Naething. I awn them.' on page 47
But he saw naething forby jaggie peaks o roch. on page 63
He turnt roond but coudna see naething. on page 66
Also on pages 76, 77, 78, 83, 88, 91, 93
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Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
s if He ate them himsel. It's naething bit pig-heiditness. Ach, A'd on page 89

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
An nou there's naething left for me on page 114

1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Teeger that Cam for his Tea, (Floris Kelpies 2018 ISBN: 978-1782504665) Lallans, weans
the pancakes, till there wis naething left tae eat on the table at on page 9
ae," said Sophie's mum. "I've naething left for yer dad's tea. Yon t on page 19

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
rly in the word 'loch'. The'r naething in the spelling o loch tae te on page 17

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
But a human life is naething but a gliff in compare wi geo
see tae this day. The'r jist naething tae weir thaim awa. Ane o the
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
apairt fae the "ü", they dae naething ither than mind folk no tae s
itional, hauf-roads phonemic, naething that onybody can aesy see the
The'r naething wrang wi the English makkin t
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
be a day weel spent." He says naething sae I breenged on, "Oo'll aw
ae think it wis mibbie aa for naething efter aa. "This'll no dae, Ai
airnsmill Den again, but says naething.
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
e uizual tea an bit breid, an naething's awa tae spyle it. A gits th
mak ye a Boy Scout, sae the'r naething for it but gae back up the to
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
But naething spak;
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
st cosie an cosh, fur the’r naething lik a
pourin onti the machine. Bot naething happent! Andra
ivat. Aye, A’l hae anither. Naething gied me mair
3 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
r fuit in the door. We've got naething. Nae signs. Nae laws. No even
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
ints intae the daurk. There's naething in there wirth leukin twice a
at a peep simply bi giein us naething tae say an naebody tae say it
tin ahint him a lang radius o naething.
3 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
's some richt tasty dauds but naething tae jine them. Tae sae the le
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Nine Fragments - III, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
ae the black lift, an the’r naething she can see but the flauchts
1 matches

Smith, Jamie The dingin doun o devolution, (Mak Forrit 2020) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
I wadna be sae shuir. It’s naething really in the grand scheme o
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
s frae Paisley Abbey, the’r naething o the period that survives.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
n the snell nor’lin wind wi naething but their tattoos tae protect
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
re the day, an there’s just naething. Heather an space whaur fowk
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
we big an saft. I can tell ye naething is mair mooth watterin tae hu
Naething wis wastit. The outside leafs
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ideo. Scrievin they haed duin naething wrang nor on the fly an invit
1 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
Perk in California has brocht naething but guid and brawsome ootcome
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
tae melt an he kent there wis naething he cud dae. In desperation, h
anta wis dumfoonert. Normally naething cud stap her whan she wis rin
a favour, ye maun thank her. Naething fancy: jist an offerin or twa
3 matches

Purves, David Lallans 59 - Five Poems frae the Chinese o Po Chu-I, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Selkirk, poetry
an naething in this warld wul haud on
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
referendum shuid ettle efter naething but the heichest, fairest sta
1 matches

Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
s wee bairnies that canna get naething tae eat? Aw the ither Unionis
emocracy has been shawn up as naething mair nor guisin front groups.
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando “Blood Upon the Grass” – merk twa?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
mme at Easter Road. There’s naething especially interestin aboot t
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
tificially forced tae discuss naething but currency union? There wis
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
actions o the “bad guys”, naething ava is. But it’s became acc
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ave to dae. Ye think they dae naething ava, man, but this be a mista
1 matches

@DABArbuckle tweeted
for sae lang but actually sae naething. Amazing talent that. Whit a (2020) search twitter
delighted tae hear this news. Naething less than he deserves.(2020) search twitter

@MizLiot tweeted
s on tae be a total dickhead. Naething ‘genuine’ aboot ye. Tìorai (2021) twitter link

@ThonJacobite tweeted
t chapped the door dressed in naething but a see through negligee, m (2021) twitter link
n". Ah said "Ma faither looks naething like that". Ma mither said "W(2021) search twitter


Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
e gie a loup." Grandad missed naething. A lifetime in cattle-dealin on page 94

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
be lik e hypocrites, they loo naething better nor tae stan afore e h on page 13
oons, cause aither he'Il care naething for e teen an loo e tither, o on page 14
ler on doctors att coudna dee naething for her, cam up ahin him an r on page 94

3 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
ix Club at Ardrishaig, thinks naething o traivellin aa the wye fae L
1 matches

Hardie, Buff Dod 'n' Bunty, (Evening Express 2000) Doric, newspaper
ed een o' them an waited, but naething happened. So I pit in mair mo
ssed the ither een, an' still naething happened. So anither three qu
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Naething tae moan aboot jist a flaw.
Och bit naething tae bother a body ata
wer tae. Jonsar an peys him, "Naething wrang wi
ere's naething much tae dee aroon here."
Jonsar Eck sayin ere wis naething wrang wi him. He wis fer plea
12 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
day. Naething tae fear, nae neen waur than
naething tull the operation ata". Ned
aein something tae ait. Ere's naething tull yon ata."
ed thocht an said." Wis there naething that went wrang? Jonsar Eck s
shook his heid an retorted." Naething,
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
o their ain families. It wis naething fur Minnie's Da tae bide oot
on wallie three year back, wi naething bit a fork o hazel atween his
maister o aa the parks aroon. Naething could herm her da. The Bruce'
3 matches

Crawford, Jack The Pluffer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
she thinks I’m evil! I love naething better than tae shoot peas a
1 matches

Fowler, Ross Sunday Fitba wi ma Faither, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
e tele and the match started. Naething much happened in the first ha
1 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
There wis naething else fir it but tae own up. A
1 matches

Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
es air thrapple. An there wis naething that wis working. She hid bee
1 matches

Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
t fine. A hid forgotten a hid naething tae eat and a wis surprised a
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
n be completely colourless wi naething but images o fowk on their de
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Naewey tae bide, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
pit yer heid doun fan ye want naething mair than a decent kip.
ime, tae mak somebody fa haes naething’s day.
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
a sense o humour, fa enjoyed naething better than kickin aboot the
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
managin tae breathe okay, and naething on god’s earth will ever st
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
Naething adee there,” he’d say, an
auld backet. I’ll hae naething tae luik forrit till bit gett
age stamp.. an syne there wis naething tae see bit
hoose. There wis naething excitin tae see in the bedroo
4 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
s nae sae thick as they come. Naething like gettin till it first an (2020) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
i' quines an fit if this has naething tae dee wi the ae hunner year(2018) search twitter
dyeuks in a dreel - aire is naething mair satisfying than haen aa (2018) search twitter
Aire is naething funnier than an Engerlush qui(2018) search twitter
meenister? Anely aire’s been naething aboot it in the news!(2019) search twitter


Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
is waitin da sam. But you say naething.
t dis wis aa right, so I said naething. Dey were taen da boat as aft
t wis dat dark at I could see naething. Da bairns ey cam ta me, an e
An you ey worry, but you say naething.
4 matches


Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
that wants aye for naething.
Afore, naething coud shift thaim frae the gla
2 matches

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