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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nah Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words36.8 35.1 55.5 37.1 51.5 11.3 6.5
Number of occurrences6636 21 2 5 1 1
Number of authors23 11 6 2 2 1 1

Occurrences of nah in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
in the 200m at the Olympics. Nah, this wis real life and like on page 22
Nah, there's goatae be maire tae on page 23
"Nah, yae wurnae, yae ken why?" ah on page 44
"Nah" ah tell her. "Ah hink he's d on page 51
"Nah" she tells me "yae passed oot on page 82
Also on pages 97, 117, 120, 122, 141, 149, 169
13 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Nah - nah - eh didna? on page 6
Ah nah - dinna geez it, on page 51

3 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ticed yees wur gettin gubbed. Nah nah, said Mister Miller, Wan on page 35
ab tae go tae, said Charlene. Nah, said Emma, Nae point, an she on page 58
t tae dae somethin called guy-nah-cawl-ah-jay ~ an then him an on page 141

5 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ready. "WOR-ARE YOU ON ABAAT NAH?" ah'll speir o some jammy bo
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Nah, no really. In fact, this is
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
Nah,” Dave replied. “I did ha
1 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
@jjs999jjs @Thatasyousay7 ?? Nah i like ma bacon n egg rolls.(2020) search twitter
@dsa840269 @CRobertsonUK Nah I wid take in a euro note ??(2020) search twitter

@IshbelMcF tweeted
be scary!’ I’m like, ‘Aye, nah. Wear yer da’s shirt backwar(2018) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
@Alex_Murray92 ??Play affs?Nah! Here’s whit happened yester(2019) search twitter
tart of that issue... ??????. Nah hen, it’s in wae the rest of(2020) search twitter
@sheenz_m_ @galiniche Nah! Waarm and drippy...huz tae b(2020) search twitter
Nah pal, cunts ur useful.....?? h(2019) search twitter
@sheenz_m_ @twangit16 Nah, no yit....????(2020) search twitter

@MizLiot tweeted
@Lenniesaurus @DalyRd Nah, dinnae fash yersel ower him (2021) twitter link
@weenell2014 @nationalismwat1 Nah, they jist see ye tappin awa (2021) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
lou92 @emmaxdeex Fantoosh??!! Nah, jist gey braw eh!! ??(2020) search twitter
eCelt @molach95 @dgplacenames Nah that soond gey unnatural an o(2020) search twitter


Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
Nah, she’s moved on to Ollie no
1 matches

@sovereigndaisy tweeted
@nealrstewart Nah! Like being bested by yer cou(2019) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
@CalumWright2 @schreuder92 ?? nah lighting was tops. Wee bit o (2020) search twitter
@willytoonsley @RangersFC Nah definitely oot for Saturday. (2020) search twitter
@RCDoig_Official @AberdeenFC Nah gets snapped like at failed p(2020) search twitter
@claireeadam Nah but a reken itsa waste o time(2020) search twitter

@daleser23 tweeted
@CallumC19 nah nae really. Richie hawtin liv(2013) search twitter
@CallumC19 nah im sure he wina. He wiz in am(2013) search twitter
egge @Paul_Coull @rossandrew_ nah i just tried it. Think il hae(2013) search twitter
@rossandrew_ nah im oot visiting my mam n dad (2013) search twitter
n u win we cud go sum y else. Nah nae herd fae him(2013) search twitter
and 6 other occurrences.

@_DawnLeslie tweeted
@cligeey Nah, he’s used tae me by noo! ??(2020) search twitter
gin Marbles, apparently... ?? Nah, just some stair balusters.(2020) search twitter
@cligeey Nah... it's nae withoot its flaws(2020) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
@PatersonStan Nah nae upset aboot it. Jist dinn(2017) search twitter


Facebook link (Orkney Reevlers 2017) Orkney
glance at the shore an say. "Nah, the tides still coman' in. H

@peediepuss tweeted
GeoPhotos @OPOTY @ukphotoshow Nah! Jist boke for me I doot. Lig(2020) search twitter


@tattooedselkie tweeted
Oh nah, bairns. ?? https://t.co/gyOx(2021) search twitter

@shaetlan_rose tweeted
@Hjetlandi @MarjoleinR nah nah shö joost meant hoo tae pron(2019) search twitter
@dlawso17 @MarjoleinR nah nah i doot yun's a stuggit whitri(2019) search twitter


@cammyrudkin tweeted
@jamieginger173 nah just hame boab nvr hud mony t(2012) search twitter


@the_gellick tweeted
@CelticChuck67 Nah, but folk fae Ulster, no just (2014) twitter link