A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
natural Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words29.5 41 7.9 55.7 20.6 11.3 13.1
Number of occurrences5342 3 3 2 1 2
Number of authors28 21 2 1 1 1 2

Occurrences of natural in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
'm no meanin they aw hud some natural ability tae throw fists, or t on page 87

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
Ah micht even howk doon intae natural history and say, 'The periodi on page 3
he'd never seen an esk afore. Natural history wisnae her best subje on page 155

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
warld. Alang yj aw the ither natural resources Scotland is sae ric on page 24

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
we a natural on page 66
a natural source o energy on page 84
so natural, radiant an fair, jist like on page 100

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
r wis jist as bad so it wis a natural kind o progression for them t on page 64

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Some Haiku oan Natural Philosophy on page 143

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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
Dryin aw natural processes o yer face's moods on page 57
Suspendit like aw natural laws, on page 92

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
ke? Are the a better, or mair natural wey for tae pit ower yer pynt on page 5
entence jist daesna come ower natural, than it likely wants mair wa on page 13
on changes, probably owing to natural developments in the language. on page 15
aur the Scots leid gaes alang natural amang the Soothron text. Scot on page 57

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Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
thocht he cuid see canali or natural trochs runnin alang the surfa
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
in Scots seems tae fleet mair natural like than his English poems,
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McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
he opportunity tae spik in my natural language. I was born and bred
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Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
been if ah hadnae. It's ainly natural that spikkin an scrievin in t
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Wilson, Katie Becus a hae a sister a hae a friend, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
love tae hae. A wish a hid a natural tan like you so a dinna need
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Smith, Jamie The dingin doun o devolution, (Mak Forrit 2020) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
er, no tae mention siller and natural resoorces. Dingin doun Scotla
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Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ician an geologist an chair o natural philosophy at Embra Universit
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 147, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
Tae hear the natural rhythm o speech captured weel
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
StAnza, spake refreshinly an natural-like in Scots sayin that when
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Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
charade play oot, runnin its natural course.
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Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
some sport tae him; like some natural justice’s been doled oot co
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ach case thair vyce is clear, natural an no pitten on. She haes man
z an Anne Marie each haes the natural capacity o experiencin this h
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Coorse it'll natural like mean mair tae believers
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Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
“the natural silence of old age”;
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Muir, Glenn The Truth Will Out, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
s rambling narrative took a natural pause as we finished oor pint
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Lehane, Matt Tuim Tattie, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
natural rhythms
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Lehane, Matt Red an Black, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
natural leaders emerge
insteid natural processes
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Smith, Jamie Animal Ferm: Chapter I, (Mak Forrit 2021) Lallans, prose
ad isna alloued tae rax their natural span. I dinna girn mysel, sin
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Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
a haun in politics an it wis natural like that thay shuid debate t
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
misgivings, to consider him a natural-born fule, for you see he can
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@IshbelMcF tweeted
Language change is natural, ya bellend.(2019) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
a global pandemic, but isn't Natural Law a factor at some point no(2020) search twitter

@fairpechtoot tweeted
ence, when assured thit their natural wiy o speakin is valid.(2016) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
n teers brothers - laddies a natural likes (2020) twitter link


Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
Designed tae mirror Norway's natural beauty, the opera hoose offer on page 16

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Leslie, Deborah Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Inverurie, blog
Doric, so it feels, te me, as natural as breathin; it’s fa Ah am,
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Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
caa hame. They will wark as a natural drainage system, their roots
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Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
. As a young fillo, he haed a natural gift an a passion fur enginee
oble baest released intae its natural environment.
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Hall, Simon W. No the Six o Clock News, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Orkney, blog
e BBC? And whit could be more natural, representative and fittan th
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Tait, John M Lallans 60 - The Three Hooses, (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, weans
ion of the Low House by these natural agents should be fully and ex
"So that its natural evolution may provide an ongo
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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
a few meenits eet seemed fair natural tae Ahlice tae finnd hersel t on page 24

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
if the Cat had come baak in a natural wye. on page 64

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Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Natural beauty is yer claithe'n on page 32

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