A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ne Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words80.2 67.4 37 18.6 82.3 575.7 6.5
Number of occurrences14469 14 1 8 51 1
Number of authors37 19 10 1 3 4 1

Occurrences of ne in Corpus

In order to avoid violating copyright law and abide by 'fair use', only up to the first five occurrences of the search term are displayed for each article.


Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
ike you Duis it mean ye'll süne dee?' on page 24

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
rough area thir no a bunch a ne Somehow ah don't think so, sa on page 116

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Tho sic a thing hud ne'er been kent, She wid prevail on page 30
Wi ne'er a backward luik they glanc on page 33
But ye'll ne'er believe whit happen't next on page 36
The boys up here ne'er shed a tear, Fir the pony- on page 43
A warmer heart death ne'er made cold, We have seen be on page 45
Also on pages 48, 74, 88, 94, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 125, 150, 152
19 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
callt shape poetry that ah'd ne'er seen before, but there's n on page 30

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
Ne'er cast a cloot til Mey's oot on page 36

1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
n a Sunday. Shae or shuin wis ne'er heard an got replaced wi "
rhymes an stories written in NE Scots bi Sheena Blackhall, an
kent as Rumplestiltskin. The NE vairsion is cried Whuppity St
Cover design : Sìne NicTheárlaich
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
he very title is strang. It's ne'er cried a cross or crucifix.
1 matches

Capener, Jack No Guid Eneuch, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
ometimes seem like devolution ne'er happened at aw.
s Leid Renaissance, but it'll ne'er get aff the groon wioot po
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
wis that o treachery. He haed ne’er sworn fealty tae Edward,
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
an gulpit deep an lang. I’v ne’er kent relief like it. Tae
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
be. Aathings been cleared an ne’er replaced.
1 matches

Pennie, Ellen The Wheesht, (Scots Hoose 2021) Lallans - Greenock, poetry
spik the wiy we dae, ye’ll ne’er be wan ae us
tae chainge the world wis war ne’er tae be won
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
yin " Lat him among ye at has ne'er sinned nane caa the first
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ncient pile somewhaurs in the NE o Scotland, the three heidmai
1 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
Wha daes ye an ill turn will ne’er forgie ye. Billy Bunter
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
“Je ne sais pas,” oor Caius man sa
Though Bried an’ Wine, ne’r offerd me,
2 matches

Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
A'd ne'er raelly
A'd ne'er raelly
but it's ne'r been
3 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
She did that yince, bit ne’er again. The Cairriages wi
bluid-drenched lans that had ne’er recovert fae bein brutal
“Ye’ll ne’er git back there,” Bai-Y
drew the line at that. He wad ne’er git awa wi’t. Gin it h
sayed Guzul dreamily, “an ne’er spoken o. Quhiles it see
17 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
guage uised is foondit on the NE bye-leid o Scots an the buik
1 matches

@jack_capener tweeted
@amylorddotscot @ccfest Ne'er seen a 'spider' cryed a wa(2019) search twitter
willnae be gey easy, but A'll ne'er e'er gie it up.(2018) search twitter

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
@IshbelMcF @OorVyce Ne sae bad as fir ain pair mithe(2020) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
dae neg infeenitivs i Scots (ne pas parler, era impossível e(2020) search twitter
wi here i sneckit up sma toon NE Scotia!(2020) search twitter

@fairpechtoot tweeted
@sadie_d_ryan Ne'er cast a cloot till May is o(2019) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
e North East, there some braw NE #Scots / Doric quizzes fir hi (2021) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
wood3 @jack_capener Sae ye've ne'er said aye, naw, widnae, did(2020) search twitter


Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Doric - Dumfries, poetry
Ye ne'er cam back on page 116

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Bit Ah'll ne'er firget ma wirkin pair, on page 95

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
aa better on e Sabbath. They ne'er spak a wird. Sae Jesus teu on page 105

1 matches

Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
tiers sic as Favarger, Du Rhône, Auer an Teuscher. on page 6

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
An he ne'er saw her at aa
he Sangster hoose wis ay fu o ne'er-dae-weels an drap-oots, ta
2 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
s wis bringin up tae be king. Ne the 'spare' faa wis spilt. ht(2020) search twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
oot tae the guid fowks o' the NE that a've got er back in e' N(2015) search twitter
If there's a bonnier NE Quine than thon @STVRCurran t(2015) search twitter

@_DawnLeslie tweeted
@RobDrummond NE Scots - ‘Hard as Hinnersins(2020) search twitter
ckon ‘Henderson’ was an aul NE name for the devil though... (2020) search twitter

@glenlivetloon tweeted
We have a saying in NE Scot 'Better awa' for someone(2013) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
d - hae a bonnie time in the NE, hope tae see ye (2020) twitter link


Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
For Feyther oot o such fine cloot as that. on page 39

1 matches


MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
On a fine day, do you watch your bairns on page 21

1 matches

Mainland, Jim Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
an kerried on fine - it wisna ta spite him, on page 28

1 matches

Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
is spaekin. "Foo could I a döne dat?" shö tocht. "I most be on page 20
da peerie magic bottle wis döne aa at hit could dö noo, an s on page 35
it wye can you get da laek döne?" on page 48
phon, in a deep voice, "is döne wi whiteen. Noo du kens." on page 103
osumever, "jury-men" wid a döne juist as weel. on page 110
Also on pages 114
6 matches


Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Ne'er mind thae meenisters: oor on page 208
E'en comrades luve can ne'er win us awa. on page 217

2 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
t crossed hur mind that she'd ne'er seen a rabbit wi either a on page 8
Doon, doon, doon. Would th fa ne'er come tae an end? "Ah wunde on page 9
et usually bleeds; an she hae ne'er forgotten that, if ee drin on page 12
times seevin is - Och! Ah'll ne'er get tae toonty at yon rate on page 18
ht th pair bairn, "cos Ah was ne'er this wee afore, ne'er! An on page 19
Also on pages 21, 30, 34, 35, 36, 49, 52, 53, 59, 69, 75, 81, 84, 85, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 107, 112, 114, 120, 123
39 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
Ay! A’ll ne’er forleit hou by-ordinar i
1 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
p and doon UK. In ma opinion, NE isnae part of sooth. See that(2020) search twitter
itish Sign Language”. Again, NE signs are muckle different fa(2020) search twitter
rn and bred in a braw toon in NE. But move sooth due tae ma au(2020) search twitter
eel that it’s time fur us in NE to reevaluate oor identity ra(2020) search twitter
at ye are totally ignorant in NE. Simple as that! It’s high t(2020) search twitter
and 4 other occurrences.


@fairfaaye tweeted
2020: Derry Cittie and Strabàne Destrìck Cooncil is takin pa(2020) search twitter