A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ne'er Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words42.9 30.3 13.2 0 0 462.8 0
Number of occurrences7731 5 0 0 41 0
Number of authors14 9 4 2

Occurrences of ne'er in Corpus

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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 glanced, 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-tai on page 43
A warmer heart death ne'er made cold, We have seen bette on page 45
Also on pages 48, 74, 88, 94, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 125, 150, 152
18 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 nae 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 "din
1 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. Da
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 polit
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 sta
1 matches

Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
A'd ne'er raelly
A'd ne'er raelly
2 matches

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

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

@StuartPoet tweeted
wood3 @jack_capener Sae ye've ne'er said aye, naw, widnae, didnae(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 teuk e on page 105

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, tatto
2 matches


Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Ne'er mind thae meenisters: oor pas 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 wai on page 8
Doon, doon, doon. Would th fa ne'er come tae an end? "Ah wunder h on page 9
et usually bleeds; an she hae ne'er forgotten that, if ee drink on page 12
times seevin is - Och! Ah'll ne'er get tae toonty at yon rate. O on page 18
ht th pair bairn, "cos Ah was ne'er this wee afore, ne'er! An Ah' 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

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