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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
neist Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words164.3 158.2 290.5 0 30.9 101.6 71.8
Number of occurrences295162 110 0 3 9 11
Number of authors42 26 9 1 4 3

Occurrences of neist in Corpus

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
On the neist planet there bade a drouth. T on page 44
these twa wad gae tae sleep. Neist, the leeries o China an Siber on page 58
The neist day the wee prince cam back. on page 69
Neist the well wis the ruin o an au on page 83

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
her awa, preferably intae the neist county or even furder. on page 4
'Ah'm wonderin whit tae read neist,' Matilda said. 'Ah've finish on page 7
d o book wid ye like tae read neist?' she speired. on page 9
Ower the neist six month, unner Mrs Phelps's on page 11
Neist morn, jist afore the faither on page 24
Also on pages 36, 42, 50, 68, 100, 112, 122, 131, 133, 135, 184, 189, 191, 198, 207, 209, 220, 221, 230
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
y fecht wi ane anither an the neist election looms sometime soon on page 11
that tourit Scotland ower the neist few years. Fer that is the it on page 106

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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
in for his dennir twice, the neist week three times an athin a m on page 60

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Bilin awa oan the fire neist the burn on page 62

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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
Cried Bifröst in the neist laund in, ower aw lochans on page 11
ye aye build bridges tae the neist day, and the neist on page 19
nd faces wan and white as the neist and than neist wan on page 25

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
l mind the richt spelling the neist time ye use it. Even if ye fe on page 16

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Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, script
rie slipper fir a tongue. The neist morn hit haed swallt up lik a on page 1
e the cauld-stane autopsy the neist morn nae mair. on page 3

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Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
Traivelin oot fae the Sun the neist planet we come tae is Venus
l dwyne in time tae come. The neist warld is Uranus that taks 84
ings. Efter Jubiter it is the neist biggest warld in oor Sun Gird
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Neist Forgaitherin
w beir the gree but the'r aye neist year an nae doot the ither sc
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
w guid job A did that for the neist thing ye kent, Craig Gordon h
bother. Mind you, A think the neist time A micht watch it wi the
is cried Whuppity Stoory. The neist is a traivellers tradeitional
3 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
e be extinct by the end o the neist (21st) century. A leid—or m
ity forenent the world in the neist decades is faur greater nor t
never, for the purposes o the neist
ry is uised in schuils, there neist tae nae
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
e Cooncil on 12 Sept. 2002 an neist day Regína telt Scots Tung t
Neist Forgaitherin
expeckit tae kythe athin the neist twa-three weeks settin oot wh
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
SCOTS TUNG'S neist forgaitherin on Monday 27t Ja
Neist Forgaitherin
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
Neist Forgaitherin
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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
Thon journay wes the neist pairt o Mirren’s eddicautio
intimeitit the neist stap o the train in a fell lo
maistlie wun bi conflik . The neist staup is frieryke frae intert
, bot cuidna jalouse frae hiz neist ak whedder the connectioun
ren explened whitlik happenit neist as the mament at
9 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
NEIST year, 2009 is tae be the Hame
guage is like tae survive the neist twa three generations in Scot
2 matches

Capener, Jack No Guid Eneuch, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
neition or protection an haes neist tae nae veisbility in the pub
teckin an promuivin Scots, wi neist tae nae support or fundin fae
2 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
a lug as much as whit he said neist aboot why he didnae yase Engl
1 matches

Smith, Jamie The dingin doun o devolution, (Mak Forrit 2020) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
can we dae aboot it? Vote in neist year’s Holyruid elections,
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
We aa ken whit happened neist: the Scottish cavalry left th
gaed hame aroond 1303, an wis neist seen fechtin alangside the Sc
The neist again year, Rabbie the Bruce
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
n in the touel. Whit happened neist wis ane o the queerest ’hin
wed a bit aff an swallaed it. Neist he passed it tae his wife wha
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
his railway like it needs its neist breath o air. The belt o 19t
1 matches

Harper, Emma Promoting the Scots Leid, (The Scottish Parliament 2021) Lallans - Stranraer, government
gap; encourages memmers o the neist pairlament tae recognise o Sc
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
ws afore rushin aff tae thair neist event at Scotland's Poetry Fe
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
rld, and a back-sitter in the neist."
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
up yer program o meetins for neist session an ye'd like her tae
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
then howkit it up the neist day.
the neist time he blaws
2 matches

McClure, Derrick J. Lallans 59 - A Stot an a Cleg, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, prose
uckle year efterhins; but the neist we hear tell o cam whan Dante
nagate intae a fair feem. His neist sonnet tae Dante wes a reid-w
2 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
his ain sate belt, than hers. Neist he turnt tae the wumman acros
awa tae spick tae the wumman neist her. “Parachutes,” he say
flung the magnet tae the man neist him, an turnt back tae Beatri
id on his knees. Beatrice sut neist him. She pat an erm roon him.
eeble oot o the lug o the man neist him an made it leuk gin he’
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Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
anover fae Germany tae be the neist Protestant ruler.
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Neist Forgaitherin
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Neist Forgaitherin
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ixtrae blat will be eikit tae neist month's Wittins tae haud a wa
Neist Forgaitherin
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Neist Forgaitherin
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Eunson, Catherine This Winter, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, poetry
chasin on up tae check fits neist aff.
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Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
in than his brakfast; but the neist morning, Till noticed that th
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
be haudin anither ongaun the neist day on Tuesday 10t. September
Neist Forgaitherin
for bairns o aw ages ower the neist twa year.
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@ionafyfe tweeted
an Scots on i national radio! Neist stop - language act!(2020) search twitter
@OorVyce See yis at i neist een!(2019) search twitter

@jack_capener tweeted
s, no Scots. Here, whan's the neist Scots café set tae be? Cidna(2018) search twitter
ndin an promuivin it! There's neist tae nowt bein dane at the mom(2018) search twitter

@iainnicol tweeted
encil it in fir the middle ae neist year.(2020) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
thegither amang guid companie neist year @AllanHotel(2020) search twitter

@johnstone_shane tweeted
o course. Shuid be broadcast neist Thursday. Guid. (2021) twitter link


Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
Neist e deil teuk him up till e hei on page 85
bade aa nicht prayin tae God. Neist mornin, he cried on his disci on page 89
E neist day, he gaed till a toon ca'e on page 91
Neist day, fan they cam doon fae e on page 96
an inn an leukit efter him. E neist day, as he held awa, he teuk on page 98
Also on pages 104, 105
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Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
See ye neist wikk.
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Elphinstone Institute Aiberdeenshire Cooncil – Scots Leid Guidelines, (Aberdeenshire Council 2017) Doric, government
r ain larnin an set their ain neist steps;
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ause they didna ken far their neist bawbee wis comin frae.
wis buttered on baith sides. Neist year, fin Isie turned 13, she
fe Molly, fa farmed Northies, neist door tae the Menzies fairm o
t ate wi them. Weemin war fed neist, bairns efter thon, the colli
They sat quate fur the neist hauf oor, faither, son an dot
25 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
, set tae be aa daen ower the neist twa-three year. Fur the noo,
r he wis ay faain. Kieran sat neist Nava in skweel. His cousin Je
Fur the neist oor, the five bairns gaithere
coo. I'll be chaain the cweed neist."
rty smiled an noddit betimes. Neist, Brian set doon his fiddle an
14 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
ns o’t is smoored ower wi e neist ongyans aat day. Nae seener d
d look then licht stracht on! Neist I kennt, we wiz hine awa frae
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Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
run an dailin it ower for the neist year. Aal Jocky helpit faar h
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Early the neist mornin Lizzie waakened up slo
Neist day Lizzie wint tae see Micha
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Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
d tae tak the boggie up wi ma neist day an load up. My mither wid
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Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ch turn repeatin three names. Neist she teen the aspen branches a
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Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
Neist mornin, Kevin the keeper cam
. She wis a wee quine fa bedd neist door, ah she hid a turned-up
Neist foreneen there wis a chap at
cht again” quo Scrat .”or neist time he MICHT takk us awa.”
An yon settled it. Neist nicht, Jeemsie dowpit doon as
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Blackhall, Sheena Drumneachie Ferm, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Doric, poetry
served maet first, his loons neist, syne ma aunt an the quines.
1 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
Nivver sit neist tae twaa or mair auld ladies (2014) search twitter
The neist time twaa weemen dunt on ma d(2015) search twitter
This time neist wikk we ah'll aa be saying it(2016) search twitter
tional Wifie's Day - fitever neist!!(2017) search twitter
Lol, aye, neist tae Brigadoon! https://t.co/e(2017) search twitter
and 20 other occurrences.

@FaeFoggie tweeted
rti1968 Fa will he skitter on neist?(2019) search twitter
(or I'll sort him oot, week, neist time I'm doon visitin femily)(2019) search twitter
@peer_audrey Comin fae Amazon neist wik. Hopefully(2020) search twitter
@markjawatkins @morlichbck Neist time. Bosies aa roond(2020) search twitter
awa sark ti @GerryinAberdeen neist wikk. He won it in a lucky sp(2020) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
in the peachy gloamin, an the neist day, by pure luck, we chanced (2021) twitter link
tions deen fer World Book day neist wikk. Guid effort fae the bai (2020) twitter link


De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
LIQUID PARAFFIN, da neist een wis caa’ed. Hit wis a m
Neist, Dodie hunsed trowe da box wi
cam da voice sprechin fae da neist room. ‘Wha’s du sheeksin
3 matches


Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Then a vyce says "Neist', on page 179

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Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Wealth Creation'!? When's the neist 'Roll-over'!!? on page 210

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Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
the neist drap guid strang whusky
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Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
tryst wi him it Meadshaw the neist morning (whilk hei greed tae
il yin o his traps an kum the neist morning; whan him an the ferm
tae buit, he fermed ana, the neist
The neist herd it Craik Hope wis ca’d
hei gaed roond his sheep the neist morning:
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Niven, Liz Burnin Whins, (Luath 2004) Southern, poetry
tae Edinburgh citie neist ye went.
1 matches


McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
as guid whun ye cum roon here neist Settérday! on page 26

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Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
e. Val wunnered whit tha Hell neist wud fa thaim.
hurl. Wull we see yis tha ook neist, gif ye bes at tha disco.”
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@the_gellick tweeted
Neist time dander doon tae The Gell (2014) twitter link
Wull the neist @norman_parke be fae Ballygel (2014) twitter link
ns in Dublin: The Gellick for neist meenister for #UlsterScots? (2014) twitter link
- noo mind an caa them weans neist time! (2014) twitter link
er caa him "eejit" or "glipe" neist time! (2014) twitter link
and 3 other occurrences.

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