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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
ness Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words12.8 8.8 10.6 0 51.5 22.6 19.6
Number of occurrences239 4 0 5 2 3
Number of authors15 6 2 3 2 2

Occurrences of ness in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
t Ablow the black craig o the ness. on page 29

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
haeological excavation at the Ness o Brodgar in Orkney maks it q on page 99

2 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Loch Ness, up beh Inverness is on page 120

1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
e Cloud, Wee Burnie, The Loch Ness Monster's Comin tae Ellon and
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
n the names literally as (Bur-ness). This is wrang an wad mean t
1 matches

@ionafyfe tweeted
Your Royal Quine-ness awaits. ?? https://t.co/BF0oV(2019) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
at The Hippodrome Theatre, Bo'ness: https://t.co/rp1YZfBuzg #Sco (2019) twitter link
t The Hippodrome Cinema in Bo'ness, featurin a screenin o 'Room (2019) twitter link


@DoricPhrases tweeted
trips fae Aiberdeen tae Loch Ness, Culloden, Cairngorms Nationa(2018) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
ae, knowe, bin, glen, strath, ness, mire, haugh, moss. Why have (2020) twitter link
op, howe, knowe, loch, heuch, ness, moss, mire, bay, naze, shank (2020) twitter link
has names lik JOUK O DROOKIT, NESS O DOOM, BURN O BEATTIE, GARTH (2020) twitter link


Sinclair, James Makkin Hame, (Shetland For Wirds 2018) Shetland, poetry
we'll be roond da ness in a minute ur twa.'
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Da windirs o technology, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Shetland - Yell, poetry
Twageos an da Nort Ness,
1 matches

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
loads o folk, incl me fae da Ness, caa dem scabby mans heid. Li(2020) search twitter
yun even rarer days whaur Da Ness is actually clear and elsewha(2020) search twitter
@Steve__G8IHT It's da Ness Boating Club. Da committee di(2020) search twitter


Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
rf wa, Fae Bridgeness near Bo'ness, Tae aul Kilpatrick near Bear on page 1

1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
ds vyce roared oot o the mirk-ness o
1 matches


Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
The Lost Ness Monster
So this Lost Ness Monster
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
ess, plaistert tae tha roon’ness o her swollen wame.
1 matches

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