A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nigh Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words5.6 1 7.9 37.1 0 11.3 19.6
Number of occurrences101 3 2 0 1 3
Number of authors6 1 1 1 1 2

Occurrences of nigh in Corpus

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The end is nigh! - ye cannae win! on page 94

1 matches


Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
Nigh sax hunner ghaisties,
Nigh sax hunner ghaisties,
Nigh sax hunner ghaisties,
3 matches


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
We're hid her nigh on twenty year - I guess tha on page 33
er and Peter hid been wed fur nigh on forty years. on page 51

2 matches


Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
Tharatour, kis o the nigh on complete absence o the yai
1 matches


Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
ha dailygaun o tha oul tongue nigh? on page 39

1 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Skults thon presence ir sae nigh, on page 36

2 matches

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