A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nil Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words2.8 2 0 0 0 11.3 13.1
Number of occurrences52 0 0 0 1 2
Number of authors4 2 1 1

Occurrences of nil in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
managed tae beat Celtic four nil. Aw the goals came in the sec on page 70

1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
here at port seton - score 1 nil tae the home side - part 1 o (2020) twitter link


Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
won, twa nil! 'First gemme eh! Ye're ma lu on page 195

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@the_gellick tweeted
ye, but wi thon aul book it's nil - nil mair aften than not! ; (2014) twitter link