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Use in varieties of Scots

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nine Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words79.1 72.2 87.1 92.8 102.9 22.6 117.5
Number of occurrences14274 33 5 10 2 18
Number of authors47 26 9 1 2 1 8

Occurrences of nine in Corpus

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
seeven thoosand geographers, nine hunder thoosand business-fowk on page 58

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
or tae talk hings oot at half nine and ah kin hear in her voice on page 82
me. Wait, it's the back ae nine noo though. And this fuckin h on page 83
plate doon even a minute past nine then he'll no talk tae yae fu on page 161

3 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
pund and ah sellt it fur nine hunner and ninety-nine pund a on page 46
'Nine hunner and _ seeventy-four, M on page 65
She'd go fairly late, atween nine and ten o'clock, when Matilda on page 85
the Wormwidds' at the back o nine. She fund the hoose in a braw on page 86
till ye're at least eicht or nine. And dinnae tell me that onyb on page 140

11 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
re still shuttin at hauf past nine - aye hauf past nine A'm no on page 72
The Nine Maidens on page 77
it boadies o his dochters. Aw nine o them. The puir mannie fell on page 79
uid pynt oot the graves o the Nine Maidens in the auld kirkyard on page 80
er versions o the story o the Nine Maidens say that they cam owe on page 81
Also on pages 112
13 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
n time tae watch Bad Girls at nine a'clock. Ah sat doon on ma be on page 32
lver wishbone ring an it cost nine ninety-nine oot the Argos Ext on page 39
Chapter Nine on page 55
that she bought her a ninety nine cone an ah got nothin. on page 80
Ma ma an da met when she wis nine an he wis ten an it wis lik s on page 109
Also on pages 137, 141, 144, 156
11 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
ont page. The pictur shawed a nine-year-auld laddie wha wis sae on page 26
"The nine-year-auld laddie wis seatit a on page 39
w five-penny bits. There were nine o them awthegither. Surely it on page 52
am tae think o it. There were nine grown-ups and five bairns, fo on page 71
ned the door. Five bairns and nine grown-ups elbaed their wey in on page 73

5 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Ah wis juist nine at the time o the Strike, on page 72
Ah'm sixty-nine, ah'd aye worked doun the Pit on page 76
Ah wis arrested nine times in the Strike, on page 78
went intae the Pits in sixty-nine on page 80
ta's temple « wis weel ayont nine - the time on page 125

5 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
hid telt thaim, issue twinty nine, on page 29

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
ns on Mairs. It wad tak aboot nine month for humans tae traivel
rs wis at its nearest til us. Nine month is a lang time for ony
back tae the Yird an anither nine month abuird a craft. Ower th
3 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
grants have been awardit tae nine publishers.
1 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
ir doors bi thon time, aifter nine, when aabdy else hid concludi
Derek kent. That wiz ten-tae-nine an three miles doon tae Linwo
2 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
fast us we cuid. We wiz only nine year auld an’ aw thay trees
1 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
nch frae he wis about echt or nine year auld, an wis bilingual.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
NINE year auld Oor Wullie celebtra
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tae grind oot another thirty nine hours - minimum - in some s
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t an it’s gaun oan fur hauf nine.’ ma maw shouts fae the hal
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
e was another death. A boy of nine months of age. He died on the
1 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
asked. He had been wi us for nine year and there wis a certain
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Nine for mortal Men, doomed to die
Nine championships in a row, his s
2 matches

Lehane, Matt Cubismo Part II, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
at nine Cubismo cud pit mair thoucht
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
t yin o thaim leukit Tibetan. Nine point five percent o the popu
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
a widnae dae it again Bit a nine yir auld howlin’ an’ wail
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
, we ken hoo that warked oot, nine year syne. Barrin onie unfors
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
oan the cairds, Murphy missed nine oot o thirteen sairious votes
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ons, the S.E. answered three, nine wisna answered at aw an the i
1 matches

@billykayscot tweeted
fae Gawston in the 1950s. The Nine Ds: “Daft Davie Dunn, Doon D(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
ower, fev, six, seeven, echt, nine, ten, eleeven, twelve".(2020) search twitter

@ThonJacobite tweeted
d dusted for the day. Managed nine and a hauf miles roond the Ke (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Here's a wifie o seiventy-nine fa's leukin fir freenship wi on page 50
, ex-page three model, thirty nine ~ Kemnay area enjoys DIY, coo on page 52
far she said she wis a thirty-nine-ear-aul ex-model?" on page 57

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Working nine to five," warbled Ronnie, the on page 59

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
na leave ahin e tither ninety nine i the park an gyang an seek t on page 106
ints, mair nor ower ee ninety nine gweed livin att dinna need ta on page 107
en o ye cured, far's e tither nine? Culd neen o them be faun tae on page 109

3 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
back for my tea at the back o nine an, if you hiv changed your m
she asks." It's lang past nine, get a move on or it winna be
rew. Andrew wis aboot echt or nine year auld an
At nine o clock Jonsar wis asked in f
vy somewye. Aboot quarter tae nine
6 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
f Muggie Spend hid a pound at nine o clock in
a hunner pound at nine o clock it wid be spent lang
ain oot o the sky) It wis noo nine o'clock in
s fer woun up an awa in cloud nine. In a stracht line the Gordon
nine year auld. Fit happened wis,
5 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
widna be back till hauf past nine,an efter thon the twa brither
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
the watter. 'Twis jist efter nine an her fowks wadna bode her h
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
three plain white cannelss an nine iron nails o the kind used by
t the cannels on the strike o nine that wiz three times the Holy
bit. Beannie hid geen her the nine iron nails tae use if ‘Male
n fae Beannie an teen oot the nine iron nails an placed them ont
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ck tae the water. Placing the nine chosen steens back intae her
ae the shawl and teen oot the nine steens. She layed the steens
ach steen tae the widdershins nine times at each turn repeatin t
al fire grate then placed the nine stones on tap. Takin the flin
ill niver be lifted until the nine steens are githered once mair
5 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
pin it disnae gang ablow hauf nine! https://t.co/iKDXFFIAZ2(2020) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
Anely nine months tae Christmas quines a(2016) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
@d_anderson878 Abeen nine fit ye ken(2020) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
On clood nine yet! Fair tricket that Banff (2020) twitter link


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Bit Charlie only hid nine lives - and Pepsi must hae t on page 13
eatime till weel by half-past nine on page 14
ty three - and me lad's only nine! on page 38
der wha claimed tae be twenty nine. on page 42
ns - wild oats bore fruit - nine within wedlock, six withoot. on page 77

5 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
eth, shö wis a grain mair as nine fit high noo, an shö clickit on page 17
hö wis grutten whin shö wis nine fit high. on page 21
hö wis brocht hersel doon ta nine inches high. on page 55
clock. Lat wis say at hit wis nine ida moarnin, juist time for l on page 71
t day," said da Mock Turtle: "nine ooers on page 98

5 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
Shö wad a been aboot nine year aald da first time I saa
n doon her face, an I saa dat nine year aald again. We herdly sp
2 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
kens whaar da cod'll be. It's nine mile. Dönna be fairt, dey'll
ta haal lines fae da boddam, nine mile aff, in sixty faddom o w
o da wind dey wid hae ta teck nine mile twise ower, an mair, ta
3 matches


Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
lt aroon Yin hunner an thirty nine. on page 1

2 matches


Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Thirteen an Echtie-Nine. on page 5
Twuntie nine whun fower yeir's oot. on page 7

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
: heth, shae wus noo mair nor nine fut taal, an shae at yinst tu on page 17
t shae had gret whin shae wus nine feet taal. on page 21
ae had brocht hirsel doon tae nine inches high. on page 54
Fur instance, imagine it wus nine o'clock in the moarnin, jest on page 71
day," said the Mock Turtle: "nine the nixt, an so on." on page 97

5 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
n sheep ner aboot tha ninetie-nine that didnae wanner aff! In th on page 9
im, wud he no lea tha ninetie nine oot ïn tha muir, an gang eft on page 96
axt Jesus. "Whar's tha ither nine? Hae nane o thaim cum bak tae on page 99

4 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
tionals, hae lashed in quinty nine; on page 2

1 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
Nine an ten yeir oul, we wur Brith on page 9
A set yin nicht, jaist eftér nine, Wi paper, pen an gless o win on page 31

2 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
ns were bainisht fae hame for nine hundret year,’ ah saed.
1 matches

Drennan, William Yin Tae A Hunner, (Ullans Press 2004) Ulster, poetry
Seiven echt an nine
1 matches

Gillen, Charles Fifty Nine, (Ullans Press 2005) Ulster, poetry
Bak in fifty echt or nine,
Bak in fifty echt or nine.
2 matches

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