A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nir Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words17.3 2 15.8 0 0 0 150.1
Number of occurrences312 6 0 0 0 23
Number of authors7 2 2 3

Occurrences of nir in Corpus

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Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
il hissell. ‘This is bettir nir whyt-waashin!’ The sunnsche
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Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
Nir mines aither.” seyd Teenie.
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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Nir kent a horse an ploo, on page 6
en an see aathin, bit he kent nir cared naethin fir me; iv he h on page 65
drop-sookin Sunday kinna wye, nir holed up in some fooshtie-sme on page 67
at the neck's nae ower rubbit nir fool," she said, teetin throw on page 70

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Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
rs. I ken ye'll nae grudge it nir lat me doon."
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Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
thra tha coin shall nir be loost. on page 13
folk like us shud nir incline. on page 14
Sally nir ma buttocks got on page 17
Tasks oo life they nir seem lighter, on page 30
Alwyes hub bot nir tha spoke on page 34
Also on pages 35, 37, 39, 43, 44, 46
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Cartmill, Claire Three score years an ten, (Ballymoney and Moyle Times 2014) Ulster, newspaper
think wae ir mair in tha road nir onythin else. Some o tha youn
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Reynolds, Charlie Krisamas time is draa’in near, (Ullans Speakers Association 2011) Ulster - Coleraine, prose
hey sae it is betther tae gie nir receive.
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Reynolds, Charlie An Appeal frae tha hairt, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
frae yins wha nether speak it nir yet alane unnerstaun it. Bae
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Reynolds, Charlie Tak pride in yer ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2009) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
ulture, somethin that am mair nir proud o, but why dae wae naw
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