A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
noises Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10 11.7 2.6 0 0 33.9 13.1
Number of occurrences1812 1 0 0 3 2
Number of authors12 6 1 3 2

Occurrences of noises in Corpus

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
is an unco noise. Ye can hear noises like thon if ye gang through on page 135

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
an he began tae mak funny wee noises in his thrapple. Hou had he n on page 66
ies wuid hear him makkin bird noises an it seemd as tho some o the on page 88
makkin bird noises tae keep himsel busy. An true on page 89
e ghostly fires an fell oorie noises an smells comin fae Claypotts on page 118

4 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
an makin wibble-wibble-wibble noises by movin her finger up an doo on page 36
Ross an then he startet makin noises wi his airmpits. on page 91
tartet makin really loud fart noises an lookin ower at us. Ah don' on page 101

3 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
and made disgusted “yech” noises. “Whit wis that?”
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
e whit he hoped wis sootherin noises. Somewey or anither she got a
e spears. Than he made barkin noises. Tad an than the rest o the a
2 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
s mooth as she made gledsome noises.
1 matches


Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
At one point, the squelching noises fae Andrew’s feet stop –
1 matches


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
Gryphon, an aw th ither weird noises, would chainge (she kent) tae on page 124

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
new noises are heard. on page 1

1 matches

@jamie_ginger tweeted
ddle aboot jist making stipid noises..your sunday night must b fun(2012) search twitter


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
yphon, an aal the ither quare noises, wud change (shae knowed) tae on page 125

1 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
An noises doon tha flue on page 18

1 matches

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