A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
none Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words12.8 10.7 10.6 92.8 10.3 11.3 6.5
Number of occurrences2311 4 5 1 1 1
Number of authors14 5 4 2 1 1 1

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
. Three ae thum ah backed and none ae they bitches could even ge on page 36
ell yae his latest victim wis none other than Craig. on page 72
t Aldo hus decided he's hayin none ae it. He's clearly grown tir on page 79
uckin money, that's fur sure. None ae ma runners will pick up or on page 142
e answer but a valid question none the same. on page 181

6 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, but thievin. . . second tae none man. Nae danger.
1 matches

@Sinethugcat tweeted
- only 3 'activists' in tow, none of whom appear in fotos...cha (2021) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
entColtsFC some result though none the less - b oan the colts (2020) twitter link
reated like this there will b none (2020) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
has no word for red squirrel. None needed I think? @ScotsDiction(2020) search twitter


Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
e most of the best of it. But none of the best is here. You’ve
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Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
up a filing system second tae none which wiz her pride and joy.
1 matches

@_DawnLeslie tweeted
None of those? For me, ‘to scutte(2020) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
way...or something like that. None of use ken! (2020) twitter link


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
er ca'd Willie or Geordo, nor none o the neems that we ken. on page 42
nd her cuddles are second tae none. on page 53
gotten an aafil bruckeen bit none o hid wis his faalt. on page 56
danced till morneen bit were none the waar o that. The casualty on page 73

4 matches

Facebook link (Orkney Reevlers 2017) Orkney
eline - be mistak! No wonder none o you saa it....).


@tattooedselkie tweeted
ranny got da vaccine an feels none da waar but haes tae go back (2021) search twitter


Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
in a way the man remembers. None on page 42

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@fairfaaye tweeted
imply 'a blether', but surely none of these trumps the magnifice(2020) search twitter