A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
noun Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10 13.7 0 0 10.3 0 19.6
Number of occurrences1814 0 0 1 0 3
Number of authors9 6 1 2

Occurrences of noun in Corpus

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Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
inctions is whaur the verb an noun form o a wird is the same in
traditional texts) an "wark" (noun). In ma dialeck thir's baith
Anither example o this verb/noun distinction is "love" (noun)
distinction is "love" (noun) an "loo" (verb, whiles spelt
l" can be uised as a abstrack noun an aa, like in "a hurl in a c
9 matches

Smith, Jamie Effeirin tae the formal: Laitinate lendwirds in Scots, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
, occur and the adjective and noun pagan.
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ein’ a name that’ baith a noun an’ a verb!
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
wad seestematically draa oot noun cases or tenses, or whitever
1 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
o “the Scots language”, a noun phrase. Wha cares? Weel, apai
1 matches

@jack_capener tweeted
Neukatyke (noun, #Scots): A rough, shaggy she(2019) search twitter


Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
’ here is laek a collective noun - a wird laek ‘watter’ o
1 matches


@Angelinekking tweeted
origin: Middle English (as a noun denoting a horse's gallop): f(2020) search twitter

@fairfaaye tweeted
these trumps the magnificent noun 'bletherskite' and its associ(2020) search twitter