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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
novel Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words26.7 33.2 31.7 18.6 0 0 6.5
Number of occurrences4834 12 1 0 0 1
Number of authors16 12 2 1 1

Occurrences of novel in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
aboot thum in an Irvine Welsh novel. on page 42

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
deas in Joseph Conrad's grand novel Heart of Darkness, that in it on page 78

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
an had even had a best-sellin novel which had let him traivel tae on page 71

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
or an airtist Heather Spears' novel The Flourish. This true story on page 59
Graham's 'Shadowed Valley', a novel narrate throu Soothron wi twa on page 60

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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
the best bein P. Hay Hunter's novel "James Inwick", the eponymous
analysed the text o the hale novel in a database, an the maist s
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
uin fae the aerly 20t century novel Marget Pow bi Catherine P. Sl
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
s the first full lenth modren novel furthset aw in Scots.
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
in 1885 screivit Germinal ( a novel giein a realistic accoont o l
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Donovan haes setten her debut novel, Buddha Da, in Glesca whaur a
Donovan haes written the hail novel in whit can only be descrived
aist goal o Buddhism. In this novel, a mellin o the sindry influe
r Daddy at the beginnin o the novel, "....Mibbe you're a Buddhist
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
s Dillon's review o Matthew's novel, But n Ben A-Go-Go,"Easier to
£6.99. Matthew-Fitt's first novel, But n Ben A-Go-Go, is publis
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
y. Anne Donovan's hinnermaist novel, Being Emily, shaws a faimly
air ain wey. The banes o this novel is a love story. No a romanti
Juist as in Donovan's airlier novel, Buddha Da, this hinnermaist
t for their lost beauty". The novel taks in consaits anent airt,
e Donovan is the owthor o the novel Buddha Da an the cutty story
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
oot a Scots language graphic novel o Robert Louis Stevenson's 'K
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
baloons. The furthsettin o a novel in this style foondit on a cl
that's yaised tae the graphic novel an haes a page at the hinnere
ever, the souch o the graphic novel is sich that the feck o the s
ekyll an Mr Hyde - A graphic novel in Scots wi full colour, pric
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Seth-Smith, Niki Chynge o sum kind is comin either wey, but a vote tae leave wad empooer Europe’s faur richt, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
Athens, an is also screivin a novel.
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Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
e Scots version o the graphic novel Saltire: Invasioun, the debut
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@ClashCityClarky tweeted
o aw a lang-socht-for second novel frae Matthew Fitt! Yaldy! htt(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
NewWorld isnae quite like the novel. John is nowt like the buik, (2020) search twitter

@johnstone_shane tweeted
Pals, first novel is oot the day wi Arkbound Pu (2020) twitter link
programme thi nicht aboot ma novel. Micht bi guilty ae weavin at (2021) twitter link

@LairnScots tweeted
YA novel written in #Scots :-) https:/ (2020) twitter link

@ThonJacobite tweeted
tae pen a dystopian Christmas novel based aroond the characters w(2020) search twitter


@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
@Uber fit a novel idea, een O' thon appy theeng(2016) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
er braw read fur Halloween ma novel whilk feature Doric read 1st (2015) search twitter
for your support for my first novel https://t.co/970QvHKPBy https(2015) search twitter
I've free copies of my novel, The Grey Lady Ghost of the C(2016) search twitter
hiv copies I’ ma part Doric novel for sale aat The Trading Post(2016) search twitter
s added ma part written Doric novel https://t.co/wK7C61dVcv https(2016) search twitter
and 6 other occurrences.


Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
table at the only fill-length novel wholly wrote in Scots at A ke
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@the_gellick tweeted
bane wi "loyalist" in 1812ish novel "Charlton" http://t.co/dt9soD (2015) twitter link