A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nur Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words30.6 0 137.3 0 0 33.9 0
Number of occurrences550 52 0 0 3 0
Number of authors2 1 1

Occurrences of nur in Corpus

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Doric

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
grew weel in yon neuk, better nur hey nor corn. Faith, even the
in's like that. Some hae mair nur ithers.'
w moo o it, nae muckle bigger nur the moo o a tod's den, a lang
ile Matty her brither, aulder nur her bi twa year, spat on his
horse, tho Fauldie wis bigger nur yon shelt, wi braider feet an
28 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
back yairds bred horrors waur nur onythin Africk cud conjure up
mair suited tae battery hens nur fowk, sae caad the Hen-Hoose
bi mithers nae muckle aulder nur thirsels. Here, the toun affl
Naebody noo wis happit in oo nur ledder.
a rottit awa, nearer sivintie nur fortie an aye trimmlin fur wi
19 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
r, an gie her bosies. An mair nur yon, she likit Dr Ewan veesit
he beastie she says is better nur us?” she speired. “It’s
shepherds yet, nur the three wyce kings, thocht
Kirsty. “It’s far better nur mine. I winner if
tae luik smaa. He wis better nur ony o them. An he cairried th
5 matches

Southern

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
Loch an it cannae be nae merr nur
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 3, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
oon, but there wis nae nurses nur doactors nur nuhin, ther wis
doactors nur nuhin, ther wis jist a nun. T
2 matches

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