A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

zoo Corpus occurrences Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words14.1 18.8 16.5 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences3527 8 0 0 0 0
Number of authors10 8 2

Occurrences of zoo in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Central - Renfrew, prose
or penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo. The only thing is ah don't f on page 141
, Deep Sea World an Edinburgh Zoo. The Edinburgh Zoo wan is awr on page 161
n Charlene went tae Edinburgh Zoo: we wur in primary four an sh on page 162
The zoo wis good anaw. It wis a crack on page 164
zoo an yi wurnae meant tae but Ch on page 165
Also on pages 169
9 matches

Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Central, script
oot ae muck an escapin frae a zoo. A'm likely tellin thon story on page 4

1 matches

Clark, Thomas The Boggin Beginnin, (Itchy Coo 2021 ISBN: 978-1785303524) Central, weans
r as if he wis an animal in a zoo and no the laddie o a weeltes on page 14

1 matches

Calder, Bob Lallans 58 - Allmairshall, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Central, prose
dampt wee chimpanzee fae the zoo. on page 72

1 matches

Beckett, Mavis Duncan Lallans 59 - Auntie Aggie, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Central, prose
"A'm takkin ye tae the zoo." on page 118

7 matches

Purdie, David C. Lallans 82 - The Cream Cookie, (Lallans Magazine 2013) Central - Midlothian, prose
ll naebody, but it's tae be a zoo!' on page 59
wis a load o rubbage aboot a zoo in Strathvaigin Perk!' he say on page 61

4 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Central - Ardrossan, poetry
ed along fur a day oot et the zoo
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 125, (self-published 2004) Central, newspaper
tek wis retired tae Edinburgh Zoo an dee'd at the age o 21. A s
wis pitten in a shop near the Zoo but efter it haed its inside
2 matches


Whyte, Brian The Bottles, (Independently published 2020 ISBN: 979-8612647218) Doric, poetry
It's nae gan tae i'zoo on page 62
I'm jist like 'em chimps in i'zoo, quine, ye ken 'at it's true on page 179

3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
is a byordnar hett day in the zoo. Even the monkeys war plottin
didna mind that she bedd in a zoo, she thocht she wis back hame
yon. Jessie, wis sent tae the zoo. She didna mind bidin in the
. She didna mind bidin in the zoo bit fur ae thing. Kevin the k
“Awa hame tae the zoo,” cried Mysie Wabster.
5 matches

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