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The word 'bairn'

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
bairnOccurrences normalised per million wordsOccurrencesAuthors
Total Corpus251.152097
ORK - Orkney 472.4 34 6
SHD - Shetland 585.2 74 9
CAI - Caithness
BLA - Black Isle
NNB - North Northern B
NNA - North Northern A
MNA - Mid Northern A 366.4 96 8
MNB - Mid Northern B
SNO - South Northern 1525.8 5 2
DUN - Dundee 129.5 12 3
ABN - Aberdeen 193.8 5 3
DOR - General Northern 43.3 2 2
NEC - North East Central 446.3 6 2
SEC - (South) East Central 269 75 12
WCE - West Central 197.4 35 4
EDN - Edinburgh 201 24 3
GLA - Glasgow 20.6 2 1
LAL - General Lallans 234.4 93 26
SEA - South East (Borders) 477.3 32 4
SWE - South West (Galloway) 376 11 5
SOU - General Southern
DUL - Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL - West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL - Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL - Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL - South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL - Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL - Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL - East Antrim (Larne) 78.8 1 1
GUL - General Ulster
SYN - Synthetic (no region) 36.3 2 1

Occurrences of bairn in Corpus

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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
the ospital tae see me an the bairn the nixt day." on page 18

1 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Annie May his a peedie bairn on page 1
That bairn wis some peedie brat. on page 2
, like his Dad afore him, the bairn sometimes forgets. on page 14
Wir bairn wis due on the Sunday so I ga on page 29
I took the bairn fae the cairry-cot and I held on page 60
Also on pages 63, 68
8 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel, (Picador 2021 ISBN: 978-1529066609) Orkney, poetry
whas bairn, an wha's gien a naem fae she on page 4
Olaf Lighter hishan his bairn tae sleep The sang is aald an on page 36
no kennan grund? Or will this bairn be somtheen new? Ten year an on page 37
on, voyd hulks. So mibbe this bairn'll waant tae brak the next sp on page 38
en, an thir listenan tae this bairn fae the bairn toons o Tau Cet on page 41
Also on pages 68, 69, 95, 105, 128, 129, 132, 140, 148
17 matches

Hall, Simon W. Gousters, Glims and Veerie-orums, (Orkney Voices 2021 ISBN: 9780956661661) Orkney, prose
rs against the gowster like a bairn wae an upturned cot Rooks str on page 2

2 matches

Hall, Simon W. Tae thee, or no tae thee?, (Brisk Northerly 2020) Orkney, blog
se pronouns when addressing a bairn, a spouse, a beloved pet or f
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
didna waant Dudley mixan wi a bairn like that.
Potter Day in future – ivry bairn in wur world will ken his nam
2 matches

Mainland, Marlene Home Truths, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
en tae whar the good dogs go, bairn.
1 matches

@peediepuss tweeted
thoo ken the story o the Unst bairn, snatched by a Eagle there wh(2020)
e hiv a peedie coorie wae the bairn an smell the tap o thir heid(2020)


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
ornenst hersel, for dis wheer bairn aften laekit ta mak on at at on page 14
or shö wis an aafil truthful bairn; "but peerie lasses aets eggs on page 54
at da wife wis spaekin ta da bairn, an no ta her, so dat med her on page 60
"Juist guider at your sneezin bairn, on page 61
Alice catched a hadd o da bairn wi a bit o effort, for hit wi on page 62
Also on pages 63, 82, 105, 126
13 matches

Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
Wan peerie bairn hed a strenge start tae his l on page 15
oaz wir mairried an dey hed a bairn caad Obed wha wis da grandfed on page 20
baith o dem said dat da livin bairn wis dirs. Solomon lookit at d on page 25
fae da owldest ta da peeriest bairn. I sal owerlook dir ills an f on page 65
Whan Israel wis a bairn, I happit him aboot wi care. on page 69
Also on pages 75, 79, 81, 97, 107, 166
19 matches

Fraser, Barbara Aye Someane Deid, Aye Someane Boarn, (Shetland Times 2021 ISBN: 978-1910997437) Shetland, prose
he used ta fish whin he wis a bairn. on page 1

35 matches

Sutherland, Stella Half a Twalmont, (Shetland For Wirds 2014) Shetland, poetry
A lass wi bairn
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Guide, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, poetry
du needs dy bairn
1 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
"My bairn, whitten wirds is creipit dy
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
a wye at I spack whin I wis a bairn, da wye at I still spaek, an
1 matches

Facebook link (Wir Midder Tongue 2016) Shetland
I played aroond da doors as a bairn I aye mind da fardest in stre

@Julie_Dennison tweeted
Keen how excited da bairn on da Christmas Coke advert g (2020) twitter link

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
@euanmcilwraith How could a bairn be so cruel to an auld body. (2020)

Mid Northern A

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"A BAIRN! Fit'll folk say!" At's fit m on page 65
n disgust es a bibblie-nibbit bairn wi a fool face grinned up it on page 69

4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
The Gruttalo's Bairn wis feelin scunnert. on page 5
The Gruffalo's Bairn wis feelin bauld: on page 6
The Gruttalo's Bairn cried, "I'm nae fleggit" on page 10
The Gruffalo's Bairn cried, "I'm nae fleggit!" on page 14
The Gruffalo's Bairn said, "Thon's a lee!" on page 18
Also on pages 22, 25, 28
11 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
it sixty. Ye'd the brain o a bairn in a man's heid; ere wisna a on page 20
RGH!" Donald roart oot as the bairn's cricket baa Cam spinnin thr on page 41
ill te think she wis the only bairn Ah'd ivver bin blessed wi. "Y on page 43
a "Haein a bairn, Cathy?" John teen ma han an on page 44
, Ah'm finally gaun te see ma bairn again. An Ah'm prayin she'll on page 45

5 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
taul him far aboot iss Christ bairn wad be born. An they telt him on page 8
da, an for att rizzin e haily bairn att's born will be ca'ed e Si on page 80
er att wis expeckin her first bairn. Fan they were in Bethlehem h on page 81
d till his mither, Mary, "Iss bairn is set tae fyle an tae save m on page 83
en throw her wi nae a sinngle bairn. Hinmaist o aa e wumman deit. on page 114
Also on pages 115, 119
8 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric: Alive an Kickin 2, (Argo Publishing 2006 ISBN: 978-0954615321) Doric - Inverurie, prose
rustin oot er assets. "Like a bairn's backside." on page 17

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
nd kitchie-deems fa fell wi a bairn. Faith, they'd sack them as q
oned hersel, nae a wird o the bairn she wis cairryin gaed doon on
va. Isie, tho, wisna a cottar bairn, her buits war guid stoot lea
e see. The yowe fa's tint her bairn smells the kent yoam o the de
fairms war aa present. Ilkie bairn sat wi a slate an a slate pen
25 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
d the hooses thegither like a bairn's lego. Here, a rowth o faith
Ilka Sangster bairn wis fair-heidit, tho Jenny wi
littlins near hauf his age. A bairn in a man's skin. Waur, fowk f
the traivellers' lear tae her bairn, Kieran, bit the loon hid nae
, single quines fa cud faa wi bairn as easy as keechin yit hidna
24 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
ns. Kieran, Kieran, Kieran ma bairn. It winna melter hoo far ye t
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
he same aifter it and noo her bairn wiz lost tae this yin. Bad lu
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
a grey dreich mornin fin the bairn wiz born at Crichie. It hid b
le hid deen the trick and the bairn cam intae the world. A skelp
The mid-wife grabbit the bairn and said, “Gweed saiks min
he mither speired tae see her bairn and the mid-wife gave the bai
and the mid-wife gave the bairn a wash an wupped it in a cosy
5 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
cos he didn’t ken why the Bairn wis ca’ed the Bairn, in the
wis ca’ed the Bairn, in the Broons. Ah laughed th
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
er in November 1845. Her only bairn hid died at the age o twenty-
wi the memory as tae how her bairn hid ended up bein pitten tae
nk hid came fae the place her bairn hid breathed his last. Mary s
3 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
scenes hud me greeting like a bairn, wonderful film. xx(2015)
, works treat sleeping like a bairn. Go try https://t.co/GYO0x4sV(2016)
inflatable balloon of a Trump bairn wud hiv been funny in oor ski(2018)
ither an faither fin he wis a bairn aat the Registry Office?(2019)

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
ected a file back fae a Banff bairn, but on point aye noo. https: (2020) twitter link
@d_anderson878 There ya go, a bairn jist brocht in a proper sized (2020) twitter link

South Northern

Diansangu, Mae Doric, (Scots Hoose 2021) Doric, poetry
rra drapped intae the een o a bairn
like a bairn dirdin doon the stairs,
2 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
and mysel a bairn
Why wad an auld man coddle a bairn
the bairn cried
3 matches


McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
As a bairn at the schuil (or a wean fer on page 17
rope an mak a deal w; the Big Bairn in the White Hoose that'll sa on page 56
airds eddication itsel. Gin a bairn comes tae schuil speakin Scot on page 65
mitations). Gin ye teach onie bairn that bi the age o echteen the on page 84

4 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
But as a bairn eh loved ti climb trees, on page 12
Eh've got a wife an bairn, on page 47

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
s tae help him an his wife an bairn, no a fortune but a guid help on page 43
tty weel aff an whan the last bairn went aff tae get mairriet she on page 58
pal Wee Tam went aboot like a bairn that had lost his scone for a on page 59
tae the hills since he wis a bairn an his faither had learnt him on page 83
in mither o feminism. Haein a bairn oot o wedlock an possibly tae on page 124

5 matches

Rebecca, Casey and Stephen The Baby Dragon, the Wolves and the Lassies, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
t wis Flopsy. Flopsy wisnae a bairn any mair, and killed Tricky T
1 matches


Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
s. Naebody really kens fa the bairn was, thou aire's plenty o the on page 13

1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
r ay used tae say fan I wis a bairn... This is a sign... ma time
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Flooery achievement for the Scots Government, (The National 2019) Doric, newspaper
tion o the baby box for ivery bairn born in the kintra wis a "big
1 matches

@Woodside Wullie tweeted
’ this glaikit tweet aboot a bairn supposedly shouting “but you (2021) twitter link

General Northern

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
hospital, yer awa tae hae yer bairn oan national telly, hope yiv (2015)

@Franwella tweeted
I so hope the bairn hisna eaten her sweetie .....(2011)

North East Central

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
As a bairn Ah leeved in a faur-oot glen on page 147

1 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
im fae haund tae haund like a bairn or white’er. But ae time we
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
an meat wis ower muckle for a bairn tae eat. Therefore, bairns ha
ae sae likely tae hae anither bairn aucht them gin they’re feed
spent fower year raisin ilka bairn, they cannae hae mair nor thr
that a heich rate o premature bairn deith an ye ken that e’en s
4 matches

(South) East Central

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Wha learned you fae a bairn. He ligs haurd by, on page 39
Now families Mum, Dad, Bairn, Auld-Yin on page 63

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
and ah wis a sixteen-yearauld bairn again. It goat me hinking abo on page 22
e deflated fitbaw oor tae the bairn ah paused fur a bit before he on page 40
d the rotten corpse ae a deed bairn. Everboady else appears tae b on page 48
y eat up her words like a fat bairn in a sweety shoap. Whereas wh on page 55
din and bubblin like a school bairn, a boay in the centre row sta on page 57
Also on pages 74, 76, 88, 98, 110, 143, 144, 146
15 matches

Hubbard, Tom Lallans 59 - Leids and Lieder: Walcome ti Helvetiscots, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
elie jettisoned the innocent, bairn-rhyme tone o the original. on page 5

1 matches

Townsley, Jane Joe's Cloud an Ither Stuff, (lulu.com 2014 ISBN: 978-1326001612) Lallans - Perth, prose
seein Isa's face, birled her bairn back intae the road. "No pet, on page 36
e a sweet tooth, no even as a bairn. He'd gie them tae some bairn on page 41
it. "Could ye no hae telt the bairn tae go awa? As fer that kerry on page 43
JESSIE: The bairn must hae left the door open a on page 59
it dee'd in agony. Whit's the bairn gaun tae think? Mebbe if we w on page 60
Also on pages 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 75
22 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
o the poems in the pamphlet o bairn's rhymes an stories written i
I telt ae wee bairn, 'Ett yer carrots
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
chafts were like a year-auld bairn's, an' creish my pow wi' the
A daur say the'r mony a Scots bairn needs nae help wi spaekin his
l Scots dialeck, but as a wee bairn A mind on meetin ma relatives
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
that," like she wis spaekin a bairn.
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
ddie about five year old. The bairn was awfu’ taken up with the
"‘Doag,’" says the bairn, real biddable; and then he l
ad roond an aa, fae mither ti bairn, like's shawn in the quote ab
n askin efter ma cousin's wee bairn that's been at the schuil a y
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Post-Its, (sandyfleming.org 2005) Lallans - East Lothian, poetry
Photaes: bairn, ex-wife.
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
ummer o clair staups. Lik the bairn’s
bairn, an cuidna be shiftit. Sae th
ukent, shae thocht shae wes a bairn agane. The chukkens wes
cairriein yeir bairn.” The craift birled up inti
4 matches

St Luke's Primary Schuil, Midlothian The Mayfield Moose, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
The moose meets a greetin’ bairn and takes him hame till his m
1 matches

Gilmour, Rosie Haimster Pairty, (Scots Hoose 2016) Lallans, weans
She's jist a bairn, hir names Lily
1 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
See, as a poet, ye're a bairn in a sweetie shop when ye dis
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
y eat up her words like a fat bairn in a sweety shoap. Whereas wh
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
hat catched the ee o a passin bairn ane day wis the ane that says
The bairn that seen it rugged at his mi
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
wi sympathy, the aince loved bairn in the adult that's noo no we
the muckle Dee tells aboot a bairn-less wumman ettlin tae git ha
n tae git haud o a stravaigit bairn-prince as he plays in the Riv
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
a shawl for her wee sister's bairn that gets 'wrapped round the
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
r turn o bein the best sellin bairn's buik in the Capital's Water
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
auld hertitly tramplin ower a bairn. In chapter 4, The Carew Murt
1 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
nniest ane ye’d ivver seen. Bairn size, blue, a wee mirror an a
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
“No, noo. No in front o the bairn.” She gesturt taeward the b
Mrs. Finlay haed her yungest bairn in her airms an anither haudi
lamp licht. “A shull’n a bairn.” “Fir bliddy royalty...
(ld.) no a Shull’n (1/-), a bairn. A wee invelope wis pit in wi
4 matches

Muir, Glenn Al Fresco, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
had married Frank efter her bairn time wis by, he wis a guid tw
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
indeed? But Labour is juist a bairn stertin oot on this history m
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
e morn then. Oh, an hou's the bairn? Is she aw right noo?"
1 matches

West Central

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
rs are weird. Even when their bairn is the maist snottery wee ske on page 1
but it's a lot worse when the bairn in question is extraordinar, on page 4
helps wis concerned aboot the bairn's safety as she walked throug on page 10
in the achievement o this wee bairn wid huv been tempted tae caus on page 12
It's a clarty habit. If every bairn had Superglue pit on their fi on page 28
Also on pages 61, 62, 69, 75, 76, 80, 84, 85, 90, 112, 138, 150, 165, 169, 174, 189, 198, 203, 215, 220, 223, 226
30 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
an me the bairn wha hud the deid man's name. on page 135

1 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
that maks yon bonnie broukit bairn seem tae me like the optimal
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
signally failed tae dae. Ilka bairn that has grown up in this kin
es is a mervel tae see in ony bairn - a Scots Language Board wil
2 matches

Wilson, Rab A Newsin Wi Jack Aitken, (Dictionaries of the Scots Language 2021) Lallans, poetry
e’ve Pauline Graham, ‘The Bairn’!
1 matches


Forde, Iain W D Traivells wi a Cuddie i the Cevennes (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2008 ISBN: 978-0-9574164-5-1) Lallans, prose
This bairn o ma ain invent wes nerr sax on page 3

2 matches

Forde, Iain W D Dalquharter (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2010 ISBN: 978-0-9559-105-6-2) Lallans, prose
e hir favourit quastioun as a bairn. on page 3

1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Swallae and Amethyst (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2016 ISBN: 978-0-9574164-1-3) Lallans, prose
h cam til hir. The meirakil o bairn-heid an the trigidie o auld a on page 2

1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Jackie wis the bairn o’ oor staff. She an’ her
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
You’ve heard mony’s a bairn’s laugh,
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
at her like a parent warnin a bairn awa fae some daft an dangerou
r! - siblins. He wis juist a bairn whan his parents ran aff wi t
bairns, priggin juist for the bairn tae be cured, an promisin tae
rigs, whan Rongye wis juist a bairn. The authorities did that fae
eep that up, especially for a bairn. The warld is that bonny, Isk
18 matches


Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
e return tae that wee scrap o bairn on page 61
And the Bairn's ward gien ower tae prisoner on page 137

2 matches

General Lallans

Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
r bed she cooried doon like a bairn. The uncanniness o the painti on page 11

1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
ll dedicate this buik tae the bairn this growen-up aince wis. Aw on page 7
Whan I wis a bairn o sax year auld, I saw a braw on page 9
r shouders an treat ye like a bairn. But gin ye said tae them: "T on page 20
ooried him in my airms like a bairn; yet it seemed tae me he wis on page 84

4 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
e thocht, I'm gonnae eat this bairn. on page 38

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
and look at this, awbody! The bairn's foond Wonka's last Gowden T on page 52
'Ma name,' said the nixt bairn tae gang forrit, 'is Veruca S on page 68
Toys tae fill a bairn's playpen. on page 90
Wha made her sic a rude wee bairn, on page 134
Will you stap interruptin me, bairn?' said Mr Wonka. 'It warks by on page 143
Also on pages 157, 167, 171
9 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans

1 matches

Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, script
ir richt mynd cries thair ain bairn efter a island whan thay ken on page 2

1 matches

Robertson, James The Sleekit Mr Tod, (Itchy Coo 2008 ISBN: 978-1845021986) Lallans, weans
sat up sherp. "But, ma bonnie bairn' she skirled. "Where on earth on page 44

2 matches

Clark, Thomas The Boggin Beginnin, (Itchy Coo 2021 ISBN: 978-1785303524) Lallans, weans
Klaus Baudelaire, the middle bairn, and the anely laddie, liked on page 3
and reached doon tae pat the bairn on the heid. Sunny took Judge on page 36
d tae imagine Coont Olaf as a bairn, but she couldnae manage it. on page 72
ke up the youngest Baudelaire bairn. "Sunny," he said, but then h on page 101
, "it's a thocht, is it no? A bairn jist disappearin like that. A on page 103
Also on pages 105, 107, 135, 146
10 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
“A bairn’s earliest leid is acquired
bigg on that foond an on the bairn’s braidenin range o experie
en quotit wis the example o a bairn gettin checked either by pare
ver, in order tae benefit the bairn (let
l as the written leids in the bairn’s community. This means hae
6 matches

Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
haill wide warld wis her wee bairn and a pig.
gruntit, it made her and her bairn lauch wi delicht. And when th
tae mak new claes wi for her bairn and nae food for the wee ladd
the auld wummin. "I want yer bairn."
uld wummin. She picked up her bairn and gaed oot for a walk. Mibb
6 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Whan ah wis a bairn, ma mither anely haed tae buy
blinndfoldit wi a cloot, ilka bairn wis birlt roond an pyntit at
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
haed kent weel whan ah wis a bairn. Bein mindit o it fairly broc
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
n thinkin back tae masel as a bairn, I ken I wad hae been there,
rbit by a caur raither than a bairn. As faur as I can tell juist
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
a hansom cab. As a wee tottie bairn she could mind seein ma grann
und up the back tae force the bairn intae bein richt haundit wis
undit wis the cure. Even as a bairn, I jaloused her life haed no
r tae tak chairge o birthin a bairn. The wiemen she attendit war
ye amang the puirest. The new bairn wis happit in a cover an laid
5 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
lie there and think aboot oor bairn, the one he knocked oot o me
re no wasted. I wonder what a bairn o mine and his would’ve lik
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
thenian dae that the youngest bairn o Crete canna?” he said.
es Daedalus had tellt me as a bairn. I wis feart I wid luik unco
2 matches

Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
1 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
o Queen Mary that wis jist a bairn an haed tae fend the kintra f
favour o her son Jemmie VI, a bairn o ae year auld. Lord Jeems St
Inglis in for tae uphaud the bairn king an revenge on thaim that
3 matches

McClurg, Fernando Review: O is for Hoolet, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
range o roles – hersel as a bairn, singer Jean Redpath, Rabbie
1 matches

astrothsknot The Auld Man O Jerah, (archiveofourown.org 2018) Lallans, prose
Mony a bairn bourne a the Sidhe an a Human
1 matches

Connelly, Gordon Celebrating Ithers, a letter tae somebody wirth celebratin, (Scottish Book Trust 2021) Lallans, blog
ey important? Mebbe ye were a bairn and shair as onythin ye were
ence. Framin yer story frae a bairn’s pynt o view will really b
2 matches

Coyne, Hilary The giant’s wife – or Ailsa the irked, (hilarycoyne.com/ 2021) Lallans, prose
eaking to. That Finn is a big bairn – ha! No pun intended – t
1 matches

Douglas, Ashley Scotland’s linguistic launscape – Scottish Staunart English and Scots, (languagereach.com 2021) Lallans, prose
as bonnie, stushie, fantoosh, bairn, bourach, haiver, scunnered,
1 matches

Douglas, Ashley The Smeddum o Scots, (languagereach.com 2021) Lallans, prose
ts wird fur ‘child’ is ‘bairn’ – anither braw exemple o
1 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
0rn1nScotland Dinnae be a big bairn... "Writes the number doon" ?(2020)

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m, espicially as you've a wee bairn at hame tae now!?? xxx(2016)

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eMowdie Guid oan ye, Kirsty's Bairn! There's a gey wheen ither br(2019)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
us Hae ye read Liz Lochhead's Bairn's Sang/Kid's Poem acause it s(2020)
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@Angela1Sinclair tweeted
@RobertMiggins Ye kin be the bairn if ye like Boab jist is long (2020)

@billykayscot tweeted
A sully bairn rhyme fae Gawston in the 1950(2020)
ae a think. Gey important are bairn sangs - ye’ll need a wheen!(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted
byrne @Okeating When Ah wis a bairn, "Irish" wis shorthaund fer s(2020)
harvey Ah'm appalled that yer bairn experienced this. Ah went tae(2020)
h wore ma hair like that as a bairn in the 1970s, afore onywan in(2020)
ae a'hing ye cin tae save yer bairn's life, but Leanne is deludit(2020)
ick is preparing tae meet his bairn afore tellin Leanne aboot him(2020)
and 2 other occurrences.

@DABArbuckle tweeted
is_UK Ah see he's brocht his 'bairn beating stick' wae him. Very (2020)

@fairpechtoot tweeted
ut Lithgae born husband says 'bairn'!(2017)

@ThonJacobite tweeted
refers are men. No a woman or bairn in sight. (2021) twitter link
this photie o' masel as a wee bairn. Contrary tae popular belief (2021) twitter link
ah never came across a single bairn wha didnae hae access tae the(2021)
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South East (Borders)

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
Th dwam-bairn wanderin aboot a place on page 5
Ahlice! A wee bairn's story tak, on page 6
inst hersel, fur this curious bairn fair loved playin at bein twa on page 14
se than e'er," thocht th pair bairn, "cos Ah was ne'er this wee a on page 19
ice, whae was an awfy truthfu bairn; "but wee lassies eat eggs ji on page 52
Also on pages 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 78, 80, 104, 123, 124
26 matches

Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
rman becam Gambo, the fursten bairn eftir twins.
English; an our lullabies and bairn-rhymes wis in Scots.
2 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
k o they ootbye places. In ma bairn heid days, fock hed tae
sie Forsythe an thair anerlie bairn wis thair
n the fack thit, is ae schuil bairn i the Scottis Borders, A wis
3 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
of the massive wheel) Ma wee bairn livin’ in Norway and she has (2021) twitter link

South West (Galloway)

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Or some bit bairn wid want a gird an cleek: on page 22

1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
n, and even 'a ginger for the bairn'. on page 50

1 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
a bairn's on page 93
felt ma bairn's face flinch on page 96

2 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
bring forth in pain, An every bairn is aye worth haein. An tae ev on page 40
Bairn o seven dischairged fae watch on page 59
let a lass mak claes fir her bairn? on page 61

5 matches

@StuartPoet tweeted
per, fit, haun, schuil, wean, bairn, piece, skelp, plook, hoose, (2020)
enjoy them baith. Bein a big bairn yersel an aw(2020)

East Antrim (Larne)

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
tha cleek an grup tha sinnart bairn, on page 33

1 matches

Synthetic (no region)

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
tha soon o Mary's voice, tha bairn gien a lep ïn hir wame, an s on page 70

2 matches

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