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Use in varieties of Scots

a' Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words87.8 22 65.5 64.6 0 0 163.8 272.8
Number of occurrences13357 22 0 0 14 40
Number of authors8 5 1 8

Occurrences of a' in Corpus

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Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
A'll poo doon.' on page 15
Fre whar A come an whar A'll gae on page 17
A'm frae Bellyboley. on page 46
But A'd rether wak on page 47

22 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
t sayin tae itsel "Aw dear o! A'm gan tae be too late!" (but w on page 7

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
A'm baptisin yis wi wattèr fer on page 3

1 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
"Naw a'hm no," Ah says, say aye, on page 15
It's the cleanest wee toon A'hae seen. on page 28
An fir'get a'l aboot the Net. on page 34
A'l open a schule fir schullars, on page 35

11 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry

2 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
braham for wir fadder,' cause A'll tell ye straicht, God culd on page 9

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
A'v analysed the text o the hale
pellin system for Scots: whan A'm haein trouble thinkin hou A
cht hae a haurder time wi'd). A'm no shuir, tho, that a body c
ly suggested bi John M. Tait. A'v been uizin this arrangement
ctice for a fair while nou an A'v fand that it's faur aesier t
9 matches

BardOfMilebush Untitled poem, (Reddit 2017) Ulster, poetry
0 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Rains a'a day, weet in cranny an neuk.
Be efterneen ere's sin in a'a it's glory,
Sin bides oot in a'a it's glory.
Be mid foreneen sin in a'a it's glory,
40 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
0 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Boneybefore's frae whar A'm cum
A niver thocht A'd hae tae gan,
A'll hunt
Mair heidstanes A'm allowin,
Lea me alane, A'll stap at hame,
15 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
0 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
0 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
wi' aw ri trimmins; no' whin A'v gote a choice in it.
e' ri pub et weel efter dork A'cloke.
ent a flung in its direction. A'd loast ma vice.
it wis a quarter past ten an' A'd bin expectin' it.
fur a wee walk, jist tae say A'd been ower ri step. A usually
16 matches

Muir, Glenn The Bruce Triumphant, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, poetry
0 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
A'm stricken to a marrow,
A'll, soon, hae this job cracked
Well A'm sae bluidy knackered,
A’ think A'd go insane.
4 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
'es a year yunger rin me an' a'v nivir lerrum furget it, birr
n, “ris'll bey ri thurd tum a'v been doon rer ri day.”
n' wi rat meat, d'ye hear me? A'll ken if yuv open't it so a w
e,” says ma uncle Toamy, “a'll stick ma tools in ri boaxro
y kin feenish it aff ri morn. A'v a big boolin' match oan ri n
6 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
hey cuid hear her sayin, "Ay, A'll see ye the morn then. Oh, a
1 matches

Fenton, James A' it taks, (Ullans Press 2000) Ulster, poetry
0 matches

The Westender Pipin for the Young Yins, (The Hawick Paper 2008) Southern, newspaper
A'm hopin' they'll be able tae s
things are being duin there. A'm share the story in the paper
gauns for the Con Club, whae a'm share are vexed for the band
3 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
here, (which was the same day a'd been at The Cauld), there se
1 matches

The Westender Ins and oots, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
d"A wunder if they bide here? A've heard there's a lot o new f
talians in oor community that a'm share av heard Ian Landles s
Bit a'm haverin'. A was oan aboot fo
whae want tae settle here and a'm share ool sei the benefits e
4 matches

The Westender Mairchers did oor toon prood, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
r yins hed. If trith be teld, a'm guilty masel o' no venturin'
A'm telt that maist o' the pupil
le tae sei the war graves and a'm share that'll hev been an ex
3 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted in Doric
oons, is thon SpaceMannie fae A'iberdeen? A' ken a puckly rock(2015)
n tae ma loon at the wikend, "A'hm need in' a Bluetooth headse(2016)

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans

@HurchinHome tweeted in Ulster

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