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Use in varieties of Scots

a'm Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words229.8 33 124.2 152.8 216.5 111.9 210.6 1084.4
Number of occurrences348108 52 6 5 18 159
Number of authors15 4 3 2 2 7

Occurrences of a'm in Corpus

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Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
a'm jist yin day away fae hame on page 10
tae crush ye bit A'm feart an gled at yince that on page 11

2 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
A'm frae Bellyboley. on page 46

2 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 wh on page 7
in doon-stairs! They'll think A'm quare an brev at hame! Heth, on page 9
e tae hirsel brev an shairp; "A'm telling yae tae lee aff this on page 14
got hoo tae taak richt). "Noo A'm openin oot lik the maist muck on page 16
Aw dear, what foolery A'm taakin!" on page 17
Also on pages 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39, 43, 46, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 64, 67, 68, 70, 72, 79, 88, 90, 91, 94, 97, 111, 112, 113, 114, 118
65 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
Ach, A'd hae a go masel, bit A'm no intae aipples. Here noo, l on page 89

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
e an will nivver forget whaur A'm fae. on page 9
me a richt bluidy cheek, fer A'm no aware that Scotland wis iv on page 22
'A'm here tae see himsel', said Jo on page 34
sie. Jist ye gang an tell him A'm needin a ward.' This wis said on page 35
ug. 'Tae heck wi this Wullie, A'm goin tae tak a short cut thru on page 64
Also on pages 65, 67, 68
9 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Ye dinnae like tae think A'm here, on page 6
A'm greesauch lowin on page 47
A'm quare an fand o dairk nichts; on page 57

5 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 t on page 3
n tha Kïngdom o Heiven. Fer A'm tellin yis this: less yer gui on page 5
Loard.' A'm tellin ye but, dïnnae sweer on page 6
Sae A'm tellin ye, tak nae thocht fer on page 7
s han oot an toucht tha man. "A'm wullin," he saed. "Be clain!" on page 8
Also on pages 9, 69, 70, 72, 74, 76, 77, 79, 80, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108
75 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
oo, A dinnae care. Well maybe A'm a bit curios but in a scienti on page 45
same as say "Big Brother" or "A'm A Naeb'dy, Resurrect may Care on page 46

3 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Fae in maesel A'm na sae grand on page 47
I spring up frae tha sheuch A'm in on page 48

2 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
a gey bit farrer ben nor me, A'm nae fit tae lick his sheen, h on page 9
e chiel att hearkens tae fit A'm sayin an acts accoordinly is on page 15
it wye div ye think ill o fit A'm sayin? Is't easier tae say, ' on page 17
"Fit wye can A be seer o iss? A'm an aul mannie, an e gweedwife on page 79
Wi God, onythin's possible." "A'm e Lord's servant," said Mary, on page 80
Also on pages 84, 87, 89, 91, 96, 97, 99, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117
36 matches

MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
A'm gotten up in black dark.' on page 18

1 matches

Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
A'm sittan wae me seween on me la on page 41

1 matches

Sandison, Iris Da Tree Peerie Grice, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, weans
ak your ain gaet i dis wirld. A'm med up tree bags o fairdy mae
eerie grice, latt me come in. A'm caald an weet an du could mak
eerie grice, latt me come in. A'm caald an weet an du could mak
eerie grice, latt me come in. A'm caald an weet an du could mak
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
CAUSE A'm flittin in twa three wikk's t
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
kle daurk broon Russian bear. A'm no shuir fa wis leadin fa!
rue. He'll hear fae ma accent A'm no a native spikker - A cann
aa - soonds! Sae he'll think A'm makin fun o his wey o spikkin
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
nnae dae whit A dae. Dae whit A'm tellin ye tae dae!" Ay, an a
d hiv been retired lang syne. A'm richt gratefu tae Irene for a
pell in hospital, for aw that A'm gettin ower it noo an seem ta
competeitions an awards, sae A'm fair taen aback that this is
Dorset poet, William Barnes. A'm no weel acquent wi the origin
5 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
pellin system for Scots: whan A'm haein trouble thinkin hou A w
cht hae a haurder time wi'd). A'm no shuir, tho, that a body co
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
"A am nut," says wee Jeemie, "A'm no a wee ane, A'm in primary
no a wee ane, A'm in primary shree."
this laddie. "Whare ye fae?" A'm sayin as the bus puls awa.
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
A'm no big man, naebody's ever gi
an breek-legs aye turned up, A'm gled o cannin hide ablo ma la
Oot in the fields again. A'm no ane tae git on the wrang s
on the wrang side o the law, A'm no even the kind wad beg in t
an bloose, sae it's her shop A'm awa back tae wi ma flechy pra
21 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
t on the fluir"). Again, whan A'm writin general Scots A wad up
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
A'M no fasht at aw wi yer Synergy
poken Fisherraw aw ma days an A'm no gaun tae chynge noo!"
tae mak tae the SAC. (No that A'm agin research, mind - the di
wi masel o late, an fir that A'm gratefu tae ye Bob. A'm fair
gratefu tae ye Bob. A'm fair taen wi your phrase, 'a
6 matches

Gilmour, Rosie Fareweel tae Wallyford, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
A'm aff in June tae spreid ma win
A'm birlin doon the toun tae lear
2 matches

Heron, Caitlin Groonded, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
A'm stuck in ma room and
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
gulped, feart-like, an said, "A'm no awfu shair sir, but A thin
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Boneybefore's frae whar A'm cum
Mair heidstanes A'm allowin,
A'm damn't A'll pye fur that.
A'm gled A'm no that bittér-soor,
A'm gled A'm no lake Bab ava,
5 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine The future of Scots, (https://www.opendemocracy.net/ 2015) Orkney, prose
A'm interestid i politics ootower
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 116, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
MacCormick (SNP) that said, "A'm fair awa wi the eikin o lingu
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
A'm oan ma lain
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
id say that hen cause the wey A'm feelin the noo A widnae mind
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
k. A sook a barley sugar whin A'm oot walkin' birra spat it oot
ur's a leg a' lamb in ri oven A'm 'e's best pal bey a guid mile
on ri close,” says Shug. “A'm 'hinkin' ri hale street kin s
i door bang oan four A'cloke. A'm shoor e' kin tell ri time rat
4 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
A'm stricken to a marrow,
Well A'm sae bluidy knackered,
2 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
ir afore yur mammy gits hame. A'm awaw ben ri hoose tae listen
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
n Dixie uises that sayin tae. A'm lairnin that mair an mair o t
1 matches

The Westender Pipin for the Young Yins, (The Hawick Paper 2008) Southern, newspaper
A'm hopin' they'll be able tae so
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 Ins and oots, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
talians in oor community that a'm share av heard Ian Landles si
Bit a'm haverin'. A was oan aboot fol
whae want tae settle here and a'm share ool sei the benefits es
3 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 pupils
le tae sei the war graves and a'm share that'll hev been an exp
3 matches

Niven, Liz The New Mannie, (Canongate 2003) Southern, poetry
fir A'm a new mannie, can ye no tell?
could've breast fed them,bit A'm afraid A cannie.
A'm needit at hame cos A'm a new mannie.
A'm hauf considerin gaun doon the
A'm no sure whit tae dae fir A'm a new mannie
5 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@d_anderson878 tweeted in Doric
A'm gaun tar boo tae the pressure(2020)
A'm intae ma September breeks an (2020)
A'm taen wi the spacie left fir t(2020)
A'm thinkin thit the maist o the (2020)
A'm wi you, ma loon. Bonnie. http(2020)
and 8 other matches.

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted in Doric
@celticfc fit like bhoys? A'm mair o' a banana kind o' mann(2015)

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans
A'm back nou! Haed a braw time at(2018)
@HarryJosieGiles Weel, A'm asexual massel, an A'm person(2019)
OperaScots @DrMDempster Yass! A'm *so* gaun'ae be thare!(2018)
n intae Elon Musk lately, but A'm no compleenin! ¯\_(?)_/¯(2018)
@DrMDempster A'm gaun'ae stairt uisin 'at hash(2020)
and 14 other matches.

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans
@shaunwkearney Weel noo A'm feart.(2019)
@DrMDempster a'm near greetin noo!(2019)
ls aa aer Scotlan - ilka day A'm mair an mair prood o wir wee (2018)
rth makkin it an open letter, A'm shuir a hail fouth o folk wad(2019)
and 3 other matches.

@iainnicol tweeted in Lallans
@sky_traffic A'm pittin ma siller on deranged.(2020)

@IshbelMcF tweeted in Lallans
early (acause o some plot) an A'm wantin tae write aboot Brexit(2019)
e stories is whit stories is. A'm fir positive discrimination, (2017)
the Cameo. Wannae hang wi me? A'm waitin for @shysecretagent's (2016)
@libby_brooks Mibbe A will! A'm the ainly wumman daein the ai(2019)

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
gh prism o Doric, an its them A'm presenting tae. These wirds w(2020)

@HJosephineGiles tweeted in Orkney
e fer the wark thoo're deuan. A'm hairtsair ower the bulder tho(2020)
n the yiddish anarchist cafe, a'm content wi this transition (2021) twitter link
@jm_stout A'm gaan tae need thee tae nip do (2021) twitter link

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