A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

a've Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words50.2 11 38 108.8 0 0 35.1 20.5
Number of occurrences7633 37 0 0 3 3
Number of authors5 2 2 2

Occurrences of a've in Corpus

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
"A've bin tae a day-schuil, es well on page 95
en thon dane," thocht Alice. "A've sae aften read in the newspap on page 113

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
d books an ithers are stories A've been tellt masel, maist o the on page 9
nts becam the Earls o Dundee. A've heard it said that the bluid on page 20
'that wis the finest drappie A've ivver had ower ma thrapple, a on page 31
ther end, yellin as he went, 'A've brocht ane back lads, ye see on page 39
r cam back wi a cheeky grin, 'A've gotten them richt here!' on page 44
Also on pages 49, 58
10 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
An A've taen ma graip an spade. on page 19

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
comin tae me tae be baptised? A've mair need tae be baptised bi on page 9
an in attendance on e Lord an A've been sent tae fess e Gweed Ne on page 79
l the angel, "Foo can iss be? A've nivver lain wi a man." Says t on page 80
mith depairt in peace. Cause A've seen wi ma ain een e salvatio on page 82
ither toons, cause att's fit A've been putten here for." Sae he on page 87
Also on pages 88, 92, 98, 99, 103, 104, 106, 107, 110, 111, 117, 119, 121
27 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Noo A've heard fowk say that there yai
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
A've fair enjoyed editin the lest
its readers an aw the freends A've gotten tae ken throu it, aw t
"Ach!" said Tam. "A've been haein bother doon ablow.
ays Tam, " It's a lady doctor A've got but she's richt guid. She
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Tho A've been a Scots speaker aw ma li
n's juist a piece o nonsense. A've nae time for aw thon broad Sc
aw thon broad Scots rubbish. A've spoken Fisherraw aw ma days a
asel, a wheen o maitters that A've been wrastlin wi masel o late
4 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
Weg Ati eo sae shale o thon, A've drawn attention in the follae
1 matches

Lamb, Darcie T in the Park, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Kirkcaldy, prose
one Roses, ma favourite band. A've been brocht up wae their tune
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
in this pamphlet, The Bridge, A've read as bein a metaphor for t
Granny, A've cut ma knee.
Granny, A've burnt ma haun.
Granny, A've goat a big plook oan ma neb.
An A've nae TCP in ma hoose.
5 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
heep' an 'A cannae dae it but A've goat tae dae it'. The ither c
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
"Och ay," said Peggy, "A've heard aboot him; but he canna
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ng" in the saicont paragraph. A've nae kennin wha this Haining i
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 fol
1 matches

Niven, Liz The New Mannie, (Canongate 2003) Southern, poetry
A mean A've had some sleepless nights A'l
the washin's aw done. A've been at it aw night.
2 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted in Doric
TerryMacMusic @craigjohndavsn a've goat a wee spot o' bleed in m(2016)
an entertain'n puckly oor's, a've tae get up early tae wash ma (2016)
@HiddenAberdeen aye, a've bin seekin' a'wi fur Ye. Hidd(2015)
the guid fowks o' the NE that a've got er back in e' New Year.(2015)
@StonehavenGC fit like lads, a've a gie sair erse, poasible plo(2015)
and 5 other matches.

@jack_capener tweeted in Lallans
@ionafyfe Bydin in Embra, A've aye hid problems wi unintenti(2018)

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
roftLT @smithycroft282 Aye - A've een o thon. Love the illustra(2020)

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