A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

ability Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words18.5 22 28.8 5.9 0 0 0 6.8
Number of occurrences2825 2 0 0 0 1
Number of authors19 2 1

Occurrences of ability in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
asel in. He's alweys hud this ability tae move yae fae a big pile a on page 65
anin they aw hud some natural ability tae throw fists, or that. But on page 87
flinch. No yince. And as oor ability tae speak returned. Ah realis on page 200

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
arents should huv noticed her ability. But Mr and Mrs Wormwidd were on page 4
n,' she said, 'if this sudden ability that's come tae ye, o bein ab on page 174

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
in wehs ti thi best o meh ability on page 99

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Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
they can richt realise their ability
future will tyne the ability tae communicate in Scots. Gin
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McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
e Scots leid an develop their ability to unnerstaun an communicate
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Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
human is oor imagination, oor ability tae dream o a better warld. H
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Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
nt oot, ah wisnae alane in ma ability tae be seekent bi the words o
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ang far wi a bit instrumental ability an a brass neck). Oniewey, an
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Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
government spiert anent Scots ability on the census in 2010. Ilka h
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Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
long. He’s goat an uncanny ability tae worm his waiy back intae
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
a in statute an strenthen its ability tae perswad public an private
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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Henrick Larsson proved his ability at Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelo
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Sneddon, Alison Whit dae ye want “British vailues” tae mean?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
d as a memmer o the EU, oor ability tae affeck meaningful chynge
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McClurg, Fernando Tae see oorsels as we see ithers, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
n set i place, restrictin the ability o tredd unions tae operate. T
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Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
esca can be gey prood o their ability tae galvanise in these diffic
wegians haes an extraordinary ability tae boonce back. The ‘Hope
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Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans

@beast_afc tweeted in Doric

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
r, Twice! Tae compensating ma ability tae have 5 senses instantly..(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster

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