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Use in varieties of Scots

actin Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words23 14 27.3 23.5 0 22.4 11.7 6.8
Number of occurrences3524 8 0 1 1 1
Number of authors7 4 0 1 1 1

Occurrences of actin in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
sciple. This guy seems tae be actin as the poster boay as tae why on page 52
acroass the street cos he wis actin too festive, at aw. It coulda on page 63

5 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
he hisna bin imsel. He's bin actin queer kine es file." on page 16

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
trehin ti be a smoothie an actin ah choosie on page 4
eh dinna ken how yir actin so surprised on page 19
an actin thi goat, an actin on page 73

4 matches

Robertson, Sine Lallans 59 - Newsins fae SLRC, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
the richt accent fan they're actin pairts fae ony o that toons b on page 87

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
fae Moorpark, she's been pure actin smart. on page 28
on Regi an Tommy Campbell wis actin lik an idiot as usual an sayi on page 94
Charlene's been actin as if the tuck shop incident on page 102
ay an he wis sittin in French actin pure hyper lik he'd jist come on page 130

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
e smiled, blushed an stairtit actin aa gleckit. on page 8

1 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Actin' showed bot niver heart on page 26

1 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
nd tae her mooth. If shö wis actin shö wis class! 'Oh Kirsten,
1 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
ars I've kent him his he been actin as queer-like as he's actin t
as queer-like as he's actin the nicht."
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
rogramme, faar fowk faa aboot actin. Efter the news wis past
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Ordinary Criminals, (colinburnett.co.uk 2019) Lallans - East Coast, prose
pans tae the losers and their actin aw humble and they’re appla
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
Pairliament o Westminster wis actin gin whit hid happent wis that
iament his, fae the aff, been actin gin the only notion o sovrant
nd onie British politician no actin like a lapdog tae the Yanks w
3 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t aff that McNulty. He’s no actin himsel.’ ah sais.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
He’s been actin weird, the wee cunt. No been
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
d wan side ay the jaicket oot actin as a wind breaker, leavin ma
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
’s precisely because he’s actin like this that ah know someth
1 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
her ee as she tellt us aboot actin. Noo afore I gang ony faarer
or me tae show abody foo thes actin cairry on is deen. (John Mill
ill ae necht we the plebeians actin as servants hid tae waak aboo
3 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
his time the wee man hud been actin the hermit, ee'd been savin u
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
avourite character. Excellent actin.(2020)

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