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afford Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words31 26 35.6 32.3 0 0 35.2 13.6
Number of occurrences4731 11 0 0 3 2
Number of authors15 7 3 2

Occurrences of afford in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
atio chairs because ah cannae afford a decent couch. Ah sit there on page 16
in. How did that muppet Craig afford this?" on page 173
parents wur too piss poor tae afford the latest big name brands. A on page 187

3 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
"A cudnae afford tae larn it," said the Mock T on page 95

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
brother's cause she couldnae afford tae buy new wans fur the bait on page 11
is work, an he says we cannae afford tae be spendin money willy ni on page 53
d tae take oot a mortgage tae afford them. on page 111
greed cauge it meant we could afford tae buy ingredients fur ten m on page 136
well it wis cause we couldnae afford it it still never stoppeq me on page 164

5 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
ed for bi them that can least afford it. Wollaston's Business Park on page 8

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
There wis nae wey they could afford tae buy a better hoose - or on page 5
Tickets are the anes wha can afford tae buy bars o chocolate ilka on page 25
een were bad and he couldnae afford glesses, 'the third _ ticket on page 36
t because his faimly couldnae afford it, and as the cauld weather on page 46
innae ken. He probably cannae afford ane.' on page 66

6 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
We cannae afford, Tony says, These extra milli on page 45
Nou? We kin haurdly afford tae buy beer! on page 67
y the best education he could afford. He taen his money an moved t on page 100
born wi, an fine weel he can afford it (an be better thocht o fir on page 112
'Afford the bigger, better things in on page 141

5 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
rother’s cause she couldnae afford tae buy new wans fur the bait
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
asks the wifie. Weel she cood afford athing bit pinted oot
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
best interior designer he cud afford – nane ither nor Jenny Sang
1 matches

Logan, Kirsty Lego, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
ning, “cos a student cannae afford that wee shop.”
1 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
But she can weel afford tae smile,
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
strang position, an wi cannae afford tae fouter that awa bi just r
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
tae afford it on oor lane?
1 matches

Mitchell, Kiera Fit why nae?, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
ch, an yi'll niver be able ti afford it"
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
“Ah couldnae afford tae learn eet,” said th Moc
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ners we haed. But we couldnae afford tae be fykie an oor victuals
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
the rich anes. Onybody fa can afford tae continue tae pey for fit
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Naewey tae bide, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
lt that fowk fa mebbe couldna afford tae help oot by donatin as mu
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
says the lassie, “we canna afford tae flit fae my mither’s st
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
will we want tae if we cannae afford the drink? Of course I ken th
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
Ach,” 'e says, “a cannae afford tae smoke real fags. Yur uncl
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
an can afford ti walcum ma freins.
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Here's the problem wi the trad wife muivement, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
if ye want tae be. If ye can afford it, then guid for you! But, s
is anely ae earner tryin tae afford tae pey for the hame. Sae, th
in the nebs o them fa cannae afford nae tae wark.
3 matches

Letford, William This Is It, (Scottish Poetry Library 2016) Lallans, poetry
fingers, cannae afford tae burn toast an
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Angelinekking tweeted in Ulster

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@WhenDidADidny tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans

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