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afraid Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words21.1 20 19.6 11.8 36.1 67.1 70.1 6.8
Number of occurrences3217 4 1 3 6 1
Number of authors9 4 1 2 3 1

Occurrences of afraid in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
r ae baws oan him and he's no afraid tae yaise thum. Takin a brief on page 37
wae a library caird who isnae afraid tae use it. So, that's the ad on page 91
in this sort of situation I'm afraid." on page 126
y laughs in ma puss. "No, I'm afraid not. If we can't tehome him i on page 161
you're oot gunned here, ah'm afraid" on page 184

5 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"'Slighty more than that, I'm afraid." on page 81

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
"A'm afraid A dinnae know yin," said Alic on page 72

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
a bit o hoity-toity air, 'A'm afraid ye cannae see the maister. He on page 34

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
awa again!" said Mr Wona. I'm afraid ye jist cannae stap them sing on page 157

1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
'Weel, I'm afraid I canna staund here bletherin on page 11

1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
Wur guide isna afraid to play up tae Italian sterot
1 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
‘Dis is da last cave, I’m afraid.’ said da trow. Jeamie and
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
can no explain masel, Ah’m afraid, Mister,” said Ahlice, “b
“Ah’m afraid Ah can no put eet mair clearl
“Ah’m afraid Ah um, Mister,” said Ahlice
“No quite richt, Ah’m afraid,” said Ahlice, timidly: “
4 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
ks. Mussels are two pound ahm afraid.’
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
“I’m afraid all those years of eating swe
“I’m afraid you’re going to have to dri
ookin fur a sick line. Ah’m afraid ah cannae come intae the surg
“I’m afraid you’re going to have to,”
4 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
‘I’m afraid your account has insufficient
1 matches

Niven, Liz The New Mannie, (Canongate 2003) Southern, poetry
ld've breast fed them,bit A'm afraid A cannie.
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans
as showing in $ just now, an afraid at 23.20pm ma wee brain conve(2015)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans

@shaetlan_rose tweeted in Shetland
gree tae disagree on dat I’m afraid(2020)

@cammyrudkin tweeted in Southern

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