A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

ah'd Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words154.5 16 193.2 179.2 0 0 0 34.1
Number of occurrences234168 61 0 0 0 5
Number of authors13 2 1

Occurrences of ah'd in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
hud a mirror in front ae me, Ah'd be guessin ma facial expressi on page 32
nnae gee a fuck. You'da thoat ah'd ate the fuckin Bat massel." on page 53
ow they should tell the world ah'd nipped roond tae ma sister-in on page 56
ken that the selfish bastard ah'd backed that day wida went and on page 60
when ah glanced oor tae him? ah'd nae choice but tae catch sigh on page 65
Also on pages 71, 74, 98, 119, 142, 154, 155, 175, 186, 188
15 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
reports. If ah wis a dominie ah'd invent some richt crackers fu on page 2
Matilda said,'Ah'd like a really guid yin that a on page 9
'Ah'd raither no,' Matilda said. 'S on page 10
'D'ye think ah'm that gawpit ah'd glue this thing tae ma heid o on page 27
Matilda said, 'Ah'd gie it a guid wash, Daddy, if on page 58
Also on pages 72, 83, 100, 133, 153, 166, 173, 189, 194, 195, 196, 200, 209, 232
23 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ah'd raither sit aside you," said on page 13
n fun oot fit the 'F' wis fir Ah'd te rise in the middle o the n on page 16
is erse widna touch the grun. Ah'd gie im aa the bliddy space he on page 17
ll!" She skirled wi lachter. "Ah'd hiv te bi aneth an anaestheti on page 19
e's naethin wrang wi ma lugs. Ah'd bi aricht iv you'd spik up in on page 22
Also on pages 39, 46, 66, 79, 80, 86, 87, 88
20 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
th wi oot the airm bands then ah'd be allowed up the deep end th on page 14
owin whit tae expect cause aw ah'd done wis swim a breadth, an t on page 15
Ah'd never had a puni before ah go on page 16
lushed the plug behind me lik ah'd jist been sick fur real. Want on page 18
e ah mucked it up even though ah'd been practicin non-stop the w on page 26
Also on pages 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 38, 43, 47, 48, 50, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 80, 82, 87, 90, 91, 95, 96, 99, 101, 105, 112, 122, 131, 141, 142, 145, 148, 149, 150, 153, 155, 162, 164, 165
59 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
ma life, an Ah nivver thocht Ah'd see this day. An you, Butterw on page 8

1 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
So Ah thoct Ah'd nivir get rich drappin' prati on page 3
But Ah'd bae warmer on the dole. on page 5
So Ah toul' him Ah'd twenty stooks. on page 8
Ah'd forgot aboot the coo, on page 13

5 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
re so predictable - Ah think Ah'd dee o shock if ye ivver did o on page 6
last nicht - Ah didna think Ah'd ivver get ye beddit. Ah think on page 17
Ah'd grinned it the sicht o ye gau on page 19
n fin wi'd te ging uphill, so Ah'd stan it the fit o the brae an on page 21
book group, an aat's somethin Ah'd really like te get involved w on page 25
Also on pages 28, 31, 37, 38, 43, 45, 53, 56, 58, 59, 63, 66, 69, 70, 72, 76, 77, 79, 80, 82, 87
40 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Ah'd send it some wurds, an yins n on page 36
Ah'd confidence tae air ma point o on page 65
Ah'd gae back doon ablow in a meen on page 71
Ah'd nevvir yince been in ony trou on page 74
This manager ah'd hud a run-in wae on page 75
Also on pages 76, 77, 79, 82, 106, 109, 112, 125, 128
15 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
Acause the first thing ah'd want in an independent Scotla
time tae time, nae dout, but ah'd bet on us tae dae nae warse t
2 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
d suddenly tae mean somethin. Ah'd a deek through my ain timelin
w the wey back tae the mornin ah'd sat eatin ma piece in Subway
ld". Yon's the kind o message ah'd like tae see, an if it can be
3 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans, blog
ed wi thon loun, for a while. Ah'd watch onything that haed him
1 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
oor knowledge o oor culture? Ah'd say mibbes naw.
1 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ae "Put 't wood in't oil", or ah'd hear "By Ilkley moor ba'ht Ta
e tae uise Scots wirds, wance ah'd lairnt thaim. An it still is.
2 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ma casenotes when ah realised ah'd been scribblin thaim in Scots
happened. Staunin in a shop, ah'd see a sign stairtin "Don't" a
in ma heid tae "Dinnae". Aft, ah'd read an English wird as a Sco
ike a beautifu daurk moth. An ah'd feel a sense o loss when that
4 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
n. Sad but true. Like awbody, ah'd a hale wide rainbow o emotion
wis mair genuine than awthin ah'd iver felt afore, an wi aw the
e stomach tae repone tae her. Ah'd a complete inability tae see
e sae. It wis the maist richt ah'd felt aboot ONYTHIN in ma puff
h couldnae settle masel until ah'd had a guid rant, got it oot m
6 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
an' noo its too late. Ah wish ah'd
ld bones are gettin' cauld - ah'd better be going. Ah havenae
tae me, and ah'd gie onythin' tae hear yer voi
3 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n, ah'm serious. Just thought ah'd go and have a wee meditate, t
'whit's he up tae noo?' looks ah'd seen a million times afore.
The time afore that was when ah'd tae drag you tae Anne Marie's
ee the centre. It wis rainin, ah'd nothin better tae dae and ah
Ah'd never seen ma da lookin like
9 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DaibhidhABEB tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
e?! Ah widnae last 5 meenits. Ah'd punch the fuckers oot! ??(2020)
help me acause Ah complained Ah'd a'ready answered the question(2020)
ago, but Ah still miss thum. Ah'd love tae hear mair o thir sto(2020)
s during the brek. Disgustin. Ah'd rether watch fag adverts(!)(2020)
Chris Rock is a sexist prick! Ah'd like tae see him gan a round (2020)
and 6 other matches.

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
e five. If ah had nair money, ah'd hae mair. Love them. Gae for (2020)
@DrewLawDesign Ah'd mak him an offer he couldnae (2020)

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans
ve read fae this aw night and ah'd have been quite happy! #scotl(2016)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
wabster's a weaver, mair, but Ah'd never thocht o't as a name fi(2020)
kennin whit it meant, weesht Ah'd seen yer post afore(2020)
1 @Historic_Ally Hud a feelin Ah'd skeck ye unner yon heidline J(2020)
h'm up in Ayrshire the noo or Ah'd see ye at the road-en(2020)
thday Jean, 25th an aa, weesh Ah'd kennt.(2020)

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