A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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ah'm Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words613.4 34 715.3 746.3 397 313.3 35.1 170.5
Number of occurrences929622 254 11 14 3 25
Number of authors19 4 4 1 2 4

Occurrences of ah'm in Corpus

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Hall, Simon W. The Orkney Gruffalo, (Itchy Coo 2015 ISBN: 978-1785300066) Orkney, weans
Ah'm gaan fur me dinner wae a gruf on page 1
Ah'm gaan fur me tea wae a gruffal on page 5
Ah'm gaan fur some maet wae a gruf on page 9
Ah'm the most fearsome beast in th on page 14
"Ah'm taen aback!" said the Gruffal on page 19
Also on pages 20
6 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
ah'm shair ma messenger will fin o on page 44

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
it is. That is ECHT aa richt, Ah'm tellin ye. An this is even ma on page 73

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
e fucked; they're that yelly, ah'm startin tae hink they've went on page 13
ter the strength tae make it. Ah'm sittin here hinkin tae massel on page 14
, and tae tell yae the truth, ah'm even half expectin that Irish on page 15
ince like him, a fighter. Now ah'm jist tired and ah feel sick a on page 18
o me the benefits ae prison. "Ah'm tellin yae, Chrissy" he says, on page 20
Also on pages 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 77, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 92, 95, 99, 100, 101, 106, 109, 111, 113, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 130, 132, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156, 158, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 175, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 190, 194, 195, 196, 200
204 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
'No thank ye,' Matilda said. 'Ah'm sure ah'll be fine.' on page 7
. The way he tells it ah feel ah'm richt there, watchin it happe on page 12
turnt tae his lad and said, 'Ah'm aye gled tae buy a motor when on page 16
sudden, the answer whaps me. Ah'm tellin ye, ah felt jist like on page 18
'Ah'm tellin ye trade secrets,' the on page 19
Also on pages 27, 34, 39, 40, 42, 48, 49, 53, 54, 58, 59, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 74, 75, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 88, 89, 91, 93, 109, 114, 123, 128, 133, 135, 137, 138, 141, 147, 149, 150, 153, 157, 158, 162, 166, 167, 169, 172, 173, 174, 183, 187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 196, 198, 200, 201, 202, 204, 207, 208, 209, 210, 223, 224, 227, 228, 229, 232
107 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ach, Ah'm fine, Ah'm fine," he'll say, bangin is f on page 7
"Seein es Ah'm aye here, Ah s'pose ere maun on page 8
seein a docter. An noo, weel, Ah'm nivver awa fae the bliddy pla on page 9
ys me. 'Mair like traamatic'. Ah'm tellin ye, Rosie, Ah didna ke on page 14
"Ah'm gaun back te ma Wechtwaatcher on page 15
Also on pages 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 55, 56, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 89
97 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
Ma da said, The answer's naw ah'm tellin yi an that's it endy s on page 13
Ah don't feel well, ah said, Ah'm gaunnae go home. Ah turnt bac on page 18
rsty, she said. Naw, ah said, Ah'm no well. Aw but gaunnae jist on page 19
asked her whit she wis daein. Ah'm paintin ma nails, she said. S on page 24
he said, Ah cannae predict if ah'm gaunnae be no well. Well, it on page 25
Also on pages 26, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, , , 67, 71, 73, 74, 79, 81, 83, 85, 86, 95, 97, 104, 106, 111, 115, 120, 121, 123, 132, 136, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 148, 152, 154, 157, 158, 159, 161
87 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
me, Airchie,' said the loon, 'Ah'm richt sorry, but Ah hae ti da on page 8

6 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
'Ah'm no weerin ma demob suit, it's on page 76

2 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
For though Ah'm no'rich Ah luk happy enuch on page 3
Ah'm sure thirs ither jobs ye'd be on page 8
But Ah'm no gaun tae bother on page 15
As for maesel', och, well, Ah'm no bothered, on page 22
Ah'm tellin' yae noo tae git oot." on page 25
Also on pages 26, 28, 33, 35, 39, 47
14 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
r. "It's even waar in here - Ah'm gaun te bi sittin wi ma knees on page 9
orrice, haudin up his hans. ""Ah'm nae fir strangers paawin aa o on page 11
"Oh, weel...ken fine fin Ah'm nae wintit. See ye up the sta on page 13
ot their impendin nicht oot. "Ah'm nae gaun!" on page 14
rice, grinnin doon it Joyce. "Ah'm jist gettin goin here." He pi on page 16
Also on pages 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92
126 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Mibbes ah'm depressed but whit can ye dae on page 66
We went wir ain road an ah'm proud tae say on page 67
hate the Polis nou, ken whit ah'm sayin? on page 69
Ah'm wan o the lucky yins ah wid s on page 71
Ah'm nineteen nou, wi a wean o ma on page 72
Also on pages 76, 80, 83, 84, 93, 103, 108, 111, 115, 117, 118, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 139, 141, 144
41 matches

Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
as I could win, says da lad, Ah'm wantin ta gaeng ta sea wi you
1 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
er face. Hit kinda glufft me. Ah'm nae psychologist, bit hit did
n I gaeng tae a meetin I kaen Ah'm wrought herder dan aabody els
s, mair hoppin, mair boundin. Ah'm endured mair spaegy, mair cre
mair hansper mair blue melts. Ah'm earned me medal. So I luik up
hampionships. Grangemooth, an Ah'm up fur it. Injury free, an co
13 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
s o "gonnae no dae that?" an "Ah'm gonnae malkie yir heid." shui
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
7 pupil o Letham PS reponed, "Ah'm no fan o writin, but Ah like
1 matches

Gilmour, Rosie Shoapaholic, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
But ah'm awfy fussy wi the anes a like
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Radge Against the Machine: Deid Wirds, Deid Warlds, an Why Scots Maitters, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
the pod bays doors at Dover. Ah'm talkin aboot the drone o whit
Ah'm no sayin, by the by, that the
the Norwegian Blue. But whit ah'm sayin is that the variant o E
owerstate the case here, but ah'm lookin at Scots an ah'm think
lookin at Scots an ah'm thinkin shuirly it's the reid
5 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
ortunity. Wioot independence, ah'm afeart that Scotland is duime
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
irin, just tae show fowk that ah'm oan board wi whit's happenin,
oan board wi whit's happenin, ah'm ready.
Ah'm no ready, o coorse - naebody
Nou, ah'm like a lot of fowk when it co
4 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
eys 'up', as least as faur as ah'm concernt, for there's muckle
in the biggin that hooses it. Ah'm no cryin for the dingin doon
Gaelic, or even o English. Aw ah'm askin for is an equal pairtne
3 matches

Clark, Thomas Scots an the smit: a language unner lockdoun, (Bella Caledonia 2020) Lallans, blog
Dinnae get me wrang. Ah'm no auditionin for a pairt in
the tumult o a misread Tweet. Ah'm talkin aboot the peace that,
2 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ional Museum o Scotland. Noo, ah'm a big music fan an a ken a fa
Ye micht think ah'm bein ower-dramatic but consid
t ah wis no best pleased, but ah'm no daft enough tae take it ta
Ah'm mindit o the first time a hea
Ah'm awfy pleased tae see this cra
7 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ang full-on Yorkshire is when ah'm pure ragin. Ah find it haird
route tae communication when ah'm at ma wit's end. Dialect, tae
er the last puckle years. But ah'm no gonnae dae that. Ah'm no g
no gonnae dae that. Ah'm no gonnae let on tae hiv a Sc
dentity that's bein rejectit. Ah'm Yorkshire born an bred.
8 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
sel thinkin in Scots. Dreamin ah'm readin it. Cursin in it when
readin it. Cursin in it when ah'm hame alane. It's no an affect
ist feels richt. Aft, ah feel ah'm pittin it on if ah uise an En
ah uise an English word when ah'm thinkin a Scots yin. Scots is
ht. An ah cannae stop it nou. Ah'm ower faur gaun.
6 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
referendum, kennin this. But ah'm awaur o it. An this time, ah'
awaur o it. An this time, ah'm gonnae mind where ah gan. Thi
O coorse, ah still think ah'm richt. Ah think the case for
frae there is up tae us, but ah'm no gonnae let ma feelins tak
4 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
ish is for 'Awricht troops!', ah'm never getting back. But still
1 matches

King, Angeline Untitled, (twitter 2021) Ulster - Larne, poetry
year, an God's honest truth, ah'm as happy as a wee lark. There
1 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
richt. Jist as weel really - ah'm
When ah'm here ah dinnae ken whit tae t
onything, but she acts as if ah'm no even there.
Ah'm awfu lonely. Ah spend maist o
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Just whit ah'm tryin tae say tae you,
"naebody ah'm tellin ye naebody speaks like
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
'Ah'm just gaun doon the Buddhist C
'Naw, hen, ah'm serious. Just thought ah'd go
'Jimmy, ah'm sick of lookin at they tools
'It means ah'm havin a wee break. Ah need ta
'Ah'm no sure how tae stert. It's d
13 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
Ah'm bored.’ ah saed tae Mammy.
want tae play on bikes an al. Ah'm bored o bikes an al.’
he Town Hall. Ivery Saturday, ah'm on ma ain on the boy’s side
‘Harry an Gary say that ah'm a right Jinny if ah play wi g
Ah'm fed up wi BMXing,’ ah saed.
7 matches

Paterson, Stuart Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
There's loads mair, Ah'm gey shair ye'll ken aw the pa
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
"Ah'm knackert. How faur is it tae
"Aye ther is. Ah'm tellin ye. It's a baker's sho
2 matches

Hall, Anja Poosack, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
Ah'm in fur it noo!
1 matches

Peace, Courtney The 'Guid' Life, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
Ah'm no carin fur being clerted in
n the rod tae school is whaur ah'm maakin me wey,
2 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted in Doric

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
door fin ma wife is awa faet ah'm nae answering! #KnockKnock(2015)
Fin ah'm an auld min ah ah'm gyan tae ging tae a supermark(2015)
Ah ah'm gye sorry if ah offended ony (2015)
Ah'm stairvin, fit's fur denner?(2016)
ctric day fae Scottish Gas so ah'm washing a ma claes, hooverin (2016)
and 18 other matches.

@Angelinekking tweeted in Ulster

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster
Ah'm quarely lukkin forward tae St (2019) twitter link

@DaibhidhABEB tweeted in Lallans
Jings Susanna, tae be honest, ah'm no shair ye can learn the Sco(2020)

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney
of Orkney, where it would be "Ah'm gaan in the bed"(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
'll no see thum agin. Ah hope Ah'm wrang.(2020)
Ah'm exhaustit. Huvin stryngers in(2020)
rusts cut aff best o aa. When Ah'm feelin fancy, Ah'll open a ti(2020)
@louhairmakeup @mrnickharvey Ah'm appalled that yer bairn exper(2020)
like Ah hud PMT rage, except Ah'm post-menopausal noo. Mebbe it(2020)
and 53 other matches.

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
es oan a string and the like. Ah'm betting the bairns wid fa(2020)
Jings, ah'm staggered by sae mony fowk oa(2020)
ehamilton Jings, ah feel like ah'm back in the classroom daein m(2020)
@BBCGaryR Ah'm still no shair that the covid(2020)
nniesaurus Well how come when ah'm doon at ma brithers in Cheshi(2020)
and 7 other matches.

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans
Ah'm hopefu that ma weans will be (2016)
@ScotEdChat @PeterHTodd Sorry Ah'm late tae the pairty! Bilingua(2016)
@daemonologies @kat_luc01 Ah'm a teacher... ah've never seen(2016)

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
e Janet Paisley is 'Sharleen: Ah'm Shy'. Click here tae listen t(2018)
e comment oan Star Trek films Ah'm afraid. Ye'll need tae ask a (2019)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
the windae again makkin shair Ah'm signed up fine wi @ScotSquirr (2020) twitter link
ts ain identity an makkin an, Ah'm hopefu, gettin taucht mair an (2020) twitter link
ding me doon here as somethin Ah'm no, Iona. Ah'm spreidin an ha (2021) twitter link
@Lenniesaurus Lots. Ah'm 54 noo (still a big wean but) (2020) twitter link
ivists. Enjoy yer time aff an Ah'm shair ye'll still be chappin (2021) twitter link

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