A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

ah've Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words282.6 21 401.3 217.4 36.1 0 35.1 6.8
Number of occurrences428349 74 1 0 3 1
Number of authors14 4 1 1 1

Occurrences of ah've in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
Honour an riches ah've chase't lik fleetin cloods; on page 15
The deith-strakes ah've bore tae survive. on page 36

2 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Uncle Nick. "Ye auld bugger! Ah've had some trail, sir.' He feen on page 71

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
Die Hard wae AIDS. Honestly, ah've goat tae laugh. Ah mean, how on page 14
Mean, the only hing ah've goat ae any value is this tat on page 16
w yin big fuckin Santa Claus. Ah've realised summit likes, and on page 18
urely, it's no came tae this. Ah've goat tae be incarcerated tae on page 20
hink this shit box ae a flat ah've goat came easy tae me? That a on page 21
Also on pages 23, 25, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 71, 77, 79, 82, 83, 84, 85, 100, 101, 102, 108, 113, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 133, 140, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 166, 167, 168, 170, 172, 175, 176, 181, 182, 186, 200
124 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
e read neist,' Matilda said. 'Ah've finished aw the books fur bai on page 7
icillin. "Eureka!" ah cried. "Ah've got it!" on page 18
'Ah've no touched the mingin stuff?" on page 27
it's a bogle!' Matilda said. 'Ah've heard it here afore! This cha on page 42
'Aye, Da,' the laddie said. 'Ah've got it.' on page 45
Also on pages 46, 47, 48, 54, 56, 68, 70, 72, 74, 79, 80, 82, 91, 92, 96, 99, 102, 128, 145, 146, 150, 153, 155, 157, 162, 185, 189, 194, 196, 197, 200, 201, 203, 206, 211, 212, 223, 227, 232
59 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
h, life jist cudna bi better: Ah've gat ma ain hoose an ma indepe on page 14
"Ah've nivver tried te feel ma aura on page 60

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
tae the shop the next day an ah've never seen him that angry, ah on page 12
. Then they shoutet Harpreet. Ah've got quite pally wi her an ah' on page 14
Ah've nothin decent ae wear, said K on page 23
nae an excuse, said Charlene, Ah've got a sair stomach. Have you on page 25
Ah've got Miss Price for Standard G on page 30
Also on pages 47, 52, 54, 55, 57, 66, 67, 69, 70, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79, 86, 94, 98, 106, 109, 111, 112, 114, 121, 122, 123, 125, 128, 142, 147, 157, 158, 159, 164
46 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
e div ye? Dinna mak me laach. Ah've played fair wi fowk aa ma lif on page 8

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
a jang road fae Inverurie an Ah've nivver bin naewye like aat af on page 7
"Get loast! Ah've bin haudin ma belly in as lan on page 13
e o Joyce's key in the lock. "Ah've wasted the himmest day o ma h on page 17
Cause ere's naewye Ah've te be on page 24
keep an open myn aboot folk. Ah've loast coont o fa aa ye've off on page 25
Also on pages 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58, 62, 69, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, 80, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 96
66 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Ah've kept aa ma books an things fa on page 65
But ah've hud tae battle hard aa ma day on page 68
Ah've seen enough anger, seen enoug on page 72
Naw, ah've nae regrets, ah focht the gui on page 74
An ah've worked in six o thaim owre th on page 76
Also on pages 77, 81, 84, 92, 109, 116, 117, 124, 125, 126, 139
20 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
"Dinna think att Ah've come here tae dee awa wi e la on page 11

1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
In the name o the wee man - ah've still got a Junior Savers ban
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
the first letter. They yins, ah've got memorised. Naw, these ane
tae hingin oan. In sair pyne ah've cleared oot ma cupboards, ma
ma wardrobe, ma sock drawer. Ah've pairtit, wi much reluctance,
luctance, fae the CDs o bands ah've syne grown ooty, Accies shirt
rrit mebbe. Let's Dae It. Me, ah've a wee hankerin for the questi
5 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ed me to challenge some ideas ah've lang syne learnt: those bein
t a unco much of it wisnae an ah've spent a guid lot o time in th
he like. 'Tartan tat.' Ah ken ah've said the like masel.
. Ah could feel them in a wey ah've never felt English. They felt
4 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
suddenly identify wi, acause ah've spent a wee bit time pittin m
eakers hou they feel, either. Ah've never had onybody express the
the wey ah pronoonce "Eyup". Ah've never been beltit bi a teache
the scale they dae tae Scots. Ah've got the luxury o bein able ta
airtit oot. See, In 38 years, ah've never wance been mocked for m
6 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
hat needs fixin pronto tonto, ah've tae tak doon the notes as gle
ion. That's yin o the reasons ah've stairtit tae spik whitever Sc
2 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
Ah've seen that kind o rage in ithe
able as the papers micht say. Ah've re-added ma No voting pal on
te Phillip Larkin again, whit ah've learned frae the stories ah'v
learned frae the stories ah've been telt from baith sides, i
4 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
neuch, ah supposeā€¦ The oors ah've spent starin at a letter temp
1 matches

King, Angeline Untitled, (twitter 2021) Ulster - Larne, poetry
wee walkin holiday next week. Ah've been stickin tae the coast si
1 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
Ah've come bye tae see ye, jist lik
Ah wish ye could see me. Ah've let masel go a wee bit noo th
ah've said mair already than ah did
There - ah've said it. When wis the last ti
A' the things ah've never telt ye - an' noo its
5 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
e, but it's no the first time ah've been there. Know that job we'
mas at the door for ma daddy. Ah've tellt them tae wait in the li
e, Ma, but you've always said ah've tae be hospitable, and they'r
'Look, ah've got nothin against you medita
ed her eyes and looked at us. Ah've never seen a newborn baby afo
5 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
te ye'd a twigged bi noo man. Ah've been savin up fur ages, that'
savin up fur ages, that's how Ah've no been goin oot. It's a crac
hoose in Cessnock tae get it. Ah've even pit a fillum in it fur t
3 matches

Ljosland, Ragnhild New, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
But Ah've left the auld me
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
Sorry ah've nae written fur a wee while -(2017)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
s guid tae see her in person. Ah've no seen her fer 3 years. It w(2020)
WScot Seems a bit odd tae me. Ah've hed drivers refuse me fer aa (2020)
leep mask to block out light? Ah've got chronic insomnia, an Ah h(2020)
@donna_gallers Ah've niver unnerstood folk wha dae(2020)
@Lenniesaurus Ah've bin spakin Scots aa ma life, (2020)
and 36 other matches.

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
@Douglas4Moray Weel, ah've given this some thought and f(2020)
up Pot, the Big servin Spoon. Ah've heard we're the ONLY country (2020)
@mgoldenmsp @ScotTories Ah've heard tell o a wise fella wha(2020)
@PeterStefanovi2 @piersmorgan Ah've lost aw respect for Andy Marr(2020)

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans
@kat_luc01 Ah'm a teacher... ah've never seen a fifty.(2016)

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
eavy' as an intensifer, e.g.' Ah've got a pure heavy buzz' :-)(2019)

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
dae! Ye hae a link tae them? Ah've a wheen o graith ah could sen(2020)
orVyce Fair grand pynts Alex. Ah've been yerkin yon fir yonks wi (2020)
Ally Yon's a grand bit makkin Ah've aye thocht, ta fir postin. Th (2020) twitter link
oan here it's as weel Ah mind Ah've gress tae sneck! As guid but.(2020)
Hiya folks, soondin guid. Ken Ah've speirt afore but could Ah dae(2020)

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