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Use in varieties of Scots

ai Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words8.6 3 6.9 0 180.4 0 23.4 0
Number of occurrences136 0 5 0 2 0
Number of authors1 1 1

Occurrences of ai in Corpus

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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
honeme that's soondit aither "ai" or "ee". Sae if ye see a wir
s that can be soondit aither "ai" or "ee" in different dialeck
"wee"), "ü", or "i" (whiles "ai"), tae gang wi hou a body spa
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
go'n, tell iz the joke, go'n, ai? Aw go'n. Go'n. Och, goooo'n,
Aw go'n. Go'n. Och, goooo'n, ai? Go'n." That's hou the wee an
anes talks, "Och, go'n. Go'n, ai?"
3 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
Whan he dis…… Ai, Ah dout he winna ken me!
Ai Mercie, here the dawin!
2 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine Slipan, Sweechan, (harryjosephine.com 2017) Orkney, prose
aksent merks them oot; kles, ai. A o this shoogs ir, A doot,
n langwachis laik Orcadian as ai beud in a taind reuril past:
bdee sweeches”. Orkney haes ai been a stopeen paint fir trav
An at maens wir spaekan haes ai been inflooïnsd bi ither spa
er spaekan, an monee o us wil ai haed differ fok wir spokan ta
5 matches

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