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answered Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words39.6 22 42.6 32.3 36.1 111.9 58.4 6.8
Number of occurrences6037 11 1 5 5 1
Number of authors11 3 1 5 1 1

Occurrences of answered in Corpus

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
Cindy answered, 'Oh Fairy Grannie, on page 12
Jock answered, 'Weel, if you're sae clean, on page 17

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
seven at night. As soon as ah answered the phone, Fraser starts tae on page 16

1 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ey wheen o sums,' the faither answered. 'But when ye've a guid busin on page 47
'Sixteen,' Rupert answered, daft-like. on page 142
ye answered, the sooner ye wur lowsed. 'W on page 149
Miss Trunchbull,' Miss Honey answered. 'Ah sweir that naebody hus m on page 162

5 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
'Naw, ye huvnae,' answered Chairlie. on page 11
"They must hae,' answered Granda Jock, "because soon ef on page 18
And whit a mervellous reek!' answered on page 70
gh space for them up on tap!' answered Mr Wonka. "Thir rooms we are on page 72
they're real folk,' Mr Wonka answered. 'They're Heedrum-Hodrums.' on page 78
Also on pages 91, 105, 129, 164
9 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
She answered: "Ah widnae hae you." on page 21

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
a wee, wee bit, the auld wife answered. 'I gied up growin when I wis on page 4
'I winna, Grannie,' Geordie answered. 'I promise I Winna.' on page 25
'I hae stapped!' she answered. 'I feel braw! Did I no tell on page 50
'I dinna believe ye,' she answered. 'But I'm canty and fine up h on page 52

4 matches

De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
‘I winna, Granny,’ Dodie answered. ‘I promise I winna.’
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
me tae the front door. Jonsar answered the door an ere wis auld
fae the door. Fin Jonsar Eck answered the door ere wis Stanley. "Oc
nsar Eck wis stannin in. "No" answered Jonsar. "Well I have to infor
3 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
nock at the front door. Fin I answered
doon your face" Little wifie answered. "Aye" Tears were rinnin
aboot." Jonsar Eck answered. "I div agree wi that, bit I
Fin Jonsar Eck answered the phone, fa shood it bit La
bit. Withoot thinkin answered, "Och aye. I'll be doon richt
5 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
yett. His brither-in-law Neil answered his chaps. Fyles Neil thocht
1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
"That wid be braw," answered the young wife. "If ye can sa
1 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
Da skipper wis answered wi cheers fae da crew; dey se
1 matches

Priest, Ena Bonxie Geo, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
oo, an mell please Mansie,” answered Beenie.
1 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
‘H-h-h-hi-yie…’ answered Joahny, nervously.
1 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
o freends a hunnert times, an answered a hunnert weys anaw. Ye willn
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
Och, ye stupit Ahlice!” she answered hersel. “How can ee learn l
“Ah hae answered thret queestions, an that is
turned intae a pig,” Ahlice answered really quiet, jist as if th C
ked th Gryphon. An th Gryphon answered, gie much in th same words as
she run; but th Gryphon only answered “Come oan!” an run aw th
5 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000) Orkney - Hackland, prose
“Yaas, beuy!” I answered, kennan fine that hid wis whu
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
in tae fuck that ah’d never answered the door tae the cunt this mo
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
r oer five minutes. He’s no answered the phone either. Ah’ve bee
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the night. ‘So, ye’ve no answered the question, whose hoose is
1 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
h wis gonae spew but this wis answered wae another crack tae the moo
1 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
s Athene, da ool-eed goddess, answered:
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
art o the Cretan bull-man,” answered Theseus,
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ouglas like mony ither chiels answered the cry tae jine up. At the m
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
wiz the aal hoosekeeper that answered it. On the wye back hame he
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
uist twintie questions tae be answered an wi twa o thaim no bein app
aichteen questions, the S.E. answered three, nine wisna answered at
three, nine wisna answered at aw an the ither sax haed a
'en ane o the three questions answered wis juist tae say, "There is
4 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
iverminnie Short answer is Ah answered a colleague's phone when he w(2020)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans

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