A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
apostrophe Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words6.7 8.9 0 0 0 0 19.6
Number of occurrences129 0 0 0 0 3
Number of authors6 5 1

Occurrences of apostrophe in Corpus

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
t the teename the 'apologetic apostrophe' throu modern Scots screivars on page 32
'Gled Stanes', whaur the only apostrophe comprehendit is athin a contr on page 33

3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
e gaed as faur as pittin in a apostrophe whaurever a letter wisna in t
for a wonder, he didna pit a apostrophe efter the "-in" endins o verb
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
. Obviously wi us no writin a apostrophe at the end o "wi" nouadays, t
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
Scots, it wis left oot an an apostrophe wis pitten in its place.
1 matches

@LairnScots tweeted
forgie them fir no mindin the apostrophe. :-) https://t.co/aB85VlGwJr (2019) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
arkThompStuff Nae Mac jist an apostrophe? ?? Aye I like it, affy roman(2020) search twitter


@the_gellick tweeted
s no bad Ciaran! Redd oot the apostrophe! I jalouse Ian's "house" rhym (2015) twitter link
ter Scots we'd hae wheeked an apostrophe intae "cuckoo's" ana! @celtic (2015) twitter link
spakers would hae skelped an apostrophe in thon. Aa the best! (2014) twitter link