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Use in varieties of Scots

apostrophes Corpus occurrences Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words5.3 7.1 0 0 0 22 4.9
Number of occurrences1411 0 0 0 2 1
Number of authors9 6 2 1

Occurrences of apostrophes in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Alice's Adventirs in Wunnerlaun, (Evertype 2014 ISBN: 978-1782010708) Central, prose
ackwarts tae avoid apologetic apostrophes, bit fir some Glaswegian cont on page vi

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Central, government
Apostrophes on page 2
Apostrophes on page 32

4 matches

Macafee, Caroline Lallans 57 - Lea the leid alane, (Lallans Magazine 2000) Central, prose
esultit only in the drappin o apostrophes (as in a', fu', etc.). This i on page 56

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Central - East Lothian, government
e set oot for ance an aa that apostrophes staunin for what wis like let
rt bein blinndit wi ower mony apostrophes like in the langsyne, it's bl
wer an abuin the scomfishin o apostrophes. The resultin orthographies s
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Central, newspaper
s tae be furthset, some o the apostrophes cuid dae wi bein walit oot. T
1 matches

Duncan, Robert The Oor-Wulliefication o Scots?, (autumnvoices.co.uk 2022) Central, blog
a peck o’ maut’ (pace the apostrophes – dinnae get me startit on
1 matches


Purves, David Lallans 67 - Editorial, (Lallans Magazine 2005) Southern - Selkirk, newspaper
ts the day, wi that skailin o apostrophes sae repruved efterhaun in pos on page 5

1 matches

@StuartPoet tweeted
ner Haw, mind they apologetic apostrophes ser!(2020) search twitter


@the_gellick tweeted
I cannae thole apostrophes in Ulster Scots wurds mysel: (2015) twitter link

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