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argument Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words21.8 21 24.1 20.6 0 44.8 35.2 0
Number of occurrences3321 7 0 2 3 0
Number of authors15 4 1 1

Occurrences of argument in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
a second. Yae kin settle this argument fur us." on page 29
decides tae ignore ma coonter argument and expands further oan his f on page 38

2 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
An argument, eis nivir lost on page 8
Yir still hain thi same argument on page 51

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
the holes. He could start an argument in an empty hoose an the whol on page 41
big argument cause ma da jist got made red on page 53
ce ah'd like tae get intae an argument wi sumdy jist so's ah could t on page 56
ouldnae be bothert wi another argument. on page 116
fs. Him an Chris got intae an argument cause he said Chris' hair wis on page 157

5 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
're lookin roond! There's nae argument aboot it! They are square swe on page 123

1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
is inferior tae English. The argument is syne pit forrit that
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
ations is baith oor strangest argument an oor permanent Achilles hee
1 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
we’re bount tae hae the odd argument or twa! Or even the odd wee o
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
Th executioner’s argument was, that ee couldnae cut off
Th King’s argument was that onythin that hae a h
Th Queen’s argument was that, if summit wisnae do
3 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ae no get too involved in the argument aboot whether Scots is a ‘r
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
lang syne whet dat, caase da argument ey gied da sam wye.
One argument against a standardisation of
2 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
ght I lost him. We’d had an argument, fought again that day, then
1 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
hame yin nicht efter haen an argument wi some dug or ither, he wis
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
, yin o’ the boys has an’ argument wi’ twa o’ the lassies, t
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
lay wupped up a prisoner. An argument hid set up among the fowk git
The vricht waded intae the argument wi “I’ll gie the bugger a
ke fit you twa intend!” The argument got even mair heated fin the
at!” Aa heeds turned, their argument forgotten.
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
is why such outdated lines of argument such as those put forward by
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

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