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asked Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words161.2 53 182.8 164.5 145.7 22.4 269.7 6.8
Number of occurrences244159 56 4 1 23 1
Number of authors28 17 2 1 4 1

Occurrences of asked in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
, oor new tenant?' Bob Fraser asked, pittin the last o the plates on page 9

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
The Prince asked Cindy up tae daunce. on page 6

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ther like auld times, then he asked: "What yae dain wae yurself t on page 20
"So?" ah asked. on page 34
xt tae the wife. And when she asked me tae pit the bedside light on page 56
"Okay, and?" she asked curiously, if no a wee bit sa on page 70
"Loast did they" he asked. Aw gloatin and confident tha on page 99
Also on pages 118, 130, 190, 193, 194, 196, 198
13 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
If asked Ah jist say Nae dowts on page 95

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
he librarian, Mrs Phelps. She asked if she could sit fur a while on page 6
whit tae bring oot. How, she asked hersel, dae ye choose a weel- on page 9
t dae ye use it fur?' Matilda asked him. on page 16
arts brattlin again?' Matilda asked him. on page 17
Whit did ye dae, Da?' the son asked him. on page 18
Also on pages 19, 36, 37, 67, 70, 72, 73, 74, 88, 91, 100, 102, 129, 189, 190, 194
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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
teen sic care te arrange. "I asked you to strip to the waist." on page 83

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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
oo keep him on efter that?" I asked. on page 21
hee skroo!" said afore he wis asked. on page 70

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Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
ye like some help wi yours?" asked Adam, real solicitous. "Best on page 89

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ait. Ah cannae swim yet so ah asked ma da if he'd take me tae the on page 11
it finished. Ah said, But ah asked aboot it an everythin an the on page 13
gaun wi her an she's no even asked me, an Charlene's meant tae b on page 23
tae me in the dinner hall an asked if he could copy ma . Geograp on page 24
lene phoned me the night. She asked me if ah wid dae her a favour on page 31
Also on pages 34, 36, 38, 45, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 87, 88, 93, 96, 100, 105, 114, 119, 124, 126, 127, 135, 136, 138, 140, 158, 160, 161
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Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
s the thing aboot Alf. Gin ye asked his opeenion on onythin ye ei on page 8

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
hink it wid bi ess far up. Ah asked fir a ground-fleer room." on page 8
an, 'fit d'ye mean?' - Ah've asked her an she's said 'aye'."" on page 47

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Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
She asked mae busineass on tha hill on page 50

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
tae work, that wis aa that we asked on page 64
Ah asked 'Whit's wrang?' an he said th on page 72
ey act aa shy; when naebody's asked thaim tae sing ava on page 116

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Ritch, Paolo A Remembrance Day, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, poetry
So I asked im ae day aboot da war,
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McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
ortin that motion. The motion asked that a board, similar tae Bò
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
ait. Ah cannae swim yet so ah asked ma da if he’d take me tae t
it finished. Ah said, But ah asked aboot it an everythin an the
2 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
second name, but then her ma asked tae get her moved seats cause
1 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
“What am ah?” Ah asked.
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
you hame last nicht?' he asked Tam. " Eh weell dinna really
auctioneer asked, "Stan on? " Greedy said "Aye
e in nae time ata. Jonsar Eck asked for a tenner for the ten
i Mounthooly Doocot. He often asked himsel,
rest in local history. Jonsar asked her fit the Doocot at Mountho
14 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Fin Geordie asked Muggie oot for a meal at a po
wer tae speak tae him. Jonsar asked. "Seein you are haein a roup,
spreadin peats. Jonsar asked Skippy. "Cood I hae that fork
he peats he bocht ten bags an asked me tae call again the next
peyin his errands he asked Mr Technicolor." Fit div you
13 matches

Hall, Simon W. Tae thee, or no tae thee?, (Brisk Northerly 2020) Orkney, blog
n Harray. The wife o the ferm asked me great grandmither ‘Wid t
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
did ye ken it wis me?’ she asked.
1 matches

Cara, Dillon, Ami and Travis Bogle Adventure, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
lking dug cried Snawflake wha asked tae join them on the adventur
1 matches

Rebecca, Casey and Stephen The Baby Dragon, the Wolves and the Lassies, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
She asked it its name and it replied
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans, blog
even wind up gettin whit they asked for, which will be kind o a Z
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
in for the question mony o us asked oorsels when we first got inv
1 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
risken up Seterday morn. If I asked aboot ony o' the words I hear
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
aw Scots spikkers hiv really asked for - an, gawin bi the smedd
1 matches

Grubb, Adrian Bungee, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Kirkcaldy, prose
e. She looked right at me and asked, 'Dae you want tae dae it, so
1 matches

Fowler, Ross Sunday Fitba wi ma Faither, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
e road wi ma freen fan he hid asked me.
1 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
something nae richt. Fan she asked me fit I hid been deein a cou
1 matches

Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
The manager came ower an asked fit wis wrang. A pinted tae m
1 matches

Johnston, Shaun The Forkie Gollach, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
wis the last tae gan in and I asked for ma poke but this time I p
1 matches

Macdonald, Amy Evelynn and Peter, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
ns are just the same question asked ower and ower again.
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
xt tae the wife. And when she asked me tae pit the bedside light
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
es?” a fair chorus o voices asked.
dae ee want tae b’?” eet asked.
terpillar, jist as if she hed asked eet aloud; an in anither saic
“How am Ah tae get in?” asked Ahlice agin, in a louder tone
t th wei ee manage?” Ahlice asked.
20 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
ance came, the paramedic cunt asked me wit happened. Ah said tae
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
s as weel as sticks. Wir Bard asked fir the gift tae see irsels a
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Ah never fuckin asked ye tae. Ah wis dealin wae it.
at boay’s oan you. Nae cunt asked ye tae. Where did ye get the
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
jayket fur the school an she asked if ah could gie her a tap, ju
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
aboot such a thing, as ah’d asked him tae, wis an insurmountabl
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Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
hud yer way wi already?” ah asked Billy.
in the picture hall queue and asked if sommat hud happened at wor
ant me tae dae, Jimmy?” she asked.
orld oan hur shoulders, so ah asked hur there and then if she’d
4 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
aa part o Grunny’s bluff. I asked her if she made up words.
en tae Grunny’s bedroom and asked her if she’d like tae liste
2 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
‘I nivver asked for their peety! I could’ve
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
s job fin he’d retired. Fin asked Ackers said ‘Michty aye min
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
fir ye as befits yer rank. A asked fir the honour o’ washin’
1 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
s happy tae tak him back when asked. He had been wi us for nine y
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Sport!, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
able tae pit her line on, she asked ma brither Rab tae nip doon t
1 matches

Geraghty, Martin 378, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘You asked me that last week Da…it’s
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
on!” A looked at her an’ asked if she thought me, “Skiin
A asked the group tae follow me doon
ae, a carefully climbed doon, asked the others tae sit an’ look
ff, at pace along the road! A asked ma assistant leader tae look
4 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
mince! Scot, quite concerned, asked efter ma health? “Oh,” A
oot, she turned tae me an’ asked, “Hae you been in ma hoose?
hem the nixt mornin’. Scott asked me “Hoo quick dis your mind
modules she wis teachin’. A asked whit she wish daein’ an’
ve the staff room when Jackie asked me a question. This allowed m
5 matches

McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
an this gie enigmatic call. A asked a couple o’ the local wags
In a test the students were asked tae explain “how to site-se
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Dog! To make it even clearer, asked gin ony o’ them had ever ro
A wis cornered by ma boss. He asked me if I’d a class scheduled
en by a whipped Spaniel an’ asked, “Did ye ken that wid happe
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
i’ 2 front somersaults then asked tae dae back sommies.
he looked blankly at me an’ asked, “Eh? Whit dae ye mean?”
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
When asked gin he ken’t it’s the Sab
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
he waur o’ proof an’ when asked a wee while ago, what Ronnie
1 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
k ower it. ‘An this wee boy asked me…’
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e doodlin in his notebook and asked, ‘How many tabbies did you
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
eled afore the pagan tree and asked permission o’t tae tak some
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ins he stood up wi a gasp. He asked Jessie if she’d mind his ta
he hoose servants came in and asked if Mistress Gordon would be s
ordon everything was fine and asked her to leave the room. As Mis
table. Turning tae Jessie, he asked her tae come ower. He opened
4 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
the millennium, we were bein asked tae elevate oorsels tae Highe
1 matches

Robertson, Gary A Wee Dundee Xmas Poem, (Lidl 2020) Doric, poetry
Mibbee git wut yih asked fir, an light up yir ehz
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
“Hear that?” Till asked the hostler, wha’d yet tae
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric

@cammyrudkin tweeted in Southern

@jamie_ginger tweeted in Southern

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
during his state visit, even asked the neighbours tae pit flags (2017)
Bert awa tae hae BBQ! Asked me tae tak some food n booze.(2017)

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric
@FaeFoggie gye near gid in an asked for a pair o longjohns. https(2020)

@alistairdunn tweeted in Lallans

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans
ome in Akpap Mary Slessor was asked who had taught her to lay cem(2020)
joke aboot a Gers player bein asked bi the waiter if he wantit gi(2020)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
s (in ma younger days) Ah wis asked oot by various blokes in bars(2020)
the time. Jist the day Ah wis asked whether or no Ah cud spell an(2020)

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
made an erse o' themsels when asked tae clarify the rule of 6 in (2020)
@iScotNews Nicola would've asked for his resignation. It appea(2020)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
m8 - add get a slap noo if a asked n am no cos ma wimmins got tw (2021) twitter link
it - a wis in the away end n asked permission tae go fir a jimmy (2021) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

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