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Use in varieties of Scots

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askin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words55.7 77.5 31.7 0 10.3 56.4 19.6
Number of occurrences9978 12 0 1 5 3
Number of authors42 28 8 1 2 3

Occurrences of askin in Corpus

In order to avoid violating copyright law and abide by 'fair use', only up to the first five occurrences of the search term are displayed for each article.


Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
Noo, dinna you be blate aboot askin for onythin. If somethin's no on page 8

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
'There's nae point askin hoo I'm feelin. on page 6

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
koot at Asda before yae start askin the forbidden question "What' on page 87
t the situation by indirectly askin him a serious question. on page 102

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
e-inch screen and noo ye come askin fur a book! You're gettin spo on page 6
tion she widnae huv dreamed o askin the bairns on therr firs day. on page 70
ow come, if ye dinnae mind me askin, is there a baked bean on the on page 138

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
re ironic. Wha is Theresa May askin fer help? The pup, whause inv on page 11
hit needs tae be duin, nivver askin onie o the electorate fer the on page 30
international lenders will be askin far ower high rates due tae t on page 145

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Em seek o yi askin me whar ah-thin is on page 105

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
oted bookseller in Edinburgh, askin him tae reply that he kennt t on page 27
lad lookit long at the mannie askin the question, than on page 46
ae his Heid Office in Houston askin whit wis wrang an makkin it c on page 48
heid, wis like masel, an aye askin the ither lad, that wis a yea on page 74
st wi the wey he spoke. Eftir askin Wullie on page 75

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
's in your class, Ah wis only askin, she said, Whit's up wi you t on page 28
a an Margaret willnae shut up askin whit like the dance wis an wh on page 38
nae tolt her noo but she kept askin me when ah wis gaun intae Gla on page 52
on't be sa nosey. Ah wis only askin, she said, Cause she's gaunna on page 58
n we wur walkin past Maths an askin him if he'd had an accident i on page 77
Also on pages 81, 91, 103, 105, 107, 109, 114, 123, 154, 155, 164
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Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
outit at, even when he's pure askin for it. on page 21

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Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
ah no speak like ye?' ah mind askin at the time. on page 17
school. Playin truant is like askin tae go tae the toilet when ye on page 46

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
wer ony questions ye micht be askin yersel as ye mak yer ain jour on page 8
makkin a statement o fact or askin a question. This maks shair t on page 11

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Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
A'v juist been askin efter ma cousin's wee bairn t
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
or prents on the wa, and keep askin if the tane's originals and t
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ik wafts ye aff tae sleep...) Askin middle cless Scots tae chynge
tae assuage warld puirtith by askin the rich tae gie awa aw their
2 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
c, or even o English. Aw ah'm askin for is an equal pairtnership,
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Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
tation, shakkin wi emotion an askin me hou ah slept at nicht. Ah
sick when ah saw David Bowie askin Scotland tae 'stay' as if he
k the question we need tae be askin o yin anither in the run up t
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
playin in the street, bytimes askin ane o us tae gae a wee messag
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
n the setting o thaim. He’s askin anaw if ony o thaim wad cam o
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Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
ctorate an a Scotland that is askin itsel some tricky questions.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ps oer, motionless. ‘Ah’m askin ye, whit the fuck did ye dae
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Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
be askin' too muckle - ye stopped rea
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Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
he bowlin club. Folk huv been askin fur ye. We need tae stick the
ah gonae get that, eh? Ah’m askin ye, where?’
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Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Fuck knows man, yer askin the wrang guy. Ah don’t kno
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Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
seein, if ye don’t mind me askin?’ ah gie her a wee smile an
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Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
in’ it inches fae ma face n askin’ fir ma input. Aw a kin thi
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McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
ent a message tae Achnacarry, askin’ Lochiel tae rise fir him a
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McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
. He approached the College askin’ gin he could dae aw’ his
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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
o’ oor Art teachers! A mind askin’ the Music teacher, why Ron
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Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
dy 'hing, an' no' jeest et ri askin' price a' seventy five quid.
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Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
askin fowk
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
It follaet fae whit they were askin him tae dae. He saw the twa m
r suin, faur ower suin tae be askin him tae dae thir things. “S
han she fund a text fae Bapu, askin her tae come richt aff an jyn
file, Pandit-ji?” Malik wis askin.
vers wis made tae lawer thair askin price. The bargainin gaed on
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Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
‘es dun it afore Insteed a' askin’ tae be let oot the door A'
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@fourmenterian tweeted
Are ye dancin'? Ye askin'? Aye, am askin. Naw, I voted(2015) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
s eventually played, or whit? Askin fur a Pal??. ????????. ????(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
annel5_tv, whit's the pynt in askin fer ma date o birth when Ah r(2020) search twitter
answered the questions he wis askin me tae his nurse, an he objec(2020) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
THREID! Folk are aye askin us where they can LISTEN tae (2020) twitter link
n - jist tae clarify, are ye askin aboot the wird 'affy'? Or the (2019) twitter link

@ThonJacobite tweeted
Hope somebody will be askin Dougie Ross tonight oan his w(2021) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
tossers/dipstick remarks? am askin cos ur ma freend lol (2021) twitter link
ys it awe brother - nae guid askin the fm or jason leitch - the (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
vver tempt fate - aat's jist askin fir trouble. Somethin bad's d on page 38
e. Ah'm...Ah'm winnerin aboot askin him te write ma a prescriptio on page 48
abel fae the butcher's keepit askin ma up. Ah canna bi deein wi h on page 85

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Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
an athoot him askin, on page 55

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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
an wis in ward seven. She wis askin a nurse fit wye tae get
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Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
s him. "I'm nae gaun tae stop askin or you
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Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
Callum's chum comes ti i door askin if he's needin oot to play bi
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Harvey, Lewis Crash, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
hing she wis standing ower me askin fit the day’s excuse wis. W
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Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
e gaun off. It wis his mither askin far aboot he wis and remindin
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Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
k at the door and her neebour askin tae come in. Lizzie stood up
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Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ae ma feet dustin ma doon and askin if I wiz aricht. ‘Oh I’m
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@DoricPhrases tweeted
messages an photos on Twitter askin if they can get sae mony retw(2014) search twitter


Walterson, Barbara Da Trow o’ Fogla Skerry, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
whit joost happened; I tried askin a few peerie questions. I eve
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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
rooded roond eet, puggled, an askin, "But whae's won?" on page 26
e. "Ah'm gled they've sterted askin riddles-Ah believe Ah can gue on page 67
she said, "than wastin eet in askin riddles that hae nae answers. on page 69
ae b' affronted at eersel fur askin sic a simple queestion," adde on page 93

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Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
leinin aboot the derkness, an askin fur the len o ae torch; wheec
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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Eneuch o pladdies fur tha askin An mair on doon, on page 25

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Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Askin, "Whit ir yae daen in here? on page 25

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@TheFarrierPhil tweeted
raiphsays *Raiph fones Polis, askin where aboots wuz tha white po (2021) twitter link

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