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askin Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words54.5 36 71.7 32.3 0 22.4 58.4 20.5
Number of occurrences8363 11 0 1 5 3
Number of authors23 7 0 1 2 3

Occurrences of askin in Corpus

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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 63

2 matches

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

3 matches

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

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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
17 matches

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

1 matches

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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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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Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
A'v juist been askin efter ma cousin's wee bairn t
1 matches

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

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
an wis in ward seven. She wis askin a nurse fit wye tae get
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
s him. "I'm nae gaun tae stop askin or you
1 matches

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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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Eneuch o pladdies fur tha askin An mair on doon,
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Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
c, or even o English. Aw ah'm askin for is an equal pairtnership,
1 matches

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
3 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
re ironic. Wha is Theresa May askin fer help? The pup, whause inv
hit needs tae be duin, nivver askin onie o the electorate fer the
international lenders will be askin far ower high rates due tae t
3 matches

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
1 matches

Harvey, Lewis Crash, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
hing she wis standing ower me askin fit the day’s excuse wis. W
1 matches

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
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
rooded roond eet, puggled, an askin, “But whae’s won?”
Ah’m gled they’ve sterted askin riddles—Ah believe Ah can g
e said, “than wastin eet in askin riddles that hae nae answers.
b’ affronted at eersel fur askin sic a simple queestion,” ad
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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
1 matches

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.
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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
1 matches

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
1 matches

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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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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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
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
o’ oor Art teachers! A mind askin’ the Music teacher, why Ron
1 matches

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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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
1 matches

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
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric

@fourmenterian tweeted in Lallans

@MartinBroon tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
answered the questions he wis askin me tae his nurse, an he objec(2020)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
ys it awe brother - nae guid askin the fm or jason leitch - the (2021) twitter link

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
THREID! Folk are aye askin us where they can LISTEN tae (2020)

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster

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