A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

asking Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words16.5 14 12.6 35.3 0 0 0 13.6
Number of occurrences2511 12 0 0 0 2
Number of authors8 5 1

Occurrences of asking in Corpus

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Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
Ah hae mind asking ye for a dance, and ma wee he
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ose enough tae us tae warrant asking - ever went. Ah wis the brea
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
ut I thought it wis God I wis asking, and I thought it wis somethi
that brought it up. He likes asking what happened tae Lugs becaus
thing, this extraterrestrial asking me what it feels tae be human
3 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric

@cligeey tweeted in Doric

@daleser23 tweeted in Doric

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
44 My pal Bert fae the bar is asking if he can join yer coaching s(2016)
Now asking me tae peel the tatties and w(2016)
Bert asking why I never send ony pictures(2016)
a wee wak up the beach. Wife asking me tae get some "snacks" for (2017)
chapping on ma door the nicht asking me tae play yon Postcode Lott(2017)
and 3 other matches.

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
asking for a friend - are the gyms (2021) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster
er966 And theres still eejits asking when do the gyms open! Good w (2021) twitter link

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