A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
askit Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words34.3 44.7 13.2 0 0 90.3 19.6
Number of occurrences6145 5 0 0 8 3
Number of authors14 8 3 2 1

Occurrences of askit in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
ieties in England at the time askit fowk fer a few guineas as a m on page 59
a laddie A met fae Australia askit me ae time doun in London, 'D on page 114
A askit him hou he thocht that wis. H on page 115

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Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
aird. "Whit dae ye think?" he askit me at last. on page 89

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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
been gey sleekit when he wis askit tae help decide on the contes on page 22
them richt tae the lads. When askit tae prove they were wha they on page 26
ff tae the jile when Sterling askit fer the last time, 'Dae ye no on page 27
o the fairie fowk! Ane o them askit him fer a wee drap oot o his on page 31
'Weel then Geordie," askit ane o the drill crew, 'whit's on page 46
Also on pages 53, 61, 84, 98, 104, 120, 123
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Colin Clark MP for Gordon wis askit that verra question by Gordso
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
STV askit iz whether it wus difficult t
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Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
e, an wi a stupid kind o grin askit if ye’d mind his bike for a
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Lehane, Matt Mair Licht, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
I askit my Daa
awaa an askit yer Maa
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
n you do this?” the Tibetan askit. “Do you think you can?”
“Is that the Tarim?” she askit him.
you want to contribute?” he askit, as a big poke wis passed doo
y. “What will we say?” he askit her.
tea wi whisky in it, than he askit Surinder, “Have you heard o
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Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
the question could equally be askit aboot the general pro-indepen
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Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
Fan askit foo she tries tae uphaud the
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Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
wis, fan a weel-tae-dae loun askit him, “Hullo Jamie, where ar
fowk again, an this time they askit, “Well Jamie, and what were
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Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
rt beatin like a haimmer, she askit o him faa he wiz. As a reply
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Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
an askit, could he waarm his erse at t on page 31
an Liam askit some qweestions on page 32

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Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
wur, bot hei wis ance askit bi ae fermer tae hae ae go it
ttin mowdie traps.” Geordie askit the
uch Heid an efter ae bit Matt askit Gledson gif hei hed ivver
rm, smoking his pipe, an whan askit whaur hei hed
Jock Short kam til ‘um, an askit ‘um tae gei ‘um ae haund
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King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
at are ye for daein?’ Mammy askit.
ppent tae the swans?’ Jenny askit, gleekin up ower the square f
‘Is it true?’ askit Jenny.
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