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attempt Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words34.3 23 40.2 29.4 72.2 44.8 23.4 6.8
Number of occurrences5235 10 2 2 2 1
Number of authors12 6 2 1 1 1

Occurrences of attempt in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
er kin make it oan the fourth attempt then ah'm gontae gee this hal on page 25
do. Ah'm a haime help." As ah attempt in vain tae convince him that on page 38
double barrel. In a desperate attempt tae defuse the tense situatio on page 43
In a last ditch attempt tae deflect his attention ah' on page 48
at his maire than likely poor attempt at humour. Suttin that seems on page 50
Also on pages 51, 72, 109, 150, 171, 198
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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Maan o the Hoose, makkin nae attempt te shift im, "bit ess wisna f on page 64

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
wus presst hard agin it, haes attempt didnae work. Alice hear't it on page 36

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Niven, Liz Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
wir National Identitie nor an attempt tae gie a personal assessment on page 84

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
sweets - it was a last ditch attempt tae stop him fae totally ruin on page 99

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ne, he thocht, giein his best attempt it a smile, an Ah dinna wint on page 62

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McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
cotland—yin o which Ah will attempt tae dae justice tae the nicht
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
sister, fur their Da made nae attempt tae hide the fact he likit he
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
he contrary, this wis a clear attempt tae injure the financial case
is dreck. It wis a deliberate attempt tae haud doun Scottish cultur
tae see this as a deliberate attempt tae get rid o Scotland’s au
tae banishment in a uiseless attempt tae win back the thrones o En
o siller that is a peetiable attempt tae get ower the loss o Empir
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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
pressed hard aginst eet, that attempt proved a failure. Ahlice hear
d o trials, “There was some attempt at clappin, which was immedia
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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000) Orkney - Hackland, prose
His first attempt tae grip a hen, tae pit in mi
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Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
n oot o her nest, mebbe in an attempt tae gang efter her mither, an
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Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
aw. . . ah. . . eh. . .’ ah attempt tae explain.
nd in the desperate an futile attempt tae retain some dignity.
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Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ma attention fae McNulty’s attempt tae justify his incontroverti
oan tae her dish in a futile attempt at hidin the aforementioned p
n itsel wae its collar in its attempt tae get at me. This gies meat
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Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
awnin style an in nae waiy an attempt tae wake them up. It fails in
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Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
von ye know.’ he sais in an attempt at a Mancunian accent that by
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Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ee tap. Staun too far away or attempt another throwin technique oth
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Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
at its opposite number in an attempt tae become wan.
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Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Pearcey flings a hauf arsed attempt at a punch an the smackheid d
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Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
First, hit pits doon ony attempt ta oese ony wird idder as ‘
mar an pronunciation, dan ony attempt ta write dis grammar an pronu
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McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Then there wis ma attempt tae conceptualise how tae mak
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Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
d reid bluid oan a page in an attempt tae kill aff the English. An
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Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
. Independence. Or die in the attempt. An’ efter a guid few pints
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Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
re wis at least ane ambitious attempt tae build on the 76 report: T
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Davidson, Alistair The Mitterand Plan, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
for the ae reasons that ilka attempt tae bigg socialism in ae kint
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McClurg, Fernando Tae see oorsels as we see ithers, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
this authoritarian turn is an attempt tae crack doon on opposition
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Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
ae jist disrespectful, but an attempt tae disolve oor culture an id
s a unionist mind game – an attempt tae reinforce the idea that S
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Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric

@daleser23 tweeted in Doric

@Cobradile94 tweeted in Lallans

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

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