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ax Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words37 15 3.4 2.9 0 22.4 23.5 334.2
Number of occurrences563 1 0 1 2 49
Number of authors2 1 1 2 9

Occurrences of ax in Corpus

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
ward ava) "-but A'll hae tae ax thim what they caal this coun on page 9
A am fur axin! Naw, A'll naw ax: maybae A'Il see it writ up s on page 10
aff that shae wus aal set tae ax help frae oniebodie! Sae, whi on page 18
ha's Dinah, if A'm allood tae ax?" said the Lory. on page 31
the Cat. "A nearly furgot tae ax." on page 64
Also on pages 72, 75, 87, 96, 109
11 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
s whut ye hae need o afore ye ax hïm. Sae thïs ïs hoo ye sh on page 6
° Whut mair can tha follaer ax than tae be laik hïs taicher on page 9
"Dïnnae ax fowk for mair nor ye shud." on page 74
t thaim tae tha Loard for tae ax, on page 81
t oot; yit the' wur feart tae ax hïm whut he meent. on page 86
Also on pages 89, 91, 92, 96, 103, 104, 108
15 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
An Ah ax'ed for mae cairds - dae ye s on page 3
but when Ah ax'ed her tae merry, on page 21
For Ah can hear her ax'in, on page 45

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
e byre waa an smiled, thinkin ax Hillies wis fairly sellin aat on page 94

1 matches

Williamson, Christie Submissions, an keepin on, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, blog
ngleesh een) you micht hae ta ax yoursel if your belief in dat
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
I ax bairns tae forgie me for dedi
y as the baobabs. Sae ye maun ax them tae dae the sums themsel
2 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
gaed onie furder. Cuid he ax a whein quastiouns o’r. Mir
1 matches

Warwick, Matthew Tha Feardie Geng hae tae bide at hame, (Sensory Attachment Centre 2020) Ulster - Ballymena, weans
She toul thaim tae ax a grown-up at hame tae gether
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
An ax him if He cud explain,
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
ery noo an then a huge crash, ax if a dish or kettle hed bin b
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie An Appeal frae tha hairt, (North Antrim Speak 2010) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
still taak tha Ullans mine an ax yer poleetician whaur they st
1 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Tak pride in yer ain tongue, (North Antrim Speak 2009) Ulster - Coleraine, blog
ionary. Why is that A hear ye ax ? Mann tha anser is aisy an h
1 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
thin) oan ) 0800 587 2021 tae ax fur a new ingang code or tae
Tae ax fur a paper speirin foarm tae
aethin) oan 0800 587 2021 tae ax fur a help buik tae be sent t
aethin) oan 0800 587 2021 tae ax fur a paper Hoosehaud Speirin
naethin) on 0800 587 2021 tae ax fur a paper Hoosehaud
11 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
oun intil Harden Glen, A wuid ax ee tae staund on the
1 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
“Dinnae ax me, Dot. Ye ken A hae nae wit
sait an Valerie stairtit tae ax hersel gif the wurnae daft.
ed in. Dorothy spak onlie tae ax whit gate tae gae. Val wunner
3 matches

Gillen, Charles Whun A’ The Kye Had Names, (Ullans Press 2005) Ulster, poetry
Noo if ye’d ax me whut I’d lake, if ye onl
1 matches

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