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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
axin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words12.9 1 0 0 92.6 0 84.9
Number of occurrences231 0 0 9 0 13
Number of authors7 1 2 4

Occurrences of axin in Corpus

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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
“Maist fowk nou wun roun ti axin me, whit’s the vaill o’m?
1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
shö'll tink me for axin! Na, I better never ax; maybe on page 10
roodit aroond him, pechin, an axin, "But wha's won?" on page 27
he's sad?" An shö keepit on axin hersel dat while da Moose wis on page 30
g fornenst dat, so shö tried axin somethin idder. "Whit kind o on page 65
"Weel, raelly, noo at du's axin," said Alice, fairly reffled on page 76
Also on pages 82, 96
7 matches

@Julie_Dennison tweeted
n Shetland dialect, normalise axin whit da ‘English’ wird is f (2021) twitter link


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
elàss shae'll think A am fur axin! Naw, A'll naw ax: maybae A'I on page 10
l crowdet roon it, pantin, an axin, "But wha's the wunner?" on page 27
. "A'm gled they hae stairtet axin riddles - A think A know tha on page 68
," shae said, "than wastin it axin riddles that hae nae answer." on page 70
shud bae ashamed o yersel fur axin a simple question lik that," on page 94

5 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Keep on axin, an ït wull be gien tae ye, on page 7
ae gether ït in. Sae keep on axin tha Loardo tha hairst tae sen on page 9
tha thrang wus axin hïm. Jhone telt thaim: on page 74
s.' But ithers tempit hïm bi axin for a sign frae Haiven. An' H on page 89
gun tae taak amang thairsels, axin whutch yin o thaim wud dae si on page 107

6 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
micht be fillt oot sindry bae axin fur a Sing’l Bodie Speirin
1 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
caur. Scho weil minded Conor axin, “whit wey ye cum here the
1 matches

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