A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

k Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words148.8 76 19.1 0 128.6 11.7 1043.1
Number of occurrences23969 7 0 9 1 153
Number of authors24 10 5 5 1 3

Occurrences of k in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
deo wur maire creative than J.K Rowling. Who did ah end up wa on page 121
showdoon no seen since the O.K Corral. The first hing ah see on page 125
"O...k" ah telt him. Then ah returne on page 193

3 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
K-I-S-S-I-N-G-EE... on page 63
g moved again an it landet at K. Kyle, said Charlene. K fur K on page 107

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
vitamin K, vitamin L, vitamin M, vitami on page 155

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
Soonded K (8%)
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
roadie that leads on tae the Kínnessburn Path, an the Kínn
ínnessburn Path, an the Kínnessburn Path's a dowiesome
says he whan we wins tae the Kínnessburn, "what mirky this
in the lift the damp fae the Kínnessburn gart us finnd oor
ablò the bonny blue sky, the Kínnessburn pinklin an her aub
5 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
chiel shae cryed “The Blak K’nicht.” A’m no happie a
ls o Scotland. Maistres Stein k’nittit moggans fur the coll
cutt kinches. The auld nok k’nikket ower the brace.
Maistres Stein flang by hir k’nittin.
edacusis o the staitiouns, ‘K’nichts’ .”
45 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
t hou wonderfu Wee Shoutie (a.k.a. Ruth Davidson) is fer mana
the Bottom Line mentality (a.k.a. profit fer the few) that d
r o the Wanchancy Covenant (a.k.a. The Treaty o Union) comin
enae Scots come on the VoW (a.k.a. EBC) speakin on behauf o s
attacks fae the mainstream (a.k.a. British) political pairtie
5 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
asnae bathered. “Me? Aye, O.K. I’ll mind it. Juist til I
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Scots, the Electoral Commission an the language community, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ntèr walin anent tha Claught Kïngrick haudin tae bein memme
s wye: Wad ye hae tha Claught Kïngrick haud tae bein a memme
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
mer’s Scots version), Gin a kíngdom is sindert atwà, pair
1 matches

@johnstone_shane tweeted
wis thi wurd "caked" wi thi "k" drappit! (2020) twitter link

@MizLiot tweeted
the EU wis tae stay in the U.K. I watched fowk believe that (2021) twitter link


Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
ime) Fin the lassie shouts" O.K. Jonsar it's your turn noo, j
ither's company." Is athing o.k.
up an the commander said." O.K. on your own head be it."
3 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
he used tae say knife like ‘k-nife’. Nae word o a lee. Oh
1 matches

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
@EveningExpress K’in een o’ those eejits grab(2018) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
in. Funzo chunce tae become a k (2020) twitter link

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
ehillers are cried Kinochers (k pronounced) because of a smal (2020) twitter link


Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
ee ain Göd Lattin aa dis foc k hard on page 17

1 matches

Williamson, Christie Bellows, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
he wis kül eneoch
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
look wis different! An wi him köllyin aboot her, an bein dat
1 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
‘O-o-o-o-k-k-k-k dan’ replied Joahny. He wis
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
ins on verbs at ends in p, t, k, b, d, an g soonds. So ‘beu
id hae nae budder sayin B-A-A-K as edder ‘baak’ or ‘baw
2 matches


Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
ma wey o thinking, gin the U.K. hed been foondit on ae feder
1 matches


Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Jesse, an Jesse tha faither o Kïng Davit. Davit wus tha fait on page 1
durin tha time that Herod wus Kïng, spaemen frae tha East cu on page 2
n awa frae yer sïns, fer tha Kïngdom o Heiven ïs nearhan." on page 3
n awa frae yer sïns, fer tha Kïngdom o Heiven haes cum near on page 4
ull be laist thocht o ïn tha Kïngdom o Heiven, but whaiver on page 5
Also on pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 69, 70, 71, 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110
148 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
A reached fir the ban'k an' missed it, on page 25
That's what life seems tae la'k on page 28
est frien's tae a half o' Bla'k Bush, on page 29
But whiniver yae ta'k aboot yahoo, on page 33

4 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
Kïnnlin (tha like o coals)
1 matches

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