A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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keen Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words71.6 50.7 65.3 0 500 81.6 20.5
Number of occurrences11546 24 0 35 7 3
Number of authors50 25 8 9 6 2

Occurrences of keen in Corpus

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Lallans

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
Jock wis gleg and Jock wis keen. on page 16

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
d.' This wi a smile that went keen ti yer banes, ye cuidna tell on page 69

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ays. "That whisky yae wur sae keen tae doon? Ah droapped an E in on page 81

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
'Ah'm richt keen on Charles Dickens,' Matilda on page 75
dnae ken. Mibbe yous ur baith keen readers.' on page 90

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
made money in ither weys were keen tae invest in the whalin tho on page 32
near awbodie on the rigs wis keen on tobaccie, an mebbe a few i on page 49
generous handfu but they were keen on their grub forbye. Gin ye on page 55

3 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
different gears, Ma ma wisnae keen on her gettin it though. It w on page 40
Ah wisnae that keen on Trendy Tribe. Ah thought t on page 53
c. Ah suddenly didnae feel sa keen tae visit, although ah wisnae on page 59

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
e staund there arguin! I'm as keen as you are tae find that tick on page 42
heer herts. They'll growe sae keen on page 160

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The favours she wis keen tae lend, Proved Currie's fau on page 47
In the teeth o a keen Sou'wester gale on page 98
type? Then we'll say he's aye keen. on page 118
akkin nae notice; 'You're gey keen tae be aff!' he says on page 123
An thon keen prejudice whilk kennled Burns on page 129

5 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
said Kat, tho she wisna awfie keen. on page 3

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Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
rou the roof. Croatia, no too keen on the prospect o a holiday h
1 matches

Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
w aboot pretendin tae be deid keen on the hings ma pairtner luve
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
lish pairties wha are aye sae keen tae doff their caps tae their
hat tae get on (an we’re aw keen tae see oor bairns get on) ye
ernational pouer they are mad keen on is Saudi Arabia, hame tae
inessmen arenae commonly ower keen on losin siller jist fer ithe
s naethin. Europe kens we are keen tae bide, an their politician
5 matches

Macdonald, Amy Evelynn and Peter, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
takes Evelynn’s arm and is keen tae show us aboot. As we go r
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
nt. Sae mebbe they warnae sae keen on him for personal reasons.
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
wumman at hert an wisnae ower keen on haein the waffs o the ferm
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
airns dinnae seem tae be ower keen tae play outside ony mair. I
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
onservative MPs noo seem owre keen tae vote agin it whan it cams
1 matches

Hodgart, John Scots Language Act: Oor weans hae richt tae see mither tung respectit, (The National 2021) Lallans - North Ayrshire, newspaper
rclay McBain a young reporter keen tae print ma piece. Maist o t
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
m. Ah imagine he’s only too keen tae help bend them intae nume
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
in language an they war baith keen tae highlicht thon on thair b
's Sikh click's Mum, that's a keen maimber o the local Scrabble
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
sterted a trend whaur bein’ keen an’ nice is COOL!
1 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
onferences for teachers, mony keen tae mak up for a deficit in t
1 matches

Capener, Jack This laund wis wrocht for you an me, (Mak Forrit 2021) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
fitin fae clearance aften sae keen tae reverse the process that
1 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
Education Scotland) is richt keen on yaisin a adjectival phrase
1 matches

Widmann, Thomas The State o Denmark, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
xplains hoo the DFP isna awfu keen on enterin govrenment – the
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Thon Survation poll..., (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
im. Nivvertheless Murphy, the keen jogger, leuks like he micht b
1 matches

Eunson, Catherine This Winter, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, poetry
ahint the ither lug, he’s keen
1 matches

@Chazzbat tweeted
The Tories ur awfy keen tae kill vulnerable citizens.(2020) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
an if ye're awfy keen tae find oot exactly why this (2021) twitter link
yscot . @EducationScot hae a 'Keen tae ken yer kin' project fir (2020) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
tae gyms dinnae seem tae b 2 keen on me the noo lol (2020) twitter link

Doric

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ah ken ye'v nivver bin aa at keen oan Roddie," said Isobel. "Bi on page 29
ifie, wi a razir-sharp wit an keen broon een. She's honest, proo on page 65
ither vyce. "He wis nivver at keen oan stannin is han fin he wis on page 75

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ike runs, Jimmy, bit ye warna keen on braes. Ye eesed te girn fi on page 21
e?" speert Elspeth. "Ah'm nae keen on ony kinna beasties - espe on page 27
ed Elspeth. "An Ah'm jist nae keen on on page 31
ak sure gat Michelle's really keen on me an nae jist ma siller." on page 49

5 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Noo o is day i'm neen ower keen.
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
lies aboot tae melt it's nae keen.
Tae coont the shades i'm fer keen.
or the day on the day I'm nae keen.
ed the pot plants seemed affa keen tae pit plants in the
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
is oxter. 'Or he widna be sae keen tae shepherd aa ither bodies'
a bairn...they michtna be sae keen tae let Jock ower their porch
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
feel's harns. An he'll nae be keen tae hae surgery. Mynd, his Au
1 matches

Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
fter a but the ither twa were keen tae keep gaun.
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
s she’d teen fae teachers keen tae unlearn the wee quine her
1 matches

@cligeey tweeted
@lenathehyena Nae keen on gan ti the states(2020) search twitter
k beadle for a while as well ,keen fishermen as well(2020) search twitter

@glenlivetloon tweeted
@Maxwellsnp Keen to hear thoughts on my latest(2013) search twitter
t aboot ma latest blog?? Awfa keen tae get abdy spikking. http:/(2013) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
ricPhrases @FaeFoggie Wiz aht keen, I nivver postit e' picter. F(2019) search twitter
try it oot. He seems tae been keen noo'adays.(2020) search twitter

Shetland

Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
kinFoo can you? I dö want ta keen!" on page 26

1 matches

Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
dem dat ir keen ta set aff tae da Holy Place. on page 17

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Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
. Shut da grinnd ahint you. I keen, I keen, don't let da sheep o
, I keen, don't let da sheep oot. Past
innd ta da lower toon. Yes, I keen, shut da grinnd. Keep da shee
3 matches

Williamson, Christie Slainte Bard, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2014) Shetland, poetry
an say dey keen
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Williamson, Christie Submissions, an keepin on, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, blog
start. Bit hit’s aisier ta keen you sood as it is ta actually
1 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
rted tae oag aroond. He didna keen whar exactly he was headin, b
1 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
ey were faert an really didna keen whaar dey were.
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@Julie_Dennison tweeted
@KirsteenMullay Keen, it's minging! (2017) twitter link
e says to me an i say 'haha i keen' but i did not keen as dis sh (2017) twitter link
Right we all keen dat phones keen whit wir spikkan aboot da who (2020) twitter link
You keen yir gittin old when da only e (2020) twitter link
Keen how excited da bairn on da Ch (2020) twitter link
and 2 other occurrences.

@tattooedselkie tweeted
tir yun tweet. Hiyi, fine tae keen you aa. Please feel free tae (2021) search twitter
eekerSqeeker It's no, I dinna keen whar it is ?? I hoop I might (2021) search twitter
@JennyLConstable I keen the feeling, or tae be able t(2021) search twitter
Keen dis, hit really is fine tae b(2021) search twitter
me dennir brak tae let you aa keen at me granny got her vaccine (2021) search twitter
and 6 other occurrences.

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
lly creep and crawl aroond da Keen o Hamar and you may still fin(2017) search twitter
r time :-) From a distance da Keen of Hamar looks lifeless. A cl(2014) search twitter
@SalMcW :D I am a keen petrel sniffer too :) There a(2016) search twitter

Southern

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
keen tae be rid o the harness, eag on page 25

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
ner masel," said th King deid keen, an hei whizzed off. on page 84

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Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
hed et her wit; respeckit her keen mense,
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Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
an ma bairns is aye keen ti serr.
1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
hir roond. Ay, Geordie wis ae keen dancer, an weel A mynd on ‘
ctor up Borth’ick. Watt wis keen on
2 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
ersuade me tae join ‘em. Nae keen & me being deaf and pointless (2021) twitter link

Ulster

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
They screich, an they keen, an they gulder on page 9
Awa fae folk's keen keekin een, on page 15

2 matches

@the_gellick tweeted
an' blaw, sae clearly an' sae keen? A spirit's voice it seem'd o (2019) twitter link

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