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keepin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words67.9 62.8 81.7 0 57.1 58.3 88.6
Number of occurrences10957 30 0 4 5 13
Number of authors56 30 13 3 3 7

Occurrences of keepin in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
Precious smiled. "They were keepin a watch on us.' on page 61

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
early a week. Maybe he's jist keepin his heid doon efter that misu on page 35
Star and he wis never yin fur keepin his thoats oan the matter tae on page 95
zes acroass tae me "She means keepin him wis the easy choice." on page 174
considerin the company ah wis keepin. Still though, by the time ma on page 197

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ds the dininroom, the faither keepin weel ahint the ithers. on page 39
p awa fae a tarrie dug that's keepin its een on it fae across the on page 114
Matilda, keepin a close watch on him, didnae on page 122
thin at schuil, hen. Ah'll be keepin a close watch on ye fae noo o on page 152

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
etter aw his lane, his guards keepin a fair way ahent him so as no on page 17
really that thick. The cost o keepin a rig oot in the North Sea wi on page 48
eid he realised the licht wis keepin pace wi him as he warkt his w on page 65
gan tae realise the liche wis keepin up wi him as he pickit his we on page 69

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
boot ma hearin. They endet up keepin me in fur three days an they on page 21

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
They've spent mair keepin miners oan the dole, on page 73
Better keepin his nose out o. on page 146

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Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
tit them lang syne as a wey o keepin food fae fawin aff their fork on page 13

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Keepin time wi a tuim rattle in yer on page 125
Keepin sway ower memory; on page 133

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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
"Hou've ye been keepin Tam?" he speirt, "A hivnae se
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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
poetry haes been important in keepin Scots vocabular an spellins a
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Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
boot ma hearin. They endet up keepin me in fur three days an they
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Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
snuggled up ticht atween them keepin them baith warm and gruntin i
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Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
wha ran purely on the basis o keepin the UK thegither - an wha di
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
e Sovranty quaistion is warth keepin 8 mind. We hae nivver stoppit
been elevated fae their book-keepin tasks tae some sort o priesth
the time (i.e. them that were keepin the haill thing gaun) wuid ha
hat is wrackin the economy an keepin yung fowk fae haein a secure
iracy theory is ae thing, bit keepin yer wits aboot ye lets ye see
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Smith, Jamie The dingin doun o devolution, (Mak Forrit 2020) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
irt o bein a guid cítizen is keepin ae ee, at least some o the ti
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
been thirlt tae the idea that keepin awa the ghaisties said tae fl
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
scription nouadays but, forby keepin the gairdens in guid order, h
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
e street. Spinnin a peerie an keepin it gaein wi a whip wis a skee
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
on tae oor ain version o it, keepin sicht o whit we hae in common
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Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
burstin fur a pish but ah’m keepin a knot in it. Ah’m fucked i
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Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
McDade sais, edgin forward, keepin his centre ay gravity low, gr
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Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah burst oot cryin, keepin ma distance when she opens th
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Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
nd, well, ye could try spirit keepin.’
‘Spirit keepin?’
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Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
snoozing. Luckily, Glinda wis keepin an ee oan things an sent some
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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Scottish an’ Lion’s prop keepin’ his faith wi’ the great
Keepin’ your faith, your Goal, lef
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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
While keepin’ time, wi’ strampin’ fe
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Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
diary keepin
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Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
he Privy Cooncil haed stertit keepin its ain formal register o gai
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McClurg, Fernando Syriza, an the road aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
e year voters i Spain wull be keepin an ee on whit happens i Greec
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@jax6754 tweeted
nd productive day. Thanks tae keepin ma path straight @JeffBrazier(2015) search twitter

@iainnicol tweeted
@LloydAMelville Keepin the heid is no ma instict!(2020) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
and awe that! Soooo, yeez are keepin peeps up tae date then? A mig(2020) search twitter
@ClydeFC Come oan Boss Man, keepin The Faith... ??. ????????(2019) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
atchin a film whaur somewan's keepin watch or searchin fer thur pr(2020) search twitter

@raiphsays tweeted
PipsUkes luvvy tae see Peepee keepin a lead froo-oot aw a groups h(2020) search twitter

@johnstone_shane tweeted
lity! Thanks fir this pal. Ye keepin awright? (2020) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
n hope eersel n the family r keepin well 2 n gees a shout if ur l (2021) twitter link
e and turn up on sat n sun - keepin things hush hush from now - (2020) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
in ma new book, it's aw aboot keepin the leid gaun and makkin it r(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Bit keepin Doric movin, on page 6

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Morrice, trailin ahin them an keepin ae ee on Joyce an the tither on page 12
aye...aye, Ah div. Ah'm jist keepin an eye on ma wecht, eyvnoo." on page 29
nnie. "Ah've enuch o a chaave keepin tee wi the wirk an feedin rea on page 52
onybody speers foo ye've bin keepin, jist say ye've hid furnitir on page 69
a glaid te bi alive. Ah'll bi keepin the kinna company aat'll gie on page 88

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Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
question. "I suppose Erchie's keepin him ower in the back corner i
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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
eakfast on the ferry, ey were keepin a e'e on the water. It seemed
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Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
here. I tell you fit I'll be keepin
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
s wife wad hae the trauchle o keepin ferm accoonts an buyin an sel
She sterted tae rin fur hame, keepin weel ooto the road o Isie an
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Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
d spikk, "close in bluid" – keepin aathin in the faimly.
aither wis. She wis weariet o keepin the secret fur sae lang, fear
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Crawford, Jack The Pluffer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
the heidie and that he wid be keepin ma pluffer fir evidence. He w
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Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
e ma granny aboot foo she wis keepin. She telt me she hid a gies a
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Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
ng ma food, daen ma messages, keepin me company a couldna wish fir
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Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
idit tae dae some resairch on keepin a hoose-spurgie, an that she
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Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
n here: lettin in the rich an keepin oot the peer.”
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Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
tal work. I ran oot the gates keepin clear o the iron bits and fai
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Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
inish the job. I vaguely mind keepin tae the richt side o the road
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Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
o the boxie. “Ye dinna mind keepin it?” speired the chiel o Mi
“It’s bin nae tribble keepin yer wee orty fur ye,” quo M
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@sovereigndaisy tweeted
@billykayscot Challenging keepin the heid! Some days I’m hing(2019) search twitter

@d_anderson878 tweeted
ine. I aye gie tae guisers - keepin awa the bogles is a service w(2020) search twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
@rupertmurdoch fair play fer keepin' the puppies exposed in @Scot(2015) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
@WillieMoir Keepin a straicht dreel wis i last o(2019) search twitter
Perfect wye o keepin folk awa. https://t.co/Q1bDP7(2020) search twitter


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
An keepin waarm an weet. on page 19
up intae a kind o knot, while keepin a guid hadd o its richt lug a on page 26

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Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
done, we hae a break. Always keepin a wadder eye ta look oot for
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@RedValkyrie84 tweeted
git stuff done! Hows du been keepin?? X (2020) twitter link


Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Keepin waarm the wey exiles ayeweys on page 198

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
Ahlice didnae much lik keepin sae close tae hur: firrst, be on page 88
me's gaun oan gie better noo, keepin up th conversation a bit. on page 89

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Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
A thocht thit she micht bei keepin i hidlins some defeck i hir r
hink it wur: bidin it hame an keepin ae ruif ower his paurents
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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
er noo," shae said, bae wye o keepin up the chat a weethin. on page 90

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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
pricht ïn tha Loard's sicht, keepin aa tha commans an laas o tha on page 69
Anent tha keepin o tha Sabbath day on page 78
sus tae thaim, "that 'A'll be keepin on castin oot ïll spïrits a on page 94
rred o whut tha fowk wud dae. Keepin a quare clase ee on hïm, the on page 104
e. Petèr wus follaein behin, keepin hïs distance. An the' kinnel on page 108

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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Keepin on sayin Na
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Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
* mairk yer repones keepin in tha box lake sae:
* prent in dooble letters keepin in tha boxes; yin letter tae
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Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
ha wundae o tha cottar hoose, keepin oot tha licht.
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@the_gellick tweeted
Wee dram's quare an good for keepin the caul oot ana! Aa the best (2015) twitter link

@MarkThompStuff tweeted
tle might be interested, he's keepin quate aboot it but his storie(2020) search twitter

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