A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

keepit Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words61.6 18.7 152.4 105.6 242.9 69.9 0
Number of occurrences9917 56 3 17 6 0
Number of authors20 6 7 1 5 1

Occurrences of keepit in Corpus

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Lallans

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
Drawin Nummer Ane that I hae keepit. I wantit tae see gif they ha on page 11

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
uns thegither and lauched and keepit gliskin at his passengers tae on page 97
Thae muckle jaws o hers aye keepit on page 115
. The squirrel on her shooder keepit on chap-chap-chappin on the s on page 128
s than he'd looked aw day. He keepit on gawpin at Chairlie. 'Aye,' on page 170

4 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
ls, He pressed the button and keepit his fingir on it unul there w on page 20
oot the medicines his faither keepit on the shelf in the bothy nix on page 26
olbothy where aw the pent wis keepit. There wis a raw o cans on th on page 35
ere the animal medicines were keepit and shawed him the five muckl on page 77
een paces. The spoots o steam keepit skooshin oot o the skinnymali on page 98
Also on pages 103
6 matches

Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
it wrang, but aw the same ye keepit on gaun.
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
l muisicians an componers wis keepit on haund. Like his faither, J
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
oor victuals war halesome an keepit us in guid health in a time o
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
t by hares, an that they maun keepit the nummer o hares doun. Yet,
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ll't wi luve an meant tae be, keepit lik yon foriver."
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
hat wad be a pass an gin they keepit on giein Scots a deefie, suin
1 matches

Doric

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
buyin; aye winda shoppin. Ah keepit aathin fir best... bit leuk i on page 78

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
neth ma wing an mithert ye - keepit ye safe fae hairm. Ere wis mo on page 20
Ronnie keepit on his cowboy hat an sut doon on page 57
d diaries. Ah nivver kent mam keepit a diary, Ah think, liftin oot on page 79
, fat Mabel fae the butcher's keepit askin ma up. Ah canna bi deei on page 85

4 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
deein. Yer gweedness maun be keepit fae aa ithers an yer Fadder, on page 13
d teen ahaud o him, an he wis keepit, bun up wi chines; bit ilka t on page 94
d o Hivven an Earth att ye've keepit sic things fae e lairnt an e on page 98
s tae hae his supper, an they keepit an ee on him. An, michty, the on page 105
yer mither'." He says, "A've keepit them aa since A wis a loon." on page 110
Also on pages 113
6 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
tae bide in the Rodden Hoosie keepit a trootie sae the watter wid
er company. The cottar bairns keepit a bittie o distance atween th
gs, fa smokit a cutty pipe an keepit a futterat fur rubbitin. His
ppit a bairn ilkie year. They keepit a champion cull. bit fowk sai
the wye tae schule. Northies keepit a puckle yowes at the back o
18 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
id its CCTV, an ilkie dominie keepit a wee panic button fur ony st
erit species noo an yowes wis keepit in zoos. Naebody noo wis happ
tral tae her as braithin. She keepit open hoose fur waifs an stray
nny lived happy ivir efter an keepit aa the gowd tae herself?" jal
ins? Fur months efter thon he keepit inbye, an Jude an Cammy's tra
10 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
your wyte! Aa your wyte ! he keepit on sayin, an aa e file, hurti
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
worse aifter that. If she’d keepit quate an said nithing, things
1 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
llt onybody aboot my find but keepit that een tae masel an jist fa
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ired feet awa. But on that he keepit his gob shut.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
stol fae the station that wiz keepit for sic an emergency. Aa the
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
h the pain didna stop ava but keepit twistin intae his guts. Eence
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ish as a kind o constable faa keepit the peace. Jist as they reach
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
d them foriver-and-a-day. She keepit this up as she knelt afront t
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ed her pey for as lang as she keepit up refusing tae gyang for the
hey were taught at school but keepit faain doon throwe it. The Lai
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
r show, first prize”. Kevin keepit the rosette an preened it tae
hem tae hush, cause some fowk keepit cats, an ithers didna like do
she’d niver jeloused she keepit twa moosies as lodgers. Maist
lichtenin flashed an still he keepit Rosie Lil on course. Wi a sig
o set fur his birthday, an it keepit him quate fur oors, wylin
5 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Drumneachie Ferm, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Doric, poetry
d ferm, a bittie o aathin, an keepit an open hoose fur stray niece
1 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
ette Curtain, ah jis cwid nae keepit a stracht face!(2019) search twitter

Orkney

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
he pot on the fire hid tae be keepit gaan teu, as weel ais whit wi
e grain o' money they hid wis keepit for mair needfu things for th
The Guidman keepit her gaan wae cuttit tang tae
3 matches

Shetland

Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
shö will be da sicear if A'm keepit her waitin!" Alice wis dat pi on page 18
da haal wis aafil haet, shö keepit fannin hersel aa da time at s on page 19
wi da Moose ida middle. Alice keepit her een apon him, juist apon on page 26

13 matches

Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
o Moses set his fock richt an keepit dem richt till dey wan ta da on page 16

1 matches

De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
sols. He pressed da button an keepit his finger apön hit till dey
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
r lang hair. Bit Kaitren shö keepit geeglin an skeelkin, an shö
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
n idder wirds, Scots is ta be keepit in a trussy staet no for da s
1 matches

Southern

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
aun jalousie thit he maun hae keepit ae swuird handie.
keepit steerin the jam fur kens hou
ned bi saying, “Ay, Tom hes keepit the hecht at hei gaed his
The Scotts o Harden keepit thair herried cattle; (gey af
ilk the Schuil Dominies yince keepit thair horse. (sei A, B, C, D.
6 matches

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