A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

keeps Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words46.1 48.4 40.8 35.2 42.9 35 54.5
Number of occurrences7444 15 1 3 3 8
Number of authors43 23 9 1 3 3 4

Occurrences of keeps in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
wae the paralysin thoat that keeps whisperin intae yur ear: "A P on page 37
Somecunt cawed Mark Henderson keeps gittin letters sent here. Jus on page 133

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
t the schuil dinners and that keeps me gaun till neist morn.' on page 184

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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
tre o the City o Dundee an it keeps his name even till the day. on page 18

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
gangin up on me anaw noo. She keeps sayin how dae ah no jist dump on page 79
ners fur a change cause ma ma keeps gien me Dairylea spreadin che on page 87
k Harpreet knows it's me that keeps lettin off. She's been askin on page 91
so she's aff school. Charlene keeps askin Frieda aw these questio on page 105
s always talkin aboot it; she keeps tryin tae get me tae go on a on page 121
Also on pages 148
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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
Oh aye, we ken it keeps them quiet on page 157

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
me o the 'Buckie' nectar, She keeps - juist in Casel on page 34

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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
es jist like ye feel And that keeps reality on page 85

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Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
ankfae that it daes. Oor Moon keeps us richt an pits the haims on
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Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
lue sky, but air-conditioning keeps the room cool.
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Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
ut he’s no interestet an he keeps gaun on aboot whit he’s wea
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Calderwood, Lynsey Cantsmell, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2020) Lallans, prose
s gettin moved seats cos she keeps talkin. She got tolt the next
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Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
a caffeine tae the brain that keeps you awake till work ends. Apa
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
Memory at Burns Suppers, aye keeps on tellin fowk that Robert Bu
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Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
ge - is forby the thing that keeps us apairt. We're aw jist floa
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Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
wi fandom, though, is when it keeps oot mair fowk as it lets in.
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ment that Scotland’s budget keeps getting cut bi Westminster, a
e merry-go-roun o profiteerin keeps on its merry wey. This is the
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McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
seem tae care though, he just keeps his eyes oan me.
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Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
audin the elk population doun keeps the beavers joco as they maun
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 149, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
oot it's the Sunday Post that keeps me lookin sae young."
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Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ay’s gairden shed, where he keeps his swally. If he just takes
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Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
p, ah collapse again. Ma back keeps bucklin under the strain. Lik
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Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ks efter them then. . . like, keeps them up tae scratch?’
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Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ked at the news in days. Work keeps me busy enough, and ah spend
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Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
obes ootside the library that keeps on tellin you tae be happy, b
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Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
s throu the shop. “The bell keeps pinglin whan ye staun on the
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Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
oafur it tae some ur dug. 'E keeps 'e's distance while A turn it
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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
in yir legs, bit at least it keeps ye aff the streets! Perhaps y
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
speakin tae an, frae then on, keeps referrin tae somebody cried H
wk in the estaiblishment that keeps on howkin up thon same auld t
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@billykayscot tweeted
Ramsay - “Guid claret best keeps oot the cauld” an jyne me fo(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
l in a #PIP form, but ma haun keeps crampin up. Haein tae dae it (2020) search twitter
life o me, unnerstaun why Axe keeps Spyros aroond. Whit dis he ev(2020) search twitter
Either the icey keeps chyngin his music, or there a(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
Did it AGAIN. This big thumb keeps pressing the wrang feckin but(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
n5 aye a good shag instead - keeps ee fit as feck lol (2020) twitter link
f the independence carrot she keeps preachin tae us - scotland i (2020) twitter link
e gym theme is the wimmin who keeps her phone in a handbag when s (2020) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
They're a gweed luck charm - keeps evil awa." on page 14

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
Hivven, forebyes e chiel att keeps tae e laa an learns ither fow on page 11
an garrs him foam at e moo an keeps on malagarousin him an winna on page 96
t his han till e ploo, gin he keeps leukin back, is fit for e Kee on page 97

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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Cauld pir o win keeps doon the heat.
Day keeps cool pir o win dis blaw,
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Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Day keeps up aye fine an dry,
Bit cauld Wast win hale day keeps blawin.
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ther's bottle o fusky that he keeps fur veesitors, because she's
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Mitchell, Kiera Fit why nae?, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
"No yi winna," she keeps tellin ma
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Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
er thin waas and so the cough keeps baith o us up half the night.
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Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
Wullie grown up. An ah bet he keeps a stack o’ Oor Wullie album
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@fittiecrooners tweeted
Wife keeps telling me she's aff tae bing(2016) search twitter
ddie, this tweet thing is fit keeps me & auld Bert gan(2017) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
arian, Alastair Henderson aye keeps Scots oan the radar ?? https: (2020) twitter link


Giles, Harry Josephine An Excerpt From Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Future Fantasy, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Orkney, poetry
Sheu haads hersel appen, keeps
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Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
n canna raelly steer - Juist keeps wis aff da shore. on page 5

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Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
wha keeps dem richt an gies dem strent. on page 17

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@helenmoncrieff tweeted
sscat is my neighbours but he keeps sneaking back tae da terminal(2016) search twitter


Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Cheeky Aussie chappie, keeps the punters happy, on page 107

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Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
n men say the sun an muin aye keeps movin
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The Westender Mairchers did oor toon prood, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
minder that the list o' names keeps getting' longer, and wi' huge
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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
ïngdom o Heiven, but whaiver keeps these commauns an lairns ithe on page 5
that axes wull get; hïm that keeps on lukkin wull fin whut he's on page 7
die that stairts tae ploo, an keeps lukin behin hïm, ïs onie gu on page 87
, then forgie hïm. An ïf he keeps on daein ye wrang seiven time on page 98

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Warwick, Matthew Tha Feardie Geng hae tae bide at hame, (Sensory Attachment Centre 2020) Ulster - Ballymena, weans
in at onythin that plaises ye keeps ye contentit an maks ye stran
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Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
eid-coont Offys luks efter an keeps tae itsel aa tha parteeklar r
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@the_gellick tweeted
a wee hauf-yin o whuskey fair keeps the caul oot whan dailygaun d (2014) twitter link

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