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kennin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words77.2 77.1 111.6 0 28.6 81.6 27.3
Number of occurrences12470 41 0 2 7 4
Number of authors44 27 8 2 5 3

Occurrences of kennin in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
walked oot, no kennin whit mood her man wis gonnae on page 9

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
is danger a guid while athoot kennin; an for their sake I hae wars on page 24
aince, ae fore. noon, athoot kennin whit he is daein. Hech me! Ye on page 30

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
o that there's any comfort in kennin that bad luck kin strike doon on page 60
hud goat the satisfaction ae kennin he hud jist done the caterin on page 69
b the bitter pain ae reality. Kennin that wur nuttin maire than an on page 90
blanks oot the realisation ae kennin wur a mere slave tae the capi on page 102
in also take great comfort in kennin ah kin blow ma brains oot any on page 118
Also on pages 119
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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
it's jist kennin whar ti look. on page 26
a tribal thing, kennin that on page 60

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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
load the ship at a single go, kennin fine that the ship owners wui on page 58

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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
n wi his presents at Yule, no kennin which thing tae look at first on page 100

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Lik a fledglin bird bent oan kennin why, on page 12
But kennin fine weel juist whit tae expe on page 51

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Donati, Colin Scots A Statement o Principles, (Scots Parliament 2003 ISBN: 978-1-899920-02-1) Lallans, government
ppreciatit in haill withoot a kennin o the language are Henryson, on page 9
nciples affirmit in Pairt II, kennin this last maitter tae be ane on page 19
th its ain territorial space, kennin this space tae be no juist th on page 20
tae acquire a braid an haill kennin o their cultural heritage (hi on page 21

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Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
and aw throuither wi no kennin whit tae dae, cleekit
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
tion o a tattie-boggle an the kennin o a blin, deif cuddie. His fu
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Kennin fine fin the bairns see the b
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Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
their specialised kennin an social practices. The tyni
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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
The'r a differ atween a sowel kennin their ain Scots dialeck an ke
their ain Scots dialeck an kennin Scots as a langage, tho. The
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Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
form o the wird that's worth kennin: "harl". This is the decorati
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Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
at wis't got me, tho, wis the kennin wee smirk on her face, that g
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
for the'r nae gretter body o kennin anent the Scots language nor
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Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
itlik it disna ken isna wirth kennin. Losh! – the tymes we hed t
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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
kennin whitlik thai duin.
no kennin at the weird-wyfe wes skeille
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
ree cans ahint his back an no kennin whit tae dae wi the ither twa
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Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
account! Whit chance hiv ah o kennin richt fae wrang?
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Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
sire for a second referendum, kennin this. But ah'm awaur o it. An
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ils tae bigg up yung fowk’s kennin o the tung. An the leid his f
ey ken aw there is that needs kennin, it’s jist a wee step tae t
n they dinnae ken isnae warth kennin. An A wuid gang sae far as ta
on fer oor ain guid — us no kennin whit wis best fer oorsels, be
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Fleemin, Sandy Nine Fragments - III, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
in the war vampires aboot, an kennin the ar.”
wishin vampires wis aboot an kennin thay’r aboot, she jalouzed
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
cordin tae the guide-buik, is kennin the guid o a
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Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
d gie his force an advantage. Kennin that the giant English airmy
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Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
it, biggin up a comprehensive kennin o baith naitur an the univers
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ben the hoose for a message, kennin fine weel we war ower feart t
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Three days in October, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Kennin me an ma guidman wad be in Pe
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Holton, Brian An Owresetter’s Tale, (Bella Caledonia 2015) Lallans - Galashiels, blog
earhaun by somethin awfu big, kennin A needit ti ken mair, but no
A needit ti ken mair, but no kennin whaur ti gaun for’t. Then,
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 147, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
rt wey o spellin Scots sae no kennin the spellin is nae excuise fo
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
hair sports as weel as a guid kennin o thair characters an thair c
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Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
or spier hoo I’d be kennin.
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McClure, Derrick J. Lallans 59 - A Stot an a Cleg, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, prose
I lippen til’t, kennin your gentie hert;
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McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
pit it back tae haf’ cock, kennin’ A’d failed an’ wid hae
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McClurg, Fernando Indytwa?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
nieane can be confident aboot kennin whit comes next.
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Puchowski, James Frae Norrowa ower the faem, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ae is social media as a wey o kennin whit is gaein on back hame in
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Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
and abuin the lave, back tae kennin their place and the richt wey
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McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
astructure an land reform – kennin they hae allies on the left o
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
resource sae that the want o kennin thare is anent Scotland's lan
Kennin the Guid o Twa Leids.
It's no necessar tae hae onie kennin o Scots tae ken the guid o th
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
n o, he shaws a muckle want o kennin o the history o the Scots lan
e saicont paragraph. A've nae kennin wha this Haining is an A can
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Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
Finlay assertit that kennin the place nemmes “will mak
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@jack_capener tweeted
@dgplacenames Aye a footh o kennin! Thanks for this!(2020) search twitter

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
@IshbelMcF Mind you, kennin the state o some o yer faithe(2019) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
d yaisin #Scots wirds withoot kennin! https://t.co/ib9smyolL2 http (2021) twitter link
wird that folk yaise withoot kennin it's Scots! https://t.co/Ku9N (2019) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
r cryin a speug a speug an no kennin it wis cried a sparrow. Never (2020) twitter link
We were brocht up in Ayrshire kennin it tae mean soor. Doon here i(2020) search twitter
worth skeckin yer ee owre an kennin aboot https://t.co/sgQKP2zILs(2020) search twitter
kirk and Glenbuck, we grew up kennin whit it meant, weesht Ah'd se(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Ah sighed, kennin fit wis comin neest. on page 9
"Eric." Winnie sighed, kennin fit wis comin neest. on page 16
Isobel teen a deep breath, kennin at fit she wis aboot te say n on page 29
Morrice tittit, nae kennin fidder te bi annoyed or te la on page 40
Algarve. Ah smiled te masel, kennin at the dug wull nivver sleep on page 63
Also on pages 66, 67
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Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
eere combine's jist nae wirth kennin." on page 94

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ck an fore te the javvie, nae kennin fit eyn te pynt first, an loo on page 17
belanged. Oor bairns grew up kennin ye an acceptin ye, Jimmy - l on page 22
s man an aa, an it's aa aboot kennin an comin inte contact wi the on page 26
eness an the blessed relief o kennin aat it's nivver ower late an, on page 46
Ronnie grinned, kennin aat bookin the limo hid reall on page 57
Also on pages 65
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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
sleepin." They leuch at fim, kennin fine she wis deid. An he pat on page 95
stravaig owre e heid o wi'oot kennin they're there." on page 101
wer till them wi'oot e croods kennin aboot it. on page 116

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Hardie, Buff Dod 'n' Bunty, (Evening Express 2000) Doric, newspaper
a o' sittin' in 'at booth nae kennin fit tae dae or far tae look,
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
lee fur the Mathieson's sake, kennin fo little the Bruces thocht o
an fit wis bairn wisna gweed kennin, fur since they'd bin merriet
atin ane. Matty hid said thon kennin fu weel that his sister hid a
hae slippit back in wioot him kennin we'd bin oot.'
et Daith afore, hid nae wye o kennin that this wis his callin cair
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Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
k aff tae see her on the sly, kennin fine in his hairt o hairts th
ginger snaps frae the hoose, kennin it wis Setterday an their Da
oor, tho ithers bedd awa, nae kennin richt fit tae say tae the Sri
, an her een fulled wi tears. Kennin naethin o the history ahin th
tae Meikleburgh as a student, kennin anely the bare fac that he'd
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Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
ging and get the hoose phone, kennin fine he’ll be speiring for
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Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
nce follae’t him athoot his kennin an saa him staanin at the hee
s o her life in an asylum nae kennin day fae nicht. The Deil tae h
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@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
Aye, Billy, fowk forget that kennin yer ain culture an leids weel (2020) twitter link


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
lice widna hae ta be, withoot kennin foo aald he wis, an, seein at on page 25

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Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
Dey kent richt fae wrang, bit kennin an déin wir twa different th on page 7

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Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Kennin Einstein (eifter Martynov) on page 49

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Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Lik a fledglin bird bent oan kennin why, on page 219

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
hlice would no allow, withoot kennin hoo auld eet was, an, as th L on page 24
Hardly kennin whit she did, she picked up a on page 40

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Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
It seem’t that kennin pass’t atween us twa
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Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
battilgrunds. Nae wey o kennin
an cauld. Athout ma kennin,
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Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
Nae kennin Unnèrstaun Taak Raed Scrieve
Nae kennin Unnèrstaun Taak Raed Scrieve
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Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
Dot haed reponed proodlik, kennin at thae wud be pit on. A brai
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@the_gellick tweeted
nerstaun "Ulster Scots" wioot kennin ocht o "Scots" itsel: thon's (2015) twitter link

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