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Use in varieties of Scots

kep Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words30.5 16.5 2.7 70.4 28.6 0 197.7
Number of occurrences4915 1 2 2 0 29
Number of authors24 11 1 2 2 8

Occurrences of kep in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
An aw the een that kep ma deek are new. on page 15

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Niven, Liz Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
en that this wis quite a weel kep secret fir a lang time (eithe on page 84

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Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
ften wunnered hoo ma brithers kep gaun durin the war. It must h on page 76

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Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
e'd never git weel-kent if he kep on wi writin in Scots. They c
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
ist abuin the wattir’s ege, kep hiz ei, an in a dwam he setti
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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
na ploy. Suin thai skailed ti kep thair omnies at wes wytin ti
nie inimie at wissed thaim ti kep skaith. The
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Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
We goat past that fast fur it kep’ bendin’ an’ wavin’ i
, Auld Miss Mclennan’s. She kep’ the shoap an’ wiz awfy n
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
eid broth. But a wee drap was kep’ back an rendert doun afore
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
wis shuir wis aye lurkin. She kep’ a wee beuk wi aw her outga
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Purves, David Lallans 59 - Five Poems frae the Chinese o Po Chu-I, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Selkirk, poetry
Afore A’d tyme ti kep the wurds,
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McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
d a strict 3 min session, tae kep the group active, with me tea
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Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
smokin'. Ma faithur's roll-up kep' gin oot bit ma uncle Toamy's
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Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
hauden by and fordelt for tae kep onie criticism, and at the Ki
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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
aivver losses their life will kep it. Lat ma tell ye att nicht on page 110

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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
feet. Beuy, I could fin'd me kep risan apin the heid, for I ke on page 21

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Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
, well,' says he, taks up his kep and stands, on page 42

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Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
rminal, whin someen liftet da kep fae me haed an toosled me hai
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Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
s haed wis an auld, grey flat kep. Clumps o curly hair wir erup
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Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Kep ootby on page 2
His youthfa hose weel kep, a worl ower wide on page 52

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Warwick, Matthew Fergie an Freens oan tha fairm, (Ulster-Scots Community Network 2011) Ulster - Rural Mid-Antrim, weans
alang tha loanen. Jock an Liz kep tha beese oan tae tha cassie. on page 4

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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
irth, A praise ye that ye hae kep these thïngs frae clivir an on page 9
ftèr hïs sarvint Israel, an kep hïs wurd o giein mercie ayew on page 71
ary dïdnae say much, but she kep turnin these thïngs ower an on page 72
Jerusalem bein set free, she kep on tellin thaim aboot tha wea on page 73
Sae he kep on praichin ïn tha Meetin Ho on page 77
Also on pages 79, 80, 83, 85, 88, 91, 96, 100, 102, 109
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Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
They gaen him haes first kep an he led the line, on page 2

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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
He kep me on fur ’oors.
Whun ticht an kep frae thinnin.
My table thou haes kep supply Ma foes jist stan an s
3 matches

Gibson, Darren Oor ain strange lan, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
An kep alive their faithers tongue,
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Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
her fit. Mair at the haed tae kep thaimsels siccar. Ye haed tae
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Gibson, Darren Oul money, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
us a wean, bit ma granfaither kep a wee tartan purse fu o oul c
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Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
wuid wus that teuch an tha ex kep skitin’ aff it. At lang an
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