A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

kinda Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words52.3 25.3 43.6 35.2 571.5 35 6.8
Number of occurrences8423 16 1 40 3 1
Number of authors24 10 5 1 5 2 1

Occurrences of kinda in Corpus

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
We ah pay sum kinda price on page 30
Eh then kinda simmerd doon. on page 40
meh wheels in motion like sum kinda on page 100
Expressin misel like sum kinda blessin, on page 114

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
them. Aye, ah said, That wis kinda ma point. on page 56
wis aboot forty that had oor kinda eyes so ah.took it he wis her on page 68
y. Ah didnae mean tae it jist kinda slipped oot. Evrubdy roon abo on page 89
this year. That wis ma fault kinda - well it on page 163

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Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Sergio turns tae us. John kinda leaned back in case Sergio st
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
ally maitter, it’s like ony kinda screivin, when yi get intae t
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
idy though, in a stuck-up cow kinda waiy, ah mean ah’d ride her
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Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
he sais, tremulously wae a kinda crack in his voice but he’s
t it oot, awright?” then he kinda laughed, like a hunner an fif
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
turn roon, dain that mad Manc kinda dance; mare ay a swagger, rea
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
a bloody good hidin fur that kinda kerry oan, ah’ll tell ye.
1 matches

Wilson, Lucy Lock Doon, (Greenock Telegraph 2021) Lallans - Greenock, poetry
It kinda skunners me but it sure does
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
like that afore; there wis a kinda faraway look in his eye. Ah k
t go fleein aboot in yer heid kinda slow doon and don't annoy ye.
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Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
payin’ top dollar fir this kinda nonsense.
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@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
ed just indoor socializing is kinda well in pubs, tbh the less pe(2020) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
cooking household thing... I kinda think it is an Autism/ADHD fa(2020) search twitter

@SusiBriggs1 tweeted
Aye well....got tae show some kinda decorum oan the social medias(2020) search twitter


Gauld, Ilene Ilene Gauld - Piper and Poet, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Keith, poetry
and there for ‘oors, it wis kinda his hobby.
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
ite. There seemed tae be some kinda logic tae it. But I think tha
e wis insinuatin she wis some kinda cougar and me her toyboy, tha
fortnight, aa thanks tae some kinda lung jandies aff a bat, and a
3 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
phone rings, a walkie-talkie kinda thing that’s linked up to o
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
gion foreby. Which mak’s it kinda strange whit ah’m aboot tae
So, ah’m kinda hummin’ Ma Sweet Lord tae m
gang back tae the library, ah kinda kicked ma heels and didnae wa
Ah guess it wis like a kinda leer. An this time ah jist lo
bein’ cheeky. Which made me kinda confused aboot whit the rule
7 matches

@FaeFoggie tweeted
@AiberdeenQuine But fit kinda spirit? ??(2020) search twitter
n oot wi the dug. Affa comfy. Kinda like fit the bobbies weer. ht(2021) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
Fit can I say .... I'm kinda lovin CBB!(2012) search twitter
@LouiseNicol1 ah! phew! Wiz kinda worried!(2012) search twitter


@peediepuss tweeted
@jm_stout Daes luk kinda like it (2021) twitter link


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
story an, tho at first he wis kinda laith ta dö it, he began to on page V
athies, I tink - " (shö wis kinda blyde dis time at dey wir nae on page 9
An here Alice startit ta turn kinda sleepy, an guid on sayin ower on page 10
ta get ony peerier: shö felt kinda nervees aboot dis; "for hit m on page 13
laek yon!" Alice telt hersel, kinda faerce-wye. "I advise dee ta on page 14
Also on pages 22, 26
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Cumming, John Da Whillie, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, prose
t began raelly, bit der wis a kinda tradeeshin wi da Mizpah. Ever
peerie fur yun waters, jöst kinda driftin withoot pooer, an nae
an he wis lyin i da forehead, kinda cruggit up, luikin gey depoop
. Du mycht tink at der's some kinda rules o honour at sea, wis aa
dreich job, bit der's sometin kinda lychtsome tö, whin da hael c
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Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
ers runnin doon her face. Hit kinda glufft me. Ah'm nae psycholog
ury, axe if du's nervees, dat kinda shite'll dö dee haed in. I j
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De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
whaar da skelfs wis foo o aa kinda hoosehold gaer.
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Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
s da sun guid doon, at he wis kinda towtful himsel. I guid oot ap
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@Julie_Dennison tweeted
p knitting in this time! It's kinda like a peerie summer holiday (2015) twitter link

@tattooedselkie tweeted
Kinda torn atween needin me bed but(2021) search twitter
odley Imagine if they pat yun kinda energy intae actually doin so(2021) search twitter


Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
wi treis, cept fur the wheen, kinda sma haudins, roond
been ae kinda sma haudin on its ain. Tradee
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The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
h the witter tumbles ower and kinda disguises the fish es they so
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@Angelinekking tweeted
d be hard pushed tae see thon kinda spirit in Northern Ireland!(2020) search twitter