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Use in varieties of Scots

kinda Corpus occurrences Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words54.3 23 41.4 52.6 436.8 33 9.8
Number of occurrences14235 22 5 75 3 2
Number of authors40 15 7 4 10 2 2

Occurrences of kinda in Corpus

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Central - 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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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Central - Dundee, prose
'Ave Maria' his wey - it wis kinda soft - nae mair nor a gentle on page 101

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Central - 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
lassie in Youth Theatre - ah kinda wantae be Eilers cause evrubd on page 169

6 matches

Townsley, Jane Joe's Cloud an Ither Stuff, (lulu.com 2014 ISBN: 978-1326001612) Central - Perth, prose
s this mornin. Shuggie looked kinda green aboot the gills though. on page 25

1 matches

Briggs, Susi Dinnae Mak Me Laugh, (Scots Hoose 2021) Central, weans
Bein kinda feart, I tried no tae show it on page 12

1 matches

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

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Central - 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) Central - Glasgow, prose
idy though, in a stuck-up cow kinda waiy, ah mean ah’d ride her
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Central - 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) Central - 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) Central - Glasgow, prose
a bloody good hidin fur that kinda kerry oan, ah’ll tell ye.
1 matches

Wilson, Lucy Lock Doon, (Greenock Telegraph 2021) Central - 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) Central - 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.
2 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Central - 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

Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Central - Glasgow, prose
payin’ top dollar fir this kinda nonsense.
1 matches

Facebook link ( 2017) Central
iecrankie watchin a different kinda re-enactment battle.

@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


Byrne, Catherine Alice's Mishanters in e Land o Farlies, (Evertype 2014 ISBN: 978-1782010609) Doric - Caithness, prose
While peedy hans make a kinda pretence Wur wanderans till g on page 5
She ate a peedy bit, an sade kinda worried leck till hersel, "Wh on page 14
w idea till Alice, at she wis kinda silent for a meenad or two, w on page 51
h dinna ken wan," sade Alice, kinda scared at what he suggested. on page 69
ed nohing yit," Alice replied kinda offended leck, "so ah canna t on page 70
Also on pages 72, 75, 105
10 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 73 - The Bigger Hoose, (Lallans Magazine 2008) Doric - Aberdeen, prose
iest, a hail- fellah-weel-met kinda chiel. Aabody liked him. Ther on page 107

1 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 75 - The Petrol Tanker, (Lallans 2009) Doric, prose
aachin an jokin, an up tae aa kinda cantrips went aboot like a sh
1 matches

Gauld, Ilene Ilene Gauld - Piper and Poet, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Keith, weans
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

Devlin, Edwin The School Dentist 1969, (Facebook 2020) Doric, prose
twa big gas bottles the same kinda bottles ye seen doon the herb
1 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


Parkins, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
crack o dawn - the wind wis kinda strong. on page 20

1 matches

Butler, Vera Gousters, Glims and Veerie-orums, (Orkney Voices 2021 ISBN: 9780956661661) Orkney, poetry
ared it maks me feel. Hid's a kinda long standing joke. Brt it's on page 85
Whit kinda man wis that? on page 132

2 matches

Facebook link (Orkney Reevlers 2021) Orkney
ur autumn - "haust/høst". I kinda dismissed id bekiss "herst" a

@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, 31, 35, 41, 44, 45, 46, 54, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 69, 73, 75, 79, 80, 83, 85, 91, 92, 97, 103, 104, 107, 110, 114, 117
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De Luca, Christine Grottie-Buckie and Tirli-Wirli, (Shetland Times 2021 ISBN: 978-1910997352) Shetland, weans
otti-Buckie, fur his head wis kinda peekit. on page 2
He wis a bit o a pictir: kinda trusset an trumsket fae bidin on page 9
a colours inta da oo an med a kinda felt. on page 19

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Fraser, Barbara Aye Someane Deid, Aye Someane Boarn, (Shetland Times 2021 ISBN: 978-1910997437) Shetland, prose
fur Tammie. Some said he wis kinda simple, bit I tocht he wis ju on page 1
itten up wi her. Dey mairried kinda late in life, an never hedd o on page 4
s bales you get nooadays at's kinda foosty i da middle whin you o on page 8
re we sweed dem, till dey wir kinda faan ipon, dat gie dem a spec on page 63
y wid say, or "You hear a dis kinda thing in idder places, bit we on page 73
Also on pages 74
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De Luca, Christine Swiet Haar, (Abersee Press 2017) Shetland, poetry
cone, but no da hale wye; an kinda curved, on page 31

1 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 58 - Sheltie Prattle an da Blue Lowe (a Pantomime) , (Lallans Magazine 2001) Shetland, prose
Prattle wis trivvlin her wye kinda blaet-laek alang da waa, Duiw on page 35

1 matches

I Hear Dee Shaetlan A primer - v. 1.1, (I Hear Dee 2022) Shetland, prose
content. Dey kinda wirk as modifiers o different on page 77
Prepositions kinda conneks noun phrases wi idder on page 78

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De Luca, Christine Parallel Worlds: Poems in Shetlandic and English, (Luath 2005 ISBN: 978-1905222131) Shetland, poetry
hit kinda gied owre him; he medna a soo on page 67
Der tongue-tied an kinda faert. on page 69
divide wis; mak wis kinda wary on page 92
nor onythin kinda parteeclar on page 117

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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
5 matches

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
2 matches

De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
whaar da skelfs wis foo o aa kinda hoosehold gaer.
1 matches

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
1 matches

Facebook link (Wir Midder Tongue 2017) Shetland
joost see foo it aa goes an' kinda makk it aa up as we gyeen ala

Watt, Valerie Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface: Announcin Truncherfaece twins, (Shetland Times 2009) Shetland - Lerwick, newspaper
er in dis een,” said Meenie kinda disgruntled.
1 matches

Watt, Valerie Da secret wirld o Santie’s elves, (Shetland Times 2008) Shetland - Lerwick, newspaper
roog o Lego. Aside dem lay a kinda fat elf listenin tae iPods ta
da magic rinklin trowe her. A kinda warmth an a funny feelin no u
2 matches

Watt, Valerie Görwill trows blamed for earthquake, (Shetland Times 2009) Shetland - Lerwick, newspaper
y most hiv baked for days. “Kinda overly I tink,” said Meenie
1 matches

Watt, Valerie Cheerio for eenoo . . ., (Shetland Times 2011) Shetland - Lerwick, newspaper
dna be a real trow if I wisna kinda crabbit back an fore.
1 matches

De Luca, Christine Smootie gengs ta Lerrick, (SCOTS corpus 2003) Shetland - Bressay, weans
oot her size at Smootie tocht kinda personal.
1 matches

@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
2 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
h the witter tumbles ower and kinda disguises the fish es they so
1 matches


Ferguson, Roy Rhymes frae Rathfrilan: A Wheen o Poames, (self-published 2022 ISBN: 979-8796193099) Ulster, poetry
Ye know the kinda glype A main, on page 13

1 matches

@Angelinekking tweeted
d be hard pushed tae see thon kinda spirit in Northern Ireland!(2020) search twitter

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