A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

kirn Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words13.1 4.4 43.6 0 14.3 0 0
Number of occurrences214 16 0 1 0 0
Number of authors8 2 5 1

Occurrences of kirn in Corpus

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Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
Then to the kirn he did stour,
Yet he wis cummerit with the kirn,
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
hay lying in the swathe, the kirn to kirn, an the peats to big?
to kirn, an the peats to big? Glaikit
2 matches


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
sticks - shiny an matt; some kirn she caaed concealer; eyeliner on page 83

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Aat's yon meze kirn an camel's pish, than." Morri on page 14
oosed as she waatched Elspeth kirn wi her sweet. on page 29

2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
dy fur the evenin's milkin, a kirn o jobs like threidin a strae
t as yon? Sae in he cam, wi a kirn some cottar bairns at his tai
ar hoose on Steeny's parks. A kirn o fowk hid witnessed the acci
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
h! A junkie an a drooth – a kirn made bi the Earl o Hell as iv
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
kirn o girse an styew caad up bi t
He warssled his wye ooto the kirn an noticed the door o the kit
groaned as Mrs Scott pit up a kirn o sums on the blackboard. On
3 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
A kirn? Affa fine, but a bit o a kir(2020) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
@cattyish Dubs awye fit a kirn(2020) search twitter
@muddy_40 Aye fair kirn this morning(2020) search twitter

@_DawnLeslie tweeted
fix this/ess Scots Wikipedia kirn/sotter/redd-up... ?????? http(2020) search twitter
Prof_Murdoch It wis a serious kirn. Dubs central. Hame noo wi yi(2019) search twitter


Mundair, Raman Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
abön da white kirn o da sea on page 11

1 matches

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