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knew Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words62.2 94.7 19.1 35.2 28.6 11.7 20.5
Number of occurrences10086 7 1 2 1 3
Number of authors34 23 5 1 2 1 2

Occurrences of knew in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Tammas the Makar knew his trade, And aye could turn on page 5
'Tam, I knew yer aunt I'm no borin ye? on page 56

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
hen came the drugs. Before ah knew what wis happenin, ma dreams on page 19
ootburst and it wis as if he knew suttin ah didnae. He jist shr on page 32
tae fill oot a bet fur him ah knew he couldnae be. Ah goat aw th on page 41
"Ah knew yae wid see sense, mate" he s on page 66
t the doactur telt us. But ah knew the real diagnosis wis that i on page 91
Also on pages 198
6 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
that eh nivir knew. on page 99
eh knew it hid ti be I'o-re-al, coz y on page 100

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
e in a pinch.' Then, afore he knew whit wis happenin the fairies on page 31

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
Ma ma knew somethin wisnae right aboot t on page 12
wis in primary school. An ah knew ma ma wid pure go mental if a on page 16
gone aff the jumper cause ah knew if ah got it then Charlene'd on page 50
oked up Orange Walk (cause ah knew the two ae them wur connectet on page 68
hit she meant by that, but ah knew she'd jist take the piss oot on page 71
Also on pages 72, 78, 81, 82, 99, 100, 101, 107, 108, 111, 124, 127, 143, 150, 153, 154, 156, 164
28 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
ngue in hes heid. The Germans knew whit they were daein an gave on page 76

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
As the warld ye knew, gane forevvir noo, on page 20
s juist a wean though, nevvir knew like. on page 72
The camaraderie, the boys ah knew, on page 81

3 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
That knew Glasgow's Finest war comin fi on page 123
t runs past the close that he knew on page 151

2 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
breathed a sigh o relief. Ah knew ah'd be safe. Twa boys wur ki on page 4
trouble, even though everywan knew tae say they supported Celtic on page 10
vice, and ah believed him. He knew mair aboot life than a bunchy on page 37
Mammy smiles and says she knew the big school would be guid on page 51

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Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
ah wis in primary school. Ah knew ma ma wid pure go mental if a
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
intae wee narra shoes. Ma ma knew somethin wisnae right aboot t
1 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
Ah knew there wiz a gap beneath the r
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah knew he was exaggeratin, but ah’
knew the drill fae his young days,
is young days, we wouldnae of knew whit tae dae. The beaches her
3 matches

Logan, Kirsty Lego, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
er an chips, an even though I knew I’d niver manage tae finish
1 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
me. Cos after aw, ma teachers knew ah couldny get far in life co
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
atement ay fact. ‘ah fuckin knew ah’d seen ye afore. The oth
‘There, see. Ah knew ye had a nice smile, just had
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ee is in its second night. Ah knew there wis a bit ay a deflated
1 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
back in March, and before ah knew whit wis happenin, me and the
o Bettie tae wind hur up. Ah knew fine well she hated it.
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
p, it’s up. It wis like she knew she wis gaun’ae leave this
lookin fur, and ah thocht ah knew near enough everythin there w
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
oked straight at us as if she knew everythin, could see right th
dnae let it go in ma heid. Ah knew it wisnae right and ah think
ah think in his hert ma daddy knew as well and that was how he w
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Mungo wis still in ma way. A knew that this micht be ma only ch
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Pet-gilante, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
ts all over the toon. Naebody knew what they were meant to be ab
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
mitted, un-pressed, that they knew they were also in the wrang.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Coyle right enough. Ah fuckin knew that when ah clocked ye at th
register whit he sais, ‘Ye knew ma Da?’
‘Ah knew him awright.’ he sais, ‘
3 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
? Ye voiced it over i shoulda knew ?? ??(2020) search twitter

@alistairdunn tweeted
who knew putting the washing machine o(2014) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
work wae @belfastairport .She knew next tae squat aboot The @Cly(2020) search twitter
@ClydeFC @AllyLove21 A knew it,Ye shouldda done yer thing(2019) search twitter
??. Aye, We knew aboot this.??. See, Oor Mob k(2020) search twitter
A knew it! ??. This is whit a telt b(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
is a real education. Ah niver knew thur wur sae mony different t(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
ey no long in brother - ps a knew he was going - a got tipped (2020) twitter link
cheers for the info - never knew that - its a case of lads ju (2020) twitter link
poty 2020 - the guy everyone knew was going to win it in the fi (2020) twitter link
who it was guys but i already knew - guys been rumbled - no wo (2020) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
our airts. Time too that folk knew about early 20thC Policeman P(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"I knew there was something wrong," s on page 76

1 matches

Ritchie, John Fishin in the Findhorn, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
it started moving aboot so I knew by then that a got one on so
1 matches

Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
on the grun. The next thing I knew I wis being hauled intae the
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
war. She’d lost the man she knew in the last yin for he wiz ni
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
I met quite a lot o people I knew and wid doff my hat tae them
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
some mair!” And before she knew it her plate wiz filled again
1 matches

@fittiecrooners tweeted
ody taxi hoping fer a fare as knew my legs buckled wee too many (2016) search twitter


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
lad hid never deun, still he knew whut tae expect. on page 96

1 matches


Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
good few hours o sunshine, we knew we wir in for a day in da low
1 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
y hert bunged a my head. An I knew no more
1 matches


Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
he knew a thing or more about surviva on page 51

1 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
cope! A think A cud, if A ome knew hoo tae stairt." Fur, yae see on page 12

1 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Bot in mae wisdom surely knew on page 47
Bot yin thing noo A knew fae sure on page 50

2 matches

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