A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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knowe Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words13.7 4.4 32.7 0 14.3 11.7 27.3
Number of occurrences224 12 0 1 1 4
Number of authors8 1 3 1 1 2

Occurrences of knowe in Corpus

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Crawford, Ross Awa in a Dwam, (Medium 2021) Lallans - Stirling, prose
she wis staunin oan a grassy knowe surroondit by wispy figures,
es stood in the centre ae the knowe, its shadowy hauns clasped th
Soon, a small knowe raised fae the grassland. A c
They sank doon intae the knowe, as if the groon wis made ae
4 matches


Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
py sweetness. Atap a heathery knowe, Minnie Bruce, the youngest h
The heat at the heid o the knowe gart Minnie lowse the buttons
e frae the tap o the heathery knowe, as far as the cauld ice prod
e laird's hairt. East lay the knowe o Corrlichie, far a Gordon la
the fecht frae the tap o the knowe, jist like Minnie wis watchin
8 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
n aa widders as weel. Up in e knowe heid...
1 matches

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
f Academy. Burn, knock, brae, knowe, bin, glen, strath, ness, mir (2020) twitter link
, sgurr, kip, tap, top, howe, knowe, loch, heuch, ness, moss, mir (2020) twitter link
85, busking wi strangers on a knowe abeen Siena in the peachy glo (2021) twitter link


MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
Knowe o Sterniglo on page 20

1 matches


Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Roun yon dark knowe
1 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Blue-a-knowe on page 26
On the bare knowe, streetchin on page 29

3 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
an iverie moontin an knowe levelt oot; on page 73

1 matches

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