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knowin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words18.7 18.7 0 0 0 0 88.6
Number of occurrences3017 0 0 0 0 13
Number of authors10 7 3

Occurrences of knowin in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
e front ae the line no really knowin whit tae expect cause aw ah'd on page 15
nutes after she'd finished no knowin whit tae say. Then finally ma on page 20
aid it. Ah felt dead grown up knowin that ah could jist walk oot t on page 47
magination, she said. Aye but knowin ma luck ah'll get asked quest on page 57
t take the piss oot me fur no knowin so ah jist said, How dae you on page 71
Also on pages 154
6 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
e the Firth o Clyde,' ah add, knowin the importance o facts. 'When on page 22
Jesus, ah fink, knowin One well that ah probably sho on page 35
hool is a shithole,' ah etch, knowin fine well that it could get m on page 46

3 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
tes after she’d finished no knowin wit tae say. Then finally ma
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
e front ae the line no really knowin whit tae expect cause aw ah
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
o ridicule dinged doon an no knowin ocht aboot a thing'll no stap
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
No really knowin any cunt, we tag alang at the
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
iercest ay them aw, seemingly knowin whit’s aboot tae happen whe
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
cided against telling ma maw, knowin she’d huv went right throug
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Music, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Laddie wi' the knowin' smile,
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
were similar, an thare wis a knowin wee smirk playin at the corne
1 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
An the rivin stoon o seein an knowin on page 11
Hearin an knowin. on page 20

3 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
lice wudnae alloo this wi'oot knowin what age hae wus, an baecaas on page 25
they likt, so it wusnae aisy knowin whin the race wus ower. Hooin on page 27

2 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
at's naethin but blesphemie!" Knowin whut the' wur thïnkin, Jesus on page 9
me alang wi ither femlies, no knowin that Jesus haed styed behin on page 73
ocht o amang thaim. An Jesus, knowin whut wus gan on, tuk a wean a on page 86
r a sign frae Haiven. An' He, knowin' whut wus ïn thair mines, sa on page 89
ins that men waak ower wi'oot knowin." on page 90

8 matches

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