Intro a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z List of texts Statistics Top200 Concordance Search Compare

Hereto follows a list of the top 200 words in the corpus normalised per 100,000 words, the number of different authors who've used the words and then number of occurrences normalise per 100,000 words for each dialect.

Clicking on the column headers should sort the table by that dialect either ascending or decending. In some respects this page is an experiment to see if javascript can handle sorting long tables. Top 1,000 words broke my browser so thats why it's the top 200.

The first column is also a link to the concordance and each occurrence of the word.

A full dump of the raw word frequencies can be downloaded in csv format here (do a right click save as)

Word Total Occurrences per 100,000 words Authors Central / Lallans Doric / Northern Shetland Orkney Southern / Borders Ulster
the5108.419856395280.6497.35552.53148.84036.6
a3036.92192959.23255.228543079.72669.43419.4
an2224.42012005.924002506.21947.42830.52986.5
tae2038.92042213.51712.91222.22450.12210.91959.8
o1878.92001968.41715.81800.81902.11691.82053.4
in14482121482.21391.41179.91548.91447.41526.8
it11182001268.71123.5702.1683.8356.1953.5
that913.81791179.555091892.2888.5468
wis800.2147682.81230.91202.71163.9212.111.7
is717.7196852.8573.5604.6724.6416.8400.7
i658165548.2772.32041.4919.3238.7623
wi651.3169584.6791793.1344.2704.7655.2
and644.7180809.7355841.91073.3399.7190.1
at644.1199607.5721.1851.6557638.4529.4
he626.8149592706.7929.61354.1206.5500.1
ye605.9135660.1635.8244.5456.5728.3
on584.1187578.3635.8718.3788253.8602.5
as536.9184574.2433.1562.3538.9721.8374.4
s505137503.9403.4289.3833.3801.4663.9
ah487.181508.2438.89.767.91256.120.4
be483.7191554.9436.4442638.5142310
for459161523.9355490.8575.1161605.4
oot432.7184357.2564.9559.1552.5378.9500.1
she425121356.7506.426108.61176.5219.3
this410.5160520.8248.181.2475.5392.1248.6
ma403.8135424.4511.26.531.7318.2210.6
but399.7171513.693.9396.5525.3524.8511.8
his394.7151343.7492.5555.8756.3217.8356.8
up385.2186349.3464.7490.8230.9407.3336.3
nae377.6156268.9703.3139.713.5289.8389
scots369.485585.953.19.722.647.3526.5
her339.4131279.2541.9328.3307.9202.7128.7
they334.5154350.9264.952566.1541.8330.5
me332.2159358.8254.9737.8584.2111.7272
we323.8170364.2231.4552.6276.2238.7318.8
aboot321.9171303360.3367.3357.7308.8289.5
fae317154328.9298559.140349.2418.2
no302.5158390.443.1292.5643.1397.8383.1
hae297.3140313.4204.1175.5122.2358786.8
or297158310.2275.9182280.7251.9435.8
like295.7149290442.245.5181.190.990.6
aye287.4143310.229871.5244.598.5438.7
wee281.5143300.3267.822.6352.3429.9
said280.7114237264.9182221.9928.373.1
day263.9155168.9498.7282.8271.7151.5219.3
th260.9238163.83.24.53201.82.9
jist257.6118223.7425.445.2221.699.4
aw255.78739720.122.7395.914.6
oan247.774289.8152.331.7615.776
there237.4149269.8199.345.5258.1306.999.4
you231.9124229.1272.6312262.656.8198.9
da230.85518.841.25295.39538.7
yer224.5109219.9281.240.7217.8269.1
bit217.4145114.5443.2289.3285.3187.5117
whit216.7111315.96.7159.2267.2339.138
mair207.4138225.5182.5133.218.1168.6371.4
are206.5131237170120.2181.1168.6184.2
doon203.8151127.6314.3243.7244.5278.5345.1
fur203.877145.1289.8214.5185.6299.3298.3
ower200.3136168.7261.6302.3140.3187.5204.7
noo193.8147159263143262.6179.9245.7
time188.8157191.6188.3198.2203.8217.893.6
ken183125178.1209.865280.7223.564.3
see182.8154184205250.3181.177.6134.5
fir182.783198.8186.8234108.614211.7
their180119187.3200.219.558.8212.1134.5
ti177.620265.110328.4
n177.556266.981.410427.122.72.9
fit177.49526.5592.219.531.756.832.1
back175.1146153.4220.8286249176.129.2
get174.1136183.7182.5123.567.9170.5117
him173.1122162.2173.4305.5285.3111.7216.4
if171.2140163.7162.9214.5226.4233149.1
aa162.98281.3256.8396.5108.6138.3514.8
frae161.965148.2167.616.2251.9400.7
to160.2133150.3171435.5167.570111.1
them157.8127155.4183.542.2285.371.9187.2
can156.3146184.6110.6139.7176.6136.499.4
hid155.96823.5438.816.2937.59.4
sae155.4100152.114732.59308.8219.3
been152.5141185.5116.9136.524051.155.5
guid152.410021255.161.758.8111.7175.5
of151135176.8110.2191.7163100.499.4
richt149.8108144190.235.7159.1163.8
here141136167.187.2156163151.584.8
weel140.5113125.1164.8182258.149.2219.3
scotland138.388226.230.619.591729.2
dae137.9112192.132.554.3164.8213.5
oor137.3120175.7911331.794.7166.7
some134.4140117.7164.8149.5158.5172.478.9
it's133.680119.3180.622136.251.1146.2
its133118167.694.32654.3100.4117
fowk132.975169.8121.23.24.545.458.5
so130.6135127.8128.8318.5262.651.146.8
wid128.110984224.7331.5203.843.511.7
twa127.711491.4236.294.290.535.9134.5
awa126.810888.5212.2100.731.7142166.7
by125136157.552.2130126.898.5181.3
bi124.749135161.419.513.571.914.6
my123.99699132.2555.840.732.2204.7
were122.8107126.798.2120.2126.8234.949.7
aff122.8127106.9177.2162.536.251.1128.7
when122.6105156.320.6172.2167.5251.932.1
lol121.98216.31.92.9
m12167151.263.297.5117.7170.529.2
was119.410768.949.8123.554.3791.9201.8
will119.2107156.889.158.572.439.720.4
then118.9123116.6103.41363.4263.3152.1
auld113.2102108.9141.35236.216129.2
intae113117115.487.294.2172.1191.396.5
got112.4129106124.5100.7176.6138.349.7
nicht1108181.519526964.4172.5
lang109.811890.3126113.740.7134.5269.1
say108.1125103.191.558.595.1225.4146.2
thon106.66792.392.439.7646.4
ae103.270138.884.86.54.534.18.7
fer102.620112.1136.56.549.818.923.4
-1028311965.19167.9113.6119.9
muckle101.6103109.891159.299.696.617.5
tha101.5212.60.41.82316.6
ither101.495118.674.79.790.5109.8117
b100.927130.94.732.5375.1
efter98.99989.4119.397.576.9123.176
new95.811598.198.771.5117.771.993.6
d95.59082.276.6247126.8198.967.2
us94.8116116.354.616.286102.3125.7
yin94.57790.52.890.5261.4535.2
think94.110997106.8110.599.630.358.5
afore93.211472.1114133.2163123.1114
temp91.72348.8
did91.310583.1110.268.299.6136.429.2
pit89.81129798.22663.437.899.4
thocht89.57670.3133.66.5157.299.4
had88.896126.427.39131.724.6108.2
wes885154.84.517
ain88100103.371.845.54.564.4117
ane87.879114.574.722.736.228.42.9
heid87.79869.211316.276.9126.9184.2
dinnae86.163111.420.14.5136.4213.5
year8611192.780.9146.272.458.726.3
yon83.94846.5182264.5132.6
fine83.48932.5210.8136.581.520.817.5
first82.712287.480.4198.281.532.211.7
could82.110869.264.6172.2149.4193.261.4
than81.79388.581.99.7149.471.929.2
still81.512580.875.2120.2104.190.964.3
ony81.58369.897.771.527.198.5152.1
een81.49935.4166.7243.763.443.581.9
ee80.84738.86.7264.5812.749.7
hoose80.310950.7120.7146.2126.860.6160.8
hame79.712158.6125.568.227.170134.5
come78.611271.274.215681.5119.367.2
mind78.212080.647.9133.290.5123.1105.3
even78.110293.648.311781.575.723.4
te77.99296.11.8
mak77.710788.753.19176.977.673.1
tak77.41037761.858.5108.692.8152.1
eet77.250.61155.6
man76.910189.437.384.590.5109.890.6
gie75.210160.266.135.713.5161269.1
fin75.2434.7251.548.7911.381.9
am75.28396.353.142.281.526.535.1
folk74.5757735.474.7208.356.8222.3
affa74.2347.6264.93.22.9
jonsar741281.7
big72.511186455249.862.5114
again71.99466.599.184.595.135.95.8
syne716287.168.59.741.623.4
wae69.53278.10.9520.830.3207.6
language69.453116.88.11313.55.611.7
fair68.910447.1103.92636.2145.878.9
micht68.67575.460.822.783.390.6
need67.99382.257.461.740.722.738
whan67.647104.41.429.254.343.573.1
braw677490.752.73.220.817.5
made66.211069.669.461.731.773.817.5
cannae66.16886.210.54.579.5222.3
dinna665554.1120.758.518.111.38.7
wey6659104.77.19.7104.130.32.9
gaun65.35359.372.3185.617.5
bein65.38178.852.758.513.551.129.2
go65.110773.956.5100.790.515.132.1
seen64.39759.980.43999.656.835.1
dis64.35016.8129.848127.1175.8
anither64.17765.657.93.28670114
last6410754.86810467.998.567.2
wad63.74074.568.935.734.12.9
maist63.68577.944.522.749.843.570.2
best63.211158.658.987.767.943.5155
gin62.55788.2346.518.124.638
nor61.9777331.13927.141.6181.3
ll61.76648.754.1107.295.1174.340.9
far61.68723.5151.45222.635.981.9
kent61.28457.776.171.554.368.2
haes60.23793.929.290.513.270.2
tell59.410459.356.568.258.887.129.2
bairns59.47473.448.36513.537.82.9
thing59.29263.856.532.590.530.364.3
cam58.3685163.7149.567.975.75.8
er58.32811.2154.74.5162.98.7
english586084.4119.713.522.7128.7