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Hershaw, William

Basic Stats

Total words by this author in corpus - 10,177
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 2,731
Ratio of total words to unique words - 3.726
Tagged as LAL (General Central) dialect.
Top ten most common words - the, and, o, tae, a, in, he, for, was, wi,

List of texts in corpus

Eemis Stane 1 - The Laverock’s Nest
Eemis Stane (2022-05-06 ) in Central dialect, categorised as prose (1,443 words)
The Retour O The Grey Airmy
Bella Caledonia (2016-Mar-11) in Central (Fife) dialect, categorised as blog (1,137 words)

Seivin Verses for GMB
Scottish Poetry Library (01-01-2015) in Orkney dialect, categorised as poetry (144 words)

Lallans 73 - Proverbs o Hell
Lallans Magazine (2008-10-01 ) in Central dialect, categorised as poetry (756 words)
Lallans 67 - In Search o Robert Henrysoun
Lallans Magazine (2005-02-01 ) in Central dialect, categorised as poetry (924 words)
Lallans 59 - A Mass In Scots For Saint Andrae
Lallans Magazine (2001-09-01 ) in Central dialect, categorised as prose (2,922 words)
Lallans 59 - Review Lang Syne in the East Neuk o Fife
Lallans Magazine (2001-09 ) in Central dialect, categorised as prose (641 words)
Lallans 56 - In The Classroom
Lallans Magazine (2000-03-01 ) in Central dialect, categorised as prose (1,438 words)
Lallans 57 - Twa Auld Men
Lallans Magazine (2000 ) in Central dialect, categorised as prose (772 words)

Author word usage frequencies

WordCount Normalised
per 100,000
the7607467.82
and3503439.13
o3052996.95
tae2352309.13
a2342299.3
in1771739.22
he1251228.26
for1181159.48
was1141120.17
wi91894.17
it87854.87
they83815.56
that83815.56
his76746.78
is74727.13
i72707.48
be71697.65
aa69678
on69678
ye64628.87
up58569.91
are58569.91
as55540.43
fae52510.96
had51501.13
their50491.3
at50491.3
yer48471.65
like47461.83
this47461.83
but45442.17
lord42412.7
we42412.7
us41402.87
god38373.39
him38373.39
them38373.39
doun33324.26
hae33324.26
no32314.43
nou31304.61
out31304.61
celebrant30294.78
ower30294.78
fowk30294.78
nae29284.96
will29284.96
me29284.96
our28275.13
by28275.13
aye27265.3
wad25245.65
you25245.65
an25245.65
ma24235.83
there24235.83
ane24235.83
whit24235.83
her23226
afore22216.17
were22216.17
faither21206.35
efter21206.35
halie21206.35
she21206.35
teacher20196.52
wha20196.52
christ19186.7
bi19186.7
intil19186.7
mair18176.87
lat18176.87
guid18176.87
tak18176.87
maun18176.87
life18176.87
or17167.04
men17167.04
back16157.22
speerit16157.22
robert16157.22
syne15147.39
has15147.39
even15147.39
whaur15147.39
day15147.39
sae15147.39
when14137.57
gin14137.57
so14137.57
jesus14137.57
muckle14137.57
time13127.74
micht13127.74
peace13127.74
ken13127.74
juist13127.74
heid13127.74
hou13127.74
wolves13127.74
english13127.74
been13127.74
hame12117.91
mak12117.91
taen12117.91
auld12117.91
throu12117.91
could12117.91
your12117.91
if12117.91
twa12117.91
yet12117.91
henrysoun11108.09
wrocht11108.09
thocht11108.09
sins11108.09
awa11108.09
bairns11108.09
name11108.09
went11108.09
gie11108.09
maist11108.09
some11108.09
son11108.09
kent1098.26
glawrie1098.26
lang1098.26
ain1098.26
young1098.26
weel1098.26
ither1098.26
een1098.26
aince1098.26
its1098.26
then1098.26
ae1098.26
come1098.26
s1098.26
warld1098.26
word988.43
i'd988.43
fore988.43
haud988.43
did988.43
til988.43
bide988.43
oot988.43
door988.43
hear988.43
same988.43
to988.43
fermer878.61
brocht878.61
new878.61
thrang878.61
round878.61
tellt878.61
heevin878.61
mibbe878.61
last878.61
cam878.61
haund878.61
dinnae878.61
years878.61
toun878.61
luik878.61
yirth878.61
air878.61
said878.61
anither878.61
here878.61
fife878.61
bluid878.61
sat878.61
days878.61
words878.61
gaun878.61
thon878.61
rise878.61
never768.78
hairst768.78
may768.78
neuk768.78
eneuch768.78
wee768.78
didnae768.78
brithers768.78
gied768.78
aamichty768.78
see768.78
mary768.78
east768.78
he'd768.78
tory768.78
dae768.78
thing768.78
haunds768.78
amen768.78
man768.78
breid768.78
bouk768.78
bit768.78
blae768.78
first768.78
that's768.78
thegither768.78
wey768.78
heich768.78
pray768.78
mercy768.78
re768.78
than658.96
heeze658.96
around658.96
grey658.96
seemed658.96
thochts658.96
love658.96
buik658.96
airt658.96
lassie658.96
deid658.96
smaa658.96
tent658.96
aboot658.96
still658.96
weill658.96
pit658.96
though658.96
howp658.96
dawin658.96
thonder658.96
again658.96
licht658.96
till658.96
duin658.96
richt658.96
hut658.96
faur658.96
made658.96
it's658.96
fower549.13
neir549.13
yersel549.13
biggit549.13
praise549.13
my549.13
kirk549.13
best549.13
saw549.13
five549.13
sun549.13
lug549.13
tell549.13
about549.13
puir549.13
makkin549.13
scottish549.13
retour549.13
watter549.13
faith549.13
pairt549.13
tories549.13
i'm549.13
sang549.13
thanks549.13
think549.13
sic549.13
aheid549.13
kinrik549.13
gae549.13
ben549.13
through549.13
buird549.13
heard549.13
period549.13
prayer549.13
sained549.13
ilka549.13
schuil549.13
hell549.13
ablo549.13
mither549.13
got549.13
elk549.13
caaed549.13
unco549.13
scots549.13
darg549.13
lamb549.13
wheen549.13
these549.13
wasnae549.13
get549.13
supper439.3
aucht439.3
mind439.3
eggs439.3
wind439.3
saved439.3
pairty439.3
turned439.3
truth439.3
whase439.3
there's439.3
gan439.3
green439.3
-439.3
thae439.3
ugsome439.3
room439.3
john439.3
flung439.3
luve439.3
abuin439.3
field439.3
rax439.3
wyce439.3
atween439.3
ettlin439.3
sisters439.3
readin439.3
while439.3
left439.3
pupils439.3
walk439.3
blessit439.3
right439.3
desk439.3
free439.3
ayelestan439.3
brither439.3
cauld439.3
speired439.3
taks439.3
ablaw439.3
live439.3
wadnae439.3
lion439.3
hale439.3
nicht439.3
amang439.3
face439.3
sair439.3
true439.3
aff439.3
ettled439.3
gowden439.3
stertit439.3
onie439.3
kermack439.3
dunfermline439.3
awaa439.3
willnae439.3
tod439.3
perk439.3
herts439.3
tuik439.3
sacrifeece439.3
lift439.3
stour439.3
intae439.3
hert439.3
seen439.3
tholed439.3
aroond439.3
black439.3
ll439.3
daeins439.3
disnae439.3
corn439.3
speik439.3
thaim439.3
loch439.3
reid439.3
i'll439.3
glisk439.3
ayeweys439.3
daith439.3
shift439.3
hadnae439.3
gien439.3
aathin439.3
tassie439.3
hissel439.3
king329.48
breith329.48
whit's329.48
baith329.48
nets329.48
erse329.48
wumman329.48
takkin329.48
end329.48
roond329.48
straucht329.48
anes329.48
road329.48
lend329.48
sib329.48
anent329.48
hauf329.48
playgrund329.48
laverock329.48
forgie329.48
trust329.48
morn329.48
lave329.48
difference329.48
saint329.48
believe329.48
gowd329.48
walcome329.48
work329.48
glaur329.48
sense329.48
aiblins329.48
wammlin329.48
caa329.48
human329.48
bring329.48
craw329.48
law329.48
sin329.48
feet329.48
each329.48
evil329.48
sma329.48
liftit329.48
laich329.48
hap329.48
wycelike329.48
either329.48
tint329.48
bides329.48
saicont329.48
redd329.48
ferm329.48
class329.48
felt329.48
hair329.48
gleg329.48
het329.48
nor329.48
theirsels329.48
wid329.48
raither329.48
faushioned329.48
since329.48
whan329.48
gospel329.48
puit329.48
doulsome329.48
every329.48
caller329.48
plou329.48
maistly329.48
fishers329.48
shall329.48
sign329.48
yellae329.48
bits329.48
sowels329.48
lippent329.48
winnock329.48
buiks329.48
hisel329.48
trew329.48
yellaestane329.48
caad329.48
depute329.48
aw329.48
pooer329.48
now329.48
glisks329.48
save329.48
asked329.48
whiles329.48
nest329.48
with329.48
glaim329.48
reek329.48
neither329.48
monie329.48
jalouse329.48
gilmour329.48
airth329.48
provide329.48
gress329.48
leevin329.48
dams329.48
waled329.48
thole329.48
place329.48
andrae329.48
why329.48
lazy329.48
attention329.48
aabody329.48
of329.48
anely329.48
water329.48
birlan329.48
shair329.48
raxes329.48
bigger329.48
blether329.48
attour329.48
haudin329.48
speir329.48
haen329.48
says329.48
siller329.48
philp329.48
raxin329.48
tryst329.48
virgin329.48
sweit329.48
population329.48
sea329.48
quo329.48
tea329.48
follaed329.48
jine329.48
house329.48
craturs329.48
wis329.48
oor329.48
faurther329.48
saints329.48
hoose329.48
enough329.48
mindin329.48
willow329.48
have329.48
scotland329.48
wine329.48
caas219.65
sicht219.65
fishin219.65
houlet219.65
story219.65
nature219.65
paul219.65
shop219.65
scripture219.65
lippen219.65
glisteran219.65
dance219.65
aathing219.65
leid219.65
lucky219.65
dout219.65
bags219.65
preacher219.65
robbie219.65
kens219.65
heezed219.65
deith219.65
fouthie219.65
won219.65
flouer219.65
bairn219.65
bocht219.65
maitter219.65
believes219.65
tho219.65
haill219.65
sumph219.65
joy219.65
mishanter219.65
cleir219.65
bottle219.65
roun219.65
meinute219.65
lead219.65
faithers219.65
spencers219.65
marks219.65
wings219.65
bizzen219.65
seedlin219.65
blythe219.65
gait219.65
bless219.65
e'en219.65
daunder219.65
need219.65
chairge219.65
they'd219.65
meesterie219.65
heivin219.65
feel219.65
eucharist219.65
mice219.65
lovers219.65
row219.65
fruchts219.65
lown219.65
neb219.65
guidness219.65
haes219.65
neck219.65
weet219.65
skailt219.65
ghaist219.65
hymn219.65
birl219.65
disciples219.65
eat219.65
bidin219.65
ye'd219.65
yours219.65
dan219.65
saviour219.65
sain219.65
tail219.65
able219.65
say219.65
leave219.65
began219.65
askit219.65
apostles219.65
become219.65
middle219.65
eucharistic219.65
hosanna219.65
fou219.65
couldnae219.65
gifts219.65
cawin219.65
cannae219.65
steps219.65
world219.65
airn219.65
forfochten219.65
music219.65
blate219.65
muin219.65
mr219.65
doon219.65
machine219.65
high219.65
onybody219.65
wuids219.65
younger219.65
quat219.65
duds219.65
pride219.65
edge219.65
gloamin219.65
zebedee219.65
trap219.65
mantle219.65
beggar's219.65
boy219.65
want219.65
spreid219.65
makars219.65
faut219.65
ploy219.65
asleep219.65
greets219.65
mintin219.65
braid219.65
hinmaist219.65
lauchs219.65
wae219.65
follae219.65
fushion219.65
alleluia219.65
sings219.65
delve219.65
faain219.65
boat219.65
thankit219.65
alang219.65
trauchlin219.65
twaa219.65
sakes219.65
happit219.65
birk219.65
sleep219.65
braes219.65
daft219.65
acht219.65
help219.65
aund219.65
nixt219.65
nane219.65
third219.65
let219.65
pope219.65
search219.65
month219.65
haunded219.65
should219.65
mindit219.65
memories219.65
furth219.65
cairry219.65
eternity219.65
things219.65
speirin219.65
verse219.65
brek219.65
godheid219.65
voice219.65
whirlmagig219.65
faced219.65
thinkan219.65
oorsels219.65
wark219.65
st219.65
groun219.65
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kyth219.65
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canny219.65
jaloused219.65
means219.65
haudit219.65
places219.65
minutes219.65
gently219.65
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chap219.65
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ivir219.65
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business219.65
daily219.65
lowp219.65
three219.65
hunner219.65
less219.65
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shuir219.65