A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Sortable List of Top 200 most frequently occurring words in Corpus

Hereto follows a list of the top 200 most frequently used words in the Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts, with the number of occurences normalised per million words, the number of different authors who've used the words and then number of occurrences normalised per million words for each dialect.

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Word Total Occurrences
(normalised per million words)
Authors Central / Lallans
(normalised per million words)
Doric / Northern
(normalised per million words)
Shetland
(normalised per million words)
Orkney
(normalised per million words)
Southern / Borders
(normalised per million words)
Ulster
(normalised per million words)
the48,618.5 264 54,472.848,615.40 7,043.85 56,215.86 46,408.40 26,456.57
a28,443.4 286 28,123.729,659.46 27,609.17 29,824.30 24,238.32 29,905.01
an22,897.2 268 19,315.825,828.51 22,264.00 19,083.12 27,830.53 35,379.50
tae20,562.9 270 21,842.217,285.28 9,603.19 24,878.19 18,686.73 24,257.06
o17,274.5 259 16,488.916,970.73 17,077.37 21,888.38 18,686.73 21,030.65
in13,960.7 278 14,860.413,667.98 13,408.23 15,908.76 11,393.46 10,581.24
it10,756.2 265 12,137.510,661.97 7,134.44 5,389.04 5,660.45 7,819.71
that8,823.1 242 10,955.65,418.53 996.56 8,157.39 5,987.01 8,277.65
wis8,021.3 192 8,557.810,199.06 10,327.96 10,224.42 5,418.55 117.95
and7,473.8 237 9,695.35,056.50 8,561.33 11,737.78 3,447.07 1,117.10
he6,977.3 211 6,736.38,270.23 7,610.07 10,704.27 1,693.30 7,521.35
wi6,136.6 229 5,428.17,670.81 6,998.55 3,838.77 6,748.99 6,570.78
ye6,128.6 187 5,761.37,839.95 - 2,989.81 2,854.41 8,652.33
on6,115.1 248 5,636.26,967.52 7,225.04 7,862.10 5,104.08 6,876.07
is6,098.4 257 6,995.94,857.68 8,085.70 7,972.83 6,083.77 2,719.90
at6,025.2 264 5,829.16,178.19 10,441.20 6,164.18 7,051.37 4,863.90
ah5,985.0 104 7,658.74,371.02 135.89 184.56 7,595.64 1,783.20
i5,488.5 225 4,465.97,246.46 18,685.45 8,932.53 6,313.57 2,282.77
as5,301.9 251 5,704.05,207.84 6,115.24 5,462.87 4,850.08 3,115.39
ma4,997.3 187 5,561.45,590.64 135.89 258.38 5,333.88 2,449.30
his4,741.7 207 4,420.36,777.61 4,846.89 6,939.32 3,773.63 1,998.29
be4,624.9 254 4,948.84,590.61 4,778.95 6,348.74 1,185.31 4,385.14
s4,584.7 204 4,302.32,771.58 4,235.37 8,046.66 8,006.87 7,993.17
oot4,533.0 249 4,006.55,587.67 4,824.24 5,315.22 3,483.35 5,557.75
for4,416.9 218 4,550.14,166.27 5,028.08 5,795.07 2,044.05 5,127.56
but4,280.1 232 5,195.51,626.15 3,623.84 4,872.29 3,846.20 5,391.23
up4,247.9 248 4,129.24,866.58 4,846.89 2,177.76 4,148.57 3,767.62
she4,208.3 162 4,377.14,952.64 520.93 812.05 7,390.03 1,408.52
this3,962.7 224 4,947.62,471.87 996.56 5,056.84 3,193.07 2,747.65
her3,888.9 178 3,818.36,290.95 2,695.23 2,546.88 1,366.73 756.30
me3,748.7 221 4,400.52,652.88 6,409.68 5,684.33 1,269.97 2,685.21
said3,701.7 160 3,932.83,095.03 1,449.54 1,882.47 5,962.82 3,483.14
they3,409.1 204 3,652.33,385.84 543.58 4,687.73 3,277.74 2,733.78
aboot3,363.5 227 3,133.23,839.85 4,348.61 4,355.53 2,902.79 3,392.94
tha3,225.3 31 19.95.93 - - 12.09 33,214.68
nae3,198.5 210 2,321.86,371.07 1,630.73 147.65 2,503.66 2,435.42
no3,099.2 211 3,964.4608.32 3,827.69 6,385.65 3,144.69 2,921.12
fae3,038.8 195 3,222.03,430.35 5,413.12 3,986.42 326.56 1,686.06
we2,977.1 223 3,384.52,350.20 5,956.70 2,657.61 1,693.30 1,908.09
or2,911.3 220 2,852.62,652.88 2,468.74 3,432.75 2,237.57 4,288.00
like2,738.2 204 2,821.04,098.02 566.23 1,956.30 749.89 1,019.96
hae2,683.8 196 2,432.91,810.13 1,721.33 1,181.16 2,987.46 6,619.35
aw2,663.0 122 4,228.6181.01 158.54 - 3,072.12 208.16
yer2,539.6 156 2,047.13,632.13 - 369.11 1,838.44 4,496.16
scots2,537.6 123 3,828.8522.27 362.38 2,473.05 483.80 1,443.21
jist2,464.4 150 2,415.33,896.23 - 369.11 1,560.25 1,075.47
him2,461.1 174 2,360.43,468.93 2,785.83 2,546.88 1,318.35 1,241.99
wee2,456.4 195 2,708.82,157.32 - 184.56 2,394.80 2,872.55
aye2,369.2 201 2,593.12,510.45 588.87 2,251.59 1,197.40 1,949.72
fur2,255.1 112 2,088.02,062.36 2,264.90 1,587.18 3,628.49 3,032.13
day2,222.2 215 1,662.53,792.37 2,468.74 2,325.41 1,729.58 2,060.74
doon2,216.2 198 1,601.73,228.56 1,970.47 2,288.50 2,322.23 3,497.01
you2,170.6 163 2,311.32,427.36 4,167.42 1,993.21 411.23 1,165.67
there2,163.2 189 2,639.81,970.37 475.63 1,956.30 1,669.11 624.47
whit2,063.9 154 2,983.5249.26 2,400.80 2,842.17 2,697.18 235.91
bit1,999.5 199 1,129.34,555.00 2,944.37 3,137.46 1,717.49 846.50
oan1,987.4 96 2,504.21,014.86 - 295.29 3,967.15 985.27
if1,927.0 192 1,953.61,887.29 2,695.23 1,956.30 1,657.01 1,776.26
time1,918.3 215 1,975.82,041.59 1,970.47 1,845.56 1,584.44 1,477.90
mair1,868.0 193 1,875.21,872.45 1,132.45 147.65 1,451.40 2,601.94
back1,865.9 201 1,885.72,397.68 2,242.25 2,030.12 1,947.29 312.23
aa1,850.5 119 827.73,359.13 3,850.34 1,439.54 1,294.16 4,176.99
see1,845.1 213 1,846.02,089.07 2,219.61 1,661.01 677.32 1,859.52
them1,843.8 172 1,809.82,777.51 452.98 2,583.79 483.80 929.76
get1,825.0 183 1,992.12,053.46 1,064.50 701.31 1,427.21 971.39
noo1,815.6 200 1,525.72,430.32 1,608.08 2,288.50 1,161.12 2,449.30
ae1,773.3 102 2,194.4783.40 45.30 36.91 5,974.92 34.69
ower1,768.7 190 1,525.72,433.29 2,378.15 1,402.63 1,608.63 1,630.55
are1,768.0 180 2,045.91,735.95 1,200.40 1,956.30 1,136.93 693.85
da1,710.9 74 357.7299.71 47,608.26 73.82 338.66 76.32
it's1,706.3 113 1,835.51,970.37 1,721.33 369.11 326.56 1,359.95
their1,657.3 164 1,805.11,982.24 181.19 664.40 1,366.73 825.68
been1,610.3 190 1,920.81,477.78 1,743.98 2,473.05 931.31 263.66
to1,584.1 181 1,602.81,623.18 5,186.63 1,661.01 653.13 797.93
ken1,545.2 178 1,543.22,035.66 860.66 2,473.05 1,632.82 395.50
dae1,541.9 158 1,923.2359.06 90.60 590.58 1,342.54 2,782.35
sae1,523.1 143 1,378.41,424.37 566.23 147.65 2,310.14 2,712.96
can1,511.0 204 1,658.91,240.39 1,857.22 1,845.56 1,173.21 1,290.56
then1,508.3 169 1,722.1982.22 181.19 516.76 1,777.96 1,908.09
frae1,503.6 99 1,255.61,089.05 113.25 - 3,652.68 3,420.69
m1,433.8 121 1,307.0602.39 1,426.89 1,365.72 1,403.02 4,163.11
of1,431.2 184 1,627.41,097.95 2,695.23 1,476.45 1,330.45 707.73
intae1,430.5 164 1,666.01,077.18 702.12 1,882.47 1,233.69 1,110.16
oor1,425.1 163 1,744.31,044.54 90.60 258.38 1,149.02 1,207.30
fir1,421.8 97 1,480.11,744.85 2,242.25 1,771.74 919.22 291.42
fit1,414.4 127 257.25,305.76 158.54 258.38 495.89 312.23
by1,403.0 189 1,806.3756.69 1,245.70 1,476.45 737.79 936.70
when1,398.3 141 1,945.4296.74 1,902.52 1,587.18 1,765.87 326.11
e1,394.9 49 114.65,608.44 113.25 - 979.69 34.69
n1,373.5 75 1,480.1715.15 770.07 258.38 96.76 3,406.81
here1,364.1 187 1,537.4952.54 1,517.49 1,550.27 1,197.40 1,311.38
aff1,343.9 173 1,270.81,617.25 1,449.54 332.20 507.99 1,776.26
were1,343.3 153 1,501.11,305.67 973.91 1,107.34 1,596.54 506.51
some1,342.6 194 1,371.31,516.36 1,472.19 1,550.27 1,233.69 749.36
richt1,329.8 159 1,208.81,664.73 362.38 - 1,657.01 1,623.61
ti1,295.0 37 1,671.8964.41 - - 2,116.62 -
got1,291.6 177 1,317.61,403.59 1,155.10 1,624.10 1,136.93 943.64
so1,286.9 186 1,280.21,468.88 2,967.02 2,473.05 387.04 679.97
had1,284.2 142 1,764.2311.58 815.37 332.20 229.80 1,637.49
fowk1,280.9 108 1,242.71,504.49 22.65 36.91 314.47 2,157.88
awa1,262.1 153 830.12,213.70 905.96 258.38 1,282.07 1,887.28
weel1,259.4 160 1,066.21,528.23 1,585.43 2,473.05 592.65 1,831.77
guid1,220.5 143 1,504.6459.95 588.87 516.76 1,294.16 1,595.86
th1,208.4 12 14.0367.96 - - 20,138.12 -
its1,188.3 158 1,485.9735.92 770.07 516.76 907.12 895.07
wid1,165.5 139 975.01,952.57 3,374.71 2,103.94 278.18 111.02
say1,164.1 172 1,061.51,186.97 996.56 1,070.43 1,693.30 1,484.84
will1,135.3 153 1,355.01,249.29 702.12 664.40 387.04 215.09
hid1,131.2 85 148.53,905.14 249.14 8,120.48 60.47 48.57
yin1,121.2 107 931.8124.63 - 812.05 2,443.18 4,218.62
bi1,117.8 66 1,017.11,673.63 249.14 258.38 1,136.93 832.62
auld1,106.4 138 1,309.4934.74 385.03 332.20 2,092.43 104.08
lol1,073.5 11 1,860.014.84 - - 12.09 20.82
us1,068.8 160 1,419.3596.45 271.79 664.40 737.79 603.65
twa1,049.4 156 838.21,777.49 770.07 959.69 290.28 1,137.92
think1,033.3 157 1,056.91,136.53 815.37 1,070.43 749.89 874.25
was1,032.6 143 769.3480.72 1,177.75 479.85 5,212.93 1,547.29
man1,029.3 151 1,012.4638.00 770.07 775.14 1,088.55 2,137.06
my1,028.6 143 807.81,367.98 5,526.36 369.11 241.90 742.42
afore1,020.5 162 785.61,326.44 1,223.05 1,476.45 1,439.30 1,311.38
heid970.2 151 860.51,050.47 226.49 664.40 1,415.11 1,464.03
ither956.8 136 975.0732.96 90.60 959.69 1,136.93 1,533.41
hoose941.4 145 631.31,195.87 1,041.86 996.60 1,935.20 1,575.04
did932.6 153 952.81,056.40 679.47 885.87 1,088.55 520.39
lang924.6 167 778.61,130.59 1,041.86 369.11 1,124.83 1,262.81
efter915.2 140 882.71,035.63 815.37 627.49 1,366.73 652.22
come909.8 157 803.21,166.20 1,245.70 738.23 798.27 936.70
d903.1 139 707.31,201.81 1,676.03 1,070.43 1,632.82 679.97
scotland897.1 119 1,376.0308.61 226.49 406.02 229.80 111.02
muckle895.7 134 1,034.6863.52 1,200.40 996.60 701.51 145.71
ain889.7 150 889.7810.11 588.87 36.91 907.12 1,318.32
even874.9 148 1,028.8715.15 1,177.75 738.23 544.27 457.94
could867.6 152 940.0744.82 1,426.89 1,476.45 1,257.88 215.09
ay866.9 47 1,149.2474.79 135.89 - 1,124.83 346.93
wae866.9 44 1,171.42.97 22.65 4,503.17 193.52 1,040.78
than850.8 141 904.9940.68 90.60 1,550.27 895.03 395.50
still845.4 175 923.6712.18 1,245.70 1,070.43 798.27 555.08
big840.0 155 977.4575.68 452.98 479.85 653.13 936.70
een819.9 136 375.31,943.67 1,947.82 590.58 362.85 790.99
gie810.5 143 648.8774.50 452.98 147.65 1,088.55 1,928.91
thon809.8 97 629.0649.87 - 36.91 278.18 2,955.81
first807.2 163 917.7813.08 1,879.87 848.96 253.99 117.95
pit804.5 151 849.9902.10 385.03 516.76 326.56 763.24
new802.5 162 837.1836.82 747.42 1,033.52 810.36 485.70
whan799.8 70 798.58.90 203.84 848.96 2,552.04 1,824.83
thocht797.8 115 600.91,219.61 45.30 - 1,124.83 1,172.61
fer796.4 26 681.61,005.96 45.30 442.94 302.37 1,568.11
dinnae789.7 92 959.8204.75 - 36.91 919.22 1,457.09
tak787.0 142 669.9860.55 520.93 959.69 725.70 1,394.64
te785.0 12 3.53,460.02 - - 12.09 -
nicht778.3 109 554.21,462.94 203.84 73.82 737.79 839.56
tell772.9 151 721.3753.73 656.82 516.76 798.27 1,193.43
wus764.2 20 5.8- - - 72.57 7,826.65
says745.4 122 708.51,118.72 951.26 406.02 229.80 388.56
hame740.7 161 536.61,121.69 543.58 258.38 967.60 1,082.41
mak736.0 151 716.7732.96 770.07 922.78 604.75 888.13
year732.7 161 846.4643.93 1,223.05 738.23 532.18 228.97
go723.3 140 890.8504.46 951.26 775.14 169.33 478.76
again722.0 133 773.9913.97 656.82 775.14 387.04 166.52
ane716.6 101 938.8540.07 158.54 295.29 810.36 6.94
thaim713.2 61 543.6- 67.95 110.73 774.08 3,663.54
mind704.5 159 784.5468.85 1,177.75 885.87 882.93 499.57
made703.8 150 697.9845.72 520.93 258.38 616.84 596.71
ony685.1 121 604.4982.22 905.96 332.20 641.03 492.63
went670.3 118 648.8409.51 90.60 73.82 1,197.40 1,394.64
that's666.3 87 888.5225.52 90.60 590.58 84.66 902.01
haes664.3 57 652.420.77 702.12 1,070.43 374.94 2,317.46
t650.8 112 363.6249.26 226.49 590.58 882.93 3,302.73
wan650.8 90 918.9139.47 1,585.43 1,845.56 96.76 62.45
cam647.5 98 602.11,000.02 1,177.75 627.49 495.89 20.82
h644.8 4 2.3- 45.30 - - 6,640.16
cannae644.8 99 812.5145.40 - 36.91 507.99 1,207.30
wiz644.1 32 249.02,118.74 67.95 - 12.09 201.22
wur640.8 47 450.189.02 67.95 1,808.65 2,721.37 1,824.83
folk640.8 111 667.6391.70 770.07 1,845.56 399.13 936.70
last632.0 153 610.3697.35 815.37 627.49 689.41 520.39
how630.0 104 858.1210.69 770.07 147.65 1,052.26 62.45
look626.7 115 687.4789.34 724.77 36.91 471.70 55.51
till626.0 105 271.21,810.13 566.23 701.31 423.32 83.26
what622.0 98 710.8127.60 815.37 406.02 387.04 1,366.89
thing620.6 143 654.7578.65 430.33 959.69 266.09 714.67
it619.3 100 763.4430.28 67.95 738.23 556.37 388.56
gaun616.6 75 676.9620.19 - - 1,245.78 194.28
need615.9 141 721.3578.65 566.23 406.02 205.61 367.74
ah'm615.3 33 716.7747.79 317.09 406.02 24.19 173.46
seen614.6 142 597.4774.50 385.03 922.78 471.70 437.13
wey612.6 89 944.6106.83 90.60 1,254.98 362.85 6.94
maist605.9 126 737.7433.24 158.54 406.02 435.42 499.57
anither601.9 114 548.3623.16 45.30 775.14 701.51 950.58
fin598.5 62 42.12,210.73 385.03 36.91 96.76 589.77
same596.5 141 643.0504.46 249.14 332.20 568.46 707.73
only595.1 109 648.8513.37 724.77 442.94 689.41 402.43
am589.1 114 662.9448.08 1,087.15 664.40 520.08 353.86
thair588.4 34 520.2- 22.65 147.65 1,209.50 2,268.90
fine588.4 120 321.51,516.36 1,109.80 701.31 145.14 76.32
bein587.8 119 719.0465.89 611.52 110.73 435.42 263.66
dinna587.8 73 415.01,442.17 407.68 184.56 108.85 20.82
ah587.1 32 703.8249.26 - 369.11 2,128.71 20.82
syne583.1 92 575.2937.71 113.25 - 399.13 159.59
just580.4 118 712.0350.16 1,494.84 553.67 350.75 194.28