A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Top 200 Words

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.

Clicking on the column headings should sort the words by that language variety.

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Word Total Occurrences
(normalised per million words)
Authors Central
(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)
the47,843.2 437 55,838.145,188.61 2,466.71 58,328.53 41,492.09 31,440.79
a28,665.5 468 27,871.930,786.94 28,456.52 30,232.16 26,050.82 29,732.54
an23,769.8 440 20,310.228,000.09 31,036.43 17,577.58 26,163.45 34,372.09
tae20,023.5 436 21,640.716,730.92 9,229.30 22,137.50 18,977.79 25,062.67
o18,076.1 426 18,037.516,862.51 17,511.25 19,894.92 18,448.44 20,938.62
in14,153.3 459 14,936.413,700.54 10,939.32 14,897.16 12,321.48 12,675.37
it10,576.8 420 12,248.910,448.23 6,315.73 2,744.49 6,836.51 7,439.45
wis8,851.7 325 9,391.29,527.14 15,080.29 7,806.33 4,797.95 121.30
and8,452.5 384 10,870.24,534.77 2,937.41 19,158.07 5,631.39 1,384.79
that8,373.9 393 10,796.34,962.91 488.58 7,614.10 6,532.41 6,964.38
he8,241.6 336 8,684.28,531.41 9,527.21 8,543.18 1,362.80 6,049.61
wi6,650.0 372 6,271.97,612.28 9,098.22 4,623.99 6,104.43 6,120.37
at6,609.7 420 5,937.77,423.74 10,909.52 5,318.13 6,667.57 6,464.04
ye6,363.8 320 6,286.89,517.32 17.87 1,762.03 2,939.59 7,919.58
i6,336.9 359 4,489.98,388.05 16,105.10 15,922.34 6,419.79 1,971.05
is6,043.9 400 6,519.34,949.16 8,436.86 7,464.60 6,712.62 2,314.72
on5,951.5 397 5,631.37,028.99 5,678.20 7,400.53 5,180.88 5,458.29
ah5,868.2 175 8,042.34,041.82 59.58 245.62 7,230.71 1,334.25
as5,611.2 397 5,927.55,292.85 7,626.54 4,805.54 5,045.73 2,997.01
his5,185.1 340 5,287.76,463.37 4,832.13 6,097.69 3,333.78 1,829.54
she4,765.0 270 5,161.66,553.71 703.07 747.53 7,568.59 1,293.82
be4,746.5 391 4,951.54,754.73 5,529.24 4,495.85 1,869.62 3,942.10
ma4,633.1 284 5,444.95,298.75 41.71 74.75 6,577.47 2,046.86
for4,480.3 352 4,855.24,501.38 3,706.02 2,669.74 2,815.70 3,891.56
her4,340.6 289 4,197.76,086.29 5,922.48 4,645.35 1,531.74 687.34
oot4,333.8 389 3,995.14,984.51 4,355.47 5,029.79 3,660.40 5,139.89
but4,166.8 376 4,997.62,317.47 3,092.32 2,947.40 4,065.86 4,265.56
up4,110.4 388 4,086.64,593.69 4,301.84 3,299.80 4,336.17 3,163.79
me4,071.7 354 4,188.23,213.03 4,534.22 10,977.98 2,331.40 2,532.04
da3,809.1 119 343.7263.17 53,475.14 32.04 67.58 111.19
said3,787.0 248 3,874.43,440.85 5,660.32 1,505.73 5,541.29 2,729.15
they3,696.2 330 4,315.03,605.82 250.25 3,459.99 2,736.86 2,779.69
this3,583.2 351 4,579.32,081.79 327.70 3,534.74 3,423.89 2,875.71
no3,227.9 332 3,871.7828.79 3,646.44 6,225.84 3,851.87 2,547.20
aboot3,166.3 347 2,998.03,456.56 4,218.43 2,733.82 3,164.84 2,986.90
we3,159.6 344 3,560.62,309.61 4,337.59 3,203.69 1,576.79 2,046.86
nae2,990.2 330 2,386.65,756.35 2,156.88 277.65 3,209.89 2,264.18
or2,914.0 352 2,913.32,659.19 3,014.87 3,032.83 2,410.24 3,659.08
fae2,889.5 301 2,857.73,053.95 4,301.84 3,855.11 1,047.44 1,875.03
s2,811.7 244 3,389.11,842.19 1,710.01 1,783.39 2,838.22 2,410.75
him2,737.1 278 2,842.82,973.43 4,355.47 2,082.40 1,148.80 990.58
like2,706.7 337 2,791.94,118.41 268.12 3,139.62 1,047.44 1,046.17
hae2,559.8 305 2,337.11,993.41 2,472.67 1,206.72 3,266.21 6,074.88
aw2,498.6 189 4,007.3141.40 71.50 - 3,390.10 156.67
tha2,491.9 49 33.913.75 59.58 - 11.26 31,551.98
fur2,458.3 194 2,168.31,795.05 3,002.95 4,901.65 3,570.30 4,209.96
wee2,435.0 292 2,877.32,185.88 17.87 106.79 2,545.39 2,880.77
whit2,377.4 276 3,178.3139.44 3,908.60 3,032.83 3,164.84 202.16
yer2,358.0 259 2,005.73,965.22 23.83 726.17 2,038.56 3,745.00
scots2,309.1 171 3,420.3490.99 440.91 790.24 1,914.67 1,182.63
bit2,274.3 319 1,555.64,030.03 3,664.31 4,784.18 1,497.95 1,096.71
doon2,237.2 324 1,728.43,328.90 2,133.05 2,797.89 2,477.81 2,936.36
aa2,221.8 200 1,164.53,910.23 4,939.37 832.96 1,250.17 4,548.58
there2,195.0 315 2,648.92,187.84 208.54 1,964.93 1,948.46 732.83
you2,189.8 265 2,112.81,999.30 5,076.41 3,481.34 574.40 919.82
jist2,183.5 225 2,222.63,770.79 - 363.08 1,441.64 854.12
aye2,130.6 310 2,143.32,663.12 1,012.90 1,260.12 2,748.12 1,748.68
if1,947.4 310 1,985.31,936.46 2,573.96 1,591.17 1,666.89 1,455.55
back1,936.7 315 2,022.62,223.20 1,841.09 2,616.35 1,993.51 293.13
day1,934.4 347 1,534.63,142.33 1,984.09 2,167.83 1,835.83 1,698.14
mair1,912.2 300 1,975.81,726.32 1,787.47 74.75 1,711.94 2,981.85
ower1,904.7 303 1,738.62,564.92 2,282.00 1,836.78 1,227.64 1,460.60
see1,880.3 342 1,845.02,189.81 2,091.34 1,740.67 957.34 1,647.60
time1,854.2 344 1,838.92,040.55 2,210.50 1,836.78 1,644.37 1,288.76
oan1,789.8 153 2,218.5907.35 - 982.47 3,739.24 1,890.19
noo1,759.4 310 1,437.02,293.90 1,972.18 2,744.49 1,543.00 2,238.91
it's1,730.6 215 1,794.22,203.56 1,078.44 533.95 957.34 1,506.08
them1,722.3 279 1,844.32,396.02 160.87 1,772.71 540.61 909.72
e1,669.0 90 233.87,351.08 196.62 21.36 946.07 101.08
get1,659.1 291 1,800.31,940.39 762.65 1,014.50 1,475.42 1,031.01
are1,635.9 296 1,925.01,624.19 423.03 1,537.77 1,441.64 672.18
ken1,626.8 280 1,480.42,480.47 1,429.98 1,697.96 2,139.93 424.53
been1,616.5 302 1,904.01,335.49 1,727.89 1,847.46 1,058.70 242.59
can1,582.5 326 1,628.11,439.58 2,055.59 1,420.30 1,306.48 1,410.06
their1,552.9 261 1,767.11,926.64 143.00 726.17 1,306.48 692.39
had1,549.0 220 2,273.4369.22 262.16 256.30 225.26 1,480.82
ae1,530.4 163 2,019.2728.63 77.46 85.43 5,620.13 30.32
sae1,485.8 241 1,502.01,421.90 768.61 53.39 2,275.08 2,461.29
dae1,465.3 258 1,844.3487.06 208.54 886.35 1,666.89 2,405.69
intae1,452.2 259 1,744.0950.55 738.82 1,762.03 1,024.91 1,218.01
by1,392.6 305 1,703.4925.02 828.19 1,623.20 878.50 879.39
then1,387.5 265 1,588.81,042.86 77.46 1,794.07 1,486.69 1,647.60
when1,379.2 231 1,876.2314.23 869.90 2,263.94 1,610.58 323.45
frae1,372.9 164 1,405.1999.65 29.79 - 3,209.89 3,057.66
aff1,371.7 289 1,383.41,396.37 1,739.80 832.96 551.88 1,531.35
so1,344.5 288 1,178.11,484.75 2,859.95 2,979.43 405.46 586.26
here1,343.7 285 1,447.81,121.42 1,245.27 1,420.30 1,588.05 1,076.50
richt1,327.1 249 1,219.41,797.02 1,239.31 - 1,880.88 1,374.68
weel1,323.1 246 1,057.41,781.31 1,888.76 1,922.21 1,013.65 1,501.03
some1,318.4 300 1,370.61,386.55 1,281.02 1,826.10 1,024.91 677.23
to1,308.1 269 1,342.81,274.61 1,829.18 1,270.80 1,475.42 636.80
awa1,299.4 243 1,052.72,170.17 1,227.40 74.75 1,329.01 1,526.30
were1,287.2 238 1,544.11,235.33 303.87 662.10 1,565.53 510.45
ti1,285.2 54 1,724.4925.02 - - 2,703.07 -
fir1,261.9 139 1,085.21,655.61 3,050.62 533.95 1,633.10 227.43
got1,254.4 268 1,271.61,472.97 935.44 1,196.04 1,238.91 869.28
oor1,248.1 258 1,568.5744.34 59.58 170.86 1,261.43 1,667.81
wid1,228.8 221 919.11,765.59 3,670.27 2,061.04 326.62 96.03
fit1,225.2 193 240.65,021.83 375.37 138.83 473.04 368.94
of1,221.7 273 1,359.7946.63 1,358.48 971.79 1,948.46 576.15
guid1,188.1 222 1,367.2575.44 1,114.19 213.58 1,644.37 1,748.68
fowk1,174.7 178 1,279.01,229.43 11.92 10.68 416.72 2,132.78
say1,162.4 280 1,064.91,423.87 1,072.48 982.47 1,666.89 1,152.31
twa1,092.9 251 919.11,681.14 1,251.23 1,057.22 270.31 1,127.04
us1,085.0 257 1,475.6599.01 101.29 598.02 822.18 606.48
man1,078.3 243 1,110.3618.65 1,620.64 1,196.04 912.29 1,581.89
hid1,074.8 139 143.03,158.04 65.54 9,408.17 22.53 45.49
will1,073.6 239 1,219.41,180.34 881.82 1,014.50 337.88 232.48
afore1,064.9 265 879.81,292.28 1,525.31 1,270.80 1,497.95 1,177.58
auld1,062.1 225 1,352.2846.46 172.79 117.47 2,173.72 156.67
bi1,039.2 113 965.21,502.42 875.86 726.17 1,193.86 616.59
its1,035.7 242 1,298.7758.09 399.20 245.62 867.23 778.31
come1,027.4 268 877.11,329.60 1,870.89 1,003.82 653.24 833.91
yin990.3 171 992.386.41 - 405.80 2,421.50 3,775.32
lang984.4 256 896.81,266.75 1,030.77 224.26 1,115.02 1,172.52
heid976.9 243 967.91,164.62 184.71 555.31 1,362.80 1,258.44
ta975.3 64 19.723.57 14,186.55 - 371.67 75.81
my969.3 227 721.91,243.18 3,318.74 405.80 439.25 621.64
ither968.2 228 1,058.1779.69 23.83 950.43 1,081.23 1,541.46
think967.4 247 984.21,274.61 268.12 971.79 754.61 737.88
efter963.4 238 998.41,068.39 869.90 630.06 1,148.80 586.26
muckle918.0 219 968.61,038.93 1,143.98 630.06 934.81 166.78
was916.8 234 782.2628.47 488.58 266.97 5,180.88 1,420.17
ain901.8 238 979.4718.81 613.70 10.68 1,024.91 1,405.01
tak895.9 243 778.1913.24 1,179.73 1,260.12 754.61 1,379.74
hoose889.2 239 718.51,050.72 762.65 1,078.58 1,914.67 1,303.93
did886.4 245 910.31,013.40 869.90 758.21 979.86 414.43
whan884.5 118 1,022.847.13 631.57 832.96 2,455.29 1,541.46
n881.3 87 940.1487.06 238.33 21.36 698.29 2,491.61
could878.5 224 936.1793.44 1,167.81 1,217.40 1,058.70 181.94
than874.6 232 1,038.4795.40 53.62 1,270.80 957.34 328.51
even862.7 229 1,001.8642.21 1,054.61 630.06 754.61 389.16
een861.6 208 441.31,981.63 2,061.55 459.20 168.94 596.37
till851.7 180 317.92,855.59 703.07 758.21 315.36 85.92
cam835.9 168 778.81,015.36 2,091.34 779.56 236.52 30.32
thon833.9 164 718.5522.41 - 21.36 540.61 3,719.73
pit833.1 248 862.9879.85 601.78 501.91 304.10 1,081.55
mak824.8 235 771.4809.15 1,203.56 822.28 687.03 1,005.74
gie812.2 230 705.6724.70 834.15 256.30 1,081.23 1,955.89
thocht807.9 194 759.21,221.58 17.87 - 1,069.96 1,041.12
still805.1 274 862.2648.10 953.32 1,196.04 901.02 429.59
first802.7 255 887.9777.73 1,269.10 736.85 270.31 106.13
ay801.5 88 1,073.0563.65 71.50 10.68 1,081.23 257.75
again800.8 216 831.01,036.97 554.12 1,174.69 405.46 176.89
wae792.1 95 941.511.78 5.96 4,239.55 - 1,076.50
tell780.6 238 757.1832.72 804.36 544.63 788.39 909.72
fer775.1 50 597.2642.21 17.87 1,164.01 180.20 3,168.84
big769.6 241 899.5553.83 303.87 747.53 630.72 823.80
thaim768.0 103 758.5151.22 17.87 245.62 923.55 3,239.60
wan764.0 157 902.9327.98 1,352.52 2,114.44 22.53 45.49
new753.4 253 725.9722.73 810.32 1,046.54 923.55 773.26
scotland741.9 171 1,130.6245.49 160.87 117.47 315.36 101.08
hame736.4 253 592.41,211.76 667.32 117.47 810.92 904.66
wey732.4 144 1,121.8121.77 29.79 993.14 439.25 5.05
wir725.7 156 353.1412.43 4,838.09 2,669.74 326.62 80.86
th723.4 21 29.8245.49 5.96 10.68 18,696.22 5.05
says717.4 181 694.1932.88 524.32 1,495.06 315.36 313.35
mind714.3 256 757.1516.52 1,054.61 971.79 923.55 399.26
o'713.9 65 136.2655.96 71.50 672.78 506.83 5,827.23
nicht711.5 181 589.01,335.49 303.87 21.36 687.03 702.50
ony708.4 181 647.3950.55 1,209.52 256.30 619.45 368.94
m702.8 133 995.0261.21 512.41 352.41 416.72 116.24
ane694.1 151 906.9522.41 357.49 85.43 957.34 5.05
ah'm682.3 65 637.2738.45 554.12 2,082.40 1,115.02 126.35
that's675.6 169 884.6225.85 29.79 1,014.50 518.09 732.83
made672.0 240 718.5820.93 208.54 266.97 608.19 555.94
d671.6 160 702.2919.13 363.45 277.65 653.24 262.81
year648.3 238 709.0553.83 816.28 747.53 709.56 222.37
dinna646.8 128 442.61,787.20 107.25 448.52 135.15 15.16
wes645.2 26 894.0567.58 - 10.68 281.57 -
thing640.8 227 641.2667.74 613.70 822.28 281.57 667.12
haes640.4 99 662.221.60 995.02 373.76 518.09 1,950.83
thair635.3 66 672.4- 5.96 42.72 1,295.22 2,511.83
lol632.9 13 1,070.311.78 - - 168.94 15.16
go623.5 197 719.8512.59 381.33 1,089.25 168.94 379.05
wad623.1 106 754.4742.37 77.46 202.90 461.77 70.76
went615.2 187 662.2487.06 23.83 64.07 1,103.75 1,137.14
dinnae613.2 136 757.8104.09 - 10.68 1,396.59 1,298.87
maist610.8 197 745.6392.79 351.54 138.83 360.41 722.72
seen610.0 231 590.4769.87 566.03 662.10 495.56 409.37
wha602.5 171 776.862.85 560.07 341.73 135.15 1,061.34
dis599.8 110 145.1612.75 5,696.07 160.18 202.73 20.22
syne599.8 152 612.11,048.75 65.54 - 495.56 136.46
what596.6 151 601.9381.01 875.86 448.52 416.72 1,025.96
gin596.6 134 649.4732.55 11.92 117.47 709.56 525.61
an'596.2 32 152.5212.11 47.67 42.72 56.31 5,862.61
life595.0 236 608.0565.62 703.07 651.42 506.83 495.29
anither593.5 192 582.9663.82 11.92 800.92 619.45 874.34
door593.1 176 588.3762.01 691.16 736.85 630.72 25.27
te592.7 15 3.42,938.07 - - - -
nor592.3 178 593.8534.20 256.20 128.15 585.66 1,238.22
last589.5 231 585.0606.86 613.70 822.28 596.93 444.75
micht589.1 172 635.1597.04 399.20 - 709.56 611.53
your585.6 161 656.8467.42 869.90 512.59 191.47 328.51
only585.2 180 585.0610.79 637.53 736.85 799.66 308.29
kent585.2 195 552.4710.95 923.53 544.63 878.50 106.13
gaun584.8 129 718.5532.23 - - 1,306.48 171.84
whaur580.8 149 901.519.64 23.83 138.83 641.98 288.08
bein578.8 188 678.5445.82 714.99 96.11 405.46 368.94
look575.3 172 628.3691.31 667.32 85.43 495.56 70.76