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 / 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)
the47,865.8 292 55,205.049,965.72 3,354.93 52,809.65 44,736.93 25,321.90
a28,444.4 321 28,064.229,999.71 24,270.83 30,997.79 25,398.20 30,436.57
an23,323.7 299 19,641.326,758.30 30,508.90 10,679.12 26,910.14 35,564.47
tae20,347.3 302 22,115.217,802.40 7,328.43 21,849.66 18,998.84 24,144.14
o17,741.0 287 17,262.117,554.30 17,466.61 18,201.75 17,733.03 21,126.95
in14,090.0 314 15,262.113,886.04 10,347.86 15,555.60 11,310.23 10,765.28
it10,446.7 289 12,026.710,495.23 6,709.86 3,250.99 5,754.74 8,059.07
that8,725.1 263 11,053.45,567.75 492.76 9,526.15 6,879.90 8,072.31
wis8,423.2 217 8,563.410,132.40 15,380.26 10,168.79 5,192.16 112.48
and7,842.3 261 9,906.44,786.08 4,288.02 24,533.62 4,102.16 1,124.83
he7,171.3 225 6,600.78,259.59 10,358.35 11,283.95 1,734.63 7,655.46
wi6,323.1 254 5,507.07,771.38 8,366.36 5,651.43 6,446.24 6,682.81
at6,137.7 290 5,855.26,074.64 11,060.79 5,197.80 6,844.74 4,883.08
is6,126.0 285 7,029.94,967.49 6,877.61 5,802.63 6,622.05 2,726.06
on6,080.6 276 5,597.56,981.70 5,955.00 8,070.77 4,840.54 6,940.86
ye5,990.6 204 5,824.38,003.48 - 1,795.60 3,258.28 8,839.84
i5,801.6 247 4,235.46,797.62 15,705.27 18,560.87 6,024.31 2,183.49
ah5,585.0 115 7,533.64,049.76 104.84 132.31 7,266.68 1,720.33
as5,523.8 278 5,877.65,282.30 7,223.59 5,632.52 5,098.39 3,056.89
his4,873.5 223 4,426.06,907.00 5,284.02 7,220.22 3,738.82 2,183.49
ma4,728.1 198 5,410.15,338.32 73.39 132.31 6,352.48 2,620.19
be4,695.1 277 4,967.04,564.65 5,797.74 5,235.60 1,418.17 4,300.82
oot4,491.5 270 3,967.05,394.34 4,738.84 5,065.49 3,574.74 5,677.08
for4,477.9 238 4,767.94,223.17 4,906.59 3,137.58 2,004.20 4,916.17
up4,196.0 272 4,070.34,844.77 4,256.57 3,080.88 4,149.04 3,758.25
but4,178.9 255 5,165.11,630.04 3,784.78 2,683.95 4,031.83 5,233.77
she3,979.4 182 4,241.84,980.83 304.04 642.64 7,196.35 1,548.29
me3,951.7 248 4,234.32,571.78 5,525.15 12,399.12 1,910.43 2,765.76
her3,949.4 202 3,688.06,338.76 4,696.90 3,345.49 1,406.45 820.46
this3,812.8 242 4,907.42,475.74 461.30 3,761.32 3,270.00 2,778.99
said3,770.5 172 3,676.32,849.24 7,946.99 2,173.63 5,789.90 3,434.04
s3,743.4 211 3,596.43,182.72 2,337.97 3,307.69 3,949.79 6,980.56
they3,330.2 223 3,696.53,380.14 283.07 4,252.75 3,211.40 2,606.96
aboot3,317.2 251 3,107.63,678.93 4,466.25 2,986.37 2,894.95 3,361.26
da3,254.3 95 345.1301.46 52,892.58 37.80 328.17 92.63
no3,143.0 238 3,941.5589.59 3,942.04 6,105.05 2,976.99 3,063.51
nae3,093.6 226 2,251.46,101.32 2,233.13 113.41 3,082.48 2,461.39
tha3,050.0 33 19.25.34 - - 11.72 34,148.50
fae3,016.5 223 3,218.33,350.79 3,858.17 3,364.39 586.02 1,654.16
or2,957.6 244 3,016.02,577.12 2,495.23 2,948.57 2,355.81 4,181.72
we2,925.2 243 3,320.62,227.63 3,638.00 4,214.94 1,922.15 1,872.51
like2,776.3 229 2,920.24,207.16 293.56 2,778.46 785.27 1,032.20
scots2,709.2 131 4,258.8666.96 272.59 1,360.88 562.58 1,376.26
hae2,669.8 215 2,397.31,920.83 2,432.32 1,738.90 2,859.79 6,576.94
aw2,654.5 132 4,432.4157.40 73.39 - 2,953.55 198.50
yer2,566.2 172 2,208.83,710.95 41.94 756.04 2,074.52 4,459.62
him2,526.8 187 2,304.63,268.09 4,864.65 2,513.85 1,359.57 1,263.78
jist2,377.9 160 2,464.33,790.98 - 264.62 1,511.94 1,071.90
wee2,371.4 205 2,644.32,326.34 - 132.31 2,519.90 2,990.72
fur2,332.0 128 1,991.52,251.65 1,079.87 5,405.71 3,785.70 3,546.52
aye2,286.0 217 2,485.62,465.07 1,069.38 1,549.89 1,476.78 2,090.86
you2,265.4 187 2,223.72,243.64 5,430.79 3,704.61 398.50 1,138.06
doon2,253.1 215 1,607.03,201.39 2,453.29 2,854.06 2,390.97 3,500.21
whit2,221.9 176 2,967.0229.43 4,979.98 2,721.76 2,906.67 231.58
day2,193.1 235 1,647.53,638.92 2,379.90 2,513.85 1,699.46 2,051.16
bit2,116.5 220 1,141.74,449.93 2,987.99 5,783.73 1,582.26 860.16
there2,113.0 206 2,575.12,040.89 241.14 2,476.04 1,851.83 628.58
if1,981.2 213 1,964.91,944.85 3,071.86 1,776.70 1,722.91 1,707.09
aa1,950.6 134 790.23,449.50 5,210.63 774.94 1,148.60 4,247.89
time1,928.8 237 1,969.12,019.54 2,201.67 1,852.31 1,676.02 1,449.05
back1,884.0 218 1,925.52,318.34 1,929.09 2,381.54 1,980.76 297.75
mair1,867.0 206 1,910.61,848.80 1,593.59 94.51 1,465.06 2,659.89
oan1,849.3 101 2,438.8915.06 - 151.21 4,184.20 952.80
see1,844.6 232 1,801.92,059.56 2,296.03 1,682.20 855.59 1,892.36
ower1,834.0 206 1,563.42,513.09 2,411.36 1,530.99 1,547.10 1,733.56
them1,821.1 184 1,850.92,779.87 209.68 2,211.43 457.10 913.10
get1,789.9 198 1,980.81,995.53 807.28 1,474.29 1,394.73 1,052.05
noo1,788.7 219 1,485.62,280.99 1,866.18 2,287.03 1,160.32 2,573.87
it's1,728.1 134 1,952.11,875.48 1,037.93 434.73 539.14 1,528.44
are1,714.5 193 2,000.01,790.11 545.18 1,757.80 1,383.01 668.28
ae1,695.7 112 2,198.1803.02 20.97 37.80 5,930.54 39.70
their1,673.3 178 1,861.62,107.58 94.36 945.05 1,488.50 787.38
been1,597.4 208 1,919.11,397.94 1,583.11 2,173.63 961.08 264.67
can1,537.4 224 1,646.41,355.26 1,698.43 1,701.10 1,324.41 1,277.01
ken1,521.5 196 1,479.21,931.51 1,562.14 2,041.32 1,828.39 390.38
sae1,476.2 156 1,356.81,459.30 754.86 75.60 2,320.65 2,726.06
fir1,473.2 111 1,497.41,552.67 3,480.74 907.25 1,043.12 284.52
to1,470.9 194 1,504.81,544.67 2,432.32 1,247.47 1,078.28 774.15
dae1,469.7 172 1,860.5397.51 52.42 945.05 1,488.50 2,772.37
then1,446.1 181 1,637.9960.42 94.36 2,230.33 1,781.51 1,852.66
by1,430.8 207 1,879.7779.01 943.57 1,152.97 785.27 1,018.96
frae1,425.0 104 1,266.31,125.82 52.42 - 3,422.37 3,394.34
aff1,419.7 191 1,306.71,622.04 2,054.90 1,152.97 539.14 1,812.96
intae1,413.8 179 1,693.31,064.46 587.11 1,379.78 1,300.97 1,144.68
so1,389.6 202 1,296.11,333.91 3,449.29 3,421.10 386.77 668.28
some1,376.1 214 1,398.31,443.29 1,373.42 2,211.43 1,265.81 840.31
when1,373.2 157 1,878.6298.80 933.09 3,005.27 1,875.27 324.22
of1,361.4 199 1,538.91,120.49 1,499.23 1,077.36 1,652.58 707.98
richt1,355.5 174 1,227.91,619.37 1,708.92 - 1,617.42 1,601.23
oor1,351.4 174 1,714.61,003.10 62.90 151.21 1,312.69 1,217.46
here1,338.4 201 1,521.8923.07 1,268.58 1,398.68 1,218.93 1,303.48
fit1,331.4 140 254.55,034.19 356.46 170.11 492.26 337.45
were1,324.9 166 1,569.81,232.54 461.30 1,077.36 1,640.86 489.63
n1,297.2 83 1,378.1650.95 1,677.47 151.21 46.88 3,268.62
had1,293.1 156 1,860.5314.80 398.40 302.42 234.41 1,707.09
weel1,291.3 175 1,061.81,491.31 1,897.63 2,457.14 644.62 1,799.73
fowk1,262.5 117 1,316.31,483.31 10.48 18.90 293.01 2,157.03
hid1,261.3 95 142.73,766.97 115.33 10,849.23 58.60 46.32
awa1,247.2 169 844.52,158.27 1,300.04 132.31 1,242.37 1,846.04
m1,241.3 122 1,196.0613.60 765.34 850.55 398.50 3,996.45
e1,237.8 52 102.25,108.89 62.90 - 949.36 33.08
wid1,237.2 156 901.01,859.47 3,847.69 2,570.55 457.10 105.87
got1,233.7 186 1,265.21,312.57 912.12 1,549.89 1,195.49 959.41
guid1,223.1 153 1,446.2493.55 1,499.23 340.22 1,300.97 1,740.18
say1,183.0 192 1,091.61,139.16 1,415.36 1,209.67 1,664.30 1,435.81
will1,146.6 167 1,369.61,227.20 996.00 793.85 398.50 205.12
its1,146.6 167 1,470.7795.01 461.30 283.52 925.92 853.55
ti1,137.1 39 1,524.0869.71 - - 2,051.08 -
bi1,113.0 73 1,023.41,627.37 524.21 1,152.97 1,019.68 807.23
auld1,094.8 152 1,338.71,003.10 220.17 189.01 2,109.68 99.25
twa1,080.6 168 852.01,800.78 954.06 1,247.47 304.73 1,177.76
man1,076.5 162 998.9586.92 2,002.47 1,341.98 1,172.04 2,044.54
th1,058.3 12 12.8330.81 - - 19,479.38 -
afore1,050.0 180 823.21,259.21 1,530.69 1,304.18 1,429.89 1,329.95
us1,046.5 170 1,433.5589.59 125.81 585.93 890.75 608.73
yin1,037.1 117 899.9114.72 - 529.23 2,355.81 4,267.74
my1,018.8 160 794.51,285.89 3,658.97 359.12 257.85 721.21
ta1,013.5 55 55.429.35 17,173.05 - 58.60 92.63
was991.8 159 777.4509.55 681.47 321.32 5,367.96 1,482.13
think968.8 172 998.91,104.48 377.43 1,190.77 773.55 853.55
ither963.5 150 1,032.0781.67 41.94 888.35 1,078.28 1,535.06
come961.2 172 816.81,120.49 2,002.47 945.05 761.83 926.33
d948.8 137 684.81,307.23 3,375.90 472.53 445.38 621.96
lol942.3 12 1,681.616.01 - - 152.37 19.85
lang936.4 182 797.71,168.51 1,069.38 226.81 1,078.28 1,310.10
heid928.8 161 871.11,027.11 104.84 642.64 1,371.29 1,415.96
efter925.2 155 874.31,045.79 1,300.04 491.43 1,324.41 635.20
hoose909.9 156 618.71,147.17 786.31 1,039.56 1,875.27 1,621.08
did909.9 165 921.21,011.11 859.70 888.35 1,101.72 522.71
ain898.8 158 954.2824.36 492.76 18.90 890.75 1,303.48
even898.2 158 1,035.2757.66 1,027.45 737.14 785.27 436.70
muckle892.3 142 959.5933.74 1,394.39 718.24 843.87 145.57
scotland859.9 125 1,374.9298.80 104.84 207.91 246.13 105.87
whan858.7 78 905.224.01 954.06 434.73 2,402.69 1,859.28
could853.4 161 880.7704.31 1,457.30 1,512.09 1,277.53 205.12
still847.0 190 926.5706.97 912.12 1,304.18 796.99 529.33
tak839.3 158 681.6843.03 1,404.88 1,096.26 691.51 1,442.43
than830.5 151 916.9901.73 41.94 1,266.37 984.52 377.15
wae826.4 52 1,154.45.34 10.48 2,835.16 187.53 999.11
gie826.4 155 666.7752.33 1,058.90 340.22 1,054.84 1,892.36
big822.2 167 978.7552.24 230.65 831.65 679.79 972.65
pit820.5 168 857.3875.05 765.34 585.93 304.73 866.78
een817.5 146 370.61,846.14 1,981.51 302.42 328.17 767.53
first815.2 176 914.8827.03 1,446.81 661.54 293.01 119.10
ay810.5 51 1,112.9485.54 62.90 18.90 1,090.00 330.83
mak788.7 161 758.3717.65 1,268.58 812.75 586.02 959.41
new783.4 175 806.2813.69 681.47 1,039.56 855.59 502.87
fer776.9 30 721.0997.77 31.45 264.62 293.01 1,501.98
thon772.8 107 655.0600.26 - 37.80 269.57 2,964.26
nicht771.0 120 593.21,445.96 272.59 37.80 609.46 866.78
tell763.4 166 726.3701.64 870.19 510.33 808.71 1,144.68
thocht761.0 124 599.61,192.52 20.97 - 1,090.00 1,243.93
ah'm752.8 42 761.5696.30 146.78 3,572.31 879.03 165.42
cam746.9 110 653.9995.10 1,960.54 1,001.76 445.38 26.47
wan744.6 106 955.3133.39 1,708.92 2,551.65 93.76 59.55
hame737.5 173 531.41,173.84 597.60 207.91 937.64 1,098.36
wus731.6 21 5.3- - - 70.32 8,151.71
says730.4 133 730.61,043.12 650.02 453.63 222.69 390.38
dinnae726.9 100 901.0181.41 - 18.90 1,148.60 1,468.90
again724.0 150 772.1896.39 513.72 1,115.16 421.94 165.42
that's721.0 97 964.9216.09 41.94 1,058.46 492.26 899.86
mind714.5 179 788.1490.88 1,027.45 869.45 855.59 476.40
ane706.3 106 945.7589.59 73.39 151.21 879.03 6.62
year705.7 173 834.9642.95 650.02 567.03 515.70 244.82
ony694.5 136 614.5955.08 1,142.77 245.71 609.46 469.78
go689.8 149 856.2466.87 555.66 1,096.26 152.37 456.55
thaim689.2 66 575.12.67 31.45 56.70 738.39 3,711.94
te688.6 12 3.23,110.69 - - 11.72 -
haes675.7 69 707.121.34 817.76 548.13 351.61 2,243.04
made673.9 161 695.4840.37 241.14 151.21 609.46 595.50
wey645.1 95 1,036.2114.72 41.94 850.55 351.61 6.62
last629.8 171 601.7685.63 629.05 907.25 703.23 522.71
thing624.5 154 629.4557.58 828.25 982.86 257.85 714.60
went623.9 126 644.3378.83 41.94 56.70 1,207.21 1,343.18
language623.3 86 950.0109.38 429.85 1,171.87 93.76 99.25
till618.0 118 273.71,747.43 450.82 888.35 410.22 86.02
seen612.1 157 590.0760.33 482.27 793.85 457.10 489.63
look610.4 124 677.3720.31 786.31 37.80 539.14 52.93
maist608.6 136 771.0445.53 104.84 245.71 410.22 562.41
fin606.2 69 40.52,214.30 670.99 18.90 93.76 575.65
only606.2 122 640.0496.22 891.15 661.54 761.83 383.77
dis605.1 82 135.3787.01 6,059.84 207.91 152.37 13.23
cannae604.5 106 763.6130.72 - 18.90 902.47 1,210.85
anither603.3 125 580.4629.61 20.97 756.04 668.07 959.41
folk603.3 116 647.5368.16 356.46 1,455.38 386.77 893.25
micht600.4 122 649.6554.91 566.14 - 644.62 615.35
need598.6 156 716.7538.90 482.27 434.73 234.41 350.68
bein597.4 138 743.4480.21 576.63 113.41 421.94 264.67
wir596.2 112 337.6325.47 3,679.94 3,250.99 386.77 105.87
fine586.8 133 328.01,467.30 807.28 737.14 128.92 79.40
wur586.8 52 427.182.70 31.45 1,096.26 2,637.10 1,846.04
yon579.2 74 354.61,315.24 691.95 18.90 1,066.56 -
door575.6 119 557.0779.01 555.66 888.35 691.51 26.47
same575.0 151 644.3490.88 115.33 321.32 668.07 681.51
how569.7 112 806.2205.42 356.46 94.51 1,007.96 59.55
gaun569.2 83 646.4597.59 - - 1,207.21 218.35
568.6 5 2.1- 73.39 - - 6,332.13
place567.4 151 552.7560.24 922.61 378.02 503.98 555.80
wiz567.4 33 231.11,904.83 31.45 - 11.72 191.88
am565.6 122 617.7413.51 1,027.45 529.23 503.98 377.15