A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Tait, John M

Basic Stats

Total words by this author in corpus - 8,064
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 1,988
Ratio of total words to unique words - 4.056
Tagged as LAL (General Central) dialect.
Top ten most common words - da, a, an, at, o, in, the, ta, is, i,

List of texts in corpus

Lallans 73 - Guest
Lallans Magazine (2008-10-01 ) in Central dialect, categorised as poetry (104 words)
Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect
Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 (2004) in Shetland dialect, categorised as prose (4,671 words)

Lallans 60 - The Three Hooses
Lallans Magazine (2002) in Shetland dialect, categorised as weans (656 words)

Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75)
Lallans Magazine (2002) in Shetland dialect, categorised as poetry (647 words)

Lallans 58 - Sheltie Prattle an da Blue Lowe (a Pantomime)
Lallans Magazine (2001-03 ) in Shetland dialect, categorised as prose (1,986 words)

Author word usage frequencies

WordCount Normalised
per 100,000
da3173931.05
a2192715.77
an1862306.55
at1732145.34
o1451798.12
in1381711.31
the1221512.9
ta1141413.69
is1121388.89
i1031277.28
dialect1001240.08
as871078.87
of73905.26
wis70868.06
for69855.65
we68843.25
dis65806.05
you63781.25
wi63781.25
shaetlan61756.45
hit58719.25
he53657.24
be53657.24
her48595.24
aboot47582.84
bit47582.84
whit46570.44
or46570.44
it45558.04
s44545.63
and43533.23
wid42520.83
sed41508.43
english40496.03
dat40496.03
aa38471.23
shui36446.43
fae36446.43
language36446.43
his35434.03
up35434.03
on33409.23
to33409.23
if33409.23
can31384.42
laek31384.42
idder31384.42
wirds30372.02
no29359.62
that28347.22
standard28347.22
fock28347.22
tae27334.82
dem26322.42
sheltie26322.42
prattle25310.02
wird25310.02
dey24297.62
wir23285.22
oot23285.22
haes23285.22
whin23285.22
him23285.22
dae22272.82
nae22272.82
ene21260.42
sae20248.02
say20248.02
hae20248.02
r20248.02
spaekin18223.21
public18223.21
yarl18223.21
canna18223.21
ony17210.81
concept17210.81
dir17210.81
ithin17210.81
hoose16198.41
caase16198.41
dan15186.01
juist15186.01
tongue15186.01
man15186.01
guid15186.01
young15186.01
caad15186.01
but14173.61
wye14173.61
spellin14173.61
muckle14173.61
caa13161.21
m13161.21
written13161.21
example13161.21
very13161.21
scots13161.21
see13161.21
whaar13161.21
are12148.81
shetland12148.81
form12148.81
writin12148.81
onnly12148.81
mean12148.81
grammar12148.81
dialects12148.81
here11136.41
sam11136.41
noo11136.41
ain11136.41
me11136.41
tink11136.41
weel10124.01
duiweel10124.01
doon10124.01
onything10124.01
not10124.01
spaek10124.01
there10124.01
means10124.01
even10124.01
some10124.01
bairns10124.01
never10124.01
still10124.01
scottish9111.61
peerie9111.61
aald9111.61
soond9111.61
lang9111.61
micht9111.61
writes9111.61
du9111.61
anidder9111.61
tom9111.61
write9111.61
ower9111.61
mak9111.61
claise899.21
come899.21
got899.21
so899.21
gaeng899.21
different899.21
dui899.21
bi899.21
tocht899.21
idee899.21
pit899.21
says899.21
have899.21
house899.21
mair899.21
burra899.21
persevere899.21
laich899.21
article786.81
na786.81
midder786.81
wrang786.81
twa786.81
morton786.81
gie786.81
all786.81
duisna786.81
want786.81
status786.81
with786.81
been786.81
sood786.81
like786.81
ey786.81
awa786.81
coorse786.81
will786.81
seen786.81
duis786.81
first674.4
duina674.4
they674.4
lock674.4
yun674.4
well674.4
hael674.4
would674.4
efter674.4
maest674.4
writers674.4
pronunciation674.4
haed674.4
bein674.4
haem674.4
lasses674.4
my674.4
languages674.4
apo674.4
faider674.4
haa674.4
ill674.4
afore674.4
wan674.4
gods674.4
atween674.4
i'm674.4
plaece674.4
foo674.4
sisters674.4
sooth674.4
ee674.4
thing562
ve562
booked562
til562
from562
cam562
leonard562
could562
spaeks562
time562
it's562
wad562
while562
jock562
miller562
daed562
spack562
yit562
seems562
those562
fact562
differs562
faar562
set562
parked562
hed562
shetlandic562
laird562
friesland562
them562
dooble562
urban562
foy562
ahint562
aw562
aff562
trowie562
cled562
education562
live562
lass562
traep562
sings562
faa562
low562
whidder562
rivlin562
their562
budder562
servant562
speech562
view449.6
who449.6
point449.6
viewpoint449.6
intelligentsia449.6
wast449.6
dr449.6
wint449.6
saa449.6
one449.6
leeterary449.6
context449.6
edder449.6
grammatical449.6
examples449.6
eence449.6
were449.6
laetest449.6
by449.6
other449.6
rules449.6
best449.6
git449.6
mi449.6
baith449.6
took449.6
odysseus449.6
academic449.6
aigisthus449.6
poseidon449.6
mornin449.6
mavie449.6
comin449.6
mind449.6
tagidder449.6
isle449.6
dochter449.6
kaen449.6
creative449.6
used449.6
toh449.6
life449.6
which449.6
yea449.6
plags449.6
goddess449.6
lookit449.6
gae449.6
ever449.6
siller449.6
du's449.6
oese449.6
insted449.6
kind449.6
scotland449.6
read449.6
course449.6
why449.6
its449.6
always449.6
doot449.6
pronunciations449.6
teach449.6
wha449.6
somethin449.6
strynds449.6
whaalsa449.6
how449.6
name449.6
did449.6
has449.6
somene449.6
richt449.6
ch449.6
out449.6
just449.6
shuirly337.2
tinks337.2
reek337.2
gotten337.2
try337.2
door337.2
faera337.2
ithoot337.2
kyuckered337.2
needna337.2
bairn337.2
aathing337.2
certainly337.2
oh337.2
plaeces337.2
times337.2
tongues337.2
policy337.2
you're337.2
lack337.2
she337.2
ran337.2
less337.2
frisian337.2
men337.2
bruck337.2
fornenst337.2
progressive337.2
country337.2
need337.2
hiech337.2
dee337.2
phrases337.2
nicht337.2
system337.2
dress337.2
vocabulary337.2
hit's337.2
fit337.2
might337.2
kill337.2
things337.2
sake337.2
usage337.2
laesk337.2
big337.2
hits337.2
lies337.2
baak337.2
eenoo337.2
obviously337.2
was337.2
effect337.2
likes337.2
experimental337.2
oesed337.2
because337.2
parkit337.2
more337.2
wrongly337.2
follow337.2
beukit337.2
wants337.2
bed337.2
naebody337.2
tak337.2
welsh337.2
kinds337.2
maybe337.2
doun337.2
bade337.2
laekly337.2
thaim337.2
identity337.2
john337.2
upbiggin337.2
uppity337.2
sweetie337.2
contrast337.2
any337.2
nippy337.2
saecond337.2
baens337.2
knap337.2
appeared337.2
didna337.2
your337.2
caa'd337.2
orthography337.2
maestly337.2
ll337.2
duin337.2
leeteracy337.2
laand337.2
deed337.2
right337.2
heard337.2
pat337.2
hear337.2
dominie337.2
varying337.2
shuin337.2
under337.2
idders337.2
kent337.2
important337.2
wife337.2
tell337.2
interference337.2
literati337.2
much337.2
telt337.2
this337.2
many337.2
wisna337.2
effete337.2
phrase224.8
intae224.8
whaarby224.8
floer224.8
fan224.8
nearly224.8
notticed224.8
cover224.8
describe224.8
blister224.8
table224.8
palm224.8
rummelt224.8
listenin224.8
shaas224.8
sees224.8
garbage224.8
varieties224.8
nor224.8
rot224.8
defineetion224.8
bring224.8
readin224.8
had224.8
looks224.8
became224.8
when224.8
lug224.8
connotation224.8
mistak224.8
norn224.8
lairnin224.8
wearin224.8
know224.8
gied224.8
naethin224.8
little224.8
description224.8
good224.8
wantin224.8
couldna224.8
pyntin224.8
practice224.8
teached224.8
can't224.8
haemfarin224.8
educationally224.8
ava224.8
circles224.8
aroond224.8
win224.8
wirk224.8
wit224.8
small224.8
linguistic224.8
naebodie224.8
correct224.8
word224.8
way224.8
linguists224.8
money224.8
bittie224.8
hail224.8
lirkit224.8
broo224.8
trang224.8
haff224.8
flat224.8
elbuck224.8
men's224.8
distinction224.8
years224.8
mony224.8
conclusion224.8
term224.8
relative224.8
real224.8
livin224.8
bitties224.8
caroline224.8
left224.8
emerged224.8
now224.8
then224.8
points224.8
narrow224.8
till224.8
macafee224.8
haein224.8
idea224.8
bad224.8
tint224.8
us224.8
better224.8
watter224.8
rickle224.8
do-well224.8
duiweel's224.8
skyimpnafftak224.8
diel224.8
consolidatit224.8
fire224.8
body224.8
aneoch224.8
only224.8
such224.8
hattered224.8
meanin224.8
research224.8
trookers224.8
lookin224.8
laeve224.8
zondag224.8
koen224.8
practical224.8
maana224.8
aince224.8
tried224.8
material224.8
shewed224.8
world224.8
forms224.8
consistent224.8
attempt224.8
render224.8
control224.8
may224.8
shoard224.8
give224.8
oonduimious224.8
teachin224.8
must224.8
feet224.8
trivvlin224.8
ess224.8
clood224.8
crack224.8
blue224.8
lowe224.8
hostin224.8
actually224.8
spontaneity224.8
war224.8
official224.8
isles224.8
coud224.8
teacher224.8
look224.8
verb224.8
don't224.8
danced224.8
long224.8
didn't224.8
vernacular224.8
gaein224.8
teachers224.8
shaa224.8
agen224.8
charming224.8
given224.8
fancy224.8
micro-dialects224.8
low-prestige224.8
greet224.8
maiter224.8
gien224.8
tradeetional224.8
dark224.8
strategy224.8
short224.8
backaboot224.8
third224.8
needin224.8
bides224.8
exactly224.8
anunder224.8
dunna224.8
room224.8
nottice224.8
soonds224.8
begood224.8
p224.8
question224.8
standards224.8
subject224.8
terms224.8
makkin224.8
sentence224.8
almost224.8
comes224.8
words224.8
development224.8
lat224.8
poiems224.8
brynd224.8
anything224.8
temptation224.8
di-a-lack224.8
tension224.8
artists224.8
kirsen224.8
hermes224.8
end224.8
thocht224.8
thay224.8
ah224.8
nedder224.8
giein224.8
mairy224.8
greinin224.8
anti-orthographic224.8
call224.8
trowe224.8
entitled224.8
story224.8
another224.8
claim224.8
cood224.8
contradiction224.8
influences224.8
zeus's224.8
ir224.8
gadderie224.8
local224.8
ideology224.8
haand224.8
shooders224.8
side224.8
writing224.8
among224.8
resources224.8
kaenin224.8
weird224.8
dere224.8
caese224.8
opposite224.8
wrocht224.8
fecht224.8
suggest224.8
sleeps224.8
doo224.8
lambs224.8
lingistwick224.8
laid224.8
aless224.8
cd224.8
back224.8
sang224.8
sicker224.8
dilettanti224.8
aside224.8
freda224.8
sunday224.8
olympian224.8
tinkin224.8
apon224.8
killed224.8
orestes224.8
caves224.8
quarried224.8
these224.8
ills224.8
natural224.8
son224.8
agamemnon's224.8
argument224.8
led224.8
speak224.8
woo224.8
wine224.8
guest224.8
whet224.8
nicht's224.8
day224.8
between224.8
approtch224.8
forgotten224.8
less-than-respectable224.8
prestige224.8
attitude224.8
frae224.8
doon-toon224.8
at's224.8
mclerse224.8
kyuckerin224.8
serious224.8
irvine224.8
lallans224.8