A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Dempster, Michael

Basic Stats

Total words by this author in corpus - 4,431
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 957
Ratio of total words to unique words - 4.63
Tagged as LAL (General Central) dialect.
Top ten most common words - the, an, a, tae, o, it, in, ye, writin, thit,

List of texts in corpus

DIGNITY
Scots Language Centre (2021-06-01) in Central dialect, categorised as poetry (4,431 words)

Author word usage frequencies

WordCount Normalised
per 100,000
the1944378.24
an1844152.56
a1533452.95
tae1423204.69
o1072414.8
it992234.26
in721624.92
ye671512.07
writin631421.8
thit611376.66
wey571286.39
fir551241.25
language521173.55
wis451015.57
aw451015.57
as44993
wi41925.3
that41925.3
scots41925.3
fowk40902.73
english33744.75
whit32722.18
fae31699.62
their29654.48
juist29654.48
ain29654.48
it's28631.91
write28631.91
aboot27609.34
they26586.77
we26586.77
wir26586.77
on24541.64
doon24541.64
talk24541.64
kin22496.5
daein21473.93
mair21473.93
ma21473.93
there21473.93
or20451.37
no20451.37
is20451.37
wirds20451.37
thaim19428.8
oot18406.23
speakers18406.23
them18406.23
hou18406.23
but17383.66
ye'r17383.66
a'd16361.09
hings15338.52
yer15338.52
lik15338.52
wan15338.52
see15338.52
uise14315.96
some14315.96
richt14315.96
sae13293.39
at13293.39
say13293.39
dae13293.39
same12270.82
masel12270.82
then12270.82
stertit12270.82
ither12270.82
mibbie12270.82
be11248.25
throu11248.25
readin11248.25
aye11248.25
this10225.68
wirk10225.68
wee10225.68
wans10225.68
disnae9203.11
me9203.11
auld9203.11
faur9203.11
talkin9203.11
cuid9203.11
were9203.11
time9203.11
intae9203.11
yersel9203.11
afore9203.11
bit9203.11
ithers8180.55
nae8180.55
wance8180.55
get8180.55
anither8180.55
wrote8180.55
pit8180.55
uisin8180.55
pairt8180.55
got8180.55
read8180.55
if8180.55
lairnt7157.98
talked7157.98
lairn7157.98
ken7157.98
unnerstaun7157.98
buiks7157.98
whan7157.98
that's7157.98
want7157.98
different7157.98
even7157.98
been7157.98
maist7157.98
grammar7157.98
luik7157.98
up7157.98
pittin6135.41
efter6135.41
latin6135.41
bits6135.41
languages6135.41
wird6135.41
they're6135.41
literacy6135.41
wantit6135.41
wid6135.41
wantin6135.41
cannae6135.41
haed6135.41
went5112.84
thit's5112.84
mairks5112.84
here5112.84
ye'd5112.84
us5112.84
wirkin5112.84
vocabulary5112.84
hiv5112.84
spellins5112.84
sangs5112.84
cam5112.84
somehin5112.84
giein5112.84
ye'v5112.84
taen5112.84
when5112.84
vernacular5112.84
are5112.84
stert5112.84
spoken5112.84
luikin5112.84
like5112.84
spellin5112.84
guid5112.84
thae5112.84
yit5112.84
noo5112.84
tak5112.84
for5112.84
communicatin5112.84
by5112.84
writin's5112.84
knawledge5112.84
weys5112.84
bein5112.84
wisnae5112.84
aften5112.84
fun490.27
aff490.27
stick490.27
literature490.27
tho490.27
sae's490.27
memory490.27
wrang490.27
dialects490.27
normal490.27
ainly490.27
keep490.27
writing490.27
yins490.27
sing490.27
day490.27
wheen490.27
better490.27
need490.27
spikkers490.27
dinnae490.27
weil490.27
hit's490.27
we'v490.27
caipture490.27
mak490.27
nummers490.27
stuff490.27
mind490.27
drap367.7
maistly367.7
theirsels367.7
whaur367.7
expression367.7
singers367.7
ower367.7
century367.7
awey367.7
first367.7
ask367.7
proper367.7
to367.7
exactly367.7
opinions367.7
exceptions367.7
forret367.7
literate367.7
we'r367.7
properly367.7
come367.7
process367.7
eneuch367.7
actual367.7
hunners367.7
bother367.7
oniehin367.7
haud367.7
translate367.7
year367.7
acause367.7
features367.7
faimily367.7
pals367.7
thon367.7
listen367.7
design367.7
expressive367.7
dignity367.7
bad367.7
sumb'dy367.7
culture367.7
every367.7
new367.7
tellin367.7
fin367.7
translatit367.7
soonds367.7
gie367.7
ur367.7
french367.7
pitten367.7
dis367.7
athoot367.7
record367.7
hing367.7
alphabet367.7
sorts367.7
care367.7
lairnin367.7
either367.7
codification367.7
expectations367.7
centuries367.7
comics367.7
decidin245.14
lang245.14
tryin245.14
raelly245.14
ne'er245.14
comes245.14
heid245.14
seein245.14
skill245.14
staunnart245.14
mistakes245.14
haunfae245.14
common245.14
ay245.14
load245.14
basically245.14
variations245.14
hale245.14
monie245.14
list245.14
skills245.14
uised245.14
duin245.14
lot245.14
psychology245.14
writers245.14
unnerlyin245.14
public245.14
experience245.14
conventions245.14
translation245.14
they'v245.14
raelised245.14
means245.14
stories245.14
bi245.14
communication245.14
pleys245.14
ye've245.14
tool245.14
tried245.14
gien245.14
sees245.14
effective245.14
oor245.14
fowerteent245.14
actors245.14
they'd245.14
feart245.14
onie245.14
dictionaries245.14
we've245.14
someb'dy245.14
urnae245.14
freeze245.14
value245.14
believe245.14
everyday245.14
haun245.14
convincin245.14
accent245.14
daud245.14
haes245.14
than245.14
idea245.14
scientific245.14
essays245.14
creative245.14
written245.14
haunnle245.14
easy245.14
documents245.14
sayin245.14
a'll245.14
these245.14
writer245.14
abstraction245.14
study245.14
across245.14
later245.14
growin245.14
express245.14
full245.14
settlin245.14
single245.14
available245.14
codified245.14
few245.14
thoosans245.14
thegither245.14
its245.14
showin245.14
explainin245.14
hunner245.14
raelise245.14
simple245.14
whilst245.14
wirsels245.14
pincil245.14
based245.14
studyin245.14
quite245.14
cut245.14
stull245.14
spoke245.14
ahin245.14
rael245.14
avoid245.14
so's245.14
suits245.14
pynt245.14
they've245.14
nearhaun245.14
names245.14
jist245.14
how245.14
somethin245.14
soond245.14
thocht245.14
appropriate245.14
hauf245.14
story245.14
heard245.14
lairning245.14
haein245.14
hear245.14
won't245.14
travel245.14
ye're245.14
classical245.14
naen245.14
wad245.14
big245.14
rock245.14
self245.14
wurnae245.14
sense245.14
makkin245.14
else245.14
hink245.14
mean245.14
evolved245.14
generation245.14
phrases245.14
really245.14
recordin245.14
hae245.14
gied245.14
engine245.14
a'm245.14
didnae245.14
cuidnae245.14
paper245.14
adays245.14
clessroom245.14
kept245.14
iz245.14
make245.14
people245.14
letters245.14
twinty245.14
not245.14
ought245.14
fair245.14
name245.14
best245.14
stertin245.14
challenges245.14
a'v245.14
representin245.14
aginst245.14