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Watt, Valerie

Basic Stats

Total words by this author in corpus - 10,828
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 2,114
Ratio of total words to unique words - 5.122
Tagged as SHD (Shetland) dialect.
Top ten most common words - da, a, an, tae, i, o, wis, in, wi, wir,

List of texts in corpus

Cheerio for eenoo . . .
Shetland Times (2011-01-09) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (698 words)

An onkerry for a kerry oot
Shetland Times (2010-03-07) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (622 words)

Meenie’s Viking spoon
Shetland Times (2010-02-07) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (697 words)

Froggy smoorikins
Shetland Times (2010-04-06) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (697 words)

A faersome feerie
Shetland Times (2010-07-05) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (724 words)

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface: A Hamefarin hero
Shetland Times (2010-06-06) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (644 words)

Trowie time flees an aa
Shetland Times (2009-01-09) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (651 words)

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface: Da nicht afore da Trowie Show
Shetland Times (2009-09-06) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (145 words)

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface: Announcin Truncherfaece twins
Shetland Times (2009-06-05) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (705 words)

Görwill trows blamed for earthquake
Shetland Times (2009-02-06) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (710 words)

Birsie’s Brunt Bed
Shetland Times (2008-11-11) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (732 words)

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherface: Sky high fuel prices maks trows lie low
Shetland Times (2008-07-04) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (771 words)

A daander trowe Michaelswood
Shetland Times (2008-08-01) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (776 words)

Back tae trowie schul
Shetland Times (2008-09-05) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (645 words)

A skoit trowe da shops
Shetland Times (2008-10-03) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (705 words)

Da secret wirld o Santie’s elves
Shetland Times (2008-12-05) in Shetland (Lerwick) dialect, categorised as newspaper (906 words)

Author word usage frequencies

WordCount Normalised
per 100,000
da4964580.72
a4123804.95
an2952724.42
tae2462271.89
i2322142.59
o2222050.24
wis1881736.24
in1391283.71
wi1261163.65
wir1101015.88
we102942
s102942
dey96886.59
he93858.88
for92849.65
as89821.94
is81748.06
hit81748.06
dat80738.83
on77711.12
said68628
meenie68628
my67618.77
you63581.82
me60554.12
her57526.41
whit57526.41
oot57526.41
dem56517.18
dis56517.18
hed55507.94
dir55507.94
she55507.94
aboot55507.94
aa54498.71
his54498.71
laek53489.47
peerie49452.53
be47434.06
fae47434.06
ower45415.59
du44406.35
so44406.35
him43397.12
bairns41378.65
m41378.65
but39360.18
hae39360.18
een39360.18
when38350.94
wid36332.47
dere36332.47
up35323.24
ll34314
trow33304.77
can32295.53
at32295.53
gutteryaggle30277.06
been29267.82
weel29267.82
afore28258.59
ir28258.59
trows28258.59
axed28258.59
ony27249.35
time27249.35
niver27249.35
nae27249.35
den27249.35
even27249.35
back26240.12
no26240.12
hoo25230.88
snurtysleeves24221.65
has23212.41
some22203.18
trowie22203.18
wye22203.18
took21193.94
year20184.71
aff19175.47
fine19175.47
telt18166.24
noo18166.24
joost18166.24
richt18166.24
yon17157
of17157
awa17157
fokk17157
if17157
or16147.77
intae16147.77
wan16147.77
twartree16147.77
doon16147.77
gied16147.77
birsie16147.77
hiv16147.77
guid15138.53
mair15138.53
jeemie15138.53
idder15138.53
could15138.53
ken14129.29
hill14129.29
come14129.29
first14129.29
med14129.29
twa14129.29
tak13120.06
do13120.06
coorse13120.06
new13120.06
canna13120.06
claas13120.06
boy13120.06
uggledlugs13120.06
does13120.06
got13120.06
git13120.06
head12110.82
faimily12110.82
bein12110.82
mak12110.82
mebbe12110.82
howe12110.82
frog12110.82
day12110.82
blyde12110.82
naethin12110.82
better12110.82
paet12110.82
set12110.82
cam12110.82
agaen12110.82
viking12110.82
hair12110.82
by12110.82
kent12110.82
see11101.59
muttontief11101.59
olina11101.59
heard11101.59
görwill11101.59
anidder11101.59
tocht11101.59
the11101.59
your11101.59
trowe11101.59
maet11101.59
eftir11101.59
best11101.59
mind11101.59
gaein11101.59
ivery11101.59
beard1092.35
kunal1092.35
widna1092.35
press1092.35
dy1092.35
grain1092.35
life1092.35
here1092.35
much1092.35
fin1092.35
elf1092.35
human1092.35
couldna1092.35
paets1092.35
lang1092.35
to1092.35
nicht1092.35
mont1092.35
enoch1092.35
say1092.35
onything1092.35
start983.12
humans983.12
ey983.12
tink983.12
need983.12
iver983.12
undergroond983.12
alang983.12
believe983.12
shetland983.12
red983.12
seen983.12
plenty983.12
tell983.12
soup983.12
freend983.12
ahint983.12
dee983.12
maist983.12
ain983.12
young983.12
aabody983.12
will983.12
look983.12
nearly873.88
foo873.88
last873.88
keep873.88
help873.88
geng873.88
tushie873.88
pepper873.88
far873.88
shetlan873.88
bide873.88
men873.88
laekly873.88
splendid873.88
green873.88
dae873.88
aet873.88
saa873.88
d873.88
dunna873.88
used873.88
learn873.88
and873.88
truncherfaece873.88
tree873.88
aside873.88
fire873.88
hills873.88
boannie873.88
muckle873.88
tay764.65
boys764.65
gaffed764.65
frogs764.65
santie764.65
shop764.65
fit764.65
gie764.65
chinese764.65
very764.65
nixt764.65
mony764.65
wird764.65
did764.65
fraser764.65
roared764.65
wha764.65
re764.65
door764.65
lok764.65
hunder764.65
gang764.65
headed764.65
braaly764.65
held764.65
schul764.65
claa764.65
ill764.65
fairly764.65
rest764.65
hadd764.65
kept764.65
nose764.65
ee655.41
ston655.41
lay655.41
broo655.41
fell655.41
lookit655.41
wark655.41
caa655.41
aroond655.41
taen655.41
surely655.41
spoon655.41
things655.41
aesy655.41
budder655.41
aften655.41
bit655.41
wisna655.41
lugs655.41
left655.41
might655.41
claes655.41
til655.41
meet655.41
chance655.41
eens655.41
silver655.41
fower655.41
dance655.41
still655.41
waater655.41
instructed546.18
feth546.18
bonfire546.18
danced546.18
michael546.18
grippit546.18
voar546.18
thankfully546.18
name546.18
it546.18
wance546.18
michaelswood546.18
didna546.18
gittin546.18
prood546.18
ontae546.18
idders546.18
tadpole546.18
ava546.18
whaar546.18
agreed546.18
herd546.18
daek546.18
veesit546.18
taedir546.18
winter546.18
comin546.18
happened546.18
quiet546.18
waarm546.18
should546.18
less546.18
little546.18
lass546.18
ran546.18
ve546.18
haet546.18
nien546.18
vikings546.18
hame546.18
wait546.18
dan546.18
hedgehog546.18
dr546.18
dry546.18
summer546.18
monts546.18
tick546.18
elves546.18
na546.18
doot546.18
eye546.18
mam546.18
kinda546.18
startit546.18
shinny436.94
midder436.94
eence436.94
hand436.94
third436.94
haaled436.94
pit436.94
aetin436.94
wife436.94
replied436.94
wirna436.94
naebody436.94
hibernatin436.94
younger436.94
skave436.94
path436.94
says436.94
faider436.94
followed436.94
smoorikin436.94
nichts436.94
geed436.94
skoit436.94
t436.94
forkitails436.94
subject436.94
signs436.94
suit436.94
aathing436.94
feerie436.94
learnt436.94
asoond436.94
paece436.94
turn436.94
offer436.94
wirld436.94
grandfaider436.94
jamp436.94
newerdy436.94
blame436.94
across436.94
feed436.94
turned436.94
rant436.94
onkerry436.94
hoose436.94
under436.94
sent436.94
beards436.94
have436.94
yarn436.94
pell436.94
gluff436.94
hear436.94
athoot436.94
clean436.94
secret436.94
hamefarin436.94
kens436.94
fecht436.94
wheest436.94
excitement436.94
near436.94
danicht436.94
age436.94
loch436.94
maakin436.94
steer436.94
bairn436.94
wirsels436.94
gret436.94
option436.94
freends436.94
done436.94
sae436.94
navy436.94
laeve436.94
cup436.94
fen436.94
blate436.94
somewhaar436.94
story436.94
lea436.94
enjoy436.94
practical327.71
job327.71
hockin327.71
january327.71
leet327.71
that327.71
ladel327.71
mr327.71
keeps327.71
eid327.71
frogspawn327.71
size327.71
doctor327.71
feet327.71
tinkin327.71
listen327.71
most327.71
end327.71
piece327.71
cast327.71
tiefin327.71
food327.71
himself327.71
days327.71
tushkar327.71
bi327.71
roar327.71
ribbons327.71
terrie327.71
waft327.71
ax327.71
eiggs327.71
lippened327.71
bank327.71
gant327.71
hock327.71
langer327.71
proodly327.71
want327.71
lirkit327.71
listenin327.71
slippit327.71
street327.71
shoppin327.71
laeks327.71
side327.71
hansels327.71
history327.71
geen327.71
glowered327.71
jeely327.71
raisin327.71
use327.71
sook327.71
sheeks327.71
headin327.71
ho327.71
spent327.71
himsel327.71
johnsmas327.71
planted327.71
lippen327.71
shaakin327.71
sign327.71
poor327.71
big327.71
kind327.71
follow327.71
like327.71
castin327.71
crubbit327.71
aawye327.71
raised327.71
really327.71
flesh327.71
beast327.71
spring327.71
sun327.71
bags327.71
don327.71
gaddered327.71
cars327.71
check327.71
box327.71
sam327.71
sure327.71
read327.71
skin327.71
smitten327.71
christmas327.71
looking327.71
aback327.71
minstix327.71
lug327.71
gadge327.71
journalist327.71
man327.71
run327.71
paid327.71
show327.71
hingin327.71
santa327.71
sometimes327.71
sharin327.71
yockit327.71
puddin327.71
raa327.71
feel327.71
spare327.71
whispered327.71
village327.71
bristles327.71
lippenin327.71
beds327.71
shook327.71
crood327.71
hockit327.71
mooth327.71
met327.71
warned327.71
gertie327.71
glaepit327.71
honey327.71
ago327.71
sicca327.71
ready327.71
filskit327.71
kerry327.71
hom327.71
ahead327.71
sight327.71
afo327.71
fan327.71
fiddler327.71
vaila327.71
choice327.71
meenit327.71
reindeer327.71
napoleon327.71
furt327.71
thomasina327.71
fiddle327.71
grab327.71
dizen327.71
spread327.71
ribs327.71
bird327.71
hide327.71
pittin327.71
felt327.71
eenoo327.71
isna327.71
craalies327.71
bath327.71
generations327.71
creepy327.71
rubbit327.71
bid327.71
fact327.71
wast327.71
get327.71
nor327.71
spoons327.71
troat327.71
sheeny327.71
lached327.71
showe327.71
sweet327.71
pitten327.71
wind327.71
faece327.71
flr327.71
bed327.71
soond327.71
crept327.71
caald327.71
glesses327.71
feelin327.71
tried327.71
shaak327.71
something327.71
november327.71
missin327.71
family327.71
shillin218.47
mary218.47
hunders218.47
noise218.47
bushy218.47
sleeve218.47
point218.47
bigger218.47
willin218.47
tunnel218.47
mirror218.47
hoid218.47
declared218.47
skirt218.47
plaited218.47
traipsed218.47
subjects218.47
tweed218.47
owergeen218.47
isle218.47
able218.47
dastreen218.47
avoidance218.47
birl218.47
coo218.47
aaber218.47
standin218.47
lanterns218.47
workin218.47
gadder218.47
bow218.47
place218.47
burrafirth218.47
aalder218.47
lit218.47
tatties218.47
saace218.47
ma-aam218.47
basics218.47
sugarplum218.47
tuckit218.47
sunlight218.47
magic218.47
shicken218.47
fair218.47
mesel218.47
nedder218.47
mylk218.47
swaab218.47
oh218.47
pointy218.47
weet218.47
tief218.47
evergreen218.47
shot218.47
aald218.47
sclaters218.47
sweeties218.47
thing218.47
shift218.47
game218.47
catchie218.47
shocolate218.47
aaldest218.47
wunorse218.47
baa218.47
washed218.47
sister218.47
fairt218.47
hibernate218.47
lined218.47
comes218.47
sowel218.47
clousta218.47
seemed218.47
variety218.47
flech218.47
pressure218.47
fancy218.47
paeper218.47
desk218.47
feenished218.47
openslae218.47
knowe218.47
blaain218.47
sleigh218.47
lived218.47
faa218.47
settled218.47
tattie218.47
lapland218.47
lukki218.47
tankfully218.47
breed218.47
waaken218.47
bannocks218.47
minnie218.47
beef218.47
saat218.47
growen218.47
preeve218.47
straight218.47
byre218.47
drappit218.47
wore218.47
usually218.47
risin218.47
baked218.47
local218.47
earthen218.47
sheenin218.47
supper218.47
greetings218.47
dirl218.47
yit218.47
groond218.47
five218.47
skew-wheef218.47
riggit218.47
petrol218.47
trusset218.47
prinkin218.47
mad218.47
helly218.47
hoop218.47
newfangledtrow218.47
tochts218.47
case218.47
ended218.47
grip218.47
opened218.47
favourite218.47
picters218.47
aese218.47
real218.47
wunna218.47
birthday218.47
traditions218.47
different218.47
bells218.47
gotten218.47
played218.47
hedder-kin-dunk218.47
runnin218.47
jewel218.47
added218.47
soonds218.47
chiefs218.47
minds218.47
yea218.47
impressed218.47
makin218.47
luck218.47
lambin218.47
hen218.47
waftin218.47
faerdie218.47
bricht218.47
bacon218.47
combed218.47
yowes218.47
axin218.47
alabaster218.47
atween218.47
scarf218.47
pink218.47
scent218.47
smelly218.47
grandmidder218.47
designer218.47
fantin218.47
peenies218.47
flooery218.47
roond218.47
cairds218.47
myself218.47
trang218.47
braa218.47
unusual218.47
t-shirt218.47
cool218.47
hairstyles218.47
slick218.47
weemin218.47
peenie218.47
somewye218.47
cheerio218.47
away218.47
gengs218.47
wastside218.47
price218.47
sleepin218.47
main218.47
henk218.47
pleepse218.47
great218.47
startin218.47
fuel218.47
boxbed218.47
waas218.47
waander218.47
lichtsome218.47
pr218.47
seein218.47
sat218.47
buy218.47
skills218.47
second218.47
spaek218.47
archwye218.47
years218.47
stamach218.47
centuries218.47
times218.47
nest218.47
wrang218.47
play218.47
won218.47
laid218.47
imagine218.47
letter218.47
america218.47
widden218.47
freendship218.47
skippit218.47
tagidder218.47
week218.47
dialect218.47
trees218.47
spaekin218.47
smeeged218.47
tools218.47
wirm218.47
suddenly218.47
how218.47
lottery218.47
handiwark218.47
layin218.47
aaricht218.47
bressa218.47
open218.47
tap218.47
news218.47
birse218.47
faain218.47
truth218.47
hungry218.47
kiss218.47
sookit218.47
girsey218.47
lucky218.47
started218.47
rumble218.47
needed218.47
baith218.47
grund218.47
cut218.47
mine218.47
terrible218.47
shooder218.47
glanced218.47
reassured218.47
lie218.47
although218.47
foy218.47
tongue218.47
gaffs218.47
skirls218.47
darkenin218.47
sense218.47
lifted218.47
turns218.47
least218.47
birds218.47
tadpoles218.47
spyglesses218.47
wildlife218.47
ferrie218.47
son218.47
bear218.47
lift218.47
laekit218.47
whin218.47
with218.47
babies218.47
all218.47
usual218.47
worry218.47
past218.47
am218.47
takin218.47
caves218.47
explained218.47
pond218.47
tail218.47
air218.47
worried218.47
stentit218.47
slept218.47
hoidin218.47
boats218.47
mittens218.47
twins218.47
interest218.47
yarns218.47
lambs218.47
croft218.47
what218.47
memory218.47
stoppit218.47
medicine218.47
drink218.47
clear218.47
craa218.47
needin218.47
contact218.47
berries218.47
wisdom218.47
snirled218.47
trail218.47
philosopher218.47