A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Reynolds, Charlie

Lexicon overlap between author and dialects

This is how much the author's top 200 most frequently used words overlaps with each major dialects top 200 words
An overlap of more than 50% is a pretty good match. Because of the nature of the top 200 words, almost no-one has an overlap of more than 70%, they'd have to be writing about a really broad range of things, like body parts, working, playing, thinking, governance, and so on.
On average Scots writers overlap with English by about 27%, so this is perhaps an indication on where on the Scots - Scottish English spectrum a writer's lexicon lies.

Dialect groupoverlap
Central35.0%
Doric28.5%
Ulster42.0%
Shetland27.0%
Orkney26.5%
Southern27.0%
English16.0%

Fine-grain dialect

DialectoverlapDescription
ORK26.5%Orkney
SHD27.0%Shetland
TON0.0%Tonge
NNB17.5%North Northern B (Caithness)
NNA7.0%North Northern A (Black Isle)
MNA29.0%Mid Northern A
MNB24.0%Mid Northern B
SNO24.0%South Northern
ABN30.5%Aberdeen
DOR28.5%General Northern
NEC32.0%North East Central
SEC34.0%(South) East Central
WCE33.5%West Central
DUN31.5%Dundee
EDN30.5%Edinburgh
GLA27.5%Glasgow
AYR28.5%Ayrshire
LAL34.0%General Central
SEA26.0%South East (Borders)
SWE32.0%South West (Galloway)
DUL3.5%Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL32.0%West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL40.5%Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)
BUL33.0%Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL20.0%South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL0.0%Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL38.5%Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL35.5%East Antrim (Larne)
GUL32.0%General Ulster
SYN31.0%Synthetic (no region)