A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Scots Language Center

Total words by this author in corpus - 4,851
Total unique words used by this author in corpus - 1,222
Ratio of total words to unique words - 3.97

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.

Central overlap: 40.5%
Central Scots Language Center

Doric overlap: 33.5%
Doric Scots Language Center

Ulster overlap: 35.5%
Ulster Scots Language Center

Shetland overlap: 31.0%
Shetland Scots Language Center

Orkney overlap: 31.0%
Orkney Scots Language Center

Southern overlap: 34.0%
Southern Scots Language Center

English overlap: 16.5%
English Scots Language Center