A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Sortable List of Top 200 most frequently occurring words in Corpus

Hereto follows a list of the top 200 most frequently used words in the Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts, with the number of occurences normalised per million words, the number of different authors who've used the words and then number of occurrences normalised per million words for each dialect.

Clicking on the column headings should sort the words by that language variety.

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Word Total Occurrences
(normalised per million words)
Authors Central / Lallans
(normalised per million words)
Doric / Northern
(normalised per million words)
Shetland
(normalised per million words)
Orkney
(normalised per million words)
Southern / Borders
(normalised per million words)
Ulster
(normalised per million words)
the48,097.7 293 55,209.049,965.72 3,334.58 52,801.66 45,028.16 25,382.23
a28,427.9 322 28,079.829,999.71 24,248.68 30,993.10 25,472.43 30,292.77
an23,300.2 300 19,783.526,758.30 30,417.66 10,677.50 26,914.69 35,588.20
tae20,477.8 303 22,235.117,802.40 7,367.35 21,846.36 19,249.11 24,174.50
o17,710.2 288 17,236.017,554.30 17,621.19 18,199.00 17,659.22 21,128.63
in14,037.1 315 15,103.613,886.04 10,295.53 15,553.25 11,469.97 10,756.76
it10,455.2 290 11,966.110,495.23 6,679.59 3,269.39 5,825.84 8,062.59
that8,799.8 265 11,072.15,567.75 489.77 9,524.71 6,859.27 8,082.50
wis8,712.5 218 9,083.110,132.40 15,370.35 10,167.25 5,087.67 112.81
and7,648.2 263 9,465.04,786.08 4,272.44 24,529.91 4,099.66 1,128.10
he7,588.3 227 7,382.18,259.59 10,295.53 11,282.25 1,726.17 7,677.71
wi6,338.0 255 5,567.97,771.38 8,346.88 5,650.57 6,518.58 6,688.96
at6,102.4 292 5,812.36,074.64 11,004.13 5,197.01 6,768.42 4,884.00
on6,096.1 278 5,652.76,981.70 5,929.31 8,069.55 4,860.54 6,941.13
is6,041.3 286 6,826.54,967.49 6,898.42 5,801.76 6,677.57 2,720.71
ye5,937.5 205 5,737.68,003.48 - 1,795.33 3,395.57 8,832.35
i5,665.8 248 4,072.96,797.62 15,745.49 18,765.95 5,848.55 2,189.84
as5,531.7 279 5,869.95,282.30 7,200.62 5,631.67 5,144.45 3,059.14
ah5,515.8 116 7,324.54,049.76 104.21 132.29 7,040.97 1,725.33
his4,973.7 224 4,632.56,907.00 5,251.97 7,219.13 3,702.19 2,183.20
be4,743.1 278 5,030.54,564.65 5,773.00 5,234.81 1,601.25 4,306.68
ma4,647.3 199 5,225.45,338.32 72.94 132.29 6,416.37 2,594.63
for4,573.1 240 4,932.54,223.17 4,887.25 3,137.11 1,941.95 4,923.82
oot4,494.9 271 4,007.25,394.34 4,720.52 5,064.73 3,531.84 5,680.31
she4,335.1 183 4,865.84,980.83 302.20 642.54 7,006.90 1,546.16
up4,190.2 273 4,069.84,844.77 4,230.75 3,080.41 4,099.66 3,769.18
her4,184.5 204 4,111.36,338.76 4,689.26 3,344.99 1,555.83 816.21
but4,081.8 256 4,955.71,630.04 3,772.25 2,683.55 3,906.60 5,229.07
me3,924.3 249 4,179.92,571.78 5,595.85 12,397.24 1,919.23 2,740.62
s3,863.8 212 3,826.43,182.72 2,323.79 3,307.19 3,827.11 7,000.85
this3,787.9 244 4,801.22,475.74 458.51 3,760.75 3,384.21 2,760.52
said3,658.9 174 3,493.12,849.24 7,898.80 2,173.30 5,610.07 3,444.02
they3,491.7 225 3,951.73,380.14 281.36 4,252.10 3,338.78 2,614.54
aboot3,287.4 252 3,070.83,678.93 4,439.16 2,985.92 2,861.82 3,357.75
da3,155.0 95 327.3301.46 52,603.06 37.80 317.98 92.90
no3,137.4 239 3,892.1589.59 3,938.98 6,104.13 3,009.45 3,039.23
nae3,059.2 227 2,228.46,101.32 2,230.00 113.39 3,145.73 2,461.91
fae3,037.5 224 3,234.53,350.79 3,855.61 3,363.89 760.88 1,658.97
tha2,951.3 33 18.25.34 - - 11.36 34,181.40
or2,941.6 245 2,973.82,577.12 2,480.10 2,948.12 2,521.12 4,173.97
we2,897.1 244 3,247.62,227.63 3,615.94 4,214.31 1,987.37 1,871.32
like2,722.5 230 2,817.34,207.16 291.78 2,778.04 840.37 1,035.20
hae2,661.4 216 2,393.01,920.83 2,448.83 1,738.64 2,918.60 6,576.15
him2,652.3 190 2,542.53,268.09 4,835.15 2,513.46 1,340.06 1,267.45
scots2,627.8 131 4,039.5666.96 270.93 1,360.67 567.82 1,380.26
aw2,589.0 132 4,217.3157.40 72.94 - 3,020.80 199.08
yer2,518.2 174 2,136.43,710.95 41.68 755.93 2,169.07 4,459.31
wee2,354.4 206 2,603.12,326.34 - 132.29 2,498.41 2,986.14
jist2,316.8 161 2,343.53,790.98 - 264.58 1,623.97 1,075.01
you2,292.8 189 2,276.82,243.64 5,397.86 3,704.05 420.19 1,141.37
bit2,287.1 221 1,481.94,449.93 2,969.86 5,782.86 1,726.17 862.66
fur2,280.3 130 1,929.42,251.65 1,073.32 5,404.89 3,679.48 3,510.38
doon2,265.4 216 1,657.63,201.39 2,448.83 2,853.63 2,430.27 3,510.38
aye2,240.3 218 2,398.12,465.07 1,062.90 1,549.66 1,487.69 2,077.03
whit2,235.2 177 2,948.6229.43 4,970.61 2,721.35 2,907.24 232.26
there2,170.1 208 2,654.62,040.89 239.67 2,475.67 1,828.38 630.41
day2,155.9 236 1,609.13,638.92 2,365.47 2,513.46 1,726.17 2,050.49
if1,968.1 214 1,941.51,944.85 3,053.23 1,776.43 1,737.53 1,712.06
aa1,955.0 135 865.73,449.50 5,189.45 774.83 1,112.93 4,240.32
back1,927.0 219 1,998.12,318.34 1,917.39 2,381.18 1,987.37 298.61
time1,924.2 238 1,954.62,019.54 2,198.74 1,852.03 1,726.17 1,453.26
mair1,852.3 207 1,878.91,848.80 1,594.35 94.49 1,521.76 2,660.99
ower1,849.4 207 1,606.12,513.09 2,407.15 1,530.76 1,544.47 1,731.96
see1,832.3 233 1,786.92,059.56 2,313.37 1,681.94 840.37 1,891.22
oan1,816.3 101 2,349.6915.06 - 151.19 4,111.02 955.57
get1,784.9 199 1,964.71,995.53 802.38 1,474.06 1,385.48 1,048.47
them1,776.4 186 1,768.72,779.87 208.41 2,211.09 511.04 915.75
noo1,773.0 220 1,475.82,280.99 1,875.70 2,286.69 1,169.71 2,568.08
are1,692.5 195 1,946.51,790.11 541.87 1,757.54 1,385.48 670.22
it's1,680.5 134 1,855.61,875.48 1,052.48 434.66 590.53 1,519.62
ae1,644.6 113 2,085.9803.02 20.84 37.80 5,746.34 39.82
their1,626.3 179 1,772.82,107.58 93.79 944.91 1,442.26 789.67
been1,613.8 209 1,933.41,397.94 1,573.51 2,173.30 953.94 265.44
can1,532.2 226 1,627.31,355.26 1,688.13 1,700.84 1,385.48 1,274.09
ken1,515.6 197 1,466.71,931.51 1,552.67 2,041.01 1,873.81 384.88
to1,499.6 194 1,558.61,544.67 2,417.57 1,247.28 1,056.15 763.13
had1,479.1 157 2,162.7314.80 395.98 302.37 249.84 1,705.42
sae1,467.1 158 1,342.51,459.30 760.70 75.59 2,350.78 2,727.35
dae1,466.0 173 1,833.4397.51 52.10 944.91 1,499.05 2,773.80
intae1,440.9 180 1,727.31,064.46 583.55 1,379.57 1,305.99 1,141.37
fir1,438.6 111 1,420.31,552.67 3,501.31 907.12 1,203.78 285.34
aff1,429.4 192 1,328.31,622.04 2,042.43 1,152.79 579.18 1,818.23
then1,423.2 183 1,587.9960.42 93.79 2,229.99 1,760.24 1,858.05
by1,406.0 208 1,812.2779.01 969.11 1,152.79 806.31 1,015.29
some1,403.8 215 1,447.51,443.29 1,385.94 2,211.09 1,237.85 842.76
frae1,382.1 104 1,201.11,125.82 52.10 - 3,338.78 3,397.57
so1,367.2 203 1,260.71,333.91 3,428.37 3,420.58 420.19 670.22
of1,359.8 200 1,530.41,120.49 1,490.14 1,077.20 1,601.25 710.04
richt1,349.0 175 1,226.31,619.37 1,698.55 - 1,567.18 1,605.88
here1,342.7 202 1,512.2923.07 1,302.57 1,398.47 1,294.63 1,307.27
were1,341.0 167 1,588.91,232.54 458.51 1,077.20 1,601.25 484.42
when1,339.3 157 1,795.0298.80 927.43 3,004.82 1,839.74 318.52
oor1,319.9 176 1,637.41,003.10 62.52 151.19 1,340.06 1,221.00
fit1,292.5 141 244.55,034.19 354.30 170.08 476.97 338.43
fowk1,272.5 118 1,333.41,483.31 10.42 18.90 306.62 2,156.66
n1,257.7 83 1,307.1650.95 1,667.29 151.19 45.43 3,278.12
weel1,254.8 175 1,010.11,491.31 1,886.12 2,456.77 647.32 1,804.96
awa1,253.1 171 877.82,158.27 1,302.57 132.29 1,215.14 1,851.41
m1,252.5 126 1,218.2613.60 781.54 850.42 397.47 4,008.07
got1,231.4 187 1,261.71,312.57 906.59 1,549.66 1,169.71 962.20
hid1,228.6 97 144.43,766.97 114.63 10,847.59 68.14 46.45
guid1,213.7 155 1,424.3493.55 1,490.14 340.17 1,283.27 1,712.06
e1,209.7 53 114.15,108.89 62.52 - 919.87 33.18
wid1,207.5 157 864.71,859.47 3,834.77 2,570.16 488.33 106.17
say1,174.9 194 1,080.81,139.16 1,406.78 1,209.49 1,658.04 1,439.99
auld1,145.3 153 1,410.21,003.10 229.25 188.98 2,135.00 99.54
will1,132.7 168 1,328.31,227.20 989.95 793.73 476.97 205.71
its1,126.4 168 1,411.2795.01 500.19 283.47 988.01 856.03
man1,116.7 163 1,071.8586.92 1,990.33 1,341.77 1,192.42 2,050.49
ti1,102.5 39 1,445.5869.71 - - 1,987.37 -
bi1,079.1 73 970.71,627.37 521.03 1,152.79 988.01 809.58
twa1,077.9 169 861.61,800.78 948.27 1,247.28 317.98 1,167.91
afore1,052.3 181 839.41,259.21 1,531.82 1,303.98 1,408.19 1,333.81
yin1,048.8 118 928.3114.72 - 529.15 2,328.06 4,266.87
us1,037.4 172 1,397.0589.59 125.05 585.85 897.16 610.50
th1,026.0 12 12.1330.81 - - 18,874.35 -
my1,005.5 161 784.91,285.89 3,678.46 359.07 261.20 716.67
ither990.1 151 1,078.8781.67 41.68 888.22 1,044.79 1,532.89
ta982.6 55 52.529.35 17,089.74 - 56.78 92.90
d976.4 140 748.51,307.23 3,365.85 472.46 431.54 623.77
was974.1 160 756.6509.55 677.34 321.27 5,235.30 1,486.44
come970.1 174 838.41,120.49 1,990.33 944.91 783.59 929.02
think959.8 174 980.81,104.48 375.14 1,190.59 783.59 856.03
efter936.4 156 897.01,045.79 1,292.15 491.35 1,305.99 637.04
heid932.4 163 880.81,027.11 104.21 642.54 1,351.41 1,420.08
lang932.4 183 800.01,168.51 1,062.90 226.78 1,056.15 1,307.27
lol913.6 12 1,595.016.01 - - 147.63 19.91
did913.0 168 927.31,011.11 854.49 888.22 1,078.86 524.23
whan907.3 79 990.924.01 948.27 434.66 2,328.06 1,864.68
ain905.0 160 958.6824.36 500.19 18.90 931.23 1,307.27
hoose894.2 158 608.11,147.17 781.54 1,039.40 1,828.38 1,619.15
muckle893.6 143 956.6933.74 1,385.94 718.13 863.09 145.99
than892.5 152 1,024.3901.73 41.68 1,266.18 953.94 378.24
even878.8 159 992.0757.66 1,021.22 737.03 806.31 437.97
tak840.5 160 693.0843.03 1,406.78 1,096.10 681.38 1,446.62
could838.3 162 853.6704.31 1,448.46 1,511.86 1,249.21 205.71
scotland838.3 127 1,307.1298.80 104.21 207.88 295.27 106.17
still834.8 191 897.0706.97 906.59 1,303.98 840.37 530.87
first819.4 177 918.2827.03 1,448.46 661.44 295.27 112.81
big818.3 169 963.7552.24 229.25 831.52 681.38 975.47
pit815.4 169 850.5875.05 760.70 585.85 295.27 856.03
gie813.2 157 653.6752.33 1,062.90 340.17 1,033.43 1,891.22
een808.6 147 377.81,846.14 1,969.49 302.37 340.69 769.76
ay805.2 53 1,088.9485.54 62.52 18.90 1,067.50 331.79
wae802.9 55 1,097.05.34 10.42 2,834.73 193.06 1,002.02
thaim788.6 67 758.62.67 31.26 56.69 715.45 3,722.73
mak783.5 162 751.5717.65 1,260.89 812.62 601.89 948.93
new781.8 177 797.0813.69 677.34 1,039.40 908.51 504.33
cam772.6 111 705.1995.10 1,948.65 1,001.61 442.90 26.54
thocht772.6 125 632.31,192.52 20.84 - 1,056.15 1,234.27
nicht766.9 122 593.01,445.96 270.93 37.80 635.96 869.30
thon762.4 109 641.4600.26 - 37.80 317.98 2,959.60
tell755.5 167 716.2701.64 864.91 510.25 783.59 1,148.01
fer753.2 30 683.9997.77 31.26 264.58 283.91 1,506.34
again739.0 151 796.0896.39 510.61 1,115.00 431.54 165.90
hame732.1 174 529.31,173.84 593.97 207.88 965.29 1,101.56
ah'm729.8 42 722.2696.30 145.89 3,571.77 851.73 165.90
wan729.8 107 919.2133.39 1,729.82 2,551.26 102.21 59.72
says715.0 134 705.11,043.12 646.08 453.56 215.77 391.52
mind713.3 180 781.8490.88 1,031.64 869.32 851.73 477.78
dinnae708.2 101 859.6181.41 - 18.90 1,124.28 1,473.16
wus707.0 21 5.1- - - 68.14 8,148.86
made705.3 162 749.5840.37 291.78 151.19 613.25 590.59
that's701.9 98 918.2216.09 41.68 1,058.30 499.68 902.48
ony699.6 137 629.3955.08 1,135.84 245.68 590.53 471.15
year692.8 174 805.1642.95 656.50 566.95 522.39 245.53
ane692.2 107 910.1589.59 72.94 151.19 851.73 6.64
go678.5 150 828.3466.87 552.29 1,096.10 158.99 457.88
te668.8 14 5.13,110.69 - - 11.36 -
wey667.1 96 1,056.6114.72 41.68 850.42 340.69 6.64
haes660.8 70 680.821.34 812.80 548.05 340.69 2,249.56
thing631.1 156 639.4557.58 823.23 982.71 283.91 716.67
last626.0 172 597.0685.63 635.66 907.12 692.74 524.23
only624.8 124 670.7496.22 885.75 661.44 760.88 384.88
till620.3 120 293.91,747.43 448.08 888.22 431.54 86.27
went618.0 127 633.4378.83 41.68 56.69 1,181.07 1,347.08
thair615.7 40 634.4- 10.42 75.59 1,135.64 2,296.01
seen608.9 158 583.9760.33 479.35 793.73 488.33 484.42
maist606.6 139 762.7445.53 114.63 245.68 397.47 544.14
fin606.0 70 68.72,214.30 698.18 18.90 113.56 570.69
language604.3 86 901.0109.38 427.24 1,171.69 90.85 99.54
dis598.6 83 147.5787.01 6,064.77 207.88 147.63 13.27
micht596.3 123 641.4554.91 562.71 - 624.60 617.14
look594.6 125 647.5720.31 781.54 37.80 522.39 53.09
anither594.6 126 565.7629.61 20.84 755.93 670.03 962.20
need592.9 158 701.0538.90 479.35 434.66 238.48 351.70
bein592.9 139 728.3480.21 573.13 113.39 420.19 265.44
cannae588.9 106 730.3130.72 - 18.90 874.44 1,207.73
folk587.8 116 615.2368.16 354.30 1,455.16 420.19 895.84
wad586.6 72 740.4640.28 135.47 207.88 272.55 46.45
t584.9 113 395.0264.11 187.57 283.47 567.82 2,999.42
wir584.3 113 323.2325.47 3,688.88 3,250.50 454.26 106.17
door582.0 120 569.7779.01 552.29 888.22 681.38 26.54
gaun579.2 85 661.6597.59 - - 1,169.71 218.98
wha575.8 113 708.185.37 646.08 377.96 204.42 1,167.91
fine575.8 135 319.21,467.30 802.38 737.03 170.35 79.63
same574.1 152 640.4490.88 114.63 321.27 647.32 683.50
nor573.5 124 609.1488.21 239.67 151.19 408.83 1,008.65
wur573.5 52 416.282.70 31.26 1,096.10 2,555.19 1,831.50
place569.5 153 558.6560.24 917.01 377.96 488.33 557.41