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Top 200 Words

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)
the47,333.3 323 54,105.249,383.31 3,355.70 56,888.27 45,041.06 23,265.70
a28,322.8 354 27,778.730,144.04 26,853.63 29,759.61 25,463.91 29,832.34
an23,063.3 328 19,069.327,152.11 30,872.48 16,952.31 26,938.43 37,176.53
tae20,412.4 334 22,414.017,209.30 6,871.20 22,214.22 19,282.25 23,618.03
o17,482.7 313 16,830.017,398.66 14,389.58 19,732.19 17,660.27 23,575.51
in13,856.1 346 14,798.413,735.12 10,202.94 14,743.30 11,467.27 10,934.27
it10,520.8 318 12,115.210,523.53 7,350.59 2,792.29 5,818.70 7,660.07
wis9,132.6 246 9,654.810,076.63 16,331.10 8,451.33 5,081.44 103.27
that8,581.0 293 10,822.25,327.41 599.23 7,979.75 6,862.21 7,435.31
and8,537.1 288 10,892.64,668.43 3,835.09 20,116.90 4,094.64 1,044.83
he8,111.5 249 8,246.38,422.86 11,289.55 8,823.64 1,724.06 7,040.46
wi6,405.5 280 5,678.77,824.47 8,748.80 5,112.99 6,521.94 7,052.61
at6,245.4 322 5,939.96,158.08 10,961.97 5,150.23 6,760.13 5,345.64
is5,945.2 312 6,424.85,226.41 6,343.88 7,793.59 6,669.39 2,599.93
on5,924.2 302 5,576.56,688.30 5,856.50 7,657.08 4,854.59 6,384.40
ye5,912.5 227 5,930.78,246.12 - 1,538.86 3,391.41 8,152.11
ah5,901.8 131 7,816.64,686.10 79.90 86.87 7,077.72 1,579.39
i5,746.6 263 4,255.06,483.78 17,705.34 13,092.74 5,841.39 2,053.21
as5,514.7 309 5,878.85,072.40 7,286.67 4,889.61 5,149.49 3,091.97
his5,028.5 246 4,847.16,761.52 5,449.03 6,093.40 3,697.65 2,047.14
be4,716.6 302 5,028.04,395.74 5,385.11 4,566.95 1,599.29 4,464.83
ma4,706.4 216 5,430.85,519.30 55.93 86.87 6,419.85 2,375.17
she4,594.1 200 5,419.94,971.41 503.36 645.33 6,998.32 1,451.83
oot4,507.2 298 4,107.65,405.68 4,674.02 4,939.25 3,538.86 5,424.61
her4,446.2 222 4,399.16,046.99 6,327.90 5,026.12 1,553.92 771.47
for4,354.0 260 4,743.24,112.96 3,914.99 2,742.65 1,939.57 4,525.57
up4,259.3 300 4,216.54,900.71 4,554.17 2,953.62 4,094.64 3,529.34
said4,149.4 191 4,431.73,032.33 6,919.14 1,551.27 5,603.19 3,177.01
but4,102.1 280 5,002.91,567.92 3,187.92 3,350.75 3,901.82 4,835.38
me3,988.9 267 4,233.22,560.19 5,289.23 10,610.71 1,939.57 2,520.96
this3,682.8 268 4,569.92,373.35 543.30 3,698.23 3,402.75 2,927.96
s3,619.4 233 3,695.63,047.48 1,781.72 2,221.42 3,822.42 6,414.77
they3,558.3 249 4,136.93,373.18 303.61 3,437.62 3,357.38 2,448.06
da3,419.2 102 376.8287.83 51,110.58 24.82 317.59 85.04
aboot3,314.8 273 3,148.83,769.58 4,290.51 2,829.52 2,858.31 3,164.86
no3,269.9 257 3,967.8616.06 3,930.97 6,167.86 3,005.76 2,812.54
tha3,035.1 38 17.65.05 - - 11.34 37,626.05
fae2,974.6 242 3,059.23,310.06 3,994.89 3,847.16 771.29 1,530.80
nae2,907.2 251 2,157.26,089.91 2,285.08 310.25 3,141.87 2,308.35
we2,864.7 262 3,201.52,125.91 3,715.24 3,276.29 1,984.94 1,822.38
or2,853.5 269 2,852.32,497.06 2,253.12 3,251.47 2,529.38 4,155.02
him2,776.4 208 2,768.63,145.95 5,233.30 2,134.55 1,338.41 1,160.25
like2,711.5 254 2,801.24,261.93 327.58 2,792.29 839.34 1,105.58
aw2,697.3 148 4,317.0171.69 55.93 - 3,017.10 182.24
fur2,584.1 144 2,177.32,138.54 3,163.95 4,765.51 3,674.97 4,513.42
hae2,556.2 234 2,364.91,875.95 2,388.94 1,228.61 2,915.02 6,165.71
wee2,531.8 231 2,984.62,320.33 - 111.69 2,506.69 2,879.36
scots2,408.8 138 3,620.2638.78 215.72 905.94 567.12 1,269.59
whit2,375.6 200 3,145.4224.71 3,819.11 3,114.96 2,903.68 224.76
yer2,372.7 192 2,066.03,739.29 31.96 508.82 2,166.42 4,112.50
bit2,353.2 242 1,539.24,592.68 3,970.92 4,777.92 1,724.06 789.70
jist2,307.3 175 2,395.13,875.63 - 273.02 1,621.98 1,014.46
you2,297.5 200 2,192.42,279.93 5,672.74 3,313.52 419.67 1,044.83
doon2,290.2 240 1,797.13,239.37 2,301.05 2,655.78 2,427.29 3,322.80
aye2,170.6 237 2,322.22,418.79 1,302.33 1,327.89 1,485.87 1,913.50
there2,145.7 231 2,644.61,971.90 271.65 2,010.45 1,837.48 601.39
if2,034.5 236 2,105.31,883.53 2,900.29 1,650.55 1,735.40 1,573.32
day2,034.5 262 1,545.13,534.77 2,245.13 2,209.01 1,735.40 1,889.20
back1,975.9 236 2,069.32,300.13 1,965.48 2,482.04 1,984.94 273.36
ower1,889.5 229 1,674.92,522.31 2,556.73 1,799.48 1,542.58 1,646.22
time1,887.0 262 1,885.92,014.82 2,404.92 1,737.43 1,724.06 1,354.63
aa1,887.0 146 829.93,499.43 4,953.66 905.94 1,111.56 4,240.07
oan1,860.2 118 2,288.71,216.97 - 459.18 4,117.33 1,190.62
see1,838.2 254 1,800.52,080.47 2,317.03 1,725.02 839.34 1,755.56
noo1,815.8 237 1,542.62,305.18 2,037.39 2,730.24 1,168.28 2,350.87
mair1,814.8 223 1,854.91,815.36 1,573.99 62.05 1,519.89 2,721.42
them1,791.4 208 1,869.22,714.20 207.73 1,787.07 533.10 886.89
get1,787.0 219 2,006.51,936.55 982.74 1,104.51 1,383.78 996.23
it's1,768.9 147 1,942.92,037.54 1,254.39 620.51 589.81 1,445.75
been1,668.9 228 1,963.81,338.16 2,053.37 2,022.86 952.77 242.98
are1,658.1 214 1,921.11,749.71 463.41 1,600.91 1,383.78 613.53
had1,622.5 169 2,371.6313.08 479.39 285.43 249.53 1,597.62
their1,565.4 199 1,722.62,088.04 119.85 719.79 1,463.18 735.03
can1,558.1 246 1,641.41,386.14 1,829.66 1,526.45 1,383.78 1,269.59
ae1,546.3 123 1,950.4775.13 87.89 99.28 5,750.65 36.45
dae1,521.4 193 1,946.2378.73 47.94 868.71 1,497.21 2,642.45
ken1,520.0 213 1,467.21,979.47 1,621.92 1,849.12 1,871.51 370.55
intae1,494.1 194 1,805.51,022.56 671.14 1,600.91 1,304.39 1,044.83
to1,458.5 206 1,460.51,504.80 2,620.65 1,377.53 1,054.85 704.65
when1,443.8 176 1,953.7295.41 902.84 2,295.88 1,837.48 291.58
aff1,436.0 211 1,394.31,593.17 1,941.51 918.35 578.47 1,688.74
sae1,434.6 175 1,396.01,393.71 727.07 49.64 2,370.58 2,527.03
then1,415.5 202 1,600.3987.21 111.86 1,811.89 1,758.09 1,719.11
by1,386.7 228 1,727.6780.17 870.89 1,638.14 828.00 941.56
so1,372.1 217 1,258.71,333.11 3,195.91 3,003.26 419.67 613.53
some1,365.3 235 1,402.71,401.29 1,390.22 1,935.99 1,236.33 777.55
here1,340.8 217 1,464.7979.64 1,414.19 1,526.45 1,281.70 1,196.70
were1,339.9 181 1,628.81,196.77 391.50 744.61 1,621.98 449.52
richt1,325.2 191 1,271.21,615.90 1,318.31 - 1,565.26 1,542.95
fir1,296.9 118 1,206.71,719.41 2,684.56 620.51 1,202.30 261.21
frae1,287.6 114 1,158.21,080.63 39.95 - 3,334.69 3,207.39
of1,273.0 216 1,377.61,095.78 1,534.04 1,079.69 1,599.29 662.13
weel1,272.0 184 1,052.71,532.58 1,973.47 1,985.63 646.52 1,688.74
wid1,267.1 171 947.11,820.41 4,034.84 2,233.83 487.73 97.19
awa1,263.7 186 982.32,153.69 1,278.36 86.87 1,213.65 1,755.56
got1,257.9 207 1,336.61,267.47 998.72 1,228.61 1,168.28 923.34
oor1,241.3 194 1,514.1974.59 79.90 161.33 1,338.41 1,263.52
guid1,197.8 168 1,405.2467.10 1,270.37 235.79 1,281.70 1,822.38
fit1,182.7 150 241.25,016.85 351.55 136.51 476.38 309.80
say1,180.3 211 1,138.91,169.00 1,198.47 1,005.22 1,656.00 1,324.26
fowk1,171.5 129 1,219.31,424.01 7.99 12.41 306.25 2,132.18
hid1,170.5 100 124.83,698.89 87.89 9,431.74 68.05 42.52
m1,133.4 138 1,113.0580.71 623.20 558.46 396.99 3,675.13
will1,099.7 179 1,270.41,191.72 950.78 893.53 476.38 188.31
n1,093.4 92 1,102.1621.11 1,342.28 99.28 45.37 3,025.15
ta1,091.4 57 44.427.77 17,201.98 - 56.71 85.04
ti1,089.5 40 1,444.6838.25 - - 1,984.94 -
man1,084.1 176 1,046.0598.39 1,797.70 1,191.38 1,190.96 1,877.05
auld1,077.8 168 1,325.7974.59 175.78 136.51 2,132.39 109.34
us1,059.2 184 1,432.0565.56 111.86 533.64 896.06 607.46
e1,052.4 57 113.14,842.64 47.94 - 918.74 97.19
yin1,050.4 135 1,004.9108.57 - 471.59 2,325.21 4,045.68
afore1,044.6 196 840.81,300.29 1,502.08 1,228.61 1,406.47 1,275.67
its1,044.1 183 1,274.6780.17 447.43 260.61 986.80 874.74
twa1,041.6 185 852.51,780.01 942.79 1,030.05 328.93 1,099.50
bi1,022.1 77 871.81,790.11 551.29 819.07 986.80 741.10
come1,001.1 194 881.01,136.18 2,069.35 918.35 782.63 892.97
think997.7 190 1,040.11,194.25 367.53 1,042.46 782.63 789.70
my969.9 171 696.71,249.79 3,962.93 409.54 260.88 656.06
ither967.4 162 1,047.6767.55 31.96 967.99 1,043.51 1,536.87
heid963.0 182 935.41,057.91 231.70 595.69 1,349.76 1,463.98
hoose939.1 171 721.91,141.23 894.85 1,042.46 1,826.14 1,536.87
efter937.7 170 953.81,014.98 990.73 533.64 1,304.39 595.31
did934.2 182 966.4994.79 1,022.69 794.25 1,077.54 479.89
than924.5 165 1,075.3896.32 71.91 1,303.07 952.77 346.25
lang912.8 192 818.21,158.90 982.74 260.61 1,054.85 1,196.70
even902.0 178 1,040.9724.63 1,014.70 670.15 805.32 400.92
muckle900.1 156 957.2954.39 1,302.33 694.97 862.03 170.09
d894.2 149 707.61,239.70 2,604.67 310.25 431.01 649.98
could890.3 179 977.3684.23 1,166.51 1,216.20 1,259.02 188.31
was889.3 172 673.3494.87 862.90 297.84 5,228.89 1,391.08
th878.1 13 10.0313.08 - 12.41 18,851.23 -
ain874.2 177 924.5833.20 543.30 12.41 930.08 1,251.37
whan865.9 84 924.522.72 751.04 967.99 2,325.21 1,725.19
tak852.2 171 701.8855.92 1,334.29 1,166.56 680.55 1,506.50
ay836.6 59 1,110.4595.86 47.94 24.82 1,066.19 303.73
first819.5 189 899.4807.95 1,438.16 757.02 294.90 109.34
still818.1 208 863.4696.86 998.72 1,104.51 839.34 492.04
pit814.7 182 858.4858.44 671.14 508.82 294.90 929.41
wae810.8 61 992.45.05 7.99 3,747.87 192.82 935.49
gie810.3 175 671.6744.83 998.72 285.43 1,032.17 1,968.17
cam803.4 117 715.21,004.89 2,269.10 831.48 442.36 24.30
thocht799.5 134 726.91,232.12 15.98 - 1,054.85 1,135.95
mak794.2 172 744.5724.63 1,214.45 868.71 601.15 1,069.13
big793.2 181 908.6563.04 335.57 843.89 680.55 892.97
again792.7 163 856.7898.84 695.11 1,178.97 431.01 151.86
lol782.4 13 1,324.015.15 - - 147.45 18.22
ah'm777.6 46 735.3845.82 727.07 2,345.52 850.69 151.86
een777.1 157 392.81,860.81 1,581.98 508.82 351.62 704.65
tell766.8 183 742.8724.63 894.85 533.64 782.63 1,050.91
new758.5 188 737.8820.57 798.98 1,067.28 907.40 498.12
thaim757.1 69 738.62.52 23.97 285.43 714.58 3,517.19
wan754.6 119 942.1138.87 1,430.17 2,072.50 124.77 54.67
scotland746.3 133 1,130.5292.88 79.90 136.51 294.90 97.19
says745.8 140 705.11,020.03 647.17 1,526.45 215.51 358.40
fer737.1 33 649.9944.29 23.97 1,303.07 283.56 1,378.93
thon730.2 117 653.2570.61 - 24.82 317.59 2,794.31
nicht723.9 131 588.71,424.01 207.73 24.82 635.18 801.85
te722.4 14 4.23,721.61 - - 11.34 -
wey721.9 103 1,102.1108.57 31.96 1,054.87 340.27 6.07
that's716.1 106 927.9214.61 55.93 1,054.87 499.07 838.29
hame712.6 187 541.81,146.28 767.02 136.51 964.11 1,014.46
ony707.8 145 654.9951.86 1,150.53 297.84 589.81 431.30
mind707.8 194 758.7469.62 1,190.48 757.02 850.69 443.45
made700.0 175 752.9835.72 247.68 248.20 612.49 601.39
ane678.5 111 843.3603.44 479.39 99.28 850.69 6.07
dinnae677.0 111 834.1171.69 - 12.41 1,122.91 1,354.63
year675.1 182 740.3623.64 854.91 769.43 521.75 224.76
go672.6 160 808.1467.10 495.37 1,017.63 158.79 425.22
wir648.7 120 296.5356.00 4,402.36 2,817.11 453.70 97.19
thing643.3 170 665.8588.29 759.03 757.02 283.56 662.13
gaun629.2 93 752.0643.83 - - 1,168.28 200.46
went626.7 144 680.0368.63 55.93 62.05 1,179.62 1,275.67
last626.7 181 618.0656.46 663.15 781.84 691.89 479.89
haes622.8 75 620.520.20 759.03 434.36 340.27 2,229.38
look621.9 136 700.1709.48 759.03 99.28 521.75 48.60
wus619.4 24 4.22.52 - - 68.05 7,635.77
only615.5 137 649.9525.17 719.08 769.43 759.95 352.33
door612.1 131 602.1800.37 775.01 707.38 680.55 24.30
seen608.2 173 590.4752.40 527.33 732.20 487.73 455.59
thair605.7 42 631.4- 7.99 49.64 1,134.25 2,320.50
just598.9 141 667.4330.75 1,645.89 347.49 419.67 170.09
r595.5 65 329.165.65 575.26 99.28 226.85 4,258.29
till595.5 127 295.61,658.82 775.01 757.02 442.36 78.97
dis595.0 86 152.4757.45 5,664.75 161.33 147.45 12.15
maist593.1 149 731.9439.32 143.82 161.33 396.99 613.53
how587.2 131 815.7201.99 335.57 136.51 986.80 54.67
anither584.8 131 552.7664.03 15.98 819.07 669.21 899.04
he's581.3 85 615.5560.51 695.11 930.76 56.71 407.00
what580.9 120 599.6131.29 1,174.50 471.59 442.36 1,202.77
micht578.4 131 627.2560.51 439.44 - 635.18 625.68
wur577.9 57 477.378.27 23.97 967.99 2,552.06 1,682.66
kent577.9 135 512.5767.55 950.78 608.10 1,020.82 60.75
folk570.6 123 590.4426.70 271.65 1,079.69 419.67 832.22
bein569.6 147 688.4472.14 519.34 99.28 419.67 291.58
need569.6 167 664.1535.27 431.45 421.95 238.19 321.95
things569.1 140 593.7507.49 743.05 980.40 238.19 382.70
dinna568.7 84 438.81,441.68 143.82 471.59 124.77 18.22
language566.7 90 821.5111.09 359.54 843.89 90.74 91.12
better564.3 171 542.7722.10 846.92 583.28 385.64 212.61