A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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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
(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)
the47,939.1 439 55,874.145,450.74 2,466.71 58,328.53 41,704.28 31,440.79
a28,757.1 470 27,903.731,105.78 28,456.52 30,232.16 26,001.09 29,732.54
an23,824.1 442 20,397.327,925.20 31,036.43 17,577.58 26,313.15 34,372.09
tae19,960.6 437 21,579.116,703.76 9,229.30 22,137.50 18,790.33 25,062.67
o18,128.3 428 18,111.216,911.11 17,511.25 19,894.92 18,656.59 20,938.62
in14,157.9 461 14,925.313,738.13 10,939.32 14,897.16 12,426.58 12,675.37
it10,577.6 422 12,217.910,513.80 6,315.73 2,744.49 6,854.12 7,439.45
wis8,844.5 326 9,350.49,591.20 15,080.29 7,806.33 4,747.73 121.30
that8,401.3 394 10,803.35,115.18 488.58 7,614.10 6,664.66 6,964.38
and8,391.1 386 10,799.34,523.58 2,937.41 19,158.07 5,583.60 1,384.79
he8,281.8 337 8,695.68,691.43 9,527.21 8,543.18 1,348.54 6,049.61
wi6,665.8 374 6,283.67,631.87 9,098.22 4,623.99 6,118.56 6,120.37
at6,601.0 421 5,935.07,384.58 10,909.52 5,318.13 6,620.08 6,464.04
ye6,374.1 321 6,262.79,537.94 17.87 1,762.03 2,975.69 7,919.58
i6,305.3 360 4,488.18,223.48 16,105.10 15,922.34 6,352.60 1,971.05
is6,065.6 401 6,573.74,892.62 8,436.86 7,464.60 6,898.70 2,314.72
on5,961.3 399 5,630.87,044.08 5,678.20 7,400.53 5,226.97 5,458.29
ah5,864.0 176 7,992.34,186.88 59.58 245.62 7,155.04 1,334.25
as5,599.3 399 5,924.25,248.34 7,626.54 4,805.54 5,048.65 2,997.01
his5,224.0 341 5,308.56,557.10 4,832.13 6,097.69 3,321.19 1,829.54
she4,759.7 273 5,136.26,541.88 703.07 747.53 7,500.53 1,293.82
be4,739.3 393 4,957.84,698.59 5,529.24 4,495.85 1,894.64 3,942.10
ma4,617.1 284 5,418.85,261.66 41.71 74.75 6,530.92 2,046.86
for4,507.8 354 4,868.34,569.23 3,706.02 2,669.74 2,953.40 3,891.56
her4,356.2 293 4,190.06,138.60 5,922.48 4,645.35 1,526.85 687.34
oot4,333.6 390 3,985.45,001.05 4,355.47 5,029.79 3,644.39 5,139.89
but4,196.1 377 5,020.42,444.41 3,092.32 2,947.40 4,023.32 4,265.56
up4,102.8 390 4,082.34,561.62 4,301.84 3,299.80 4,290.79 3,163.79
me4,072.0 355 4,169.13,296.62 4,534.22 10,977.98 2,329.29 2,532.04
da3,769.3 119 341.2264.41 53,475.14 32.04 66.87 111.19
said3,765.0 250 3,849.43,420.27 5,660.32 1,505.73 5,483.30 2,729.15
they3,681.4 330 4,295.03,587.67 250.25 3,459.99 2,708.21 2,779.69
this3,583.0 352 4,579.62,098.19 327.70 3,534.74 3,477.21 2,875.71
no3,212.0 333 3,866.3835.09 3,646.44 6,225.84 3,811.56 2,547.20
we3,172.6 347 3,564.82,377.83 4,337.59 3,203.69 1,604.87 2,046.86
aboot3,164.0 348 2,991.43,462.12 4,218.43 2,733.82 3,142.87 2,986.90
nae3,017.2 332 2,389.15,807.61 2,156.88 277.65 3,198.59 2,264.18
or2,917.2 353 2,918.72,666.97 3,014.87 3,032.83 2,418.45 3,659.08
fae2,885.9 302 2,840.03,087.37 4,301.84 3,855.11 1,036.48 1,875.03
s2,868.4 249 3,418.72,052.54 1,710.01 1,783.39 2,841.95 2,410.75
him2,741.8 278 2,833.93,016.99 4,355.47 2,082.40 1,136.78 990.58
like2,707.9 338 2,786.84,097.47 268.12 3,139.62 1,036.48 1,046.17
hae2,564.5 307 2,342.62,016.40 2,472.67 1,206.72 3,298.90 6,074.88
aw2,496.6 190 4,013.6161.69 71.50 - 3,354.62 156.67
tha2,464.6 49 33.613.32 59.58 - 11.14 31,551.98
fur2,438.0 194 2,162.31,744.37 3,002.95 4,901.65 3,532.94 4,209.96
wee2,434.5 295 2,872.32,200.92 17.87 106.79 2,518.75 2,880.77
whit2,371.6 276 3,174.4169.30 3,908.60 3,032.83 3,198.59 202.16
yer2,356.4 260 2,001.43,930.07 23.83 726.17 2,017.23 3,745.00
scots2,301.7 172 3,419.4481.27 440.91 790.24 1,983.80 1,182.63
bit2,275.2 319 1,548.54,017.58 3,664.31 4,784.18 1,482.27 1,096.71
aa2,240.4 200 1,169.63,958.61 4,939.37 832.96 1,237.09 4,548.58
doon2,229.5 325 1,720.83,292.82 2,133.05 2,797.89 2,451.88 2,936.36
there2,202.9 315 2,632.02,269.40 208.54 1,964.93 1,928.07 732.83
you2,183.0 267 2,101.72,006.89 5,076.41 3,481.34 579.54 919.82
jist2,169.3 226 2,208.73,694.19 - 363.08 1,426.55 854.12
aye2,123.6 311 2,140.12,619.41 1,012.90 1,260.12 2,752.79 1,748.68
if1,939.7 312 1,981.91,911.77 2,573.96 1,591.17 1,649.45 1,455.55
back1,931.5 316 2,011.52,219.94 1,841.09 2,616.35 1,983.80 293.13
day1,929.6 348 1,529.73,106.39 1,984.09 2,167.83 1,816.62 1,698.14
mair1,916.3 300 1,979.91,740.57 1,787.47 74.75 1,705.17 2,981.85
ower1,911.2 304 1,740.32,577.56 2,282.00 1,836.78 1,214.80 1,460.60
see1,875.3 343 1,840.62,170.48 2,091.34 1,740.67 958.46 1,647.60
time1,851.5 346 1,835.22,035.42 2,210.50 1,836.78 1,627.16 1,288.76
oan1,775.3 153 2,211.4878.84 - 982.47 3,700.11 1,890.19
noo1,756.6 311 1,434.82,278.91 1,972.18 2,744.49 1,526.85 2,238.91
them1,725.7 281 1,837.22,412.07 160.87 1,772.71 534.96 909.72
it's1,714.8 215 1,784.72,140.04 1,078.44 533.95 947.32 1,506.08
e1,664.0 93 236.97,171.53 196.62 21.36 936.17 101.08
get1,649.6 293 1,792.81,906.07 762.65 1,014.50 1,459.98 1,031.01
are1,629.6 296 1,916.01,616.92 423.03 1,537.77 1,426.55 672.18
ken1,627.3 281 1,476.52,471.04 1,429.98 1,697.96 2,128.68 424.53
been1,618.3 303 1,900.51,352.51 1,727.89 1,847.46 1,092.20 242.59
can1,580.0 327 1,631.31,422.89 2,055.59 1,420.30 1,303.96 1,410.06
their1,549.2 262 1,761.91,909.87 143.00 726.17 1,292.81 692.39
had1,545.7 223 2,261.2412.79 262.16 256.30 222.90 1,480.82
ae1,524.6 163 2,011.5736.18 77.46 85.43 5,583.60 30.32
sae1,491.4 241 1,510.81,422.89 768.61 53.39 2,284.71 2,461.29
dae1,457.4 260 1,834.5496.49 208.54 886.35 1,682.88 2,405.69
intae1,441.4 259 1,734.3937.82 738.82 1,762.03 1,014.19 1,218.01
by1,388.7 306 1,700.6924.50 828.19 1,623.20 869.30 879.39
frae1,382.0 164 1,426.7987.27 29.79 - 3,232.03 3,057.66
then1,378.1 267 1,581.51,027.22 77.46 1,794.07 1,471.13 1,647.60
aff1,368.4 290 1,380.31,390.55 1,739.80 832.96 546.10 1,531.35
when1,366.8 233 1,864.2313.87 869.90 2,263.94 1,593.72 323.45
here1,338.3 285 1,444.21,112.82 1,245.27 1,420.30 1,571.43 1,076.50
so1,333.2 291 1,173.01,445.72 2,859.95 2,979.43 401.22 586.26
ti1,332.8 54 1,760.51,010.10 - - 2,964.55 -
weel1,331.7 249 1,055.91,820.46 1,888.76 1,922.21 1,003.04 1,501.03
richt1,325.4 251 1,214.11,790.03 1,239.31 - 1,883.49 1,374.68
some1,319.2 304 1,367.51,398.16 1,281.02 1,826.10 1,014.19 677.23
to1,309.0 270 1,339.91,289.73 1,829.18 1,270.80 1,459.98 636.80
awa1,298.5 243 1,052.52,145.75 1,227.40 74.75 1,315.10 1,526.30
were1,291.4 240 1,539.11,268.81 303.87 662.10 1,549.14 510.45
oor1,252.0 260 1,578.1745.69 59.58 170.86 1,259.38 1,667.81
fir1,250.8 140 1,082.11,603.61 3,050.62 533.95 1,616.01 227.43
got1,245.8 268 1,263.21,449.52 935.44 1,196.04 1,225.94 869.28
fit1,232.1 193 240.94,957.29 375.37 138.83 468.09 368.94
of1,227.4 273 1,358.1987.27 1,358.48 971.79 1,928.07 576.15
wid1,220.0 223 915.91,723.45 3,670.27 2,061.04 323.20 96.03
guid1,187.2 223 1,367.5582.09 1,114.19 213.58 1,660.59 1,748.68
fowk1,182.5 181 1,288.11,236.47 11.92 10.68 434.65 2,132.78
say1,161.8 282 1,061.31,424.79 1,072.48 982.47 1,660.59 1,152.31
twa1,094.2 252 918.61,675.89 1,251.23 1,057.22 267.48 1,127.04
us1,088.8 258 1,479.9606.82 101.29 598.02 858.16 606.48
man1,079.4 244 1,110.4635.36 1,620.64 1,196.04 925.03 1,581.89
hid1,078.2 139 144.03,127.32 65.54 9,408.17 22.29 45.49
afore1,071.2 267 885.01,306.85 1,525.31 1,270.80 1,482.27 1,177.58
will1,067.7 240 1,216.71,154.67 881.82 1,014.50 334.35 232.48
auld1,064.2 228 1,355.4848.41 172.79 117.47 2,162.11 156.67
bi1,054.0 113 984.61,500.88 875.86 726.17 1,225.94 616.59
its1,039.6 242 1,303.6762.81 399.20 245.62 891.59 778.31
come1,023.2 269 870.81,322.07 1,870.89 1,003.82 646.41 833.91
lang988.4 256 895.71,282.12 1,030.77 224.26 1,114.49 1,172.52
yin982.2 172 990.083.70 - 405.80 2,396.16 3,775.32
heid975.1 244 962.41,167.99 184.71 555.31 1,348.54 1,258.44
ither973.2 230 1,066.0787.54 23.83 950.43 1,069.91 1,541.46
efter970.4 239 1,008.81,070.97 869.90 630.06 1,136.78 586.26
my965.4 228 721.41,223.15 3,318.74 405.80 434.65 621.64
think965.0 248 982.51,259.30 268.12 971.79 746.71 737.88
ta964.6 64 19.522.83 14,186.55 - 367.78 75.81
was952.9 235 777.3831.29 488.58 266.97 5,126.66 1,420.17
muckle916.6 221 965.11,038.63 1,143.98 630.06 925.03 166.78
ain899.0 239 975.1720.96 613.70 10.68 1,025.33 1,405.01
tak895.5 244 778.0913.09 1,179.73 1,260.12 757.85 1,379.74
did891.9 245 907.81,044.34 869.90 758.21 969.61 414.43
whan888.8 118 1,031.070.38 631.57 832.96 2,429.59 1,541.46
hoose888.8 240 718.11,050.05 762.65 1,078.58 1,894.64 1,303.93
could875.5 224 930.1798.95 1,167.81 1,217.40 1,047.62 181.94
than873.6 233 1,033.0804.66 53.62 1,270.80 958.46 328.51
n871.6 87 933.4471.76 238.33 21.36 690.98 2,491.61
een861.9 208 438.81,963.13 2,061.55 459.20 178.32 596.37
till857.2 180 319.72,826.76 703.07 758.21 312.06 85.92
even856.0 229 996.0631.55 1,054.61 630.06 746.71 389.16
cam845.5 168 775.31,067.17 2,091.34 779.56 245.19 30.32
pit833.0 250 859.4888.36 601.78 501.91 300.91 1,081.55
thon830.2 164 717.4521.22 - 21.36 534.96 3,719.73
mak827.9 237 772.6821.78 1,203.56 822.28 690.98 1,005.74
thocht815.0 194 757.11,249.79 17.87 - 1,069.91 1,041.12
ay813.8 88 1,065.3648.67 71.50 10.68 1,069.91 257.75
gie811.9 232 703.9732.37 834.15 256.30 1,081.06 1,955.89
still802.9 275 862.1641.06 953.32 1,196.04 902.74 429.59
again799.8 218 829.81,029.12 554.12 1,174.69 401.22 176.89
first798.6 258 885.6764.71 1,269.10 736.85 267.48 106.13
tell784.6 240 754.4856.02 804.36 544.63 802.43 909.72
wae783.8 95 935.411.41 5.96 4,239.55 - 1,076.50
thaim774.4 103 773.3157.89 17.87 245.62 936.17 3,239.60
fer766.6 50 592.9622.04 17.87 1,164.01 178.32 3,168.84
big764.2 243 895.1544.05 303.87 747.53 635.26 823.80
wan756.8 158 896.4323.38 1,352.52 2,114.44 22.29 45.49
new751.0 253 726.8709.54 810.32 1,046.54 925.03 773.26
scotland741.6 173 1,129.9249.20 160.87 117.47 345.49 101.08
hame738.9 254 592.21,213.64 667.32 117.47 802.43 904.66
wey737.3 144 1,118.5167.40 29.79 993.14 434.65 5.05
th726.4 23 29.6291.05 5.96 10.68 18,500.56 5.05
wir721.7 157 354.0408.99 4,838.09 2,669.74 323.20 80.86
nicht718.2 182 589.51,350.61 303.87 21.36 679.84 702.50
says717.8 182 689.1943.52 524.32 1,495.06 312.06 313.35
mind710.7 258 757.1506.00 1,054.61 971.79 913.88 399.26
ony708.4 182 647.4945.42 1,209.52 256.30 612.97 368.94
o'706.1 65 135.3635.36 71.50 672.78 501.52 5,827.23
m701.8 135 990.0279.63 512.41 352.41 412.36 116.24
ane695.5 153 909.2525.02 357.49 85.43 947.32 5.05
d686.9 164 703.9981.57 363.45 277.65 646.41 262.81
ah'm677.2 66 633.3724.76 554.12 2,082.40 1,103.35 126.35
made671.3 243 719.4810.36 208.54 266.97 601.83 555.94
that's669.7 169 878.9224.47 29.79 1,014.50 512.67 732.83
wes650.2 26 908.5547.85 - 10.68 289.77 -
haes647.9 99 679.022.83 995.02 373.76 557.25 1,950.83
dinna647.5 129 440.81,765.30 107.25 448.52 133.74 15.16
year646.7 239 709.3547.85 816.28 747.53 702.13 222.37
wad642.0 106 763.2804.66 77.46 202.90 456.94 70.76
thing638.9 227 640.0660.08 613.70 822.28 289.77 667.12
thair637.7 67 679.03.80 5.96 42.72 1,337.39 2,511.83
lol626.0 13 1,062.611.41 - - 167.17 15.16
go617.4 198 714.7500.29 381.33 1,089.25 167.17 379.05
wha614.7 174 794.187.50 560.07 341.73 133.74 1,061.34
went610.4 188 659.5475.57 23.83 64.07 1,092.20 1,137.14
seen610.0 231 586.8774.22 566.03 662.10 501.52 409.37
maist609.6 197 743.6397.57 351.54 138.83 356.64 722.72
dinnae607.6 137 754.4100.82 - 10.68 1,381.97 1,298.87
syne606.1 152 613.81,057.66 65.54 - 512.67 136.46
gin604.9 134 651.4760.90 11.92 117.47 713.27 525.61
anither604.1 192 587.5701.93 11.92 800.92 612.97 874.34
nor599.1 181 601.6547.85 256.20 128.15 579.54 1,238.22
what595.5 154 605.0374.75 875.86 448.52 412.36 1,025.96
dis594.8 111 145.4595.41 5,696.07 160.18 211.75 20.22
micht594.4 172 640.0604.92 399.20 - 724.42 611.53
life592.4 236 606.4559.26 703.07 651.42 501.52 495.29
door592.0 177 585.5760.90 691.16 736.85 624.12 25.27
kent590.5 195 553.2732.37 923.53 544.63 869.30 106.13
an'589.7 32 151.4205.44 47.67 42.72 55.72 5,862.61
te586.2 15 3.42,845.78 - - - -
last585.0 231 581.5595.41 613.70 822.28 590.68 444.75
whaur585.0 151 905.834.24 23.83 138.83 668.70 288.08
gaun584.2 130 718.1528.83 - - 1,303.96 171.84
only583.4 182 582.8608.72 637.53 736.85 791.29 308.29
your582.7 164 654.8462.25 869.90 512.59 189.46 328.51
bein578.4 189 679.0445.13 714.99 96.11 401.22 368.94
look571.7 172 623.9682.91 667.32 85.43 490.38 70.76