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.

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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)
the48,611.2 264 54,455.848,602.38 7,045.44 56,215.86 46,453.91 26,456.57
a28,442.8 286 28,121.629,654.98 27,615.42 29,824.30 24,262.09 29,905.01
an22,893.9 268 19,314.325,816.86 22,269.04 19,083.12 27,857.82 35,379.50
tae20,559.4 270 21,835.417,280.45 9,605.36 24,878.19 18,705.05 24,257.06
o17,270.5 259 16,483.716,963.08 17,081.24 21,888.38 18,705.05 21,030.65
in13,962.2 278 14,861.013,667.75 13,411.26 15,908.76 11,404.63 10,581.24
it10,761.9 265 12,143.710,666.07 7,136.06 5,389.04 5,666.00 7,819.71
that8,821.0 242 10,949.85,419.05 996.78 8,157.39 5,992.88 8,277.65
wis8,018.3 192 8,552.610,194.46 10,330.30 10,224.42 5,423.86 117.95
and7,474.4 237 9,692.85,060.15 8,563.27 11,737.78 3,450.45 1,117.10
he6,975.4 211 6,731.38,272.43 7,611.80 10,704.27 1,694.96 7,521.35
wi6,139.1 230 5,432.37,670.31 7,000.14 3,838.77 6,755.61 6,570.78
ye6,130.4 187 5,760.57,851.24 - 2,989.81 2,845.11 8,652.33
on6,115.6 248 5,633.26,976.25 7,226.68 7,862.10 5,109.08 6,876.07
is6,098.2 257 6,994.24,858.46 8,087.54 7,972.83 6,089.74 2,719.90
at6,023.1 264 5,827.16,175.40 10,420.91 6,164.18 7,058.28 4,863.90
ah5,984.9 104 7,657.74,369.05 135.92 184.56 7,603.09 1,783.20
i5,486.6 225 4,463.87,243.20 18,689.68 8,932.53 6,319.77 2,282.77
as5,302.1 252 5,702.15,211.42 6,116.62 5,462.87 4,854.84 3,115.39
ma4,996.3 187 5,559.65,588.12 135.92 258.38 5,339.11 2,449.30
his4,739.5 207 4,417.16,774.55 4,847.99 6,939.32 3,777.33 1,998.29
be4,629.5 254 4,954.54,594.48 4,780.03 6,348.74 1,186.47 4,385.14
s4,561.1 202 4,299.12,770.33 4,236.33 8,046.66 7,627.30 7,993.17
oot4,531.6 249 4,005.95,585.15 4,802.68 5,315.22 3,486.77 5,557.75
for4,416.9 218 4,549.14,167.36 5,029.22 5,795.07 2,046.05 5,127.56
but4,281.4 232 5,197.41,625.42 3,624.67 4,872.29 3,849.97 5,391.23
up4,249.9 248 4,133.24,864.39 4,847.99 2,177.76 4,152.64 3,767.62
she4,206.3 162 4,373.84,950.41 521.05 812.05 7,397.27 1,408.52
this3,962.9 224 4,946.32,473.72 996.78 5,056.84 3,196.20 2,747.65
her3,887.7 179 3,815.46,291.08 2,695.85 2,546.88 1,368.07 756.30
me3,747.6 221 4,399.52,651.69 6,388.47 5,684.33 1,271.22 2,685.21
said3,700.0 160 3,929.93,093.63 1,449.87 1,882.47 5,968.67 3,483.14
they3,410.9 204 3,655.43,384.31 543.70 4,687.73 3,280.95 2,733.78
aboot3,362.6 227 3,132.03,838.12 4,349.60 4,355.53 2,905.64 3,392.94
tha3,223.8 31 19.95.93 - - 12.11 33,214.68
nae3,198.3 210 2,322.46,368.20 1,631.10 147.65 2,506.11 2,435.42
no3,102.4 211 3,969.6608.05 3,828.55 6,385.65 3,147.78 2,921.12
fae3,040.7 195 3,224.33,431.77 5,414.34 3,986.42 326.88 1,686.06
we2,977.7 223 3,385.52,349.14 5,958.04 2,657.61 1,694.96 1,908.09
or2,910.6 220 2,851.62,651.69 2,469.30 3,432.75 2,239.76 4,288.00
like2,738.3 205 2,820.14,099.14 566.35 1,956.30 750.62 1,019.96
hae2,687.3 197 2,435.81,818.21 1,721.72 1,181.16 2,990.39 6,619.35
aw2,665.2 122 4,231.3180.93 158.58 - 3,075.13 208.16
yer2,543.1 156 2,052.63,633.46 - 369.11 1,840.24 4,496.16
scots2,540.4 123 3,833.0522.03 362.47 2,473.05 484.27 1,443.21
jist2,464.0 150 2,414.73,894.48 - 369.11 1,561.78 1,075.47
him2,460.6 174 2,359.83,467.36 2,786.46 2,546.88 1,319.64 1,241.99
wee2,455.9 195 2,708.02,156.35 - 184.56 2,397.15 2,872.55
aye2,370.7 201 2,595.82,509.31 589.01 2,251.59 1,198.58 1,949.72
fur2,254.0 112 2,086.52,061.43 2,265.42 1,587.18 3,632.05 3,032.13
day2,222.5 215 1,663.63,790.67 2,469.30 2,325.41 1,731.28 2,060.74
doon2,216.5 198 1,602.83,227.11 1,970.91 2,288.50 2,324.51 3,497.01
you2,172.2 163 2,314.32,432.20 4,123.06 1,993.21 411.63 1,165.67
there2,162.8 189 2,639.01,969.48 475.74 1,956.30 1,670.74 624.47
whit2,064.9 154 2,984.8249.15 2,401.34 2,842.17 2,699.82 235.91
bit1,998.5 199 1,128.54,552.95 2,945.04 3,137.46 1,719.17 846.50
oan1,987.1 96 2,503.51,014.40 - 295.29 3,971.04 985.27
if1,927.4 192 1,954.41,886.43 2,695.85 1,956.30 1,658.64 1,776.26
time1,919.4 216 1,976.62,043.64 1,970.91 1,845.56 1,585.99 1,477.90
mair1,867.1 193 1,873.81,871.60 1,132.71 147.65 1,452.82 2,601.94
back1,866.4 201 1,886.72,396.60 2,242.76 2,030.12 1,949.20 312.23
aa1,849.6 119 827.13,357.62 3,851.21 1,439.54 1,295.43 4,176.99
see1,844.3 213 1,844.62,088.13 2,220.11 1,661.01 677.98 1,859.52
them1,842.9 172 1,808.42,776.26 453.08 2,583.79 484.27 929.76
get1,826.2 184 1,993.02,055.50 1,064.75 701.31 1,428.61 971.39
noo1,817.5 200 1,529.22,429.23 1,608.45 2,288.50 1,162.26 2,449.30
ae1,772.5 102 2,192.8783.05 45.31 36.91 5,980.77 34.69
are1,768.5 180 2,046.71,738.13 1,178.02 1,956.30 1,138.04 693.85
ower1,767.8 190 1,524.52,432.20 2,378.69 1,402.63 1,610.21 1,630.55
da1,710.2 74 357.5299.58 47,619.05 73.82 338.99 76.32
it's1,709.5 114 1,836.51,969.48 1,721.72 369.11 375.31 1,359.95
their1,657.8 165 1,803.71,987.28 181.23 664.40 1,368.07 825.68
been1,610.2 190 1,920.61,477.11 1,744.37 2,473.05 932.23 263.66
to1,588.1 181 1,606.31,631.35 5,187.80 1,661.01 653.77 797.93
ken1,545.8 178 1,544.42,034.74 860.86 2,473.05 1,634.42 395.50
dae1,541.8 158 1,922.9358.90 90.62 590.58 1,343.86 2,782.35
sae1,522.4 143 1,377.31,423.72 566.35 147.65 2,312.40 2,712.96
can1,510.3 204 1,657.71,239.83 1,857.64 1,845.56 1,174.36 1,290.56
then1,509.6 169 1,722.0987.71 181.23 516.76 1,779.70 1,908.09
frae1,502.9 99 1,254.71,088.56 113.27 - 3,656.26 3,420.69
of1,431.2 184 1,626.21,100.42 2,695.85 1,476.45 1,331.75 707.73
m1,431.2 118 1,306.1602.12 1,427.21 1,365.72 1,368.07 4,163.11
intae1,430.5 164 1,665.91,076.69 702.28 1,882.47 1,234.90 1,110.16
oor1,424.5 163 1,743.01,044.06 90.62 258.38 1,150.15 1,207.30
fir1,424.5 97 1,484.81,744.06 2,242.76 1,771.74 920.12 291.42
fit1,413.7 127 257.05,303.37 158.58 258.38 496.38 312.23
by1,404.3 189 1,808.4756.35 1,245.98 1,476.45 738.52 936.70
when1,397.6 141 1,943.9296.61 1,902.95 1,587.18 1,767.60 326.11
e1,394.3 49 114.55,605.91 113.27 - 980.65 34.69
n1,370.1 74 1,479.0714.83 770.24 258.38 48.43 3,406.81
here1,366.8 187 1,540.9955.08 1,517.83 1,550.27 1,198.58 1,311.38
were1,345.3 153 1,504.71,305.08 974.13 1,107.34 1,598.10 506.51
aff1,344.0 173 1,271.01,616.52 1,449.87 332.20 508.49 1,776.26
some1,342.0 194 1,370.31,515.67 1,472.52 1,550.27 1,234.90 749.36
richt1,329.9 159 1,209.11,663.98 362.47 - 1,658.64 1,623.61
ti1,294.3 37 1,670.6963.98 - - 2,118.70 -
got1,292.3 177 1,317.81,405.93 1,155.36 1,624.10 1,138.04 943.64
so1,286.3 186 1,279.21,468.22 2,967.70 2,473.05 387.42 679.97
had1,284.3 142 1,764.0311.44 815.55 332.20 230.03 1,637.49
fowk1,280.3 108 1,241.81,503.81 22.65 36.91 314.78 2,157.88
awa1,261.5 153 829.42,212.70 906.17 258.38 1,283.32 1,887.28
weel1,259.5 160 1,066.61,527.54 1,585.79 2,473.05 593.23 1,831.77
guid1,219.9 143 1,503.5459.74 589.01 516.76 1,295.43 1,595.86
th1,207.8 12 14.0367.80 - - 20,157.87 -
its1,187.7 158 1,484.8735.59 770.24 516.76 908.01 895.07
wid1,164.9 139 974.31,951.69 3,375.47 2,103.94 278.46 111.02
say1,163.6 172 1,060.81,186.44 996.78 1,070.43 1,694.96 1,484.84
will1,136.1 154 1,354.01,254.66 702.28 664.40 387.42 215.09
hid1,130.7 85 148.43,903.38 249.20 8,120.48 60.53 48.57
yin1,121.3 107 932.2124.58 - 812.05 2,445.58 4,218.62
bi1,117.3 66 1,016.41,672.88 249.20 258.38 1,138.04 832.62
auld1,106.6 138 1,309.6934.32 385.12 332.20 2,094.48 104.08
lol1,073.7 12 1,858.717.80 - - 12.11 20.82
us1,071.0 160 1,422.9596.18 271.85 664.40 738.52 603.65
twa1,048.9 156 837.61,776.69 770.24 959.69 290.56 1,137.92
was1,033.5 143 769.9483.47 1,178.02 479.85 5,218.04 1,547.29
think1,032.8 157 1,056.11,136.01 815.55 1,070.43 750.62 874.25
my1,030.1 143 810.81,367.37 5,527.62 369.11 242.14 742.42
man1,029.4 151 1,012.9637.71 770.24 775.14 1,089.61 2,137.06
afore1,021.4 162 787.41,325.84 1,223.32 1,476.45 1,440.71 1,311.38
heid970.4 151 861.01,050.00 226.54 664.40 1,416.50 1,464.03
ither957.7 136 976.6732.62 90.62 959.69 1,138.04 1,533.41
hoose941.6 145 632.01,195.33 1,042.09 996.60 1,937.09 1,575.04
did933.5 154 953.31,058.89 679.62 885.87 1,089.61 520.39
lang924.2 167 778.01,130.08 1,042.09 369.11 1,125.94 1,262.81
efter914.8 140 882.01,035.17 815.55 627.49 1,368.07 652.22
come910.1 157 803.71,165.67 1,245.98 738.23 799.05 936.70
scotland897.3 119 1,375.0311.44 226.54 406.02 230.03 111.02
muckle895.3 134 1,033.9863.13 1,200.67 996.60 702.20 145.71
d890.6 137 707.91,201.27 1,676.41 1,070.43 1,404.39 679.97
ain889.3 150 889.0809.74 589.01 36.91 908.01 1,318.32
even874.5 148 1,028.0714.83 1,178.02 738.23 544.81 457.94
could867.1 152 939.3744.49 1,427.21 1,476.45 1,259.11 215.09
ay866.5 47 1,148.4474.57 135.92 - 1,125.94 346.93
wae866.5 44 1,170.62.97 22.65 4,503.17 193.71 1,040.78
than850.4 141 904.2940.25 90.62 1,550.27 895.91 395.50
still846.4 176 924.1714.83 1,245.98 1,070.43 799.05 555.08
big840.3 155 977.8575.42 453.08 479.85 653.77 936.70
een819.5 136 375.01,942.79 1,948.26 590.58 363.20 790.99
gie810.1 143 648.4774.15 453.08 147.65 1,089.61 1,928.91
thon809.5 97 628.5649.57 - 36.91 278.46 2,955.81
first808.1 164 918.2815.68 1,880.30 848.96 254.24 117.95
pit804.1 151 849.3901.69 385.12 516.76 326.88 763.24
new802.8 162 837.6836.44 747.59 1,033.52 811.16 485.70
whan799.4 70 797.98.90 203.89 848.96 2,554.54 1,824.83
thocht797.4 115 600.51,219.06 45.31 - 1,125.94 1,172.61
fer796.1 26 681.11,005.51 45.31 442.94 302.67 1,568.11
dinnae790.0 92 960.3204.66 - 36.91 920.12 1,457.09
tak786.7 142 669.4860.17 521.05 959.69 726.41 1,394.64
te784.7 12 3.53,458.46 - - 12.11 -
nicht778.0 109 553.71,462.28 203.89 73.82 738.52 839.56
tell773.3 151 722.0753.39 656.97 516.76 799.05 1,193.43
wus763.9 20 5.8- - - 72.64 7,826.65
says745.1 122 707.91,118.22 951.47 406.02 230.03 388.56
hame740.4 161 536.21,121.18 543.70 258.38 968.55 1,082.41
mak735.7 151 716.1732.62 770.24 922.78 605.34 888.13
year732.3 161 845.8643.64 1,223.32 738.23 532.70 228.97
go723.0 140 890.2504.24 951.47 775.14 169.50 478.76
again723.0 134 774.5916.52 656.97 775.14 387.42 166.52
ane716.3 101 938.1539.83 158.58 295.29 811.16 6.94
thaim714.2 61 545.6- 67.96 110.73 774.84 3,663.54
mind705.5 159 786.2468.64 1,178.02 885.87 883.80 499.57
made703.5 150 697.4845.34 521.05 258.38 617.45 596.71
ony686.1 121 606.3981.78 906.17 332.20 641.66 492.63
went670.0 118 648.4409.32 90.62 73.82 1,198.58 1,394.64
that's667.3 89 887.9225.42 90.62 590.58 108.96 902.01
haes663.9 57 651.920.76 702.28 1,070.43 375.31 2,317.46
wan650.5 90 918.2139.41 1,585.79 1,845.56 96.85 62.45
cam647.2 98 601.6999.57 1,178.02 627.49 496.38 20.82
t646.5 111 363.3249.15 226.54 590.58 811.16 3,302.73
cannae645.8 99 814.3145.34 - 36.91 508.49 1,207.30
h644.5 4 2.3- 45.31 - - 6,640.16
wiz643.8 32 248.82,117.79 67.96 - 12.11 201.22
folk641.8 111 669.4391.52 770.24 1,845.56 399.53 936.70
wur640.5 47 449.888.98 67.96 1,808.65 2,724.04 1,824.83
last631.8 153 609.8697.03 815.55 627.49 690.09 520.39
how629.7 104 857.5210.59 770.24 147.65 1,053.29 62.45
look626.4 115 686.9788.98 724.93 36.91 472.17 55.51
till625.7 105 271.01,809.32 566.35 701.31 423.74 83.26
ah'm621.0 34 725.5747.46 317.16 406.02 36.32 173.46
what621.0 98 710.3127.54 792.90 406.02 387.42 1,366.89
thing620.3 143 654.2578.39 430.43 959.69 266.35 714.67
need617.0 142 722.0581.35 566.35 406.02 205.82 367.74
gaun617.0 75 677.6619.91 - - 1,247.00 194.28
it616.3 98 762.9430.08 67.96 738.23 508.49 388.56
seen615.0 142 598.1774.15 385.12 922.78 472.17 437.13
wey612.3 89 943.9106.78 90.62 1,254.98 363.20 6.94
maist605.6 126 737.2433.05 158.58 406.02 435.85 499.57
anither601.6 114 547.9622.88 45.31 775.14 702.20 950.58
fin598.2 62 42.12,209.74 385.12 36.91 96.85 589.77
same596.9 141 643.7504.24 249.20 332.20 569.02 707.73
only594.9 109 648.4513.13 724.93 442.94 690.09 402.43
dinna590.2 73 414.71,453.38 407.77 184.56 108.96 20.82
am589.5 114 663.6447.88 1,087.40 664.40 520.59 353.86
fine588.8 120 322.41,515.67 1,110.05 701.31 145.28 76.32
thair588.2 34 519.9- 22.65 147.65 1,210.68 2,268.90
bein587.5 119 718.5465.68 611.66 110.73 435.85 263.66
ah586.1 31 703.3249.15 - 369.11 2,118.70 20.82
syne582.8 92 574.8937.28 113.27 - 399.53 159.59
just580.8 118 712.6350.00 1,495.17 553.67 351.10 194.28