Individual Words

Old English

Words originating in Old English comprise 34.4% of the sorted text, or 1,290 words. Of the 1,290 words, the most common words were theoftothatEnglish, and for .

the

230 words 

17.8% of OE words

6% of sorted text

 

of

166 words

12.9% of OE words

4% of sorted text

to

105 words

8% of OE Words

2.8% of sorted text

that

68 words

5.3% of OE words

2% of sorted text

English

53 words

4% of OE words

1.4% of sorted text

for

53 words

4% of OE words

1.4% of sorted text

Germanic

Words originating in Germanic comprise 23.2% of the sorted text, or 870 words. Of the 870 words, the most common words were ainand, and is (including are).

a

93 words 

11% of Germanic words

2.5% of sorted text

 

in

92 words

11% of Germanic words

2.5% of sorted text

and

90 words

10% of Germanic Words

2.4% of sorted text

is

57 words

6.6% of Germanic Words

1.5% of sorted text

Latin

Words originating in Latin comprise 12.2% of the sorted text, or 457 words. Of the 457 words, the most common words were words related to prescribe (prescribed, prescribing, prescriptions, prescriptive, prescriptivism, prescriptivist, prescriptivists), words related to create (create, created, creates, creating), words related to describe (described, descriptive, descriptivism, descriptivist), grammatical, words related to school (scholastic, school, schools), words related to method (method, methodologies, methodology, methods), and words related to critic (critic, critical, criticism, criticizes, critics). None of these words represented a significant portion of words in the text.

prescribe

24 words 

5.3% of Latin words

0.6% of sorted text

 

create

16 words

3.5% of Latin words

0.4% of sorted text

describe

16 words

3.5% of Latin words

0.4% of sorted text

grammatical

15 words

3.3% of Latin words

0.4% of sorted text

school

14 words

3% of Latin words

0.4% of sorted text

method

13 words

3.1% of Latin words

0.3% of sorted text

critic

12 words

2.6% of Latin words

0.3% of sorted text

Anglo Norman

Words originating in Anglo Norman comprise 10.9% of the sorted text, or 407 words. Of the 407 words, almost none were used a significant number of times. Those used the most were words related to use (use, usage, used, uses, using), words related to author (author, authorial, authors), creation, and public.

use

21 words

5.2% of Anglo Norman words

0.6% of sorted text

author

9 words

2.2% of Anglo Norman words

0.2% of sorted text

creation

9 words

2.2% of Anglo Norman words

0.2% of sorted text

public

9 words

2.2% of Anglo Norman words

0.2% of sorted text

Middle and Modern French

Middle and Modern French words comprise 8.2% of the sorted text, or 309 words. However, some words stand out. Of the 309 words, the most used were century, language, words related to education (educationeducational), and words related to printing (printingprintings). Again, the percent of the text that these words comprise is not significant.

century

30 words

9.7% of Mid / Mod French words

0.8% of sorted text

language

30 words

9.7% of Mid / Mod French words

0.8% of sorted text

education

15 words

4.9% of Mid / Mod French words

0.4% of sorted text

printing

13 words

4.2% of Mid / Mod French words

0.34% of sorted text

Old French

Old French words comprise 6.5% of the sorted text, or 243 words. One words stand out. Words related to grammar (grammargrammarsgrammariangrammarians) comprise 3.5% of the sorted text. The next most used OF word was words related to standard (standard, standards, standardization, standardized). 

grammar

133 words

55% of Old French words

3.5% of sorted text

standard

17 words

12.8% of Old French words

0.5% of sorted text

Middle English

Middle English words comprise 2.9% of the sorted text, or 108 words. Two words stand out. Of the 108 words, the most used words were she (15 words) and my (13 words). These two words account for 26% of Middle English words and 0.7% of the words in the sorted text.

Scandinavian

Scandinavian words comprise 1.1% of the sorted text, or 41 words. One group of words predominates. These words are related to they (they, them, their). Of the 41 words, these 28 words account for 68% of Scandinavian words and 0.74% of the words in the sorted text.

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