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Rare Words In Shakespeare

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.056  Wednesday, 8 February 2012

 

[1] From:        Steve Roth < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         February 8, 2012 12:40:54 AM EST

     Subject:     Re: Rare Words In Shakespeare

 

[2] From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         Wednesday, February 8, 2012

     Subject:     Rare Words In Shakespeare 

 

 

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From:        Steve Roth < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 8, 2012 12:40:54 AM EST

Subject:     Re: Rare Words In Shakespeare

 

@John Alvord:

 

The file you want is rarewords.txt. 

 

http://gabrielegan.com/shaxican/Roth's%20Refinements/rarewords.txt

 

Includes words (actually, strings) used 2-12 times in the corpus, and the # of occurrences for each word. 11,051 lines.

 

Throw a pivot table at it and you get this:

 

# of occurrences # of words with that occur this many times

2 3711

3 1954

4 1364

5 988

6 760

7 553

8 474

9 409

10 329

11 273

12 235

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

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From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Subject:     Rare Words In Shakespeare

 

My “Selected Guide to Shakespeare on the Internet” has a number of interesting sites related to words in the Concordances and Research Sites sections:

 

http://shaksper.net/scholarly-resources/shakespeare-on-the-internet

 

I am particularly fond of David and Ben Crystal’s Explore Shakespeare’s Words site with its amazing Glossary from their book Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion:

 

http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Default.aspx

and especially

http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Glossary

 

I don’t seem to have a site that has rare words though. 

 

In the near, future I plan to update this list, checking the existing links and adding other useful sites.

 

Hardy

 
 

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