Letter Frequencies

“etaoin shrdlu” (eh-tay-oh-in shird-loo), was believed to be the twelve most common letters in the English language. The word came from linotype typesetting machines. The first, left row of six keys on a linotype machine produce the word “etaoin”. The second, left row of six keys produce the word “shrdlu”. The linotype machine keys are labeled: etaoin-shrdlu-cmfgyp-wbvkxj-qz”. The letter ‘h’ appears more often in every day speech and writing than it does in a list of dictionary words. The first twelve letters “e t a o i n s r h l d c”, are found in around 80% of the words in the English language.

 

Letter Frequency in the English Language

 
e t a o i n s r h l d c u m f p g w y b v k x j q z

 

Letter Frequency in the Oxford Dictionary

 
e a r i o t n s l c u d p m h g b f y w k v x z j q

 

Letter Frequency in Press Reporting

 
e t a o n i s r h l d c m u f p g w y b v k j x q z

 

Letter Frequency in Religious Writings

 
e t i a o n s r h l d c u m f p y w g b v k x j q z

 

Letter Frequency in Scientific Writings

 
e t a i o n s r h l c d u m f p g y b w v k x q j z

 

Letter Frequency in General Fiction

 
e t a o h n i s r d l u w m c g f y p v k b j x z q

 

Letter Frequency in Word Averages

 
e t a o i n s r h l d c u m f p g w y b v k x j q z

 

Letter Frequency in Morse Code

 
e t a i n o s h r d l c u m f w y g p b v k q j x z

 

Letter Frequency in Wikipedia

 
e t a o i n s h r d l c u m w f g y p b v k j x q z

 

Non-Plural Word Letter Frequency

 
(18584 Common Base Words)
 
e a i r t o n s l c u p m d h g b y f v w k x z q j

 

Plural Word Letter Frequency

 
(45406 Common Words)
 
e i s a r n t o l c d u g p m h b y f v k w z x j q

 

Letter Frequency of the Most Common 1st Letter in Words

 
t o a w b c d s f m r h i y e g l n p u j k

 

Letter Frequency of the Most Common 2nd Letter in Words

 
h o e i a u n r t

 

Letter Frequency of the Most Common 3rd Letter in Words

 
e s a r n i

 

Letter Frequency of the Most Common Last Letter in Words

 
e s t d n r y f l o g h a k m p u w

 

Letter Frequency of the Most Common Letter to Follow the “e”

 
r s n d

 

Words begin with letter frequency:

 
t a i s o w h b c m f p d r l e g n y u k v j q x z

 

More than half of all words end with: e t d s

 
e s t d n r y o f g a l h m u k i w p c x b z v j q

 

Computer QWERTY Keyboard Key Frequency:

 

Space e t Shift a o i n s r h Del l d c u Enter
 
m f p g w y b , . v k ( ) _ ; ” = ‘ – Tab x / 0 $ *
 
1 j : { } > q [ ] 2 z ! < ? 3 + 5 \ 4 # @ | 6 & 9 8 7 % ^ ~ `

 

Digraph Frequency

 
th he an in er on re ed nd ha at en es of nt ea ti to io le is ou ar as de rt ve

 

Trigraph Frequency

 
the and tha ent ion tio for nde has nce tis oft men

 

Double Letter Frequency

 
ss ee tt ff ll mm oo

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