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Character Frequency: Latin (Latina)

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Latin language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Latin text with 2.059.595 characters (285.103 words), 1.714.821 characters was used for the counting. The text consists of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if another text was used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.

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The left list is sorted according to the letters, the right list in accordance with the frequency of the letters. Accordingly, the letters I, E and A are the most common letters in the Latin language.

CharacterFrequency
A8,89%
B1,58%
C3,99%
D2,77%
E11,38%
F0,93%
G1,21%
H0,69%
I11,44%
K0,001%
L3,15%
M5,38%
N6,28%
O5,40%
P3,03%
Q1,51%
R6,67%
S7,60%
T8,00%
U8,46%
V0,96%
X0,60%
Y0,07%
Z0,01%
CharacterFrequency
I11,44%
E11,38%
A8,89%
U8,46%
T8,00%
S7,60%
R6,67%
N6,28%
O5,40%
M5,38%
C3,99%
L3,15%
P3,03%
D2,77%
B1,58%
Q1,51%
G1,21%
V0,96%
F0,93%
H0,69%
X0,60%
Y0,07%
Z0,01%
K0,001%
 

Usage Note

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The traditional Latin Alphabet

In this table you can see all letters which are used in the traditional, romanic Latin Alphabet. The headers of the columns show the basic letters from the modern Latin Alphabet. Thereunder you can see the letters from the modern Latin Alphabet which can be found in the traditional Latin alphabet. Under this, you can see all letters derived from the basic Latin Alphabet.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ABCDEFGHI (K)LMNOPQRST V X(Y)(Z)

In the traditional Latin Alphabet not all of the 26 basic letters from the modern Latin Alphabet were used. The letters J, W, and U (e.g. the difference between I and J, U and V as well as W and VV) was added to the Latin Alphabet at the Middle Ages. In the frequeny table, there is a frequency for the letters V and U as well, because today Latin texts make a difference between U and V.

The letters K, Y and Z are part of the Latin alphabet, but are only found in loanwords. The letter K is extremely rare (0.001283% in our sample), as it was often replaced with C in loanwords. An exception is the word "kalendae", for example.