letters in English words

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letters in English words

Post by Archived Topic » Mon Feb 01, 1999 12:00 am

What letters appear most frequently in English words? What letters least frequently? Ideally, I'd like to have a list of the 26 letters, ordered by how likely it is that the letter would appear in a random English word.
Submitted by Joe Ibershoff (Charleston, WV - U.S.A.)
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letters in English words

Post by Jonathon Green » Tue Feb 02, 1999 8:00 am

Sorry, you'd better check out a language guide of some sort.
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