Some examples of letter frequency rankings in English: David Copperfield etaoinhsrdlmuwycfgpbvkxjqz Pride and Prejudice etaoinhsrdlumcywfgbpvkzjxq Wuthering Heights etaonihsrdlumcyfwgpbvkxjqz Vanity Fair etaonhsirdlumcwfgypbvkjqxz Gulliver's Travels etoainshrdlmucfwygpbvkxjqz Alice in Wonderland etaoihnsrdluwgcymfpbkvqxjz Inaugural speeches: Reagan etonarishdlumwcfgpybvkjxzq Obama etoarnsihdlucwfmgpybvkjqzx British National Corpus etaoinsrhldcumfpgwybvkxjqz (90 million words of UK English) Brown corpus etaoinsrhldcumfpgwybvkxjqz (one million words of US English) Linotype keyboard e s c v x t h m b z a r f g fi o d w k fl i l y q ff n u p j ffi French: esaitnrulodmcpv e' qfgbhj a` x e` y e^ z c, o^ u` a^ u^ i^ oe k w i" e" u" ae n~ (novels, 500000 words; Engwall 1984) esaitnrulodcmp e' vqfbghj a` x e` y e^ z a^ c, i^ u` o^ u^ i" k e" w (TLF, 70 million words; Brunet 1981) Modern Greek: aoietsnEurpkmlOdg ch th ph v x z ps (Hellenic National Corpus, 33 million words) Norwegian: erntsilakodgmvfupbh o/ j y aa ae c w z x (q) (newspapers, one million words; Heggstad 1982) Swedish: eantrsildomkgv a" fhup aa o" bcyjxwz e' q ... (newspapers, one million words; Allen 1970) Icelandic: anriestu dh lgmkfhvo a' th i' d j o' b y ae u' o" p e' y' c x w z q (500000 words; Magnusson, Briem 1991) Hungarian: eatlnskomzrig a' e' ydbvhj o: f u p o" o' c u: i' u' u" x w (q) (fiction, 500000 words; Furedi, Kelemen 1989) Slovak: aoesnitrvlkdmcupzyhjgfb (qwx) (disregarding diacritics; 200000 words; Mistrik 1985) Also, but sometimes from limited samples: Spanish: aeosrnlidtucmpbhy i' gvq o' jfz e' a' n~ x u' k (w) (novel, 44000 words) aeosrnlidutcpmvgbfyhq o' j i' a' z n~ e' x u' k w (news, 1700 words) Polish: iaeoznscrwymtdpk l/ ujlg e, b a, h z. s' o' c' n' f z' vqx (novel, 80000 words) aieonzwscrytkdpmjul l/ g b h a, e, o' z. s' c' n' f z' x v (q) (news, 11000 words) Finnish: aintesl a" koumhrvpjyd o" gfbcx (qwz) (novel, 31000 words) enatrsildokgmvf aa uph a" cb o" jyxzw (q) (news, 1300 words) Portuguese: aeosrinmdutlcphvqgfb a~ z c, j a' e' x o' o~ e^ o^ a` y i' e` u' o` (kw) (novel, 27000 words) aeosridntmucplvgfbhq a~ c, a' e' i' z j o' e^ x a` o~ y u' k a^ o^ w (news, 4500 words) Dutch: enairtodsglhkmvjzwupbcf e' y o' x c, e" i" q u" e` o^ o" (novel, 42000 words) enatriodslghvkmwubpjczfyx e" e' o' (q) (news, 2900 words) Esperanto: iaeonslrtkmjudpvgfb g^ c^ u~ c s^ h z j^ w y x (q) (Robinsono Kruso, 21000 words) aieonslrtkjudmpvgfb s^ g^ c u~ c^ z h j^ (qwxy) (5600 words) Czech: eonatvs i' ilmdhcujrkzp a' y e^ b s^ z^ e' r^ y' c^ u. n^ u' g t' f o' x d' (qw) (14000 words) oeantivlsrdkup i' m c h a' z y j b r^ e^ e' c^ z^ y' s^ u~ g f u' n^ w d' o' x t' (q) (news, 2500 words) Danish: enadtrslgiohmkvufbp o/ ae jyc e' xqw e` z u" a` o' e^ c, aa e" a" (novel, 52000 words) erntdasilgomkvfhubp aa ae j o/ y c w z ... x ... q (14000 words) Hawaiian: a i k o ' e n u h l m a^ p o^ w e^ u^ i^ (bcdfgjqrstvxyz) (12000 words) Maori: aiketonuhrmwgp (bcdfjlqsvxyz) (2000 words) Class. Greek: aeiontsu e^ kprml o^ d th g ch ph x b z ps (Thucydides, 23000 words) aeoitnsurpkl e^ o^ mdg th ch ph b x z ps (Xenophon, 10000 words) Russian: oeanitslvrkdmup ya soft y g b ch z zh j sh kh yu e shch ts f hard yo (Anna Karenina, 280000 words) oeaintsvlrkdmpuy soft ya g b z ch j kh zh sh yu ts shch e f hard (yo) (Solzhenitsyn, 86000 words) oeaintsrvlkmdpuy ya soft g z b ch j zh kh yu sh ts shch e f hard yo (news, 25000 words) Turkish: aeinrlIkdtmsyuob u" s, zgvhc g~ c, p o" f j w x q (news, 73000 words) aeinlrIdktsymuob u" s, zgvhp c, g~ c o" f j w q x (news, 17000 words) Latin: eituasrnomcpldqbgvfhxyk (z) (jw) (Caesar, 52000 words) ietuasnmorcdlpqvbgfhxyz (k) (jw) (Seneca, 18000 words) eiuatsrnmocldpqbgfvxhyz (k) (jw) (Livy, 17000 words) Italian: aeiolnrtscdupmvgfbzhq o` a` u` i` e' e` o' y k w x j o^ (37000 words) German: enirsahtduclgmobwfkzv u" p a" ss j o" y q x ... (Effi Briest, 32000 words) enisrthdaulcgmowbfzkv u" p a" o" j y x q (Nietzsche, 72000 words) enirtsadhlucmgobfwkpzv a" u" o" ss j y x q (science, 4600 words) Welsh: ayndreiloghwtfuscmbp a^ o^ y^ w^ j i" e^ a' q v i^ (kxz) (government document, 13000 words) Irish: aihnretscoldgumb a' f i' e' u' o' pvjwykqz (x) (news, 5400 words) ainhrtesocldgmub i' a' f e' p u' o' yvkwjq (xz) (news, 3400 words) Gaelic: aihndercsgloutmb a` f p o` u` e' i` e` o' (jkqvwxyz) (1400 words)