Figures for Letter Position in English Words
(NB not syllable)

Vivian Cook   Spelling Stats
based on the million word running sample

 

Initial

Medial

Final

Overall

a

102,785

234,203

25,611

362,599

b

38,613

22,704

823

62,140

c

35,932

79,409

2,595

117,936

d

24,843

55,316

110,313

190,472

e

18,803

352,993

185,535

557,331

f

34,629

28,552

33,250

96,431

g

16,856

52,118

32,897

101,871

h

68,651

179,095

24,134

271,880

i

58,960

243,526

9,073

311,559

j

5,349

2,455

64

7,868

k

5,759

22,153

12,046

39,958

l

27,756

134806

27,020

189,582

m

34,128

56163

18609

108,900

n

19,132

224666

73871

317,669

o

56,031

240950

43176

340,157

p

26,237

46560

8156

80,953

q

2,244

2062

13

4,319

r

17,378

182761

56940

257,079

s

67,495

110952

108052

286,499

t

134,614

172644

94241

401,499

u

11,037

110220

9421

130,678

v

5,193

35314

221

40,728

w

61,851

27850

10593

100,294

x

68

6828

713

7,609

y

14,433

18519

51777

84,729

z

85

2307

80

2,472