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[10 Nov 2007 | 13 Comments | ]

As a second-generation Iranian American, who has spent practically no time in Iran, I have found it difficult to learn the Persian language beyond mere kitchen talk. In an effort to improve my vocabulary, I sought out a list of the most common Persian words. I could not find such a list, so I searched for a Persian-language corpus that I could use to produce the list myself.
I came across the Hamshahri Persian Corpus and decided to use it. I ran a word count on the corpus to determine what …