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I actually took a class on cryptography in college and found it very interesting. Studying the frequency of letter occurences is used a lot in code breaking and proves very useful for figuring out the cryptograms one finds in the newspaper! My final project for that class was actually to determine the frequency of letters in the Portuguese language. It was very tedious, I assure you! I printed out some common text in Portuguese and proceeded to count each letter. Took a long time.Anyway, "a" can sometimes outstrip "e" in romance languages.There's a nice chart at Wikipedia: ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
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Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a lipogram called Gadsby.... not an 'E' to be found in 50000 words.
Obviously, letter frequency cannot apply to languages in which characters are used for entire words. Luckily, Neil was inquiring about languages that use a Romanized alphabet. The Japanese language, for one, does have a Romanized written representation (often used by students learning to speak the language) called romaji. So in that case, one could determine letter frequency.
The simple answer is no. Can't you count?"other languages that share our alphabet" contains 6 "a"s and only 4 "e"sAlways glad to help.:-)