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Definition of Dialect

Dialect
Dialect Di"a*lect, n. [F. dialecte, L. dialectus, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to converse, discourse. See Dialogue.] 1. Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech. This book is writ in such a dialect As may the minds of listless men affect. Bunyan. The universal dialect of the world. --South. 2. The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned. In the midst of this Babel of dialects there suddenly appeared a standard English language. --Earle. [Charles V.] could address his subjects from every quarter in their native dialect. --Prescott. Syn: Language; idiom; tongue; speech; phraseology. See Language, and Idiom.

Meaning of Dialect from wikipedia

- The term dialect (from Latin dialectus, dialectos, from the Ancient Gr**** word διάλεκτος, diál****s, "discourse", from διά, diá, "through" and λέγω, légō...
- the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin. Because Mandarin originated in North China and most Mandarin dialects are found...
- Quanzhou Hokkien dialects (泉州閩南片): Anxi dialect (安溪閩南話) Dehua dialect (德化閩南話) ****'an dialect (惠安閩南話) Jinjiang dialect (晋江閩南話) Nan'an dialect (南安閩南話) Quanzhou...
- A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a spread of language varieties spoken across some geographical area such that neighboring varieties differ only...
- Southern-Western dialects Northern dialect group Southern dialect group Southern-Western middle dialects Pori region dialects Ala-Sata****a dialects dialects of Turku...
- Comorian, spoken in the Comoros Islands, is sometimes considered to be a dialect of Swahili, though other authorities consider it a distinct language. The...
- The Fuzhou dialect, (simplified Chinese: 福州话; traditional Chinese: 福州話; pinyin: Fúzhōuhuà; FR: Hók-ciŭ-uâ (help·info)) also Fuzhounese, Foochow or Hok-chiu...
- South Swedish dialects Scanian Göta dialects Gotland dialects Svea dialects Norrland dialects Jämtland dialects East Swedish dialects Finland Swedish...
- South Asia. Although the spoken dialects of Bengali are mutually intelligible with neighbouring dialects. Bengali dialects can be thus cl****ified along at...
- The Yorkshire dialect (also known as Broad Yorkshire, Tyke, Yorkie or Yorkshire English) is an English dialect of Northern England spoken in the English...
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