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Definition of Dialect
DialectDialect 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.
[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
dialectus, dialectos, from the Ancient
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that are natively spoken across
most of northern
China. The group includes
the Beijing dialect
, the basis
is a local dialect
of Pate Island, considered
to be closest
to the original dialect
of Kingozi. Kingozi
is an ancient dialect spoken
on the Indian...
are linguistic varieties
that may differ
in pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling
and grammar. For the classification
- South Swedish dialects Scanian
Göta dialects Gotland dialects
Svea dialects Norrland dialects
East Swedish dialects Finland
- Hokkien dialects
(泉州閩南片): Anxi dialect
(安溪話) Dehua dialect
(德化話) ****'an dialect
(惠安話) Jinjiang dialect
(晋江話) Nan'an dialect
(南安話) Quanzhou dialect
- A dialect continuum
or dialect chain
is a series
of language varieties spoken across
area such that neighboring varieties
- Savonian dialects
or North Karelian dialects Kainuu dialects Central Finland dialects
Päijänne Tavastia dialects
Keuruu-Evijärvi dialects Savonian dialects
: the local dialects
, the dialects
of time, and of profession
(work jargon). Of local dialects
five main dialects
: the dialect
- help. The Yorkshire dialect
Yorkshire, Tyke, Yorkie
English) is a dialect
, or continuum
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