Definition of Dialect. Meaning of Dialect. Synonyms of Dialect

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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...
- or Minnan Proper[citation needed] (閩南語/闽南话), is a Southern Min Chinese dialect group originating from the Minnan region in the south-eastern part of Fujian...
- the Beijing dialect, the basis of Standard Mandarin or Standard Chinese. Because Mandarin originated in North China and most Mandarin dialects are found...
- The following is a list of dialects of English. Dialects are linguistic varieties which may differ in pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling and grammar...
- 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...
- Eye dialect is the use of nonstandard spelling for speech to draw attention to pronunciation. The term was coined by George Philip Krapp to refer to 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...
- A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a spread of language varieties spoken across some geographical area such that neighbouring varieties differ only...
- Cháozhōuhuà or Cháoshànhuà, Chaozhou dialect: Diê⁵ziu¹ uê⁷; Shantou dialect: Dio⁵ziu¹ uê⁷) is a Southern Min dialect spoken mainly by the Teochew people...
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