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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
Gr**** word διάλεκτος, diál****s, "discourse", from διά, diá, "through" and λέγω, légō...
- the Beijing dialect
, the basis
of Standard Mandarin
Chinese. Because Mandarin originated
in North China
and most Mandarin dialects
- more distantly related
to other variants
such as Putian dialect
and Leizhou dialect
due to historical
influences. Hokkien historically
- Comorian, spoken
in the Comoros Islands
is sometimes considered
to be a dialect
of Swahili, though other authorities consider
it a distinct
- The Yorkshire dialect
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English) is an English dialect
of Northern England spoken
in the English...
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- Southern-Western dialects Northern dialect group Southern dialect group
Southern-Western middle dialects
Pori region dialects
Ala-Sata****a dialects dialects
- The Fuzhou dialect
, (simplified Chinese: 福州话; traditional
Chinese: 福州話; pinyin: Fúzhōuhuà; FR: Hók-ciŭ-uâ (help·info)) also Fuzhounese, Foochow
- detailed standard
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Iran and Afghanistan. This consists
of the individual...
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is a regional dialect
of American English spoken throughout
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