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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...
is a Punjabi dialect spoken
in the Malwa region
of Punjab. Major Malwai speaking centers
are Ferozepur, Fazilka, Faridkot, Muktsar, Moga, Bathinda...
- A nonstandard dialect
or vernacular dialect
is a dialect
or language variety
that has not historically benefited
from the institutional support
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(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) Tong'an dialect
- The Yorkshire dialect
Yorkshire, Tyke, Yorkie
English) is a dialect
in the Yorkshire...
- the Beijing dialect
, the basis
of the phonology
Chinese. Because Mandarin originated
in North China
and most Mandarin dialects
- The Norfolk dialect
, also known
Norfolk, is a dialect spoken
in the county
in England which
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...
- A dialect continuum
or dialect chain
is a series
of language varieties spoken across
area such that neighboring varieties
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