Definition of Dialects. Meaning of Dialects. Synonyms of Dialects

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Definition of Dialects

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 Dialects from wikipedia

- whether two varieties are dialects of the same language or dialects of different languages. The terms "language" and "dialect" are not necessarily mutually...
- Southern-Western dialects Northern dialect group Southern dialect group Southern-Western middle dialects Pori region dialects Ala-Sata****a dialects dialects of Turku...
- modern dialect, is spoken. The frontier areas of Northwest China were colonized by speakers of Mandarin dialects at the same time, and the dialects in those...
- preserved in the dialect of Somerset. For details of the sound differences between the dialects, see Phonological history of Old English (dialects). The language...
- Dutch: Drents) is a collective term for the dialects spoken in Drenthe, a province of the Netherlands. The dialects, which are still spoken by half the po****tion...
- and grammatical constructions; many different dialects can be identified based on these factors. Dialects can be cl****ified at broader or narrower levels:...
- also several local dialects from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan which slightly differ from the standard Persian. The Hazaragi dialect (in Central Afghanistan...
- German dialects are dialects often considered languages in their own right and are cl****ified under the umbrella term of "German". Though varied by region...
- South Asia. Although the spoken dialects of Bengali are mutually intelligible with neighbouring dialects. Bengali dialects can be thus cl****ified along at...
- language as well as the non-standardized dialects, including intermediate forms between vernacular dialects and the standard. Some linguists avoid the...
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