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...
- languages and dialects that are natively spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. The group includes the Beijing dialect, the basis of the...
- the Yorkshire dialects and the Geordie dialect spoken in Northumbria around Newcastle, and the Lancashire dialects with local urban dialects in Liverpool...
- and grammatical constructions; many different dialects can be identified based on these factors. Dialects can be classified at broader or narrower levels:...
- shrank. Large dialects such as the East Pomeranian dialect, most varieties of Silesian German, Prussian dialects and Bohemian German dialects disappeared...
- The Hilalian dialects (Arabic: اللهجات الهلالية) are a continuum of Arabic dialects of the Maghreb, which were introduced during the Hilalian invasions...
- shared with some Slovakian or Ukrainian dialects.[citation needed] The South Slavic dialects form a dialectal continuum stretching from today's southern...
- Tavastian dialects Ylä-Sata****a dialects Heart Tavastian dialects Southern Tavastian dialects Southern-Eastern Tavastian dialects Hollola dialect group Porvoo...
- Saxon and Upper Franconian dialects, which are Central German and Upper German dialects belonging to the High German dialect group. German is therefore...
- Hokkien dialects spoken in southern Fujian (in southeast China), in the area centered on the city of Quanzhou. Due to migration, various Quanzhou dialects are...