dialect, idiom, accent(noun)
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
"the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
A variety of a language (specifically, often a spoken variety) that is characteristic of a particular area, community or group, often with relatively minor differences in vocabulary, style, spelling and pronunciation.
A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.
A dialect of a language perceived as substandard and wrong.
Origin: From διάλεκτος, from διαλέγομαι, from διά + λέγω.
means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech
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
The term dialect is used in two distinct ways, even by linguists. One usage refers to a variety of a language that is a characteristic of a particular group of the language's speakers. The term is applied most often to regional speech patterns, but a dialect may also be defined by other factors, such as social class. A dialect that is associated with a particular social class can be termed a sociolect, a dialect that is associated with a particular ethnic group can be termed as ethnolect, and a regional dialect may be termed a regiolect or topolect. The other usage refers to a language that is socially subordinate to a regional or national standard language, often historically cognate to the standard, but not a variety of it or in any other sense derived from it. A framework was developed in 1967 by Heinz Kloss, Ausbau-, Abstand- and Dach-sprache, to describe speech communities, that while unified politically and/or culturally, include multiple dialects which though closely related genetically may be divergent to the point of inter-dialect unintelligibility. A dialect is distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Where a distinction can be made only in terms of pronunciation, the term accent is appropriate, not dialect. Other speech varieties include: standard languages, which are standardized for public performance; jargons, which are characterized by differences in lexicon; slang; patois; pidgins or argots.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī′a-lekt, n. a variety or form of a language peculiar to a district: a non-literary vernacular: a peculiar manner of speaking.—adj. Dialect′al.—adv. Dialect′ally.—ns. Dialect′icism; Dialectol′ogist; Dialectol′ogy. [Through Fr. and L. from Gr. dialektos, speech, manner of speech, peculiarity of speech—dia, between, legein, to speak.]
citadel, deltaic, edictal, lactide
The numerical value of dialect in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dialect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- دارجة, عامية, لهجةArabic
- dialekt, ləhcəAzerbaijani
- dialecteCatalan, Valencian
- nářečí, dialektCzech
- Mundart, DialektGerman
- لهجه, گویشPersian
- murre, aluemurreFinnish
- patois, dialecteFrench
- dualchainntScottish Gaelic
- dialek, logatIndonesian
- 方言, 弁Japanese
- ប្រាក្រឹត, គ្រាមភាសាKhmer
- 사투리, 방언Korean
- dialectos, dialectusLatin
- dialektas, tarmėLithuanian
- дијалект, говор, наречјеMacedonian
- narzecze, dialektPolish
- dialecto, dialetoPortuguese
- диалект, наречие, говорRussian
- narečje, нарјечје, narječje, наречје, дијалект, dijalektSerbo-Croatian
- nárečie, dialektSlovak
- говір, наріччя, діалектUkrainian
- thổ ngưVietnamese
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