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  1. eye dialectnoun

    the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker

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  1. eye dialectnoun

    The deliberate use of nonstandard spellings to indicate that the speaker uses a nonstandard or dialectal speech, even though the spelling is pronounced the same way as the original word.

    Etymology: From eye + dialect. First used by George P. Krapp in The English Language in America (1925) in reference to written dialogue that uses nonstandard spelling but doesn't indicate an unusual pronunciation.

  2. eye dialectnoun

    The written representations of dialect speech in which words are spelled in a manner which indicates a non-standard pronunciation.

    Etymology: From eye + dialect. First used by George P. Krapp in The English Language in America (1925) in reference to written dialogue that uses nonstandard spelling but doesn't indicate an unusual pronunciation.

  3. eye dialectnoun

    A set of such nonstandard spellings, collectively used to reflect a certain form of speech.

    Etymology: From eye + dialect. First used by George P. Krapp in The English Language in America (1925) in reference to written dialogue that uses nonstandard spelling but doesn't indicate an unusual pronunciation.

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  1. Eye dialect

    Eye dialect is the use of nonstandard spelling for speech to draw attention to pronunciation. The term was originally coined by George P. Krapp to refer to the literary technique of using nonstandard spelling that implies a pronunciation of the given word that is actually standard, such as wimmin for women; the spelling indicates that the character's speech overall is dialectal, foreign, or uneducated. This form of nonstandard spelling differs from others in that a difference in spelling does not indicate a difference in pronunciation of a word. That is, it is dialect to the eye rather than to the ear. It suggests that a character "would use a vulgar pronunciation if there were one" and "is at the level of ignorance where one misspells in this fashion, hence mispronounces as well." The term is less commonly also used to refer to pronunciation spellings, that is, spellings of words that indicate that they are pronounced in a nonstandard way. For example, an author might write dat as an attempt at accurate transcription of a nonstandard pronunciation of that. The rest of this article will discuss the former definition. See pronunciation spelling for the latter.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eye dialect in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eye dialect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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