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dialect meaning

EN[ˈdaɪ.ə.ˌlɛkt]
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WDialect
  • The term dialect (from the ancient Greek word διάλεκτος diálektos, "discourse", from διά diá, "through" and λέγω legō, "I speak") is used in two distinct ways.
  • The other usage refers to a language that is socially subordinated to a regional or national standard language, often historically cognate to the standard, but not derived from it.
  • A dialect is distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation (phonology, including prosody).
  • The particular speech patterns used by an individual are termed an idiolect.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    1. en dialects
    2. en dialectic
    3. en dialectical
    4. en dialectics
    5. en dialectal
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    Meaning of dialect for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "dialect" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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