dialect dialect  /ˈdaɪ ə ˌlɛkt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The jarring sounds underscore just how different a dialect can be from the Italian taught in school.
  2. Charlie also recalls a few words of what has been identified as a Liberian dialect.
  3. Lee was a third generation Straits Chinese, however, and grew up speaking Malay, English and the Cantonese dialect of his family's maid.

News

  1. Quirks in 'Utah accent' apparent in new study

    A new study highlights the differences between dialects throughout the United States, and offers insight into Utah's own unique accent.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  2. Dr. David Li, Dentist and Owner of CT Dental Group Introduces Multi-Lingual Services for Oakland, CA Patients

    Located in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown District, CT Dental Group recently introduced multi-lingual services to better cater to the broad diversity of patients in their local area that require dental care. Dr. David Li along with four other dentists at CT Dental Group now provide services in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Fuzhou dialect, and Shanghai dialect. (PRWeb ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Pop or soda? Dialect maps show regional differences

    REGIONAL DIALECTS: While pop vs. soda vs. Coke, and the use of y'all in the South, have been long-understood regionalisms, the maps also show some surprising differences. Central and south-central Iowa calls a crayon a cray-awn, while the rest of the state says cray-ahn.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

Quotes

  • According to a book chronicling the campaign, Reid said he country "was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama - a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'"
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Iowa Independent

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