Associations to the word «Dialect»


DIALECT, noun. (linguistics) 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.
DIALECT, noun. A dialect of a language perceived as substandard and wrong.
DIALECT, noun. A regional or minority language.
DIALECT, noun. (computing) (programming) A variant of a non-standardized programming language.
DIALECT CONTINUUM, noun. (linguistics) A range of dialects that vary slightly by region, so that the further apart two regions are, the more the language differs.

Dictionary definition

DIALECT, 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".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King