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Measure for Measure
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  • I pr’ythee, Lucio, do me this kind service: This day my sister should the cloister enter, And there receive her approbation: Acquaint her with the danger of my state; Implore her, in my voice, that she make friends To the strict deputy; bid herself assay him; I have great hope in that: for in her youth There is a prone and speechless dialect Such as moves men; beside, she hath prosperous art When she will play with reason and discourse, And well she can persuade.

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  • It’s not uncommon to hear "y’all" when talking in the American south where the rural areas still have a distinct dialect.
  • The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English.

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