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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • I did; but they were uttered in the Romaic dialect.
  • "What is going on?" asked Franz of the count; for, as all the talk was in the Roman dialect, he had not perfectly understood it.
  • "I beg your excellency’s pardon for keeping you waiting," said the man, in the Roman dialect, "but I don’t think I’m many minutes after my time, ten o’clock has just struck on the Lateran."
  • He already knew Italian, and had also picked up a little of the Romaic dialect during voyages to the East; and by the aid of these two languages he easily comprehended the construction of all the others, so that at the end of six months he began to speak Spanish, English, and German.

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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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