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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.
  • This [India] is a country with seventeen languages and 22,000 dialects...
    Fareed Zakaria  --  The Post-American World
  • I am myself a student of Indian dialects;
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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  • The girl who looked at me said something in a dialect I could not understand a word of.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • She spoke Mandarin slightly blurred with a Shanghai dialect.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • They ... amazed the students with their vast knowledge of not only French, but also English, Swahili, and several African dialects.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • addressing him in every dialect
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • I tried to speak Mandingo with him, but he only knew a little, and only the northern dialect.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • In this book a number of dialects are used,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • Dialect, Jane thought.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Living in Tarbean and Imre for so long, I hadn’t heard a dialect this thick in years.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • (Which I assumed meant hot in the dialect of deciduous fruit.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I also refused to stay at home when Char traveled, and learned every language and dialect that came our way.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • "You sure giving folks something to talk ’bout with that car of yours, Hammer," Mr. Granger said in his folksy dialect as he sat down with a grunt across from Papa.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Playing a pawn in this foolish game is one thing, but to be insulted with minstrel show dialect .
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Because they were from the city of Budzyil, near my hometown of Narewka, they spoke Yiddish with the same dialect I did.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Dialect spoken in Afghanistan.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • She spoke without a dialect and obviously was not from the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Both my dialect and my diction comprised a glib contrivance but they had succeeded in wildly amusing Leslie, and obviously winning her.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They spoke a dialect he didn’t recognize, and said they had orders to take him away.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Well, we had two weeks of study in the Olinka dialect, which the people hi this region speak.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Alvah, don’t talk in dialect.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He spoke through an interpreter who was an Ibo man, though his dialect was different and harsh to the ears of Mbanta.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • I nodded, for I thought it better to assent, though I did not quite understand his dialect.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She was unaccustomed to the Kabuli dialect of his Farsi, and to the underlying layer of Pashto accent, the language of his native Kandahar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I did not, like him, attempt a critical knowledge of their dialects, for I did not contemplate making any other use of them than temporary amusement.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Mom sometimes seemed to lapse into a different dialect when one of her brothers was around.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • They spoke in an Arabic dialect that the boy didn’t understand, but, when he made to leave, the guard told him to stay.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • "I like to hear him talk," said Athos; "his dialect amuses me."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • So furious was he that he was hardly articulate, and when he did speak it was in a much broader and more Western dialect than any which we had heard from him in the morning.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He gave out that he was interested in history and geography (at which there was much wagging of heads, although neither of these words were much used in the Bree-dialect).
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I’ve done my best to capture the language with which each person spoke and wrote: dialogue appears in native dialects; passages from diaries and other personal writings are quoted exactly as written.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • This is what he heard * Ford Prefect’s original name is only pronounceable in an obscure Betel-geusian dialect, now virtually extinct since the Great Collapsing Hrung Disaster of Gal.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Born a Provencal, he easily familiarized himself with the dialect of the south.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She’d called them two dialects of the same language.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • When he had identified these objects in what benighted mind he had, he said, in a dialect that was just intelligible: "How goes it, Jacques?"
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • They were often very turbulent meetings, with half a dozen men declaiming at once, in as many dialects of English; but the speakers were all desperately in earnest, and Jurgis was in earnest too, for he understood that a fight was on, and that it was his fight.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They ascribe the known difficulty one people have to understand another to corruptions and dialects.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • If you had wandered up and down the streets of Roseto in Pennsylvania in the first few decades after 1900, you would have heard only Italian, and not just any Italian but the precise southern Foggian dialect spoken back in the Italian Roseto.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • To go out of my dialect, which you discommend so much.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • [2] Lombard, because the words were those of Virgil, whose "parents were Lombards," and in speaking he had used a form peculiar to the Lombard dialect.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The old man turned toward him suddenly and spoke rapidly and furiously in a dialect that Robert Jordan could just follow.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I did; but they were uttered in the Romaic dialect.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was an opportunity for him to speak, and for me to hear, that old Rabelaisian dialect still used in some Canadian provinces.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Three or more Greek dialects and perhaps half a millennium of Greek hexameter poetry contributed to Homer’s language; so did a wide spectrum of idiom from the hieratic to the colloquial.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I don’t understand the dialect of this tribe.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • I knew this meant, in our local dialect, like two young thrushes, and received it as a compliment.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • His voice had grown soft, and he had merged many accents and dialects into his own speech, so that his speech did not seem foreign anywhere.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • There came a tremendous howl, in which were mingled all tongues, all dialects, all accents.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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