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Definition a regional variety of a language
  • It's not uncommon to hear "y'all" when talking in the American south where the rural areas still have a distinct dialect.
dialect = a regional variety of a language
  • The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English.
  • dialect = regional variety of a language
  • This [India] is a country with seventeen languages and 22,000 dialects...
    Fareed Zakaria  --  The Post-American World
  • addressing him in every dialect
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • dialect = a regional variety of a language
  • The girl who looked at me said something in a dialect I could not understand a word of.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • dialect = a regional variety of a language
  • I tried to speak Mandingo with him, but he only knew a little, and only the northern dialect.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • dialect = a regional variety of a language
  • I am myself a student of Indian dialects;
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • dialects = regional varieties of a language
  • 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
  • dialects = regional varieties of a language
  • She spoke Mandarin slightly blurred with a Shanghai dialect.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • dialect = a regional variety of a language
  • In this book a number of dialects are used,
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • dialects = regional varieties of a language
  • the ordinary "Pike County" dialect
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • the extremest form of the backwoods Southwestern dialect
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • 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 cannot speak any of the necessary dialects, and when you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • I could not understand any of the dialects the interviewer at China Airlines tried on me, and he didn't understand me either.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • MRS WARREN [lapsing recklessly into her dialect] We're mother and daughter.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • In some dialects: Chaumas.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • , though it is doubtful whether they belonged at all to any Indian dialect, are much used by both white and red men in their Intercourse.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Tristero's giving its employees crash courses in Siouan and Athapascan dialects.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • "Noble Ghael," said Missandei, in the dialect of Astapor, "is this the same Cleon once owned by Grazdan mo Ullhor?"
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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