Dialect
The term dialect (from the ancient Greek word διάλεκτος diálektos, "discourse", from διά diá, "through" and λέγω legō, "I speak") is used in two distinct ways. One usage—the more common among linguist...
Sperm Whales Develop Culture, Regional Accents
A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects. Some of the most intelligent animals can be found, not on ...
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
A language is a dialect with an army and navy
"A language is a dialect with an army and navy" is a quip about the arbitrariness of the distinction between a dialect and a language. It points out the influence that social and political conditions ...
Slang
Slang consists of a lexicon of non-standard words and phrases in a given language. Use of these words and phrases is typically associated with the subversion of a standard variety (such as Standard En...
Japanese dialects
The dialects of the Japanese language fall into two primary clades, Eastern (including Tokyo) and Western (including Kyoto), with the dialects of Kyushu and Hachijō Island often distinguished as addit...
Japanese dialects - Wikipedia
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
Dialect Test
The Dialect Test was created by Joseph Wright in February 1879. It first appeared in the works of A.J. Ellis, to whom Wright dictated the test. It stands as one of the earliest methods of identifying...
Betanure Jewish Neo-Aramaic
Betanure Jewish Neo-Aramaic, the local dialect of Betanure, is among the rarest and most seriously endangered varieties of Aramaic spoken at the present time. It is also one of the most conservative o...
Dialects of the Polish language
Modern sources on the Slavic languages normally describe the Polish language as consisting of four major dialect groups, each primarily associated with a certain geographical region, and often further...
Dialects of the Polish language - Wikipedia
Shut up
"Shut up" is a direct command with a meaning very similar to "be quiet"', but which is commonly perceived as a more forceful command to stop making noise or otherwise communicating, such as talking. T...
Eastern Navarrese
Eastern Navarrese (Ekialdeko nafar euskalkia in Basque) is an extinct Basque dialect spoken in Navarre, Spain. It included two subdialects: Salazarese and Roncalais.The foremost living Basque dialecto...
Eastern Navarrese - Wikipedia
Tokyo dialect
Tokyo dialect (東京方言, 東京弁, 東京語, Tōkyō hōgen, Tōkyō-ben, Tōkyō-go) refers to the Japanese dialect spoken in modern Tokyo. The dialect in modern Tokyo is often considered to be standard Japanese,...
Tokyo dialect - Wikipedia
Dialect levelling in Britain
Dialect levelling is the means by which dialect differences decrease. For example, in rural areas of Britain, although English is widely spoken, the pronunciation and grammar have historically varied....
Dialects of Macedonian
The dialects of Macedonian comprise the Slavic dialects spoken in the Republic of Macedonia as well as some varieties spoken in the wider geographic region of Macedonia. They are part of the dialect c...
Dialects of Macedonian - Wikipedia
TIMIT
TIMIT is a corpus of phonemically and lexically transcribed speech of American English speakers of different sexes and dialects. Each transcribed element has been delineated in time.TIMIT was designe...
Hamgyŏng dialect
The Hamgyŏng dialects, or Northeastern Korean, is a dialect of the Korean language used in southern North Hamgyŏng, South Hamgyŏng, and Ryanggang Provinces of North Korea, as well as the Yanbian Korea...
Dalian dialect
Dalian dialect (Chinese: 大连话, Pinyin: dalian hua, Romaji: Dairen-ben) is the dialect of Mandarin spoken on the Liaodong Peninsula, including the city of Dalian and parts of Dandong and Yingkou. Dalian...
Dalian dialect - Wikipedia
Low German
Low German or Low Saxon (Plattdüütsch, Nedderdüütsch, Platduuts, Nedderduuts; Standard German: Plattdeutsch or Niederdeutsch; Dutch: Nederduits in the wider sense, see Nomenclature below) is an Ingva...
Low German - Wikipedia
Kajkavian dialect
The Kajkavian dialect /kaɪˈkaːviən/ (Kajkavian noun: kajkavščina; Shtokavian adjective: kajkavski [kǎjkaʋskiː], noun: kajkavica or kajkavština [kajkǎːʋʃtina]) is a dialect of the Serbo-Croatian langua...
Kajkavian dialect - Wikipedia
Valencian language controversy
Valencian is the Catalan language as spoken in the Valencian Community.
The Valencian sociolinguist Rafael Ninyoles i Monllor coined the term linguistic conflict by the end of the 1960s for referr...
Valencian language controversy - Wikipedia
Jutlandic dialect
Jutlandic or Jutish (Danish: jysk; [ˈjysɡ]) is the western dialect of Danish, spoken on the peninsula of Jutland.Generally, the eastern dialects are the closest to Standard Danish, while the southern ...
Jutlandic dialect - Wikipedia
Eastern Slovak dialects
Eastern Slovak or Slovjak dialects (Slovak: východoslovenské nárečia, východniarčina), are dialects of the Slovak language spoken natively in the historical regions of Spiš, Šariš, Zemplín and Abo...
Eastern Slovak dialects - Wikipedia
Sarawak Malay
Sarawakian dialect is a common language used by natives in Sarawak. This dialect somewhat related to Bruneian Malay and the Pontianak Malay which is spoken in the neighbouring West Kalimantan province...