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synonyms for dialects

  • accent
  • idiom
  • jargon
  • language
  • lingo
  • patois
  • pronunciation
  • slang
  • terminology
  • tongue
  • vernacular
  • vocabulary
  • argot
  • cant
  • localism
  • patter
  • provincialism
  • regionalism

antonyms for dialects

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  • standard
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How to use dialects in a sentence

The dialect of Saint-Rémy is simply one of countless ramifications of the dialects descended from the Latin.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
The great mass of the words are traceable to Latin etyma, as in all Romance dialects a large portion of Germanic words are found.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Four dialects are pretty clearly marked (see the article Celt: Language, "Breton," p. 328).
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Kamelillo knew island dialects about the same as he did English, but wasn't much for conversation.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
It would speak with as many tongues as the builders of Babel, and in dialects as much confused, and mutually as unintelligible.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
The termination of the name in us, is foreign, and not in accordance with the Abenakie dialects of this coast.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
We have already seen that many nations adopted Nahua institutions, who did not speak Nahua dialects.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
How and when are you going to change the 144 dialects of India into English?
BILINGUALISMN. A. BELCOURT
The old Spaniards, who brought their various dialects into the New World, retain them there unchanged.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
Germany is as rich in dialects as Italy, and to speak German well merits high praise.
THE AGE OF ERASMUSP. S. ALLEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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