Dialects

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one of the major dialects of Old English Anglian , Jutish , Kentish
Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects Arabic , Arabic language
cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco Berber
any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system Chinese
branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects dialectology
boundary of language groups, dialects isogloss
one of two official languages of Norway; based on rural dialects Landsmal , New Norwegian , Nynorsk
medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France Langue d'oc , Langue d'oc French
medieval provincial dialects of French spoken in central and northern France Langue d'oil , Langue d'oil French
exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects) nasal twang , twang
medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France) Occitan , Provencal
Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol Rhaeto-Romance , Rhaeto-Romanic
nonclassical Latin dialects spoken in the Roman Empire; source of Romance languages Vulgar Latin
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