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Hi,

Please let me know any simple meaning of dialect with some simple example. Thank you
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Hi Jackson,

I'm sure the people on here who love to debate linguistic nuances endlessly will say this is too simple, but a dialect is just a way a subset of people speak a language, either because of location or social status or a combination of those factors.

If you travel to the deep South in the U.S., you will hear a very different dialect of English than if you travel to the highlands of Scotland.
Hi,

Grammar Geek said:

''... but a dialect is just a way a subset of people ...''

What does just a way mean?

Please explain the meaning of dialect little further but in simple terms.
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>just a way=only a manner

A dialect is the special way people from a given area of a country speak and write.

Sometimes, the spelling is different, or the meanings are different, or the pronunciation is different.

Also, see:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language

You may want to see a description of a particular AmE dialect, the Southern American English
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_American_English
and related to that dialect
A Glossary of Quaint Southernisms
http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/southernese.html
dialect
n : the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific
group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of
English"; "he has a strong German accent" [syn: idiom ,
accent
meaning of dialect
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