Example sentences for: dialect

How can you use “dialect” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Caló became the dialect of the underworld of Mexico City and migrated into the Southwest, as some believe, through the city of El Paso.

  • People generally seem to find dialect study interesting.

  • “Forced’ for forest would hardly be surprising among German settlers, for Forst is a German word for forest . More intriguing is “meowk’ for milk . In the Bernese dialect of Swiss-German, the l is replaced by a rather indistinct u sound, so that the German Milch becomes Miuch (with “ch’ as in “loch’).

  • Yes, Oscar Hammerstein's lyric is full of "dat" and "dese" (obviously, he was self-taught at Ebonics), but funnily enough, when Paul Robeson sang the song in the London production of Show Boat in 1928, the biggest problem he had was wrapping his beautiful, impeccable vowels around the soi-disant dialect lyric.

  • To make things more challenging, it’s all sung in the local dialect, but you can just relax and watch the spectacle of mime, dance, and acrobatics.

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