Example sentences for: dialectal

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

  • Being very new to this country and having, so far, only encountered school English, she found it difficult to believe that dialectal variation could be so great in such a tight little island as ours, and that so much of it could be unintelligible to the uninitiated.

  • I have also noticed a sharp acceleration in the decline of dialectal usages, less in pronunciation than in vocabulary: I find that many people in my own county of Suffolk, for example, no longer know dialect words and expressions that were universal currency as recently as the 1950s.

  • While it must be acknowledged that pronunciations occupy a great deal of space—owing largely to the dialectal variants and the precision with which they are represented—most American dictionaries are satisfied to show major (American) dialect differences and to rely on detailed variants to be the product of a judiciously selected key word in the pronunciation key (a subject I do not have the space to go into here).

  • The preferred British pronunciation of Connecticut , with the c before the t pronounced as k , is not shown, so why shown US dialectal variant pronunciations?

  • Other, often dialectal aberrations such as in surance and in flu ence are also readily understandable.

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