Example sentences for: dialects

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

  • Thus, we have Inglish dialects such as Hinglish, Benglish, Punglish, Tamglish, Malayanglish, and so forth.

  • Certainly one of the--dare I say?--prominent examples is cock , which means both male bird and penis in both dialects; the situation arises because it meant male bird more commonly in British English and penis more commonly in American English, a fairly clear case of distribution.

  • All of these can also be found in the best dictionary of American dialects: Frederic G. Cassidy and Joan Houston Hall's Dictionary of American Regional English , including, as it happens, the same illustrative quotations used in Yankee Talk plus some additional ones.

  • In short, the perception of these terms is culture-dependent, and culture is akin to language in the sense that while a large number of people might be said to speak a language, we know that it is made up of a larger number of dialects which, in turn, are made up of a still larger number of idiolects.

  • Bahasa Indonesia, the nation's official tongue, is the language of business in both Timors, but most Timorese continue to speak traditional dialects.


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