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EtymologyEdit

From Latin dialectos/dialectus f, from Ancient Greek διάλεκτος f (diálektos).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /diaˈlɛkt/
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NounEdit

Dialekt m (genitive Dialekts or Dialektes, plural Dialekte)

  1. dialect, regiolect

Usage notesEdit

  • Varieties of standard German or modern colloquial German are not commonly called Dialekte. Moreover, the word is not commonly used for non-regional varieties of language such as Soziolekte (“sociolects”). This is often in contrast to the terminology of Anglophone, particularly American, linguistics.

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