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Dialects are regional or historic (temporal) varieties of individual languages.

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Dialectal senses, spellings, forms etc


Wiktionary uses {{label}} to label as dialectal:

  1. alternative spellings:
    1. (UK) colour
    2. (US) color
  2. words:
    1. (UK) anorak
  3. inflected forms:
    1. (UK and African-American Vernacular) learnt
    2. (US) learned

Wiktionary uses {{a}} (which stands for "accent") to label pronunciations as dialectal:

  1. (US) IPA(key): /sɝ/
  2. (UK) IPA(key): /sɜː/

Dialects in etymologies


Wiktionary uses a small number of exceptional codes to represent specific varieties of languages in etymology sections, while not having full entries in those languages. Some may be deprecated. These codes are stored in Module:etymology languages/data.

See also