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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dialectos, from Ancient Greek διάλεκτος (diálektos).

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dialecte m (plural dialectes)

  1. dialect

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin dialectus, from Ancient Greek διάλεκτος (diálektos).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dja.lɛkt/
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NounEdit

dialecte m (plural dialectes)

  1. (linguistics) language socially subordinate to a regional or national standard language, often historically cognate to the standard, but not a variety of it or in any other sense derived from it
  2. (colloquial) dialect

Usage notesEdit

  • The first meaning is technical and widely used in linguistic literature. Under the influence of English and translations, the word has also acquired the second, non-technical meaning; instead, technical literature prefers the expression français régional (or "any language" + régional).

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dialecte f

  1. vocative singular of dialectos