Language vs Dialect - How Are They Different?
You've surely heard about the term "dialect" before. But have you ever considered how a language and a dialect differ? There is a famous saying among linguists that give you a hint about the real difference. It goes as follows: "a language is a dialect with an army and navy."
Dialect Coach Checks If Star Actors Can Shed Their Accents
Dialect Coach Judges Celebrity Actors' Accents In 32 Scenes fails, language, fake, accent, famous people, coach, movie star, actors, scene, dialect, Erik Singer How hard is it for actors to fake an accent in a specific role? Language coach Erik Singer explains this on 32 examples from famous films.
Is This Really How These Famous People Talked?
Dialect Expert Rates Actors’ Depiction of Real People art, video, interesting, expert, movies, acting, cinema, linguistics, wired, dialect, accents, critique Mimicking an accent can be difficult. Watch this expert analyze 17 actors who played real-life characters. Did they nail it or not?
TEST: Can We Guess What Part of the US You’re From?
And if you’re not American, see which regional dialect you match best. What do you call this large freight-carrying vehicle? Tractor trailer Semi truck 18-wheeler Speaking of vehicles, how do you pronounce this word? Vee-yuck-ul Vee-hick-ul What do you call this water-dispensing appliance?
QUIZ: What Region of the US Does Your English Best Match?
Choose a Word, and I’ll Tell You Where You’re From
Source of all images: Imgur Share these maps with friends and see if they correspond with their dialects!
Is It Soda or Pop? 12 Fun and Interesting Regional Words
In recent years, linguists have pondered whether the homogenizing effect of TV and the Internet have begun to eliminate regional terms and dialects. If we look at several recent surveys, the answer seems to be - not at all.
14 Uniquely Canadian Words and Phrases You Should Know
14 Uniquely Canadian Words and Phrases words, Canada, languages, linguistics, slang, phrases, English language, Canadian, interesting information, dialect There are some Canadian words no American would understand.
Watch 50 Americans Speak In Their States’ Accents
Watch these 50 people from different states speak in their own regional dialects and you'll hear all the magnificent diversity of speech right away. Can you hear all 50 of these accents?
This Killer Whale Has Been Taught to Mimic Human Sounds
[related_articles] Putting orcas in marine parks seems even crueler when considering that orca pods even have their own dialects – scientists can actually distinguish between pods just by listening to their calls.
On Vacation? Bring A Talking Phrasebook!
Clicking on 'play' will start an audio recording of the phrase with the right dialect and accent. 7. According to the search results, the phrases and words will appear translated on the screen.
Which Languages in the World Are the Closest to English?
Scots Scots is a tricky entry, as many people can’t even agree as to whether Scots is a sister language to English, or a dialect thereof.
English Vocab History: Few Can Pass This Vocabulary Quiz?
Girl used to mean a child or young person of either sex and it is perhaps related to a German dialectal word 'gör' than means ‘child’. A young person (both male and female) A young woman A female cat A young female (both person and animal) A ‘moment’ used to denote quite a definite time.
Aren't Tuscany's Landscapes Absolutely Magnificent?
Italian shares a close relationship with the Latin language, modern Italian that is spoken throughout the country today is based upon the Tuscan dialect.
QUIZ: Can You Guess What These Words Used to Mean?
Visit the Most Beautiful Monasteries in the World!
Yumbulagang, in Tibetan dialect, means 'Palace of mother and son'. The monastery was built over 2000 years ago, destroyed and rebuilt. The walls of this extraordinary monastery are adorned and painted with murals of the early history of Tibet.
Prime Examples Of Just How Strange the English Language Is
In fact, the deeper you go into any given area, you'll find hundreds of dialects and vernaculars spread across the area. 1 language with 10 different versions of it.
You’d Be Shocked at How These Common Words Were Pronounced
From the moment Vikings took over the north of England and until the Norman Conquest, Old Norse was commonly heard throughout the streets of cities like York, where it intermingled with the local English dialects, a process made easy by the fact both languages were related and shared some mutual intelligibility
These Beautiful Languages are Almost as Old as Time
As a widely spoken language, there are currently over a dozen different dialects of Tamil spoken all across the states. However, forms of ancient Tamil are also still alive and well in many circles of these localities.
Can Your English Vocabulary Reveal Where You Are From?
Try Again Share Result You Have an American Accent American English evolved a lot throughout the years and today, it's very different from British English, both in terms of spelling, vocabulary and grammar, and that's without taking the numerous dialects that exist in the United States into account.
I Never Knew the Origin of These Common Words!
In old English dialect, “wether” was the name of a castrated ram, and the lead wether in a herd would usually have a bell hung around its neck, helping the herdsman to locate it. Source “Arctic” comes from the Greek word “arktos”, meaning “bear”.
The 12 Words of Christmas: Funny Long Lost Phrases
Well, if you did, you might be glad to learn that this action has a name, and it’s hogamadog, according to the English Dialect Dictionary, the 1905 edition. 11. This unfortunately long-lost 19-century word means ‘a total devotion to enjoying yourself’. It is derived from the Greek word ‘to enjoy’.
Did You Know These Facts About Huckleberry Finn?
He speaks in dialect, using grammatical errors that were widely used in his time and region. This was considered revolutionary. It makes the reading experience more vivid and still influences how Americans write today. 5.
Can Your English Vocabulary Reveal Where You’re From?