Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Lori_7, May 16, 2010.
i don't. i think dialects are cool. i like diversity...gives language a little personality.
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I do. I wish every language just had one dialect.
I have no problem with Jamaican English even though it can be a little difficult for me to understand.
an ultimate merging of culture is dismal, and any step in that direction is dismal
Russell Crowe's English accent in the new film Robin Hood is amusing us at the moment.
It is supposed to be a Midlands accent, but it is not one we've heard here before.
Mr Crowe thinks it is perfect, and gets very angry if anyone comments on it.
Re dialects. Aren't dialects the seed for new languages?
Has anyone heard of Panglish?
Absolutly not that what's make the difference of a person, a community, a race, a country ...
I personaly live in Belgium (small country of +/- 10.000.000 and we have allready 3 Major languages : French, Dutch, German and all 3 of them are decliend into at least 5 to 10 different dialects depending of the region ... someone who speaks dutch on the Belgian coast will not specialy understand someone speaking a dutch dialect 200 miles away from them !
surprising isn't ?
So do I.
Dialects are cool. They are the source for new languages.
Sometimes the diversities within one single language are quite surprising - how come there are about fifty various dialects of Slovenian in such a tiny country as Slovenia, whereas in such a huge country as Russia there are only two major spoken dialects of Russian and they are completely mutually intelligible?
There are a lot of different dialects of Japanese, I am learning the Tokyo dialect which is the office one for Japan. However, I like listening to other dialects, they are pretty cool.
They are frustrating but no, of course not.
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