Chapter 5.5 Dialect

By: Kelsey Viger

What is a dialect?

A dialect is a regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary spelling and pronunciation. Usually a speaker of one dialect can understand someone of a different dialect. English has an extremely high number of dialects.

Dialects in the United States

Major differences in US dialects originated because of differences in dialects among the original settlers. They are grouped in 3 areas, northern, southern and midlands
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How do you pronounce 'water'?
Do You Know How To Pronounce These Words?