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Dialects of English


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arrogance
the act of behaving in a proud and unpleasant way towards others
throat
the tube in the neck and back of the mouth
imitate
copy; act like another person or animal
variation
change or difference
historically
thinking about or referring to history
distinct
clearly different
plural
a word form that indicates a number greater than one
virtually
almost; close to being true
distinctive
having unusual features
under
influenced by
immediate
happening very soon after something else
degree
level or amount
stem from
come from; originate in
usage
the use of something, especially by many people
educated
having received education
rural
related to areas outside of cities
shorten
make shorter
dialect
a form of a language that is spoken by people in one area or in one social class
isolated
not having contact with others
substantially
very much
on the whole
thinking about all parts of a thing together
mark
show; indicate
well-known
known by many people
vowel
a sound that is made with an open mouth
syllable
one, two or more sounds that are pronounced together in a block
unite
bring together parts to make a group
that is
saying something in another way
associate
think about two or more things together
prestige
good reputation or respect
regional
related to one area of a country
roughly
about
accent
a pattern of word pronunciation and intonation
distinguish
understand or realize that two things are different