Naked Mole Rats speak in dialects unique to their colonies and will kill intruders with the wrong dialectโ€ฆ
Dante, author of 'Dante's Divine Comedy', is the primary reason why the Tuscan dialect of Italian became the "standardized" Italian language. In 1945, the fascist Italian government called Dante "the greatest symbol of Italianness".โ€ฆ
Okinawan is not a dialect, but an entirely pretty different language!โ€ฆ
There's a dialect of Gaelic native to Canada. It's primarily spoken by the descendants of Scottish Highlanders settled in Nova Scotiaโ€ฆ
Resident killer whales in the eastern North Pacific form matrilineal social groups, consisting of the eldest female, her children, and the descendants of her daughters. Closely related matrilines with similar dialects form aggregations called pods, which in turn form clans and communities.โ€ฆ
Seemingly random word combos found in historical tavern names actually evolved via dialect shifts and even mistakes made by successive sign painters. For instance, "Cat and Wheel" refers to the martyrdom of St. Catherine ("Catherine's Wheel"). "Goat and Compass" stands for "God encompasseth us."โ€ฆ
This โ€œisolation nationโ€ is one major reason why Norway has so many distinct dialects. People living in different valleys and fjords were sequestered long enough to develop their own way of speaking. It also contributed to Norwayโ€™s tunnel-digging craze.โ€ฆ
There are different academic opinions whether Cantonese is an independent language like Mandarin. Wiedenhof states that Cantonese is a language with two main forms of dialects, while Yao claims that Cantonese is one of the seven main dialects in China, therefore, not an independent languageโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Euro English, a sort of dialect involuntary used by non-native English speakers in Europe and influenced by other European languagesโ€ฆ
Black American Sign Language (BASL) is a dialect of American Sign Language (ASL), used most commonly by deaf African Americans in the United States, that diverged from ASL largely as a result of the segregation of schools in the American South.โ€ฆ
Caribbean sperm whales have a distinct culture. They are known to interact only with other whales with their own unique dialects and 'accents' which are variations of clicks unique to that area.โ€ฆ
There is an Antarctic dialect of English, which has developed among researchers in Antarctica who have their own slang and speech patterns. Since this is one of the few linguistically isolated areas in the world, it is being used to understand how dialects originate.โ€ฆ
There is a dialect of Arabic that isn't naturally spoken anywhere, but which is understandable to all speakers of Arabic. While people from Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen or Syria might not understand each other, they can understand the same news report.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Tangier Island, Virginia, a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay, where people speak with a unique dialect resembling British English. Due to rising sea levels, the island is expected to be lost in the next 50 years.โ€ฆ
The first beers were hop-less with low carbonation. They were mixed with plenty of herbs and spices for preservation and called "gruit", which is a German dialect for herb.โ€ฆ
Egyptian Arabic is the first language of 92 million Egyptians and the most widely spoken Arabic dialect. It is understood by almost all of the 300 million Arabic speakers in the world, thanks to the Egyptian cinema and media industry
Both "canceled" and "cancelled" are acceptable ways to spell the past tense of the verb "cancel". Americans favor "canceled" (one l), while British English and other dialects prefer "cancelled" (two l's). However, there is only one correct spelling of the noun "cancellation".โ€ฆ
An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people speak Texas German, a German dialect which can be traced back German settlers to Texasโ€ฆ
Men and women speak different dialects of the Yanyuwa language. The only time that men use the women's dialect is if they are quoting someone of the opposite sex and vice versa.โ€ฆ
The Yanyuwa Language of Indigenous Australia has different dialects for men and womenโ€ฆ
The Turkish word for a turkey bird means "India," the Hindi word means "Turkey," the Portuguese word means "Peru," Khmer and Scottish Gaelic call it a "French chicken," Malay calls it a "Dutch chicken," and various dialects of Arabic call it a Roman, Greek, or Ethiopian chicken.โ€ฆ
Italian is often the second language of most older native Italians, and while the locals are said to speak different, they actually predate modern Italian which became the national language in 1861. The โ€œdialectsโ€ are often so different that locals canโ€™t understand the other dialectsโ€ฆ
Standard Arabic, the Arabic taught in a majority of schools, is based off of the language Prophet Mohammad spoke. It is a language that nobody naturally speaks, and is preserved through formal education and news broadcasts. Egyptian Arabic is the most widely-understood dialectโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Texas German, a distinct German dialect spoken in Central Texas.
There's a dialect of German spoken in America called "Texas German."โ€ฆ
The 10 most spoken languages in South America are Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, English, Guarani, Aymara, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese (if you combine all the different Chinese dialects)โ€ฆ
A small island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay named Tangier Island still speaks a dialect of Old Modern English that sounds the most like British English.
When Tony Soprano says "Gabagool" he's really meaning "Capicola" but because of the Italian dialect from southern Italy mixing with Jersey/New York it turned into "Gabagool".โ€ฆ
Libyan leader Gaddafi spoke a dialect of Arabic that was hard for other Arabs to understand and often spoke for hours without notes by saying the first thing that came into his head. He once spoke at the London School of Oriental and African Studies by direct satellite and was 90% unintelligibleโ€ฆ
"Swiss" isn't a language. Switzerland has four official languages with the majority of the population speaking German with some dialect changes for "Swiss German"โ€ฆ
The island of Montserrat is known as "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean." Its inhabitants, most of whom descend from Irish indentured servants and enslaved Africans, speak a dialect of English that has features of both Irish and Afro-Caribbean dialects.โ€ฆ
Following difficulties with understanding regional accents and dialects, in 2010 a translator firm started actively looking for interpreters who know the Scouse and Geordie variations of English.โ€ฆ
The actress who played one of the prostitutes in "Fargo" was also one of the movie's dialect coaches and taught lead actress Frances McDormand the movie's signature "Yeah?"-"Yeah" head-nod.โ€ฆ
A sperm whaleโ€™s โ€œclickโ€ is the loudest sound produced by any animal and it has an identifying dialect. They arenโ€™t born with different vocal chords but acquire their dialects from one another in the same way you or I might taken on our parentsโ€™ accentโ€ฆ
American Dialect Society (founded 1889) has voted for Singular 'They' as 'Word of the Decade' for its growing use to refer to a known person whose gender identity is non-binary.โ€ฆ
Whales and Dolphins have regional dialects/accentsโ€ฆ
Not all Spanish speakers roll their โ€˜Rsโ€™. The Costa Rican dialect does not have a trill, and instead they pronounce โ€˜Rsโ€™ as an approximant consonant, much like in English.โ€ฆ
There are ~5000 native Welsh speakers in Argentina, descended from Welsh people who emigrated in the 1860's in order to preserve their culture. This community speaks their own dialect of Welsh as they were essentially isolated from their country of origin for almost a century.โ€ฆ
More than 19,500 languages or dialects are spoken in India as mother tongues, and there are 121 languages which are spoken by 10,000 or more peopleโ€ฆ
In the northeast Indian state of Manipur, separatist movements have banned mainstream Indian culture like Bollywood. This has led many youth to take to K-pop instead, largely through pirated copies smuggled from Myanmar. Korean phrases are also becoming increasingly common in the local dialect.โ€ฆ
The BBC publishes in the informal oral language of Nigerian Pidgin, which is spoken by ~75mil people across Nigeria and neighbouring countries, but due to its informality and variety of dialects does not currently have an agreed written form.โ€ฆ
The Italian words widely used in New Jersey differ greatly from mainstream Italian today not because of bad "copying" but because the words came from people speaking an Italian dialect that subsequently died out in Italyโ€ฆ
The Muslims who invaded Spain from North Africa in the 8th century likely spoke an African dialect of Latin, rather than Arabic or a more native African language like Berber
In the nation of Papua New Guinea (population 8 million) there are 820 different spoken languages (complete languages, not dialects), which belong to 60 language families as different from each other as French and Chineseโ€ฆ
Texas has a German dialect of its own.โ€ฆ
German renaissance painter Albrecht Dรผrer's father came from Hungary and was originally named Albrecht Ajtรณsi, and since Ajtรณsi means "doormaker", Dรผrer (originally spelled Tรผrer) is the German translation of that name in Nuremburg dialect.โ€ฆ
Chinese has more linguistic variety within it than the Romance language family. "Chinese" as a language describes over a half dozen language families, which themselves have hundreds of dialects, many of which are not mutually intelligible.โ€ฆ
Black American Sign Language (BASL) is a dialect of American Sign Language which emerged largely due to segregated schools - it differs from white dialects in grammar, phonology and vocabularyโ€ฆ
There is some mutual intelligibility between the Wuhanese dialect and standard putonghua Mandarin, which has an almost-identical sentence structure. The pronunciation of the rising second tone is far more frequent, giving Wuhanese speakers the appearance of being permanently curious or amazedโ€ฆ
There are still people speaking Greek dialects in south Italy, a remnant from the Byzantine Empire.โ€ฆ

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