Poll: Dialects _____ from the standard form of a language.

Dialects _____ from the standard form of a language.

differ
deviate

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  • Added: December 2003

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italianbrother

It differs. For in some languages, such as in Italian, dialects are complete different languages, running parallel to the country’s language.

willbut

Doesn't it depend on whether they are derived from the standard form or not?

italianbro

not in italian, except tuscan which is the standard italian, all other are diffrent languages.

butterfly

to say it is different is to suggest that there is another form of standard language, standard to the group of users. to say it a deviation is to suggest that dialects are not the norms but something inferior to that which is standard. What is standard, howeve, is relative to time and place.

willbut

'Differ' seems less judgemental. To the dialect speaker, standard language seems strange. I'd use 'differ'.

kaboodleus

The standard language is itself a dialect.

iresha

Sometimes a particular dialect can be standardized but after being being standardized it wont be a dialect any more.

rompey

Being at variance and out of line with standard form of a language, dialects deviate from it. IMO

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