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    Differnce between dialect and accent

    Hi, I would like to know what the difference between dialect and accent exactly is, please be detailed teachers, thanks

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    Re: Differnce between dialect and accent

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    Hi, I would like to know what the difference between dialect and accent exactly is, please be detailed teachers, thanks
    An accent is how you speak a language - the specific sound of the words when you speak them.

    A dialect is a version of a language. Some of the words might be the same as the main language, some are not.

    In mainland UK, (most) people speak standard English all using the same words. However, people from London will say words in a slightly different way (same word, different sound) from people in Liverpool or Manchester, for example. They have a London/Liverpool/Manchester accent but they don't speak a dialect.

    In Spain, most people speak Castilian (the Spanish that is generally recognised). However, in Barcelona, for example, they speak Catalan - a dialect. You can see similiarities with Castilian but the spelling is very different, many words are completely different from their Castilian equivalent.

    In extreme cases, two people from the same country, but who speak different dialects, won't be able to understand each other.

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    Re: Differnce between dialect and accent

    Quote Originally Posted by pubctx View Post
    Hi, I would like to know what the difference between dialect and accent exactly is, please be detailed teachers, thanks
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I think "accent" describes only the way you pronounce words, while "dialect" refers also to the words and expressions you use.

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    Re: Differnce between dialect and accent

    Thank you emsr2d2, you too Allen165

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