noun, plural di·a·lec·tol·o·gies for 2.
The United States of Diversity: Fargo And Its NCVS Don’tcha Know
Does your keeat sit an the meeat? Or, maybe you wait for the boss down the black? Do you cal your mam an Sundays? If you speak with a Northern Cities Vowel Shift (NCVS) accent you might sound this way, and it has our linguist nerds pushing up their glasses with anticipation.
Origin of dialectology
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the study of dialects and dialectal variations
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