mesolect

[ mez-uh-lekt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˈmɛz əˌlɛkt, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə- /

noun Linguistics.

any variety of language in a creole continuum that is intermediate between the basilect and the acrolect.

Nearby words

  1. mesognathous,
  2. mesoileum,
  3. mesojejunum,
  4. mesokurtic,
  5. mesolecithal,
  6. mesolite,
  7. mesolithic,
  8. mesolonghi,
  9. mesolymphocyte,
  10. mesolóngion

Compare acrolect, basilect.

Origin of mesolect


Related formsmes·o·lec·tal, adjective

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