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mesolect

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

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

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Compare acrolect, basilect.

Origin of mesolect

mes·o·lec·tal, adjective
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