Regiolekt

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Region +‎ -lekt (-lect)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʁe.ɡi̯oˈlɛkt/
Examples

Hä hät mer do letz Woch jet drüvver jesaat. (Kölsch dialect)
Ä hat mer da letzte Woche wat drübber jesacht. (Rhineland regiolect)
Er hat mir letzte Woche etwas darüber gesagt. (Standard German proper)
He told me something about it last week. (English)

Noun[edit]

Regiolekt m (genitive Regiolekts or Regiolektes, plural Regiolekte)

  1. the supra-dialectal vernacular of a larger region, usually a blend of dialect and standard language
    Die ursprünglichen Dialekte werden zunehmend von Regiolekten ersetzt.
    The original dialects are increasingly replaced with regiolects.
  2. (less often) any regional dialect

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is different from English regiolect, which seems to be used only in sense 2.

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