basilect

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Etymology[edit]

basi- +‎ -lect

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbæsɪlekt/, /ˈbeɪsɪlekt/

Noun[edit]

basilect ‎(plural basilects)

  1. (linguistics) A variety of a language that has diverged greatly from the standard form, and is only considered suitable for very informal contexts by speakers; opposed to acrolect and mesolect.

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