Subdialect (from Latin , "under", and Ancient Greek
, "discourse") is a linguistic
term designating a dialectological
category between the levels of dialect
. Subdialects are basic subdivisions of a dialect.Definition of Subdialect by Merriam-Webster
/ref> Subdialects can be divided further, ultimately down to idiolects. Normally subdialects of one dialect are quite close to each other, differing mainly in pronunciation and certain local words.
In some languages there is a special word for such a small variety of language: russian: говор ''govor'', ro|grai, pl|gwara.
* Accent (dialect)
* Variety (linguistics)
* Language cluster
* Dubrovnik subdialect
* Laško subdialect
* Lwów subdialect
* Joseph R. Applegate, "Phonological Rules of a Subdialect of English", Word, vol. 17/2 (1961), p. 186-193.
* Asta Leskauskaite, "The Periphery Subdialects of Southwestern Lithuania and the Slavic Languages", Acta Baltico-Slavica, 30 (2006), p. 391-402.
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