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  1. Overview. Dialects can be defined as "sub-forms of languages which are, in general, mutually comprehensible." English speakers from different countries and regions use a variety of different accents (systems of pronunciation) as well as various localized words and grammatical constructions; many different dialects can be identified based on these factors.

  2. South West England or "West Country" English is a family of similar strongly rhotic accents, now perceived as rural. It originally extended an even larger region, across much of South East England, including an area south of the "broad A" isogloss, but the modern West Country dialects are now most often classified west of a line roughly from Shropshire via Oxfordshire.

  3. Different languages or dialects of Chinese. The Chinese language is like a big tree. The base of the tree started thousands of years ago. It now has several main limbs. Some people call "just a branch" what other people call a main limb, so you can say there are six or seven main limbs.

  4. r is pronounced differently to English, being a gargling sound made at the back of your throat. th is pronounced as a "t", not like in English. x is pronounced "gz" or "ks". b, d, f, k, p, ph, s, t, v, w and z are pronounced the same as in English. If a word ends with a consonant, this will usually not be pronounced unless the next word starts ...

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