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  1. The major native dialects of English are often divided by linguists into three general categories: the British Isles dialects, those of North America, and those of Australasia. [2] Dialects can be associated not only with place but also with particular social groups. Within a given English-speaking country, there is a form of the language ...

  2. Jun 8, 2024 · This long and mountainous archipelago has over the centuries given rise to a great number of dialects with their own distinct accent, intonation and vocabulary. Before the Tokugawa Shogun (徳川将軍) moved to Edo (江戸, modern day Tokyo) in 1603, the main place of government was Kyoto (京都), and standard Japanese was the ancestor of ...

    • Hakata Ben. The Hakata dialect (博多弁/はかたべん) is spoken in and around Fukuoka city. It is sometimes called 福岡弁 (ふくおかべん) due to its increased popularity as the typical dialect of Fukuoka and its suburbs.
    • Osaka Ben. The Osaka dialect (大阪弁/おおさかべん), more commonly known as part of the Kansai dialects (関西弁/かんさいべん), is spoken in the Kansai region. In this area, almost everyone is speaking a dialect.
    • Hiroshima Ben. Back in 1974, there was a movie called “The Yakuza” (Kudos if you know it). This movie used the dialect native to the Chugoku region. Ever since, the local dialect is commonly associated with the Japanese mafia, which is unfair, I know.
    • Kyoto Ben. Part of the Kansai collection of dialects (関西弁/かんさいべん), Kyoto Ben (京都弁/きょうとべん) along with the Osaka Ben (大阪弁/おおさかべん), are called the Kamigata dialect (上方言葉/かみがたことば, 上方語/かみがたご).
  3. This volume is the first full-fledged handbook of Japanese dialects in English. The study of Japanese dialects has a long tradition, and significant contributions have been made in many subfields of linguistics such as geolinguistics, sociolinguistics, philology, phonology, accentology, grammar, and lexicology. While Japanese dialectology is heavily influenced by the Western developments in ...

  4. (a) Are all of these dialects/dialect groups mutually intelligible? • In particular, recent scholars of Ryuukyuuan have advocated for this group to be considered a separate language, rather than a dialect group within Japanese (b) “Standard Japanese”—e.g., what NHK Broadcasting would like you to sound like—is

  5. Japanese dialects (日本の方言, Nihon no hōgen) are the dialects of the Japanese language. There are four dialect groups in mainland Japan: Hachijō, Eastern (including Tokyo ), Western (including Kyoto) and Kyushu . The Ryukyuan languages of Okinawa Prefecture (and parts of Kagoshima Prefecture) are not dialects of Japanese and a Japanese ...

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  7. Oct 1, 2021 · But there are still many unique dialects that are used in Hokkaido and here are some examples. Oban-desu (おばんです): Good evening. Common greeting expression equivalent to “ konbanwa ” in standard Japanese. Menkoi (めんこい): cute/ adorable. Adjective used to describe something cute or adorable, similar to “ kawaii ”.

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