Roughly How many dialects are there to the English language spoken in the United States? Please name as many as you know. Thanks.?

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  • 11 months ago

    When you talk about dialects then you have to go to England.The U.S. and Canada have no English dialects.

    I am not talking about accents or people who speak English badly.

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  • 11 months ago

    there re no dialects, those re accents

    • John P
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      11 months agoReport

      No, they are dialects. Does the whole of the USA use the expression "youse" as the plural of you?

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  • Pontus
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    11 months ago

    Here is a Wikipedia list of American dialects. There is no universally accepted list, but this is a reasonably good one.

    Within a dialect group, there are often sub dialects. For example, I live in Michigan and am part of the Northern dialect. However, Michigan has some words, pronunciations, etc that are unique to it, compared to other states in the Northern group.

    Within Michigan, there are subtle differences as well. The Upper Peninsula sound s a bit different from the Lower Peninsula. I was raised in Norther Lower Michigan, but now live in the Detroit area. Most people don't notice, but a few can tell that I am not native to the Detroit area.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_...

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    • Pontus
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      11 months agoReport

      An accent is one aspect of a dialect. The two are not entirely separate things. I misspoke. Not really Michigan itself. Words that are common in Michigan but a few other places as well. I apologize.

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  • 11 months ago

    Boston accent

    New York accent

    Texas accent

    Lusiana (Louisiana) accent

    California accent

    Midwest accent

    Ozarks accent

    Amish accent

    Hawaiian accent

    Southwest accent

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  • Dave
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    11 months ago

    No two people are going to agree on this one. Roughly, there are from six to eight dialects in American English. But the minute one says "New England" or "Midwestern" or "Southern" (there, I named 3, and that's all I'll give a name to), somebody else will want to disagree, saying "his Southern is not the same as my Southern English" , etc. etc.

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  • 11 months ago

    Mainly only two as evidenced by conservatives on Y!A, they being:

    A) BoIIocks

    and

    B) Total boIIocks

    Source(s): Brit
    • M.
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      11 months agoReport

      You only acknowledge conservatives? What about lefties and libbies?

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