Une œuvre d’art s’invite à la table des B2

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Dialect of Language ?

Facts of Interest !

A dialect or a language?

Let’s ask the old friend M. Dictionary … See below for the results.

So, where do we draw the line? A dialect is variety within a language but a language is a body of words (or sounds?) which can be used in a common way to communciate, with those who understand them of course.

We seem to use our language to draw lines, the lines being definitions. We must do this however to simply agree upon what we conceive to be meaning. In a way, a definition has no meaning within itself. We choose the meaning for definitions sake because without it we would be pretty lost. The fact we interpret words as solid objects, always conveying the same information, could be at the core of many disagreements individual and global.

As complicated as it may be, perhaps we should see the definiton of a word only as the comprehension of that word. A dialect being a language only when needed and language being a dialect when we choose it to be.

The line between comprehension and meaning. is a fun place to be.

Dialect :


Linguistics. a variety of a language that is distinguished from othervarieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar,and vocabulary, and by its use by a group of speakers who are set offfrom others geographically or socially.

a provincial, rural, or socially distinct variety of a language that differsfrom the standard language, especially when considered assubstandard.

a special variety of a language:

The literary dialect is usually taken as the standard language.

a language considered as one of a group that have a commonancestor:

Persian, Latin, and English are Indo-European dialects.

jargon or cant.

Language : 

1. A body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition:

the two languages of Belgium; a Bantu language; the Frenchlanguage; the Yiddish language.

communication by voice in the distinctively human manner, using arbitrary sounds in conventional ways with conventional meanings; speech.

the system of linguistic signs or symbols considered in the abstract(opposed to speech ).

any set or system of such symbols as used in a more or less uniformfashion by a number of people, who are thus enabled to communicateintelligibly with one another.

any system of formalized symbols, signs, sounds, gestures, or the like used or conceived as a means of communicating thought, emotion,etc.:

the language of mathematics; sign language.

the means of communication used by animals:

the language of birds.

communication of meaning in any way; medium that is expressive,significant, etc.:

the language of flowers; the language of art.

By BenSenorBeef

Amazing words

This article is well worth a read. Some amazing words all about weather which i never knew existed.

Weather Article

Some personal favourites…

Crepuscular Ray, Petrichor, Gloriole, Moonbroch.. they’re all great!

Lets check out the petrichor after a monkeys wedding and if we’re lucky maybe we’ll come accross a gloriole!


Reasons why…

Hola, Hello, Bonjour etc.

Here’s an article (link below) to boost our confidence and maybe inflame our desire to progress and learn a (or another)  language(s).

I was particularly interested in number 9. ‘Bring out your inner Spock.’

It’s easy to get lost in the syntax and grammar of a new language and feel bogged down but we should always remember; even by speaking a little and understanding less we  better ourselves and progress. 🙂

Languages to be Learned!