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Is there a Mid-Atlantic pronouncing dictionary?

The American Heritage Dictionary has: Mary: mâr′ē marry: măr′ē merry: mĕr′ē baht: bät bot: bŏt bought: bôt bath: băth, bäth tomato: tə-mā′tō, -mä′- vitamin: vī′tə-mĭn
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Is there a Mid-Atlantic pronouncing dictionary?

Kenyon and Knott's Pronouncing dictionary preserves distinctions, but doesn't label them. It gives 4 transcriptions of "Mary" (mɛrɪ, mɛ:rɪ, merɪ, mærɪ), one for "marry" (mærɪ} and ...
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Is there a clear linguistic reason for Swiss German not being considered its own Germanic language?

My wife is Swiss, and I’ve learned to speak swiss german over the course of two decades. I believe the sole reason it is not considered its own language is because it has never been standardized. ...
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Did Russian Peasant dialect(s) significantly differ from the "mainstream" Russian?

Dialects don't necessarily imply mutual non-understanbility. In the XIX century most Russians were peasants, village folks, 95% illiterate, everyone spoke the way their village fellows spoke. Just ...
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Did Russian Peasant dialect(s) significantly differ from the "mainstream" Russian?

As with most languages that cover a large area, there are numerous dialects of Russian, see here for an overview. They are primarily divided into northern, southern, and central subgroups, then there ...
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How is the number of native Urdu/ Hindi speakers counted?

The numbers are self reported, so one can't argue with what people identify as. The technical terms like language/dialect/register don't mean anything. The situation with Hindi and Urdu is more ...
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What is the name of the linguistic phenomenon where speakers of the same language find one usage "strange"?

In sociolinguistics, we were taught that the literature refers to individual-level differences in language usage as idiolects.
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Standard representation of dialects across cultures?

It depends on who is assigning the name. For example, the language name Llogoli is a self-designation term of the VaLogoli. It derives from the assumed name of the ancestor of those people, Mulogoli. ...
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