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eye_dialect

eye dialect

English

Noun

eye dialect (countable and uncountable, plural eye dialects)

Examples

women → wimmin
gentlemen → genlmen
listen → lissen

  1. (uncountable) Nonstandard spellings that indicate a standard pronunciation, deliberately used by an author to indicate that the speaker uses a nonstandard or dialectal speech.
  2. (countable) A set of such nonstandard spellings, collectively used to reflect a certain form of speech.
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See also

  • Category:English eye dialect
  • Category:Eye dialect by language