Yat dialect

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Sun May 23 04:23:49 UTC 2010

On 22 May 2010 22:38, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> What *is* the "Yat dialect," may one ask?
> -Wilson

I'm not a linguist and I use words imprecisely. I meant the Yat accent
of New Orleans. In my idiolect, a dialect is a form of a language that
is peculiar to a particular region or social group. But I should have
learned by now that the word dialect is to be used with caution. I've
also heard, and tend to agree with, Max Weinreich's dictum about
navies, armies, and dialects.


Paul Frank
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