It can be seen that the percentage of back vowels is relatively smallest in the North-Eastern Coastal dialect group
and largest in the eastern dialects of South Estonia.
He suggests that the language of the first two works belongs to a dialect group
that employs the ke-VP form, and that the language of the last three belongs to a dialect group
that employs the VP-bu-VP form.
Two types of temporal relationship between stressed and unstressed syllable nuclei have been distinguished for the dialect groups
marked in the table as groups 1 to 4 (the total number of informants--33).
No phonologically comparable diminutive process is found in Classical evidence or reported for the other major dialect groups
, so diminution and nominalization by rhotacization cannot be assigned to "Common Chinese" as I have defined it, only to the Northern group.
The final chapter is a brief summary of the book's conclusions, and a call for the collection and analysis of more dialect data, so that the common phonological systems and lexicons underlying dialect groups
can be described with more precision.
Branner thus finds the language of the Hakka people "indistinguishable in a rigorous way from some of the other southern and central dialect groups
, apart from Miin" (p.
On the one hand ALFE enables one to concentrate on phenomena specific to the Finnic languages as well as point out the differences and similarities within cognate languages and within dialect groups
Even within the seven major dialect groups
posited by Li Fang-kuei, and generally accepted without comment by scholars, are found many mutually unintelligible languages.
With many examples and pictures, he explains the development of the alphabet and its use by several languages and dialect groups
The study was restricted to men who belonged to two major dialect groups
of Chinese people living in Singapore: the Hokkiens and the Cantonese.
Ongoing writing, editing, and illustrating work groups have been established to prepare play- and pre-school curriculum, listening stories, songs, teaching aids, spelling guides, and primers and stories in the five main Bidayuh dialect groups
He finds that Wilkinkarra is central to the tjukurrpa (Dreaming) narratives of the Pintupi and Kukatja, that there is a predominance of similarities across dialect groups
in these histories, and that they can provide an overview of the origins of the lake, ones involving powerful Dreaming beings (and sexual jealousy) and country devastated by fire-storm.