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Dialect has a minion!

Chicken the Dancing Chicken




Dialect
Legacy Name: Dialect


The Custom Nostalgic Jollin
Owner: Athene

Age: 7 years, 7 months, 3 days

Born: December 1st, 2014

Adopted: 7 years, 7 months, 3 days ago

Adopted: December 1st, 2014


Pet Spotlight Winner
March 29th, 2018

Statistics


  • Level: 2
     
  • Strength: 13
     
  • Defense: 10
     
  • Speed: 10
     
  • Health: 8
     
  • HP: 0/8
     
  • Intelligence: 1
     
  • Books Read: 1
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Unemployed


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The hardest thing about a dialect survey is to get accurate results. You can't just ask someone how they call an animal or pronounce a word since that question already suggests a correct answer. If I asked you how you called a Neela your answer would surely just be Neela. So you have to describe, use pictures or mimic the thing you want named.

When I made my first dialect survey I was still a freshman and our task was to make a dialect map. Because our professor wanted to make it more challenging we were not allowed to use pictures.

My word was chicken. My description skills were not the best so I quickly decided to just mimick the chicken's movements and sounds.

I asked the first people I met in the Souk and was intrigued because every person I asked told me another word. When I decided to ask even more people around the marketplace I heard even more different words.

Can you believe it? I was talking to all these people and doing the chicken dance! I can't believe I did something so ridiculous!

Only after I decided to take a break I realized that all those people were just making up words when I overheard them making fun of me!

I learned my lesson: a chicken is a chicken no matter where you go. Oh, and I also don't mimick things anymore!


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