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words for snail

They are dialectal forms, but it could be said that three synonymous forms かたつむり, でんでんむし, and まいまい have gained more or less nation-wide recognition today. The situation is somehow similar to that "...
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What dialect is !〜べ?

It's widely used in Kanto and Tohoku regions to a varying degree. Stereotyped Tohoku dialect uses っぺ instead of べ(ー), though. 東京方言 伝統的な関東方言・東北方言では意思・同意・推量の語尾は「べ(え)」であり、「行くべ」や「これだべ」「これだんべ」「...
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Why is ば in this sentence?

ば is the accusative particle used in wide area of (northern, as I remember) Kyushu as much as を in Standard Japanese. Etymologically it's from を + は contracted but no longer has share the は sense in ...
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Existence verbs in the Kansai Dialect

That statement basically only applies for おる as a simple existence verb. Non-humble おる is very common in Kansai. As a subsidiary verb, various forms including とる/ちょる/よる are commonly used instead of ...
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何も言うでない ! meaning and origin

Yes, ~するでない is an old-fashioned and pompous way of saying "Don't do ~!". In modern Japanese, this is a kind of 役割語 (stereotyped role words) which is typically used by nobles and/or old ...
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What is the meaning of 「まちいな」?

In some dialects spoken in the western part of Japan, you can elongate the last vowel of the masu-stem to make an imperative form: 歩きい。 (dialect) = 歩け。 Walk. 見い。 (dialect) = 見ろ。 Watch. [待ちい]{...
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Grammar and aspect of 「コーヒー飲んでき!」

Here in all of your examples, it's a contraction of 飲んでいき~ (飲んで行きい) in regional dialect mainly used in the Kansai area, meaning 飲んでいけ (飲んで + subsidiary verb 行け), or 飲んでいって(ちょうだい), literally "(Please) ...
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Omission of く in negative form of い-adjective

There are at least three types of omission of く, which should be distinguished. The "traditional western" euphoric change is called ウ音便 and is described in this question, this one and a chart in this ...
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What is the non-slurred version for 叫んどんねん? 叫んでおらない?

叫んどんねん is short for 叫んどるねん, which is short for 叫んでおるねん, which is 叫んでいるんだ(よ) said in Osaka-ben. There is no negation. おる is used instead of いる in many western dialects to denote progressive aspect. ...
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Can hiragana & katakana "spell" the sounds of all Japonic, etc. topolects?

At least Okinawan has nonstandard kana to precisely represent their sounds. For example, Okinawan has two types of う ([u] and [ʔu]), whose difference is important for the local people to distinguish ...
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Meaning of 閉店ガラガラガラ in the following sentence

「ほな前座はこれにて」 → "Well then, that's it for the opening act." 「閉店ガラガラ」 is one of the signature shticks of the comedian 岡田圭右, of the Kansai comedy duo ますだおかだ, typically used at the end of their comedy ...
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「わし」 used by young males in Western Japan

Dialects in Setouchi (Okayama, Hiroshima, Kagawa, Ehime) are known to be close to the so-called "全国共通いなか言葉" typical of 昔話 (watch this YouTube video). People in those regions actually use ~...
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What is the meaning of きいしません?

[襲]{おそ}っては[来]{き}いしませんで It means 襲ってはきませんよ. Here in Kyoto, we sometimes say things like: あらしません to mean ありません わからしません to mean わかりません かましまへん to mean かまいません でけしまへん to mean できません みいしまへん to mean みません In ...
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What does the word 「だまっとれ」mean?

The other answers are mainly correct, but they leave out the part that this is usage of 黙っとる or 黙っとれ are still common in certain dialects, mainly western Japan. Some say the dividing line is somewhere ...
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What does the word 「だまっとれ」mean?

There is another subsidiary verb, おる, in its imperative form. 黙っておる can be contracted to 黙っとる (see this chart). おる is mainly used to make a humble expression, but it's also used as an arrogant, ...
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meaning of みんべえ

みんべえ is a collapsed pronunciation of みるべえ or みるべ. る in verbs often contracts to ん in colloquial speech when followed by some words, eg: [何]{なに}[見]{み}てるのよ! → [何]{なに}[見]{み}てんのよ! バカなことするなよ。 → ...
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pronunciation, dialects/background: わたす、すた?

Am I hearing her right? Is she really pronouncing し closer to す? Is there an area of Japan where this kind of pronunciation is common? Does this derive from a dialect/Can this be considered a ...
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What is the meaning of the slang ~じゃてえ?

It's not a recent slang word but a dialectal form of だって or だな. It's probably still in use in some parts of western Japan*, but it may be best to consider it as a stereotyped role word of old people ...
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What does 水をこざく mean?

According to this it's something like "to wade through." Without further context, it sounds like it's some kind of "sink or swim" implication.
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What does いきなりはじめんといてよ mean

In Kansai we say 「~~んといて(よ)」 to mean 「~~しないで(よ)」, "(Please) Don't do~~." So いきなりはじめんといてよ means いきなりはじめないでよ, "Don't start all of a sudden." or "Don't start so abruptly". I would parse it as:「いきなり(...
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How similar is the Japanese spoken in Taiwan to the Japanese spoken in Japan?

I've heard that Japanese spoken by old Taiwanese people would sounds more like the dialects from Kyushu and surrounded areas. It's partially because people from these areas was a major makeup of the ...
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What is じゃけぇ supposed to mean?

知らんがー 落ちたモンは 落ちたんじゃけえ It can be: 知らないけど落ちたものは落ちたんだから じゃけえ is a dialect of Hiroshima. The meaning is the same as だから. So じゃけえ means because). 落ちた - In this case, this doesn't mean "to fall". This ...
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かつおぶし but かつをぶし

What you're seeing isn't any kind of "dialect spelling" or "pronunciation spelling", but rather the historical spelling. Historical spellings are the kana spellings from before ...
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Kansai variant(s) of ~しちゃ危ない/だめ

As a native Kansai-an I have to point out: the natural way to say it is: (a) 火遊びしたら危ないで! (b) 火遊びしたらアカンで! It'd be odd to say "しちゃあかんで" as you don't say しちゃ in Kansai dialect. ”してもうたら” has ...
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Past of へん and ちゃう: What's the difference between へんかった and へなんだ?

〜へんかった and 〜ちゃうかった (ending with た) are the normal forms that correspond to, respectively, 〜なかった and 〜ちがった. People in some regions might say 〜へなんだ but it's not a standard form in modern 関西弁. I would ...
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What dialect are these numbers from?

This sounds like typical 東北弁 (Tōhoku dialect) to me, in that Standard [i] sounds like [u]. Many unvoiced consonants become voiced. Typically, わたし sounds closer to わだす in 東北弁. See Tōhoku dialect on ...
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