Author Topic: Isogloss  (Read 1600 times)

Offline freknu

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Isogloss
« on: February 01, 2014, 09:44:17 AM »
Does the term "isogloss" refer to the feature, dialect, region, or the boundary? Can it be used for all, or are there distinct terms for each?

For being a relatively simple concept, the terminology turns out to be quite the confusing mess!

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Re: Isogloss
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 09:47:40 AM »
It's the line as far as I know.
It can be used more abstractly for the feature or contrast but I think it still means line in general.
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Re: Isogloss
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 10:21:32 AM »
I've only heard it as the line as well, but I suppose you could use it to describe a feature.
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