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Should I not speak spanish with my children and my future wife?

You should never avoid speaking your own language to your child. Especially if it's globally useful language like English or Spanish. In fact it will do your child a huge favour to be raised ...
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Should I learn English from the UK if am I learning English from USA?

There are many varieties of English, not just British English (UK) and "American English" (USA) but also Canadian English, Australian English, New Zealand English, Indian English etcetera. Which ...
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Which American accent to learn for differentiating the most words

Being a native speaker of US English, I would recommend either a New York City or Philadelphia accent as having more-than-average phonological diversity. New York City and Philadelphia accents ...
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Which spoken Arabic dialect is the most understandable across the entire Arabic-speaking population?

There is few dialects are well understood in most Arabic speaking countries, Egyptian is not the only one. There is also the Syrian dialect (Lebanese and Jordanian are so close/similar). Egyptian ...
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Standard Mexican Spanish vs Standard Spain/European/Iberian/Castilian/Peninsular Spanish

There are no major differences, although it really depends on what you consider major. Although the comparison is fair, I do think there is a slightly bigger difference than that between American ...
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Which Arabic dialect is most similar to Modern Standard?

According to two scientific papers, Palestinian Arabic (a dialect of Levantine Arabic) is the closest to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA): Harrat S., Meftouh K., Abbas M., Jamoussi S., Saad M., Smaili K. ...
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Resources for learning Texas German

Since the dialect is more or less dying and the available resources and descriptions are aimed at linguists rather than language learners. The linguist Hans C. Boas (University of Texas at Austin) ...
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Which spoken Arabic dialect is the most understandable across the entire Arabic-speaking population?

Others have already mentioned Egyptian due to its media and cinema. Definitely the most widely understood dialect (reciprocal comprehension is something else). The situation is definitely changing ...
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Can you point me to any good resources for learning Sognamål Norwegian?

I tried looking for resources for the dialect in general, but quick online searches did not give anything particularly useful. I would thus recommend starting by learning Norwegian (nynorsk and ...
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Which dialect of Coptic makes the most sense to learn?

This response is probably too late for your purposes; but having just seen it, I thought I would respond. In short, there are only two reasonable choices for the first dialect a beginner should study: ...
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Which Kurdish dialect is the most understandable across the entire Kurdish population?

As you mentioned The Kurdish language is full of dialects. The predominant dialects are: 1) "Kurmanji or Kermanji" which is spoken in Turkey, Syria and a small part of Iraq and a bit of Iran 2) "...
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Which Arabic dialect is most similar to Modern Standard?

The Arabs are concerned about the dialect closest to the classical Arabic language between the Arab countries and their peoples, but according to the linguists there is no confirmed fact and what is ...
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