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Discussions Discussion Dialects of the World
Jenny Rothberg, March 23, 2012

Making sense of the language confusion - Switzerland

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Making_sense_of_the_language_confusion.html?cid=32286756
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Discussions Discussion Dialects of the World
Jenny Rothberg, April 2, 2011

Dictators with dialects: Napoleon spoke Italian and Corsu. Gaddafi speaks a version of Arabic that isn’t widely understood, even within Libya. Stalin’s native language was not Russian but the unrelated language of Georgian. Hitler’s German had an Austrian accent not unlike the German spoken in Bavaria…dictators often come not from their lands’ majority race or caste but from the outskirts, the margins, the periphery, from abroad - and they often speak with a heavy accent.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-06/news/28657082_1_gadhafi-modern-standard-arabic-russian
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