As a noun lect
is (linguistics|sociolinguistics) a specific form of a language or : a language or a dialect.
As a proper noun kachchi is
a lect, sometimes considered an independent language and sometimes a dialect of sindhi, spoken in the kutch region of gujarat.
(linguistics, sociolinguistics) A specific form of a language or : a language or a dialect.
* 1980 , Frederick B. Agard, The Genealogy of the French Language'', published in ''Contributions to historical linguistics (ISBN 90-04-06130-4), page 222:
- These, together with (some) Romansh lects', belong to our West Rhaetian; the /?/ also supported by two '''lects''' from the Ticino which by our criteria are NWIt, and by the partially umlauting '''lects''' of Lombardy which together with (some) Engadine ' lects belong to our East Rhaetian.
The term is used when it is not possible or preferable to decide whether something is a distinct language or only a dialect of a language.
(en proper noun
A lect, sometimes considered an independent language and sometimes a dialect of Sindhi, spoken in the Kutch region of Gujarat.