Dialect

August 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

AI to Help Transcribe Tsugaru Dialect into Standard Japanese

Local dialects are plentiful in Japan - the heaviest in Kagoshima, Kyushu, and Tsugaru up north in Aomori. In the feudal period, heavy dialects often served convenient tools to tell strangers apart for security as in Kagoshima where the Lord of Shimazu did utilize the barrier of dialects for self-defense.