Dialetto in the context of Italy has two similar but distinct meanings:
- different dialects of standard Italian (analogous to RP English vs Mancunian English)
- other romance languages of Italy (analogous to Spanish vs Catalan)1
Are there any unambiguous, commonly understood terms for each of these different uses of dialetto?
1. In English, dialect also has this second definition historically - referring to non-prestige/minority languages compared to a prestige one - but it is very rarely used in this context nowadays, and is generally seen as pejorative.