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Nonantum apartments, located in a village west of Boston, offer access to many unique opportunities, including a certain linguistic oddity.

Some residents of Nonantum apartments may speak a dialect unique to this area, known as the Lake language, according to the Boston Globe. The paper notes the dialect was developed through a combination of Italian, English, gypsy and street slang, providing a connection to its roots.

The paper noted that it's not uncommon for these sort of "mini-dialects" to emerge in closely knit areas such as Nonantum, as they hold onto their own cultural identity instead of changing like the surrounding area.

Apartments in Nonantum are connected to a history that stretches back to colonial times. The village's name is a Native American word for "rejoicing," according to the city of Newton's website.

The Lake language gets its name from one of the area's nicknames - Silver Lake. The body of water itself is mostly gone now, but the name has stuck.

While apartments in Nonantum offer a connection to the area's past through residents' language, it also has a connection to developing the future. Nearby is the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.

According to the group's website, the purpose of the RELNI is to provide teachers with the most recent educational research available. The organization often holds seminars, which cover a variety of topics, from bullying to proper instruction techniques.

Apartments in Nonantum also provide residents access to a number of eateries and retailers located in the area, allowing them dining opportunities without having to travel all the way to the city.

Explore apartments for rent in the Nonantum neighborhood of Boston, MA. ApartmentGuide.com offers listings of Nonantum apartments, photos, floor plans, maps and neighborhood information.

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