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 for Folk speech
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Folk \Folk\ (f[=o]k), Folks \Folks\ (f[=o]ks), n. collect. & pl.
     [AS. folc; akin to D. volk, OS. & OHG. folk, G. volk, Icel.
     f[=o]lk, Sw. & Dan. folk, Lith. pulkas crowd, and perh. to E.
     follow.]
     1. (Eng. Hist.) In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group
        of townships or villages; a community; a tribe. [Obs.]
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              The organization of each folk, as such, sprang
              mainly from war.                      --J. R. Green.
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     2. People in general, or a separate class of people; --
        generally used in the plural form, and often with a
        qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.
        [Colloq.]
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              In winter's tedious nights, sit by the fire
              With good old folks, and let them tell thee tales.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all
        well. [Colloq. New Eng.] --Bartlett.
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     Folk song, one of a class of songs long popular with the
        common people.
  
     Folk speech, the speech of the common people, as
        distinguished from that of the educated class.
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