I’m making a dialect dictionary.
Damn! My boyfriend's dialect has rubbed off on me.
People from the eastern part of my country use such an odd dialect that they are impossible to understand.
The way you say things could be translated as your accent... but this is much bigger. This is an entire "way" of speaking. This is a dialect.
You can even think of the 方 as being "direction" where you go in different directions in a country and discover different dialects, if that way of thinking helps.
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.