# Novel's dialogue with a dash in front of every line but the first

I'd like to have a dialogue environment looking like this:

« Oh.
— What do you think ?
— It's not correct English typography style.
— I know, but we speak English only because we're on StackExchange. »


But in the source I'd like to have something easy to type and easy to fine-tune later on (italic letters, ?, ...), something like

\begin{dialogue}
Oh.
\reply It's not correct English typography style.
\reply I know, but we speak English only because we're on StackExchange.
\end{dialogue}


I tried to use itemize, but I fails to discard the item of the first line. I fail to count the number of items to redefine \item with reply, and I cannot use text before an \item. Can you help me ?

Thank you for any help !

In the following version the environment dialogue is even unneded. As far as I understand, it is a logical line of a dialogue, not a physical line in book.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}


• Thank you both. Yes that was pretty dumb of myself, I didn't think of using \par, so I ended up trying to force new lines using \itemize, but setting reply as above and dialogue with \newenvironment{dialogue}{«~}{~»} worked 100% fine. Thank you ! – Lærne Oct 24 '14 at 18:19