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The Canada Thread

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 08:13 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
she writes mostly short stories no?


Yes. I've read most of her stories in The New Yorker magazine.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 08:17 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
Wasn't Saul Bellow an Candian

Yes, though he came here when he was nine.
And his books centered on the uniqueness of the American experience.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 08:20 am
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 09:54 am
@panzade,
Bellow a Canuck? I didn't know that!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 09:55 am
@panzade,
Great buttes!
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WarponyDesigns
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 11:08 am
@Ceili,
Hi there Cieli, although this post is a few months old, I felt compelled to answer your question about " Diner bei Diner". What is written in english is "The peoples Diner".. In Navajo the word "Dine" means "The People" which is usually pronounced 'Din eh". The phrase in the first phrase "Diner" would be pronounced "Din eh er" and "bei" is pronounced "be e'" meaning "belonging to" and the last "Diner" is just the way its written. So essentially the phrase "Diner bei Diner" would be translated as "Diner belonging to the people".... I hope this helps you understand.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 04:51 pm
mark
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2013 05:25 pm
@InfraBlue,
Hi Mark. Welcome to A2K.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 12:59 am
@farmerman,
No worries. There are no parameters here other than anything vaguely canadian will do.
I find the whole situation odd. McCain's dad was military and Panama was still under American rule, Hawaii is American turf, but Calgary? Since when?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 01:06 am
@WarponyDesigns,
Thanks so much. It's an ongoing thread. All are welcome and regardless of the date on the post, I'm always looking for the answers. I've got a curious mind.
I really appreciate the explanation. I love the play on words.
Up here "The People" is spelled Dene. A different accent, I guess.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2013 12:58 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Hi Mark. Welcome to A2K.

G'Die Might!
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WarponyDesigns
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2013 07:13 pm
@Ceili,
It could be the original way of saying it since the Navajos sort of adapted the pueblo influence of word play as well as why the Apaches have the same language but chopped, which makes it sound as if there speaking fast in Navajo. I've had a chance to listen to the Dene language, and found myself recognizing various words which sound the same and mean the same. Likewise with the Apache language. All three have the same dialect which I can pick up on as I listen to them directly. I've recently been trying to find an online station that is strictly geared to the athebascan dialect per say. I havent found any, thats how I came across your post. Would you know of a radio station that would be dene language all through the programming? Here on the navajo rez there is one station that is stricly navajo , KTNN in Window Rock AZ. If you do know of an online station, send it my way... thanks.
Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2013 11:02 pm
@WarponyDesigns,
http://www.cbc.ca/north/programs/#
When you get to the page, under Radio pick the NWT tab, half way down there is a program called Dene Dayaltl'l. It's in Chipweyan - Northern Dene - Athabascan. There may be a few more programs on this link, or even podcasts of all kinds of shows that you can listen to. Snoop around.
http://www.mbcradio.com/index.php/languages
A program out of Saskatchewan.
http://www.aptn.ca/
Canada's aboriginal TV station. You might find something interesting here too. This channel has some pretty good shows. I'm not sure if any of the shows are in other languages, but I'm sure you'll hear some, for sure.
Hope this is what you are looking for.

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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 07:16 am
39 Wonderful Things That Are So Canada
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 04:12 pm

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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 07:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
2 questions

1 I thought Red Green was still dead


2Whats a Nanaimo Bar? They look good. This may be a reason for an early road trip.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 07:30 pm
@farmerman,
Nanaimo is a city in British Columbia, and our private correspondent assures us that all Nanaimo bars are dives.

There is, of course, a confection know as a Nanaimo bar.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Oct, 2013 07:36 pm
@Setanta,
Its nothing like Akutaq is it? I don't ;like blubber n berries in my confections
Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 06:22 am
@farmerman,
I'm gonna hazard a guess, go out on a limb and say that only a very small percentage of us have ever tried blubber, but nanaimo bars are a bakery staple.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 27 Oct, 2013 06:25 am
@Setanta,
Naniamo is a lovely town. Some pretty good restaurants. Too many lights on the highway though..
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