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Unread postby Little Kopit on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:36 pm

Afternoon all, I have actually thought of using the topic heading as a user name somewhere.

I have to find out how to put in something like and avatar (a small pic of 7 year old Chessie, Kopit), add location (The Maritimes.ca), put signature.

Point me in that direction, please. I don't think I've used this software before.

Well, somewhere it will say: & I, I took the road less traveled by

I moved this summer after 24.5 years in Newfoundland.

& will give a reference to my articles on RVing in Canada done by request for RVing Outpost: http://www.rvingoutpost.com/articlespecs.php?jobnum=50

& my existing Photo Album http://albums.phanfare.com/5025821/2218065#imageID=33016381, the biggest part of which is my Labrador Trip.

My photohost has done an 'upgrade', which is in many ways forum unfriendly. Some pics that used to be linked from there no longer show up and that I will fix with a new host over the winter. Meanwhile, we'll test it here with a pic. It's of my travel companions Kopit (left) and Kwitnm (right, senior 1/2 sis):

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If it doesn't show, that will be one more nail to seal the Phanfare fate for me.

Thanks SkipnChar for the direction.

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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby cwit on Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:37 pm

We got a picture, and welcome to the forum. :)
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby skipnchar on Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:04 pm

A big welcome to you Kopit and Kwitnm. Looking forward to your posts. / Skip
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby Little Kopit on Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:29 am

Thanks all for the welcome.

I think if you look around you will find more new members around.

What I picked up on was 4 new Canucks: Beddows, garyhaupt, Jim le roadrunner, and me. Not all have posted in here and I'm a slow reader, so I could have missed some. Of course, I name names of folks whom I've 'met' at other sites.

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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby Limey on Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:39 pm

Welcome aboard to you and your friends - the more the merrier!
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Unread postby kilbrider on Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:00 pm

WElcome aboard LK. Those are a couple of interesting names on your travel companions. Is there a story behind them?
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby Little Kopit on Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:29 pm

The names are Mik'maq words, of course.

In Quebec there is a breeder who collects native North American language dictionaries. That gave me an idea and I contacted the Mik'maq band in Conne River on Newfoundland for Mik'maq words relating to water. (Eskasoni in Nova Scotia has educational centre and online site with more, I think) I got back a list of words.

One always looks for words that will call well, ie. 2 vowels. (Fido, Felix, Bossy......)

Kwitnm means canoe (coo wee tin im) The folks at Rod's One Stop in Whycogomagh, NS say it more like kweetnm.

Kopit means beaver. (cub-it) A riot of a tale again from Rod's One Stop in Whycogomagh, NS, pre-regulated gasoline, when you got gas for less because there was one tax they didn't have to pay. I got out of the truck and told Kopit, who rides in the cab the equivalent of bye-bye back soon, or "be a good girl, Kopit" and this chap says, "what's your dog's name". It was lovely. That and the time I checked on how to pronounce Kwitnm. Such positive smiles to me using those words for names.

My dog names always have special meanings for each individual.

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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby skipnchar on Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:24 pm

Very interesting. I was duly impressed with the "merry-timer" handle alone :)
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:14 am

skipnchar wrote:Very interesting. I was duly impressed with the "merry-timer" handle alone :)



Ah, but can you tell me what is Atlantic Canada

& what is The Maritimes

Or how to pronounce Newfoundland (use bold for emphasized syllables and spell phonetically)

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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:30 am

Little Kopit wrote:
skipnchar wrote:Very interesting. I was duly impressed with the "merry-timer" handle alone :)



Ah, but can you tell me what is Atlantic Canada

& what is The Maritimes

Or how to pronounce Newfoundland (use bold for emphasized syllables and spell phonetically)

:)

Actually I THINK I'm kind of clear on the subject of Atlantic Canada vs Maritimes. As I understand it, it's a little like squares and rectangles. All squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares. Maritimes are PART of Atlantic Canada but not all of it. I've always pronounced it as NEW - FUND- LAND with an emphasis on the "NEW" but I once thought one of our national parks was pronounced YOZE - MITE too :) and I have been corrected for saying NEW ORLINES instead of NARLINS too.
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:41 am

The name of the street I live on is "Yo ze mite".
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:57 pm

Ok, Maritimes is the 3 provinces with much water around them which were a part of the original Confederation 1867 to I think 1873.

Atlantic Canada is those 3 plus Newfoundland and Labrador, which became a part of Canada April 1, 1949. There are living souls who voted against it yet.

Almost Skip
New Fun Land Double strong syllable. We have fun in Newfoundland and it rhymes with Land. Different from Maryland, eh?

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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby kilbrider on Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:05 pm

If you want to say it like a native, think of the word understand and say it the same way.
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Re: merry-timer

Unread postby Little Kopit on Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:03 am

I think we have dialects. I was taught by west coasters.

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