This photo isn’t exactly stellar, but it was the one that came to mind as soon as I saw the subject line of the weekly photo challenge from WordPress … foreign. Usually, with these photo challenges, I just post a photo, but this time I feel I want to write something about it.
I came to Canada from Sweden in 2004. Lived in Quebec for the first, five years — I don’t speak French so that in itself made me ‘very foreign’ to the people there, but that’s another story. Most road signs seemed a little ‘foreign’ to me. «ARRÊT» was what it said on all stop-signs, just as an example. A few times I noticed STOP-signs in both English and French.
Almost next to where we lived, in Lac-Beauport, was the Huron Village … Wendake, and I just knew I had snapped a picture of one of the stop-signs … this was in 2006. The language is Huron, but there are no speakers left of that language. It’s in the Iroquoian language family.