Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

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.

13 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign”

  1. Fascinating about the street sign, and a shame that there are no speakers left of the Iroquoian language.

    1. It’s always a sad when a language dies out. It’s the Huron language where there are no speakers left … there are many languages in the Iroquoian group .. Mohawk being one ..

    1. Yeah … Gerry tells me I have seen the movie, but I don’t remember it — only the title. The Mohican language is in the Algonquian language group..

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