U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 12-13-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: New York Area
16,211 posts, read 6,393,207 times
Reputation: 12529

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by badlander View Post
What language is that? In Nunavut it might be different than Victoria or Quebec City.
Doesn't the OLA make the official languages Canadian, English and French?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-13-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: New York Area
16,211 posts, read 6,393,207 times
Reputation: 12529
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
Indeed it is but it's scope of influence in society (including in the media) is still not that comprehensive.


For example, Inuit teens in Nunavut still go to high school primarily (almost exclusively?) in English. This is due to a lack of qualified teachers but also of political will to change. It takes time to implement a language as the main vernacular of a society. It just doesn't happen overnight when you make it official, especially when English is its "challenger".
And what's the point of trying to beat a "challenger" that is in use in almost every country on the globe?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2016, 08:48 PM
 
6,111 posts, read 2,346,141 times
Reputation: 2301
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbgusa View Post
And what's the point of trying to beat a "challenger" that is in use in almost every country on the globe?
Well we know the price that is paid by children not taught in their own language down South. Parents and Grandparents are in their homeland and not in a foreign country.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
22,122 posts, read 27,569,413 times
Reputation: 8678
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbgusa View Post
And what's the point of trying to beat a "challenger" that is in use in almost every country on the globe?
I don't really see a direct correlation between having English as the dominant local vernacular and being advantageously prosperous.

Liberia is not richer than Japan.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2016, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
22,122 posts, read 27,569,413 times
Reputation: 8678
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbgusa View Post
Doesn't the OLA make the official languages Canadian, English and French?
The OLA makes English and French the official languages of Canada, but neither is recognized as "Canadian" (as in the name of a language).


No language is considered "Canadian" by the law nor by linguists.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
8,641 posts, read 11,163,259 times
Reputation: 10377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
The OLA makes English and French the official languages of Canada, but neither is recognized as "Canadian" (as in the name of a language).


No language is considered "Canadian" by the law nor by linguists.
Even cunning linguists?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2016, 02:13 PM
 
18,433 posts, read 10,490,889 times
Reputation: 13510
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeyyc View Post
Even cunning linguists?
Ooooh; you dog you!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
22,122 posts, read 27,569,413 times
Reputation: 8678
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post
Ooooh; you dog you!
He's deserving of no credit! It's a famous line in a James Bond movie.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2016, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
8,641 posts, read 11,163,259 times
Reputation: 10377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
He's deserving of no credit! It's a famous line in a James Bond movie.
A SMERSH agent! I knew you were here!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
9,642 posts, read 9,512,164 times
Reputation: 6790
What PT said about Castro was small beer compared to his brother Alexandre's fulsome praise of him about ten years ago.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top