Spain: British immigrants just won't mix
lg at languagegeek.com
Fri Jan 4 20:55:04 UTC 2008
Ysgrifennodd Stan & Sandy Anonby 04/01/08 5:13 pm:
> Hi Chris!
> True. Do you think the French and English mixed with locals at
> basically the same rates?
I’ve never thought about it and it’s rather too broad of a
generalisation for my taste. The commercial strategies of the
North-West Company (French) and the Hudson’s Bay Company (English) were
very different. The NWC employees typically travelled in small trading
parties and set up many small posts near Native populations. The HBC
usually built big factories to which the Native fur traders would have
to visit on their own. Certainly many HBC workers had Native spouses.
These economic models may explain perceptions of which nationality
“mixed” more. Culturally, there are several mixed languages, variously
based on Cree, Ojibway, French, and Scots. The Metis music is certainly
Scottish-derived, regardless of the language.
Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon
ᑭᑕᐢᑭᓇᐤ ᑳᓀᓱᐏᑌᐦᐃᓇᑿᐣ, ᑮᐢᐱᐣ ᐃᔨᐣᑐ ᐱᑭᐢᑵᐏᐣ ᐘᓂᑎᔭᐦᑭ
(A nation without its language is a nation without its heart - Welsh
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