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Sirmaniac
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The Federation starship Nunavut, after the new Canadian province.
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Um. And we pronounce that how?
Looks like a cool name though.

You know what ... ships have been named by state names, country names, province names. People very rarely ever use something cool, new, origional.
Hm. Is there a USS Stingray? ... I think that would be a cool name. Or the USS Destiny.

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Pronunciation: You could probably get away with saying "None of it," but pronounce the "o" in "none" and the "i" in "it" like the "u" in "full."
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An audio file would be quite helpful....

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Noon-ah-vut, Noon-ah-vit will also do.

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The_Tom
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Off-topic alert!!!!


First, it's a territory, not a province. Regions with 25000 people tend not to get the broad reaching autonomic powers that Canadian provinces do.

Secondly, its got a gawd-awful flag.

"None-of-it" is a pretty crappy American-cop-out pronounciation, apparently. I think the acceptable forms are Noonuhvuht and Nunuhvuht, or at least, that's what most of the news anchors have used. The final vuht sounds a bit like vit, as the Inuit vowels tend to sit a little off to the side of the standard Canadian ones.

Back to trek... Starship and Nunavut seem to work well together. It wouldn't surprise me if all the Canadian provinces/territories have some sort of ship named after them in the 24th century.

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U.S.S. New Brunswick!!! Alright!!!!!!!

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I really wish I could remember the bit they had about this on the Daily Show the other day.

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*cringes at prospect of USS Northwest Territories* :-)

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Just try to pronounce this:

USS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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BTW, the flag is not bad at all. It doesn't fulfill strict heraldic criteria, but is quite simple and easy to recognize, unlike many Canadian and especially US state flags. I hope the Pope won't protest, for the main colors white and yellow have been reserved for the Vatican so far.

Where is Nunavut exactly? I guess it was formerly part of the Northwest Territories?


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You know, I did say to modify the pronunciation of "None of it," and I said he could "probably get by." Being a foreign language student I do my best, and I felt everyone here having some familiarity with English in its myriad forms and spellings, I might as well use that example. I could go through all of the symbols and marks in the dictionary, but for one, I am not proficient enough with the computer to add such pronunciation guides to my post (nor do I have a clue on audio files), and for two I didn't think we had to go through it all.

As for province over territory, it was a simple mistake; I know it to be a territory, and I accidently substituted one for the other. I will admit I was unfamiliar with the exact differences behind province/territory labels, but if I wasn't in a hurry, I wouldn't have made the mistake.


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