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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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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[This message was edited by The_Tom on April 04, 1999.]
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?
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.