Talk:Newfoundland and Labrador

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Irish gaelic[edit]

Re the adding of the Irish gaelic phrase for NL in the lede: Irish gaelic, sad though that may be, is not a living language in the Province today, and the former speakers of that language wouldn't surely have used the term 'Newfoundland and Labrador'. The addition of some discussion of the loss of the language, however, might well be useful. Scots gaelic was also of course spoken in Newfoundland. More significantly there are other living languages today in the Province.

Timezone[edit]

I think an explanation of how Newfoundland came to have a half-hour offset timezone would be interesting and appropriate.

Flag[edit]

How is the golden arrow a union jack? Rojomoke (talk) 15:47, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

That seems to have been some sort of vandalism or wonky intrusion from less careful editing. What is more disturbing is that the source linked to doesn't seem to support much of the text of this paragraph. See here: http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/nfldhistory/NewfoundlandFlag.html --Khajidha (talk) 14:42, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Found a better ref: http://www.gov.nl.ca/aboutnl/flag.html --Khajidha (talk) 14:45, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

The pronunciation of Newfoundland given is not even listed in any of the big UK and US dictionaries i checked at onelook.com, so it needs to be corrected or needs an explanation if it is indeed a local one. --Espoo (talk) 06:49, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

It looks consistent to me with a pronunciation given in at least one dictionary, but it has been years since I've worked with IPA. What do you think the correction should be? RivertorchFIREWATER 15:00, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
Looks good to me, except for the "J" after the N. According to this video, it is falling out of use, but was the favoured pronunciation of Joey Smallwood. -- Earl Andrew - talk 18:40, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
I've never heard anyone from Newfoundland pronounce it with the nj sound and I'm over fifty and from New Brunswick, where we've got a lot of people from The Rock.G. Timothy Walton (talk) 18:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Fast Disambiguation for the dog[edit]

I don't know whether this is accurate, but I suspect that visits to this page looking for the dog are likely more common than other disambiguation topics; should a "for the dog, see Newfoundland (dog)" link appear in the hat so that people searching for that don't need to go through the disambiguation and locate the "Animals" section? Hppavilion1 (talk) 19:34, 12 September 2017 (UTC)