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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #425 on: December 24, 2021, 01:20:57 AM »
You really need a floatplane version in this mix... ;)

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #426 on: December 24, 2021, 01:23:08 AM »
From that angle in flight you can really see the familiar lines of the DHC Otter and Twin Otter. 
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #427 on: December 25, 2021, 06:14:17 AM »
You really need a floatplane version in this mix... ;)

For sure! Hmmm ... One of the Alberni Airways pair on floats for the Port Alberni Harbour Quay to Ucluelet run? Maybe in an August 1975 centennial livery?

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Browsing BE English, I was intrigued to see that "Yod-dropping is present in all BC dialects". Does that suggest more immigration from East Anglia and environs than in OTL? Or is it just a rationalization? (There is certainly lots of yod/yod-dropping inconsistency in OTL BC usage.)

For those curious (see what I did there?), yod-dropping refers to losing the small 'y' sound inserted between consonents and vowels.

BTW: Yod-dropping is distinct from YOD-dropping which means never having to go back to CFB Cold Lake ever again  ;)
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #428 on: January 01, 2022, 02:02:51 PM »
hey Litvyak,
The Doves are nice, can you include the D.H. 114 Heron in this set of profiles ?

I may get my hands on one in the next 12 months ....
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #429 on: February 12, 2022, 02:17:59 PM »
hey Litvyak,
The Doves are nice, can you include the D.H. 114 Heron in this set of profiles ?

I may get my hands on one in the next 12 months ....

A BC-ified version of the Heron (as the DHBC-2 Heron) will be forthcoming...
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #430 on: February 12, 2022, 02:24:02 PM »
Browsing BE English, I was intrigued to see that "Yod-dropping is present in all BC dialects". Does that suggest more immigration from East Anglia and environs than in OTL? Or is it just a rationalization? (There is certainly lots of yod/yod-dropping inconsistency in OTL BC usage.)

That's a possibility, though mostly it's part of a generalised North American English pattern which for one reason or other took hold more than other features. I haven't really given much deep thought to immigration patterns from England in specific, but there was very significant Welsh immigration in the area around RW Revelstoke - called Blaenau *there* (which is among the top 5 in population).

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BTW: Yod-dropping is distinct from YOD-dropping which means never having to go back to CFB Cold Lake ever again  ;)

Hahahaha
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #431 on: February 16, 2022, 09:33:37 AM »
That's a possibility, though mostly it's part of a generalised North American English pattern which for one reason or other took hold more than other features. I haven't really given much deep thought to immigration patterns from England in specific, but there was very significant Welsh immigration in the area around RW Revelstoke - called Blaenau *there* (which is among the top 5 in population).


According to the University of Nottingham's Key to English Place-Names, 'stoke' comes from OE stoc (a secondary settlement) implying an "outlying farm/settlement". With early efforts to farm along the Columbia River valley, that makes perfect sense.
-- http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Devon/Revelstoke

Blaenau translates as 'highlands', which makes even more sense. (Cymraeg sydd orau!)

Mind you, the root blaen apparently means stream/river source ... which doesn't fit quite so well for Revelstoke  :P
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #432 on: February 16, 2022, 05:29:32 PM »
Is there a reason why the Welsh moved to this area?

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #433 on: February 16, 2022, 06:05:43 PM »
According to Wikipedia, Revelstoke, British Columbia, was named after Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke. The town was renamed in his honour, commemorating his role in securing the financing necessary for completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway

In general, I can see people moving to America picking areas that are not too different from the original home, in terms of climate or what you can do for a living.

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« Reply #434 on: February 17, 2022, 09:05:49 AM »
Thanks perttime, that fits. When Canadians aren't complaining about bankers, they voting for them or naming stuff after them  :P

More trivia: The original town was called Farwell - there is still a Farwell Park - but was renamed Revelstoke after the CPR came through, as you said.

Is there a reason why the Welsh moved to this area?

Mining opportunities would be my guess.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #435 on: March 05, 2022, 06:04:33 AM »
Is there a reason why the Welsh moved to this area?

I haven't really dug into the history of that, yet...
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