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April 12th, 2014
06:47 am


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Canadian heraldry

For most of Canadian history, any citizen wanting a coat of arms had to go through the rigorous process of appealing to the 500-year-old College of Arms in London. That all changed in 1988 when Canada—at the urging of the country’s heraldic enthusiasts — successfully patriated all heraldry control from the U.K.

I had a hard time choosing an image for this post-- the link takes you to a large number of delightful coats of arms. Just one more....

The motto isn't translated in the article-- it's Our Land, Our Strength.

Link thanks to silveradept.

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Date:April 12th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful coats of arms here. I used to do heraldry when I was 11 and invented my own country, so all my governmental departments had their own seals and such. I should search to see if I still have them around. Yet another reason why I was never a v. good Amerikan when I went to school. The yank heraldry has nothing on this.
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Date:April 14th, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
Well, I'll be damned. I'd never seen that script before, but it looks as if it's the one on p. 607 of The World's Writing Systems as the Inuit Cultural Institute syllabary. The string on the left is definitely nunavut; I'm not sure about the string on the right, as I can't identify the second sign from the left end. I wonder if it's multiple sounds run together?
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