Word of the Week…en français
Moose. In France, élan. Hunted in Quebec and Ontario during autumn. The name is from the Basque word ‘orienak.’ Used also as a place name: l’Orignal, Ontario. For pronunciation search at BDLP Québec. Also see A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, Wikibec, and Wikipedia. Feature image on main page is a carving by Denis Dube, a Québécois folk artist. See Lyle Elder Folk Art & Outsider Art.