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📷: this is one of those photos I've edited a million times over the years. Editing is definitely the hardest thing.
@byttyrs thing is that a canal is another very specific definition in Dutch: “duh water way”. Implying you can drive a boat down it. While you could go down this in a rowboat. I think that’s where it stops. It’s somewhere between canal and ditch 🤷🏻♀️
@moiety we have a canal in my town that isn't navigable by boat — no docks, treacherous waters. so I'm definitely aware of canal-as-waterway, but in English, at least my dialect, if it's artificial running (or maybe even just winding) water, bigger than a ditch, it's a canal
@moiety if it's running water i think some people might call it a "creek" or a "crick" (same thing just different dialect) but if it's still i don't know. maybe a pond?
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@moiety it looks like a canal, but that depends on its purpose, a canal is for boats, if its for draining the surrounding area its a drain, or a dike/dyke, there are also some locally called delphs
@moiety it never fails to blow my mind that my ancestors moved from that to kentucky.
I mean I get that every bit of Switzerland doesn't look like that but still, kentucky?
@moiety There's actually a bunch - because my mom's family was part of a German-Swiss community in KY, so on both sides of her family were folks whose families had come from different places. One branch seems to be from Einsiedeln.
Here's a little article about one group that arrived in the US, it implies that most came from the Bern area https://www.appalachianhistory.net/2018/04/die-kolonie-bernstadt.html
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