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Re: American dialect of Brithenig
Padraic Brown wrote:
> That's true! I also get the (possibly mistaken) feeling that the Colonies
> *there* are rather more discreet. John has laid out Brithenig speaking
> colonies, Scots speaking colonies, English colonies, Irish/Swedish
> colonies, etc.
I was talking about their origins up to 1807 (the Solemn League and
> The modern cities and states of *here* are more mixt.
And there too, questionless.
> I'd like to think they would be. They were more "sensitive" towards the
> Irish (apparently by leaving them more or less alone).
I think that the Kemrese energies that might have gone into Manifest
Destiny tended to go into plans to restore the Roman Empire.
> There wasn't one. Or at least there was a very different one. My guess
> is that either revolutionary fervor wasn't piqued in the first place; or
> (more likely) Government took Steps to head off whatever problems may have
It was a more peaceful separation, a la Canada. There is, however,
the development of an "American" feeling which transcends national
(Old World) boundaries. Originally, the Brithenig-speaking colonies
owed allegiance only to the Crown of Kemr, etc., but after the
founding of the League these distinctions of who founded what
colony get blurred. In practice Americans have emotional attachments
to both Monarchs, Gereint and Diana at present.
> > I presume, too, that there was also no "White Man's Burden," and that
> > India and other countries were left to themselves.
> I fear they must have gotten involved in India in some way. Andrew has
> mentioned that one can get curry and chips in Caerleon. Who knows about
I said it was the English who did most of the (East) Indian adventuring,
but Andrew wasn't too sure about that. Nothing is official.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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