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Re: North American affairs
>In American history usually called the French and Indian War: it was
>mostly between England and France, and ended with the French ceding
>Canada. I'll look up more details next week.
I thought it was something like that. Big struggle between the expanding
powers, oh, and some colonialists declared themselves independent, but
that's not important.
>> >Newfoundland (English)
>> What happens to Hudson Bay or Labrador?
>Not yet settled, I think.
Settled as in colonised or settled as in decided? I thought the Hudson Bay
Company was active in this period?
>> >Castreleon New (Kemrese, many Dutch and English)
>> Originally Niew Nederland? Would the Pilgrim Fathers have ended up there?
>They settled in Massachusetts Bay (which included what is now the
>state of Maine). Religious dissenters (non-Puritans) founded Rhode Island and
>> *Here* they sailed from Devon, but I don't think the Kemrese or Kernow
>> authorities would have been very sympathetic to Puritans *there*. I do
>> allow new to be used first in Brithenig placenames (? New Gastreleon)
>> >The Jerseys (English)
>That's East Jersey and West Jersey, BTW, united *here* as New Jersey.
>> >New Sweden (English)
>That's Delaware here (after Lord de la Warr), but it was founded
>by Swedes originally.
>> An interesting collection of names for the New Englander and Southern
>> colonies. For the British royal succession I had been using the Stuart
>> dynasty, including the pretenders after the Glorious Revolution. With this
>> in mind I would query where Virginia came from.
>The Blessed Virgin, of course. Virginia *here* was *not* settled
>by dissenters, but mostly by Anglicans. I assumed that *there* most of
>the settlers would be Catholics.
That was always an option. I generally think that the population that
became Anglican *here* would have remained Catholic *there*.
>That was my intention, but I suspect the dates are wrong. *Here* it
>is Georgia, named after a George (but which one? gotta look it up).
What about Jacobia?
>> guess there are enough Maries in British history for Ter Mair (why the
>> article before a proper noun?).
>I didn't think you could skip the article for Celtic genitives.
Proper names, being definite by default, don't take the article. Athough
Padraic has pointed out there could be a Kernow influence.
I wonder if Mary, Queen of Scots would have the same romantic appeal as
Queen Mary I of England and Scotland. I don't think her track record made
for good government.
>It's High German, but not standard High German: Pennsylvaanisch is most
>closely related to Swabian dialect.
Ui! Mew errur! Eo greddaf ke sa er Almenig fas.
>> Solemn League and Covenant?! High Scottish Protestant emigration I take it?
>'Tis so, 'tis so.
So in the early C19 the Atlantic seacoast is divided between Canada in the
North and the American League in the south.