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Re: American dialect of Brithenig
On Wed, 28 Jul 1999, Sally Caves wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > Sally Caves scripsit:
> > > Now this piques my curiosity! What is the history of the colonization
> > > of America in the Brithenig universe? Where is New Castreleon, and
> > > Ter Mair? What does the continent look (and sound) like today?
> > > My apologies if these questions have been answered before.
> > New York and Maryland respectively. New Scotland (Nova Scotia) speaks
> > Scots, obviously; the other colonies are basically English-speaking
> > except for New Sweden (Delaware) which uses Swedish, Irish, and English.
> > The (Solemn) League (and Covenant) of North America is a multilingual
> > federation, independent of the various British Parliaments but still
> > loyal to the Monarchs of Kemr and England/Scotland.
> And so when did this colonization occur? And what is the condition of
> the rest of the continent? Full of Native American colonies? How do
> these impact on the Brithenig and other Europeans in America?
That would more or less be my guess, though probably nominally Mexican: No
Louisiana Purchase (no US to buy it, Colonies look East, not West).
Mexico (or Nueva Espanna or whatever) is probably not in a position to
exert much influence (and neither is the League), so the Natives are
probably left to shift for themselves. One would guess that all sorts of
words and customs have entered the languages of the League (as they have
in US English). Folks wishing to experiment with "alternate"
spiritualities in the League probably take lessons from Native paths.
Perhaps a Native State joining the League?
sanwig' ill erecun e domadl, anyone?
> SALLY CAVES
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