The results are in!
234) It is 1870 CE. Northern Mexican rebels want to secede from the Mexican Empire and have a democratic government. What should the USC do?
c) We should stay out of it.
235) We have finished voting on the standard Columbian dialect of Brettaniot. What should the dialectical divide in the current USC be? For reference, the current USC has the territories of the OTL US right after the Louisiana Purchase in addition to Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas, and Jamaica.
f) North-South-Caribbean divide (proposed by this_is_an_account)
236) Will Columbian Brettaniot have any spelling reforms?
237) It is 1875 CE. The Russians fear that Sweden will gain control over Alaska as their North American colonies expand. Russia has put up Alaska for sale as a result. Should we buy Alaska?
238) How many dialects will there be in the Caribbean?
a) There will be 2 dialects, a northern one (the Bahamas) and a southern one (the rest of the Caribbean).
b) There will be 2 dialects, an eastern one (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Lesser Antilles) and a western one (Cuba, Shaymaca, the Bahamas).
c) There will be 3 dialects, north (the Bahamas), southeast (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Lesser Antilles), and southwest (Cuba and Shaymaca).
d) There will be 3 dialects, north (the Bahamas and Cuba), central (Shaymaca, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico), and south (the Lesser Antilles).
e) Most of the Caribbean will remain dominantly Spanish-speaking except for the Lesser Antilles, Shaymaca, and the Bahamas.
239) How many dialects will there be in the southern USC?
a) There will be one dialect.
b) There will be two dialects, a southern one (OTL Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) and a northern one (OTL remainder of the South).
c) There will be two dialects, an eastern one (OTL Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida) and a western one (OTL remainder of the South).
240) How many dialects will there be in the northern USC?
a) There will be one dialect.
b) There will be two dialects, a northern one (OTL Michigan and Winsconsin plus the OTL Northeast minus Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey) and a southern one (OTL Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio).
c) There will be two dialects, an eastern one (OTL Northeast) and a western one (OTL Midwest).
241) What will be the fate of the Louisiana territory in terms of language?
a) It will become predominantly Brettaniot speaking.
b) It will remain predominantly French speaking.
c) French and Brettaniot will both have a large amount of speakers.
Here are the top 5 major cities in Britain by population. They are all very similar to their OTL counterparts.
(OTL London) - From Latin Londinium
(OTL Manchester) - From Latim Mamucium
3. Estain de Leme
(OTL Liverpool) - Calque of Liverpool / From Old Brettaniot Estagna de Lema
"pool of mud"
(OTL Leeds) - From the old Brythonic word Ladenses
"people of the fast-flowing river"
(OTL Plymouth) - From an ancient name for the city TAMARI OSTIA
"mouth/estuaries of the Tamar"
The 8 provinces of Britain are Vianidoçe, Urduviçe, Dynhunie, Drevaçe, Cança, Lundin, Buraw, and Ragiçe. In English, the names are Gwynedd, Powys, Dumnonia, Drevatia, Kent, London, York, and Rheged. Here
is a map of the provinces.
These are the sound changes that happened from Vulgar Latin to Modern Brettaniot.
Standard Brettaniot (Lundin)
General Columbian Brettaniot (Nove Stocolme)
And here's the phonology of Modern Brettaniot that most linguistics textbooks in this alternate universe would show you. It is meant to be a universal transcription. This is different from Standard Brettaniot, the dialect spoken in London. From this point forward, we will be merely defining dialectical differences.
Voting closes on Saturday (October 5th) at 21:00 EDT. Results will be posted around 30 minutes after that.