You're right, Armenian speakers are the majority in the two orange patches you said, though Armenia doesn't exist as a state; it's mostly part of the Byzantine Empire in my 936, with its easternmost part (OTL "Armenia") as a republic in the Union of Peoples (a strange Red&White condominium followed to the Russian Revolutionary Civil War of 1917-1922).Knight Of Armenia said:Judging from the two orange patches in Anatolia, it looks like (to me, anyway), that most of Greater Armenia, as well as Cilicia, remain in Armenian hands. Though I honestly have no idea how that could happen, as Cilicia isn't a part of the Armenian homeland, and was only settled after the collapse of the last Armenian state.
As for that green underneath Armenia: is that the same as the Greek green? Or is it supposed to be some sort of Kurdish state? If it's Greek, that would mean either Alexander's empire was more successful (and succeeded in Hellenizing the region) or the Byzantine Empire itself was somehow divided?
I must confess I still haven't "done" Italy in my TL (for now, I have finished Iran/Persia and varius revisions to Anatolian and Central Asian history, at the price of a nervous breakdown by the strain on Friday). However, for now it doesn't change so much about unification: it is achieved in 1860, I still am thinking if adopting the monarchic federal system as seen in Randy McDonald's Tripartite Alliance Earth or as a Mazzinian republic overthrowing the old regime. As for now the only major differences I'v stated are: the pre-Indoeuropean Ligurian language, a bit mixed with local Celtic and heavily influenced by latin first and Italian thenceon, holds hard in the Alps and Appennines south of Piedmont and Emilia, and is still quite largely spoken in my 1936. In 548-568 Italy is unified by Belisarius AND Totila reigning jointly (not as homosexual royal couple, however! ). When they die, the Langobards and the Byzantines fight on the ruins of Italy reestablishing the main TL harmonic.Grey Wolf said:One thing I note with interest is that you have Italian as a cohesive language covering the whole of OTL Italy whereas everywhere else (eg France, Germany, Spain, UK) is far more fragmented. To me this implies an earlier and successful Italian state otherwise one would imagine that Naples and Milan would speak differently. Was it the case in OTL that although fragmented Italy spoke the same language all over, with only dialectic differences ? If so, from when ?
I'm very happy someone likes the ideatom said:Basileus:
Could you maybe mention how these languages compare to OTL equivalents?
Would speakers from OTL and the ATL be able to understand each other?
Well, actually it was the Interference TL in its infancy. Now it has diverged somewhat, I bet when it'll come to 1936 (IF it'll ever come, I fear dying of old age before) the world will be unrecognizable with this.Woah, I found this rather super great thread. Is this language map based on the interference TL? Is that little spot in the crimea Gothic?
It's from OTL, for unbelievable it may seem, Gothic there remained spoken in some enclaves till the 16th century, as reported by a de Bousbecque, a Western ambassador and traveller.Yeah, it does seem though, that spain and England are similar to the tl. So..what about that gothic spot in the crimea?
I remember reading about Crimean Gothic, I think Tolkien put together a vocabulary for it at one point.It's from OTL, for unbelievable it may seem, Gothic there remained spoken in some enclaves till the 16th century, as reported by a de Bousbecque, a Western ambassador and traveller.