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Re: conlangs' worlds (was: Back!)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 15:07
A Rosta wrote:

> Piat belongs with the alternative histories, > but with the details left ruritanianly vague.
Ruritanian perhaps, but not vague. Piat was a part of the Triune Monarchy of Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania, which came to an end (like its much larger neighbor Austria-Hungary) at the end of the WW II. Piatland was one of the smallest of the successor states. N.B. I did not invent the Triune Monarchy: Avram Davidson did in his alternate-history work _The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy_, which contains a most realistic-looking map of the T.M. If I have not settled just where Piatland is on this map, it is out of sheer laziness, not an attempt to be vague on purpose. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge / Politzer