Western Hellenism Alternative Timeline
The Western Hellenism Alternative Timeline (or short, The WHAT or The WHATL) is an only shadowyly defined alternative timeline, envisioned by Raymond A. Brown, in which Alexander the Great lived longer, conquered Italy and thereby built a world in which Greek is the only classical language of Europe, while Latin shared the fate of the other Italic languages and died out. Instead of the Romance languages, the WHAT has Hellenic languages descended from Ancient Greek.
Conlangs in the WHAT
- το άνευ κλίσι Ελληνικό by Ray Brown - the WHAT's counterpart of Latino sine Flexione
- Rhaetian and Engadinese (or are they two words for the same thing?) by Philip Newton.
Alternative abbreviation WHATL
The abbreviation WHAT was originally proposed by BPJ. Philip Newton choose to change the abbreviation for the Western Hellenism Alternative Timeline to WHATL since "WHAT" coincides in with an English pronoun, which makes it a hopeless term to search for in a search engine!