Tabula Geographica: Civitates Foederatae Americae
Map: United States of America
Even in Latin, Ohium/Ohio still sucks.
Ohayō would be better!
California. It’s just California. New York gets to be Novum Eboracum and we stay exactly the same.
Well, California’s already a good first declension noun and you don’t need to respell anything to make it look like Latin. Plus York has a Roman name, thank you, actual Romans.
I like to imagine the Latin renaming of Massachusetts there involved a lot of horrified staring before someone said, “Fuck it, let’s just fix the spelling and make it first declension.”
But man, if I’d been Latinizing the state names there’d be no way we’d have gotten out of there without South Dakota as Dacota Citerior. Hither Dakota! And then you can have Further Dakota for North Dakota! Come on! Who’s with me? (I don’t think it works quite as well for the Carolinas because they’re not against a border in the same way, plus you might have to reverse the names if you’re going by distance from DC. I’m thinking too much about this, aren’t I?)