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Re: Day & month names

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 18:37
Raymond Brown wrote:
> Simplicity & convenience. If they weren't numbered then the Chinese either > have had to mangle the Latin names into acceptable Chinese syllables or to > rename the months entirely.
Didn't they have months before making contact with Europeans? I seem to recall hearing that they used to have names, that they replaced with numbers. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor