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Re: Yawn....err...Happy...uh...Millennium....or something...?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 4, 2000, 4:04
On Mon, 3 Jan 2000 13:09:27 -0600 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
> bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote: > > Point out the officially recognized year zero, if you can.
> In *any* Western (and most other civilizations) chronology. When > does a > month begin? Day 1, not Day 0, what's January when giving dates in > short form? Month 1, not 0 (the first day of the year is 1/1, not > 0/0). And in 12-hour time, there's no 0 hour, it starts with 1. Of > course, 24-hour time starts with 0.
> Also, the Mayans used 0 in their calendar. > > --
. So do the Rokbeigalm. Right now, in the year-numbering _nga'aoledh-a tza'lesna-a rokbeigalmki-a_ (Ao''Le''Ro for short), "since the creation of the rokbeigalmki language" which i use in order to be able to name dates in RL even though the Rokbeigalm live in Tolkien's mythic-prehistoric-semi.alternate.universe Middle Earth, it's the year 3. The Ao''Le''Ro itself occured in early June, 1997, and the Year 1 began a few weeks later at the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, making the year of the Ao''Le''Ro (defined as the day i began writing down the Rokbeigalmki wordlist) the year 0. I wonder if other concalendars have years 0... -Stephen (Steg) "That which you cannot grasp, but can taste in every drop, That is the Real."