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...
"That which you cannot grasp, but can taste in every drop, That is the