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Re: Conlang calendars (was Re: Timekeeping)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, October 3, 1998, 14:55
I wrote:
> As soon > as I work out names for the months of Watya'iya`isa, I'll post them.
And here they are, with their translations (with a space between seasons): 1. Lissaqai' (Time of Birth) 2. Liznabwa'si (Time of Infants) 3. Liskanblagudi'a (Time Before-Mating) (extra: Liblata'la (Time of Waiting)) 4. Liblagudi'a (Time of Mating) - Summer Solstice 5. Lispiblagudi'a (Time After-Mating) 6. Liskagisu' (Time of Heat) 7. Lidinkagisu' (Time of More Heat) 8. Liblayawi'n (Time of Dying) - Fall Equinox 9. Liblakasdyaguta' (Time of Cooling) 10. Lizdinblakasdyaguta' (Time of More Cooling) 11. Liblakasgazlla' (Time of Darkening) 12. Lizgazlla' (Time of Darkness) - Winter Solstice 13. Lidyaguta' (Time of Cold) 14. Lizyaunna' (Time of Death) 15. Litli^ (Time of Hope) 16. Liskalla' (Time of Newness) - Spring Equinox The seasons are called: Liskalla' (Time of Newness) - Spring Liskagisu' (Time of Heat) - Summer Liblakasgazlla' (Time of Darkening) - Autumn Lizgazlla' (Time of Darkness) - Winter Note that these are also the names of months 16, 6, 11, and 12. The extra month is inserted to keep Summer Solstice in Liblagudi'a, in the 5-Year calendar. The speakers of Watya'iya`isa have a specific mating season, and thus, a specific birthing season, hence the names for the first 5 months. -- "A silent mouth is sweet to hear" - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AOL: NikTailor