a Chinese view on Day & month names
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 1, 2000, 22:14|
In a message dated 2000/05/01 08:36:26 PM, RayBrown wrote:
>It would be very confusing, I think, to use the same
>set of names for months in two different calendar systems. AFAIK the
>practical Chinese just numbered the western months.
Yep that's what my Dad told me eons ago to explain a Chinese calendar that
had both Chinese & Western calendars side by side.
(Almost the same wording... if I recall correctly >=}
When I asked why the months weren't labeled January, Feb, etc.
my Dad just said, "Why bother? _Bok Qwai_ ["White Ghost/Demon"] barbarian
names are just too bloody confusing." Then he laughed.