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Re: measuring time

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, June 23, 2005, 4:44
--- In, # 1 <salut_vous_autre@H...> wrote:

>But my problem is about units of time, there are the year, the moon >cycle, and the day but I don't know what I could use that may be
more >little than a day. In the beginning the Senyecan language had only the following terms for time: dïêyan = day lââpan = dawn, daybreak to sunrise aayêran = sunrise to noon meðdïêyan = noon µespêran = noon to sunset (µ = m_0) µesôôsan = dusk, sunset to nightfall nêcüan = night meðnêcüan = midnight When the humans began to measure time more exactly, the Senyecuni who lived among them appropriated the word "tênan," which originally meant simply a period of time, to mean "hour." To this were added diminutive endings for minute and second. tênlan = minute tênlëcan = second Charlie