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Re: Weeks and days, was: Opinions on English

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, September 30, 2000, 0:41
Fakatinátas pál Iún Á Lí:
> The only festivals I know of are the Festival of the Cherry Blossoms, > celebrating spring in both Avrezin and Qenar, and the Festival of the > Kites, celebrated in Qenar only to commemorate a battle in which kites > were used as scare-tactics (with some help from "special effects").
I know of several major festivals, including six "movable" festivals. They are: Note: There are 6 days of the week - Fire, Water, Air, Flesh, Life, Love, and 15 or 16 months in the year, each of which consist of 24 or 25 days (details at Spring Festival: The Life-Day in the first week of Lás Uakallá (Newness); that is, 1/1-1/6 Summer Festival: The Fire-Day in the fourth week of Lás Uaflaazázi Uafklúsui (Long Days); that is, 4/19-4/24 Autumn Festival: The Water-Day in the third week of Lás Uatikasí (Middle); that is, 8/13-8/18 Winter Festival: The Air-Day in the second week of Lás Uapuusafí uíf tiKaziánaf (Sun's Rebirth); that is, 12/7-12/12 The other two Movable Festivals are *very* movable, in that they can occur at any point in the year. They are connected with the planet's two suns. The main sun, the sun the planet orbits around, is what the year is based on, but it and the other sun orbit each other, and as the planet orbits the main sun, the relative arrangement of the two suns and the planet change. Thus, there is: Zá Uafkadísi (Day of the Suns) - The day when both suns rise at about the same time. Zá Pizikaffá (Day of Light) - The day of maximum light, when the Companion rises at the same time as the Sun sets; in practice, 31-1/2 weeks after Zá Uafkadísi The two suns divide the day into four quarters of varying length: Double-Day (both suns are in the sky) Day (only the Sun is in the sky) Little-Day (only the Companion is in the sky) Night (no sun is in the sky) Thus, during the year, the days look like (the day begins at Sunrise): Zá Uafkadísi - Double-Day, Night Double-Day, Day, Night, Little-Day With Day and Little-Day getting longer and longer, and Double-Day and Night getting shorter Zá Pizikaffá - Day, Little-Day Day, Double-Day, Little-Day, Night With Day and Little-Day getting shorter and shorter, and Double-Day and Night getting longer Some of the old gods' priests used a holy calendar based on the Companion rather than the Sun As the two suns orbit each other, Zá Uafkadísi and Zá Pizikaffá occur at different times of the year, and thus combine with the regular seasons in interesting ways. -- Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor