Re: OT: META: messages (was: Re: Religious Development WAS: Re: OT: Socialism (WAS: Re: Saving endangered langs (was Re: Extrapolating languages))
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 24, 2003, 7:22|
On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 02:20:54PM +0200, Steg Belsky wrote:
> Anyway, since the original message had some kind of question about
> conculture holidays, here i'll repost something i sent to ConCulture
> last Rokbeigalmki New Year, about half a year ago:
Thanks! So what's ConCulture? Another mailing list?
> This year is somewhat interesting in that it's got 14 months.
! 14 lunations is over 413 days. That's a darn long year!
> which includes Dzu"Fa"Ri
What do the double-quotes signify?
> month of the year (Jalág) before New Years Day and the first of the new
> year (Ghalúb) afterwards. The Ghalúb we are in now (Dzu"Fa"Ri is the
> 1st day of Ghalúb) is only about a week long, so when you count the
> months until next Dzu"Fa"Ri you find that there are 14 months.
Oh, I see. Dzu"Fa"Ri splits the lunation containing it into two "months".
That should still only add one month, though, taking the total to 13;
does the 14-month count include the intercalated Yápleg, meaning that
common years have only 13 months?