CHAT: The Elven (or Techian) calendar
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 13, 2002, 21:37|
This is more a concultural item than a conlang, but the conlang part
obviously is what nomenclature to use for days, months, years and any other
calendary measurement of time.
The Elven calendar is both lunar and solar, based on a cycle of 21 solar
years and alternating lunar months of 30 and 29 days. Within the 21 year
cycle, the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 19th and 21st years of the
cycle are 13-month years ("long years"), or 383 or 384 days. The other years
are 12-month years ("short years") and are 354 days long, just like the
Islamic year. The first month of each year can be either 29 or 30 days
depending on the year.
The names of the months will probably be borrowed from Egyptian and/or
Semitic cultures. Also, the traditional week is not seven days but ten days,
but Christian and Muslim elves follow a seven-day week pattern. They will
probably use ordinal numbers rather than planetary names (Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday/Mars, Wednesday/Mercury etc.)
~Danny~ "The geek shall inherit the earth."