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Intercalation & Calendar Numbers (was: samhain?)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, November 4, 2004, 16:47
On Nov 4, 2004, at 5:48 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 06:37:41AM +0200, Steg Belsky wrote: >> It would definitely be cool if people wrote >> 20-8-5764, though :-) . Or even 20-2-5764, counting from the "New >> Year >> for years". >> Although how would you number the intercalated month in leap years?
> That very question is no doubt why the count still starts with Nisan > instead of Tishri, because then the extra month falls conveniently > between months 12 and 1 and may be referred to as month 13. :) > -Marcos
Ah, if it only were that simple... ;) The holiday of Purim, after all, is celebrated in Adar2 in leap years, not Adar1... so maybe Adar1 is the intercalated one! :P ObCon; The Rokbeigalmki calendar has this problem - the extra month, Yápleg, that naturally falls out when there are 13 new moons from one [Southern Hemisphere] winter solstice to the next, is the second-to-last month, since the last month, Jalág, is the partial moon-cycle from the last new moon to the solstice; the remainder of Jalág's cycle is Ghalúb, the first month of the new year. -Stephen (Steg) "Ezekiel... he has like the crazy thing!" ~ brilliant biblical commentary by n


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>