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Re: Demotion of Pluto

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Friday, September 1, 2006, 3:53
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From: "caeruleancentaur" <caeruleancentaur@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:03 AM
Subject: Demotion of Pluto

> In the beginning the Senjecans did not have a seven-day week. > Rather the phases of the moon were used, a system a bit unwieldy > since the length of the phases can vary. With an unscientific > cursory glance at the phases during 2006, I see that a phase can > last anywhere from six to eight days, so I used the above names for > the six days, adding one-day-extra and two-days-extra as names when > needed.
The Kasshi's "Week" had a similar origin. However, unlike your Senjecans, they did not adopt a fixed, equal-length week. Instead, each month is divided into four quarters (of fixed, but not equal, length). Thus, they have 6-day "weeks" and 7-day "weeks". When they adopted a solar calendar, the quarters were revised, but they still remained variable in length.