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Re: CHAT: cross-culturation

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Saturday, December 1, 2001, 8:15
>> From: Anton Sherwood <bronto@...> >> >> When she did return, she brought a calendar from a Thai restaurant. >> It's labelled in Chinese. I knew the weekdays (sun, moon, fire, water, >> wood, metal, earth) but the months are labelled with what appear to be >> special elaborate numerals. ?
Adam Walker wrote:
> Hmm. I think that might be Japanese? In Chinese > the days are Sun, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six.
Well, I see no kana anywhere.
> And the "elaborate" forms of the Chinese numerals are quite > unrecognizeable as having any connection to the ordinary > forms except for "five" and one of the options for "ten".
Check. I suspected they might be numerals because - I didn't recognize anything in the month-names, which was odd: if the month-names are other than numbers, you'd think at least one them would be as recognizable as the day-elements; - the May-character contains a `5', and the June-character contains part of a `6'; - 1, 2, 10, 11, 12 have the appropriate resemblances. -- Anton Sherwood --