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 -- http://www.ogre.nu/