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Re: orthographic borrowings

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 9, 2000, 23:04
wayne chevrier wrote:
> The Maya got their calendar from the Olmecs, August 11 > is probably the correct date (otherwise everyone still > using the calendar round is off by 2 days)
Which is why I placed the 11 first, but for some reason, there's a lot of people who seem to go by the August 13 date, claiming that at some point the calendar "slipped" two days, not explaining why it would do so. I'm sure there must be SOME reason for supposing 8/13/3114 BC to be correct. I didn't know about their getting their calendar from the Olmecs. Did the Maya get their *entire* calendar from the Olmecs, or only part of it (like, say, just the Haab and the Tzolkin)? -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor