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Re: OT: Time (Was: Clockwise without clocks)

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Saturday, April 2, 2005, 11:58
Henrik Theiling wrote:

>Hi! > >Joe <joe@...> writes: > > >>... >>Also, Estonian (my current obsession) has an even more interesting >>system. In Estonian, 'quarter past nine' by 'veerand kümme' - literally >>'a quarter of ten'. Similarly, 'pool kümme'(half of ten) and >>'kolmveerand kümme' (three quarters of ten) are 'half past nine' and >>'quarter to ten', respectively. >> >> > >Ah, funny. :-) That's the same in most southern German dialects: > > viertel zehn = 9:15 > halb zehn = 9:30 > dreiviertel zehn = 9:45 > >Of these, only 'halb zehn' is considered Standard High German. > > >
Ah, hadn't heard of that, except for 'halb zehn', obviously.