CHAT: A hand of days - Re: CHAT: The Elven (or Techian) calendar
|From:||Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 8:48|
On Tue, 14 May 2002 16:38, Philip Newton wrote:
Just to set the cat among the pigeons, my concultures on Alpha Centauri Alpha
- since the planet has no moon worth noticing - always refer to "a hand of
days" as the shortest period of time less than a season. In yhe vala lakha,
it is tu'awa aru nyare - hand of days; "aru" is the objective genitive,
objective in this case because there is no clear connection between the terms
"hand" and "day". "hyare" is a formation based on "revo" - "sun" with the
masculine prefix "nya".
<mostly named after gods, though the names are
> On 13 May 02, at 16:37, Danny Wier wrote:
> > This is more a concultural item than a conlang, but the conlang part
> > obviously is what nomenclature to use for days, months, years and
> > any other calendary measurement of time.
> Well, MFCL is Verdurian. Instead of repeating what Mark has said about
> its days and months, I'll just point you to
> Basically, seven days in a week (incidentally, "week" is "hepdën" < hep
> "seven" + dën "day"),
> worn down a little so that the relationship is not immediately obvious.
> And twelve 27- or 28-day months, mostly with names related more or less
> to events happening in that month (reminds me a bit of old German month
> names); the year has 328 days except in leap years.
Mau e ki, "He aha to mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."