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YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Friday, December 13, 2002, 12:24
Davis, Iain E. ;iskriybiyw:

<<<I was under the impression that many countries (I thought U.S. was
the annoying exception) use either YYMMDD or DDMMYY.>>>

At least, in Russian and Ukrainian DDMMYY is the only possible variant
linguisticly, because monthes and years in dates always stand in
Genetive, and attributes in Genitive always follow the word they
modify. It becomes even more confusing, when date is used to answer
the question 'when?' -- then the day also stands in Genetive! but the
following Genitives are NOT because of agreement (concord), but
because of government (in grammar sense, of course)!

Examples (in Russian):
Segodnja trinadcatoje dekabrja dve tysjachi vtorogo goda. -- Today is
Ja napisal eto trinadcatogo dekabrja dve tysjachi vtoroho goda. -- I
wrote it on 2002-Dec-13.

ObConlang: Who knows how they formate dates in Arabic? I'll need it
for my conlang Rumiya that uses many Arabic cultural patterns. How do
your conlangs treat dates?



Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Danny Wier <dawier@...>