Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)
|From:||Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 14, 2002, 22:19|
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 20:43:54 +0100 Christophe Grandsire wrote:
<<<En réponse à "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>:
> ObConlang: Who knows how they formate dates in Arabic?>>>
Sabbath was coming dangerously soon, when I wrote my msg.
So I turned unable to formulate the question clearly.
I meant the following:
How do we say/write dates in Arabic: order of words, what articles or
prepositions are used,
cardinal or ordinal numerals, masculine or feminine etc.
<<<DDMMYYYY (or YYYYMMDD using right-to-left writing order ;)))) )>>>
<<<Nothing special to be said except that the name of the day always
article (the month never does though).>>>
Noted. Do you mean the day's number, or the day of the week?
<<<I have no example using numbers other than
with the Arabic or Indian numbers, so I don't know if they use
cardinal or ordinal numbers in their dates.>>>
Still, thank you for cooperation.
On the same subject
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:23:44 -0600 Danny Wier wrote:
<<<Arabic is day, month, year. Numerals are also written in reverse
order: ones first, then tens, then hundreds... so DDMMYY makes sense.
December 16, 1770 as 61 December 0771 or 61-21-0771, exactly reverse
order as YYMMDD.>>>
Sorry, but that's WRONG!!!
Arabic *numbers* are written the same way we do: from left to right.
Arabic *numerals* afaik show the general Semitic pattern:
if they consist of tens and ones, ones come first, and then tens.
All other numerals go as they are.
Quoting my Arabic primer:
<<An example. A year consists of 365 days.
tata2allafu ;al-sanat:u min Tala;Ti mi2at:iN wa xamsat:iN wa sittuwna
ObConlang: I think I'll take this feature into Rumiya.
365: tres tzentos i tzinko i sesenta
38: oyto i trinta
Anyway, muyta shukrã for cooperation,