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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 ;)))) )>>> ::very funny:: <<<Nothing special to be said except that the name of the day always takes the 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.>>> ::disappointment:: 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. Just imagine 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 yawmaN>> ObConlang: I think I'll take this feature into Rumiya. 365: tres tzentos i tzinko i sesenta 38: oyto i trinta Why not? Anyway, muyta shukrã for cooperation, Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>