Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)
|Date:||Wednesday, December 18, 2002, 9:46|
--- Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote: > En réponse à
John Cowan <jcowan@...>:
> > I could see going either way with year numbers;
> however, in some
> > languages
> > large ordinals are rarely used and sometimes
> uncertain (the ordinal of
> > 1001 is properly "the thousand and first" but "the
> thousand and
> > one-th"
> > is often heard). Using cardinals for days of the
> month seems utterly
> > bizarre to me: "Dec 25" is "December
> twenty-fifth", being short for
> > "the twenty-fifth [day] of December". This older
> form is lexicalized
> > in "the Fourth of July".
> Well, what I find strange is using one kind of
> numerals for days and the other
> for years ;))) . As for large ordinals not being
> common, this is not a problem
> with Maggel where cardinals and ordinals differ only
> by the construction, not
> by the form of the numeral itself :)) .
what ? like writing today as 18xii2002 ? i usually do
that as i don't like punctuating numbers (?!) if it's
long tho i would write 2002 12 18 0946 . . . !
short dates are always 18 December [Di &I't_hi:nT @v
bnathyuw | landan | arR
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