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Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, December 13, 2002, 19:43
En réponse à "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>:

> > ObConlang: Who knows how they formate dates in Arabic?
DDMMYYYY (or YYYYMMDD using right-to-left writing order ;)))) ) like French. Nothing special to be said except that the name of the day always takes the article (the month never does though). The system is the same whether they use the Gregorian or Hegirian calendar (but with other names for the months and another year number of course :)) ). 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. I'll need it
> for my conlang Rumiya that uses many Arabic cultural patterns. How do > your conlangs treat dates? >
I didn't work on how Maggel treats dates, but I do know that it uses ordinal numbers rather than cardinal numbers for day and year numbers (or rather, since Maggel doesn't formally differentiate cardinal and ordinal numbers, it uses combined numbers in a construction that is best translated using ordinal numbers). Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>