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Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 18, 2002, 0:01
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 :)) .
> I once saw a parody of French political speeches which read something > like this: > > We must at all times be inspired with the spirit of May 25, > while > not forgetting the significant lessons of April 9, nor > neglecting > the spirit of December 18, ... >
Hehe, I recognise the style but not the dates ;))) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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