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
> large ordinals are rarely used and sometimes uncertain (the ordinal of
> 1001 is properly "the thousand and first" but "the thousand and
> 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,
> not forgetting the significant lessons of April 9, nor
> the spirit of December 18, ...
Hehe, I recognise the style but not the dates ;))) .
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