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Re: The English/French counting system (WAS: number systemsfromconlangs)

From:Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 15:04
On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Isidora Zamora wrote:

> Interrupting the week cycle is untenable. There are too many religious > people in the world for whom the weekly cycle is important to their > worship, and they could never just add a day to make things come out even > at the end of the year. If that sort of internatioanl standard were > adopted, not only would it be a different day of the month for me, but the > days of the week would no longer match up between the civil and liturgical > calendars.
Was this one of the reasons that the 10-day week of the Revolutionary Calendar didn't succeed as well as the rest of metric system? What other factors were there? -- Tristan <kesuari@...> Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. -- Snoopy


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>!0-day week (WAS: The English/French counting system (WAS: number systemsfromconlangs))