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
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?
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.