Re: The English/French counting system (WAS: number systemsfromconlangs)
|Date:||Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 16:15|
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From: "Isidora Zamora" <isidora@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: The English/French counting system (WAS: number
> At 11:04 AM 9/16/03 -0400, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Isidora Zamora wrote:
> > > Interrupting the week cycle is untenable. There are too manyreligious
> > > 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 outeven
> > > 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, butthe
> > > days of the week would no longer match up between the civil andliturgical
> > > 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?
> You'll need to ask a Russian (or at least someone from the former Soviet
Um, I think he was talking about the French Revolution.