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

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 6:36
"Mark J. Reed" wrote:
> Ah, now you've gone and got me started on calendar reform. Foolish, > foolish man. :) I'd rather see a 364-day calendar, since that's a > whole number of weeks. Then we could either ignore the difference > between the calendar and tropical years, as you suggest, or have > a leap week every 5 or 6 years to make up the difference.
That's another idea I've had, actually. :-) That or a 360 day year, which would allow 12 30-day months. Perhaps every 5 or 6 years we could add a leap month, if we wanted to keep with the solar calendar, or just let it drift (the Muslims seem to have no problem with religious holidays drifting, surely we could adjust, too) Course, any calendar reform inevitably would have the same problem as the Julian/Gregorian switchover, of differences between countries using the old and those using the new. The proposals I especially dislike involve altering the week cycle, such that there's an extra day at the end of the year belonging to no week. Imagine the confusion of it being Tuesday in the US and Friday in Canada. :-) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


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