05/Jun/2021

05/Jun/2021

Something something, numbers and dates I guess, this part is a bit boring

Numbers

The default decimal separator is ,(qalipotto) with .(potto) for thousands.

Digits (including for the old base 12 system):

  • 0 - nulo
  • 1 - un
  • 2 - dos
  • 3 - tre
  • 4 - kujad
  • 5 - sinke
  • 6 - heu
  • 7 - sade
  • 8 - dete
  • 9 - nofa
  • 10 - sefte
  • 11 - sinez
  • 12 - save

For the tens, it's the number plus 'na' (for odd) or 'da' (for even) and the other number, with nothing for the zero:

  • 13 to 19 - unna tre to unna nofa
  • 20 to 20 - dosda to dosda nofa
  • 99 - nofana nofa

For the hundreds, then 'sem' for just 100, then it's number then 'seme' then the rest. The thousands is the hundreds but with the number as times 10, the ten thousands is 'semesem' with the same logic as the thousand:

  • 100 - sem
  • 101 - sem un
  • 123 - sem dosda tre
  • 200 - dos seme
  • 1.000 - sefte seme
  • 2.021 - dosda seme dosda un
  • 6.502 - heuda sinke seme dos
  • 10.000 - semesem
  • 100.000 - sefte semesem
  • 111.111 - sinez semesem sinez seme sinez

The millions and up is number then 'se kua', still with the rule of tens (but no hundreds, then going to the next x), if it's a number so big it needs 'a million millions' then it's 'se kua-kua' then 'se kua-kua-kua' and so on:

  • 1.000.000 - se unkua
  • 2.000.000 - dos se unkua
  • 10.000.000 - sefte se unkua
  • 100.000.000 - se doskua
  • 1.000.000.000 - sefte se doskua
  • 10.000.000.000 - se trekua

For decimal numbers, you say the integer then 'desi' then the decimal number with the same rules as the normal number but in reverse order, if the integer is a zero, don't need to say it:

  • 1.1 - un desi un
  • 3.14 - tre desi un kujadda
  • 0.123 - zero desi un dosda tre seme or just desi un dosda tre seme

For position (first second third and so on), say the number then 'loma'.

Dates

...

  • tósel - date

...

  • dite - day of week
  • dita - day of month
  • pridite - Sunday
  • sekunde - Monday
  • terde
  • kurtede
  • kinsede
  • sezde - Friday
  • sapedite - Saturday

...

  • menei - month
  • janero - January
  • fevrero - February
  • marsó
  • arbil
  • maih
  • junin
  • julio
  • gosto
  • notene
  • destene
  • onfine
  • dozene - December
  • sistan - year

Considering their general localisation there wasn't much difference between seasons like spring and summer or fall and winter, in practice they would just count two seasons, a warm one and colder one, with the difference for spring as it was a very noticeable one (when flowers grow on you)

  • sinae - season
  • frasi - spring
  • sorasi - summer
  • tibaarsi - winter (there is no word for fall, it's just said as "tibaarsi senad")

Historically, seasons were treated with some more importance than the year itself in the way of counting passage of time, with year being just the cycle of seasons, although it still was an important measurement.

  • seliko - age in years
  • sinako - age in seasons (1 year = 3 seasons)

The usual date is written in the format day - month name - year(, day of week) and spoken in that order as "date(/[day of week]) [day] of [month name], [year]", so today (as of first writting this is) is written as 5 - junin - 2021 or 5 - junin - 2021, sapedite and said as tósel sinke dase junin, dosda seme dosda un or sapedite sinke dase junin, dosda seme dosda un.

Some more things

The historic new year ('mesilsi') is celebrated on spring, specifically 23 and 24 of notene(September), it is taken as the days of rebirth and new experiences, symbolized by the growth and blossoming of flowers. Although not the technical new year anymore it still is celebrated by most as at least a holiday for kindness, hope and a celebration of Kaihnem Ohba culture.

At the start of each other seasons (summer and winter) there are celebrations for each one, the former celebrating the warmth and sun and the latter the easing of temperature and tranquility, respectively 'dit sorasi' and 'dit tibaarsi'.

  • nómero - number
  • sora - warm, hot, to heat
  • tibaar - cold, to make cold
  • kraa - degree
  • qali - tail, rear of body (specify with 'qó-qali')