Re: how do you pronounce 2016?
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Does that make the middle year "the year of Christ"? Political/religious gap year? That year that time forgot? The year that forgot because drugs man?
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Check out the Ecclesiastical Calendar in my sig. And come join us in the One True Thread.reval wrote:Ah, good point. Okay, you got me there. I still want a Year Zero, though.
ucim wrote:For one thing, we don't count the months backwards when we are in negative years. That's probably the crux of it.reval wrote:It makes sense to me to treat 1 BC as Year 0, and 2 BC as Year -1. Days and months and years seem like ordinary numbers and number ranges. I don't understand why this is a problem?
Well, we'd number months from zero, January would be month zero, December would be month 11. But the last month in negative years would be month... already there's a problem. Would it be month negative zero? Or negative one? (making the first month of that year month negative 12?). This is where the problem is one of ranges vs. points. Giving names to these months is just hair on the dog.Sheikh al-Majaneen wrote:So if we started counting months backwards, would that mean the year starts with Negative December and ends with Negative January?
Angua wrote:An American once told me I was doing it wrong when I was teaching English with her and saying 'One hundred AND one, One thousand, one hundred AND ten). Apparently they don't say the and.