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The Clarentine Calendar
This is the formal specification for the Clarentine calendar. This document is a work is progress, it will change as feedback is incorporated.
All pronunciations shall follow the rules of Standard Clarentine English Pronunciation (will be published later; it’s still a work in progress).
NOTE: all numbers are written in base 10d/12e, or base-twelve
The fundamental unit of time in the Clarentine Calendar is the day. A day is defined they same way as in the UTC, including leap seconds.
Divisions of Time
There are two types of time periods: a division, and a subdivision. Divisions are converted to each other at a 1:10 ratio.
|Name||Plural||Postfix form||Composed of|
|Prefix||Number of divisions|
- 3 days = 1 tridie
- 4 days = 1 quadie
- 6 days = 1 hexdie
- 10 days = 1 month
- 3 months = 1 trimenses
- 4 months = 1 quadmenses
- 6 months = 1 hexmenses
- 10 months = 1 year
This calendar uses the “J2000” epoch. The date 0-00 11:58:55.816 is defined as J2000, or 1 January 2000 11:58:55.816 UTC, or 1 January 2000 11:59:27.816 TAI (UTC and TAI times in decimal).
“y*-md”, where “y*” is the year to as many digits as needed, “m” the month, and “d” the day.
All numbers are filled into the template from right-to-left, from the least significant to the most significant. All missing numbers are assumed to be the current division of time. The hyphen between the year and the month/day can be left out.
- 42 : Current year, month 4, day 2
- 3-56 : Current 10-year, year 3, month 5, day 6
- 1234-78 : Current 10000-year, year 1234, month 7, day 8
- 9ab: Current 10-year (and all above), year 9, month A, day B