Year naming is probably more tp than year numbering
janTe wrote:Actually, since writing this, I've come up with better names, partly because I discovered that the "pig" is called "elephant" in Thailand, and partly because I discovered the TP word "alasa".
Elephant -- soweli suli (quite obvious. What land mammal is bigger than an elephant?)
Rat/Mouse -- soweli lili (again, what land mammal is smaller than a mouse?)
Tiger -- soweli alasa (predatory mammal?)
Monkey -- soweli nasa (no other animal has such a reputation for craziness, surely)
Rabbit -- soweli unpa (again, what other animal has such a reputation...)
that old ambiguity: "eating animal" v "eaten animal"I think "mani moku" could still be used for pig, but I think it could also equally mean cow, which is confusingly similar to ox (they are the same word in Chinese).
I like the idea of TP having its own calendar using kasi, kala, etc., but until there's an official standard, I'll probably use the Chinese/Thai calendar for my own use.
tenpo sike ni li tenpo sike pi mani wawa ma!Year naming is probably more tp than year numbering
While we're at it, we could also borrow the Japanese names for the days of the week. The Japanese have Sun day (Sunday), Moon day (Monday), Fire day (Tuesday), Water day (Wednesday), Wood day (Thursday), Metal day (Friday), and Earth day (Saturday).
We could use those names in TP too.
tenpo suno suno -- Sunday
tenpo suno mun -- Monday
tenpo suno seli -- Tuesday
tenpo suno telo -- Wednesday
tenpo suno kasi -- Thursday
tenpo suno kiwen -- Friday
tenpo suno ma -- Saturday
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