janKipo wrote:Well, weeks and their days and months are pretty arbitrary and so are their usual names. It might be best to take some neutral expressions for them, ones that would work however they are decided (5-day up to 14-day weeks, months of 20 or28 days or any number up to 32 or so). Of course, with the obvious choice of just numbering them, you always have a fight about when to start, but once things get going it doesn’t matter. The seasons are a bit better although totally local (most plaes don’t have a Mud Season for example, but for those that do it is very important). btw ‘tenpo ma lete’ (‘pi’ needs two words following it.)
Like the week itself, we owe the day names to Mesopotamian astrology or religion (if they are different) but I see no reason to continue, that since it makes no sense now (in either the god form or the object form -- i the object form I miss the usual air).
What you call 'sky objects' are just ‘mun’ in tp. Some of the compound names are possibly useful.
“pulsar” is not a proper names, so an tp unofficial word cannot be made from it.
Most of your sik are not inside the air, so this is probably not a good term.
I like the biquinary numbers but would get all the first four (or five) separately: ka, wan, tu, si, po , luka, luwan lutu, lusi, lupo, wan ka ('wan deka’ to start using order of magnitude numbers) (details elsewhere in Forums) Continuing to use the additive numbers within the decimal context is going to result longer, more confusing numbers, as your cases show.
Your attempts to do math do not work grammatically “two and two do not place five”,
‘pali lili’ is not obviously a function expression to which the numbers can attach but looks like a noun which would then be counted out by the following number expression. Similarly for ‘pali lili’, unless the following number is an appositive (which we have no good tp rules for).
“count” in the usual sense (“enumerate”) is just ’nanpa’. I suppose here you mean to list in order the numerals.
Folgore_202 wrote:Sure, it might be Eurocentric, but come on, due to our historical context, most of the world speaks an European-based language: the whole of America, Africa, Europe (duh) and significant parts of Asia and Oceania do, so it's literally what's the most convenient for everyone.
The reasons behind this prevalence may be terrible memories for many people involved (colonial exploitation, slavery...) but no matter what the reason is, today, European languages open many doors all over the world, and doing an European-based language will appeal to more people than any other conlang based on something else.
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