Dear Phil, Brij and Calendar People
My note was about an early calendar reform proposed in British territories while they were still on the Julian Calendar. Hence comparing the months with Julian Calendar namesakes was relevant.
The original proposal did call the months 1st month, 2nd month, etc. , but the proposer, expected existing month names might be used instead and provided a name for one month that would otherwise be unnamed (Georgy). I pointed out that the best place for Georgy would be at the start of the year, assuming the remaining months are named January to December in the normal order.
If the Gregorian calendar had already been adopted and people were used to the positions of the Gregorian months in the seasons, then the best place for Georgy would be the 3rd month between February and March and then looking back at the Roman calendar, this gave rise to another name for it.
Hi Brij and all. I think we have a problem in that this list communicates in English, can’t be helped of course not having an International language, and so we use English terminology for the names of the months.
I feel that no matter the number of months in a finally accepted universal World calendar year, whether 12 or 13, we must consider adopting numerical names for the months which makes it a little easier to translate or recognize.
We so often write the date like today’s date as so; 2016-08-16 or 16-08-2016. What’s not simpler than calling it the Eighth month rather than August, or calling the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth months which they are rather than September, October, November, and December which are numerically wrong.
If we are going to create one common calendar for World usage, still keeping in place all national and religious calendars, let’s make it as simple as possible in this ever growing complex world of ours.
Phil De Rosa
Yes, this is not my cup of tea; but if an attempt is underway to align Julian calendar with Modified Gregorian calendar: http://www.brijvij.com or any other candidate for a possible 'World calendar', is certainly a good idea. Moreso, other National/Regional calendars shall also be a need for 'Any New Approach' for the World calendar to be!
Why change month names of the current Gregorian calendar, sirs?
Brij Bhushan (metric) Vij
Tuesday, 2016 August 16H13:05(decimal)
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