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Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: lunar months
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:41:08 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

Mantis wrote:

> No, wait: if the Otherworld months were strictly lunar, then=20
> there would be 13 months to their calendar -- we have no=20
> direct evidence of this.

Not necessarily ... consider the Hebrew calendar, which has
twelve lunar months and adds a thirteenth "leap" month when=20
needed -- it's needed in seven years out of the calendar's
nineteen year cycle. But it isn't a "thirteenth month," as=20
such, it's a repeated month -- they have two months of Adar.
Go figure. _Plus_, there are actually eight different possible
lengths for the year, due to rules about what day of the week
the year can start on and other things. (Normal years can
have from 353 to 356 days; leap years from 382 to 385.)



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