The Great Game: Kanhlengo Topic


Keywords: Calendar, Time, Year

The speakers of Kanhlengo do not celebrate a new year, but equally celebrate the four solar cycle markers.

At kenhlu, they plan for the coming year (historically, setting out plans for crops and harvests, but recently they have coopted something akin to new years resolutions).

At ræhsi, they cleanse their living space in a fairly ritualized way.

At hüëpp, they celebrate with a lively sporting competition, though hüopp refers to various sporting activities.

And at gavina, they reflect on the previous year (coinciding with the harvest season) and prepare for the coming kenhlu.

Calendar System

[Nouns with asterisks have Kanhlengo translations in the vocabulary.]

The Hlengo year is divided into three *seasons* of 120 days each: the *warmup season*, the *warm season* and the *cooldown season*. They're followed by 6 extra days in years divisible by 4 and 5 extra days otherwise, to account for years being roughly 365¼ days long. Each season consists of 10 *weeks* (numbered 0 to 9) and each week consists of 12 *days* (numbered 0 to 11, which are all single digits in the dozenal system). Days start at midnight (just like the real days we know) and consist of 12 *hours* (0-11) of 12 *minutes* (0-11) each of 144 *seconds* (0-143) each.

1 *hour* = 2 hours
1 *minute* = 10 minutes
1 *second* = 4 + 1/6 seconds

Year 0 of Hlengo time begins at 16 January 2020 00:00 in the timezone where the Kanhlengi live (which is left unspecified). This means:
- The *warmup season* includes half of January, February, March, April and half of May.
- The *warm season* includes half of May, June, July, August and half of September.
- The *cooldown season* includes half of Septemper, October, November, December and half of January.
- The Kanhlengi live in the northern hemisphere.

Date/time stamps are written like this: (on normal days; the season is usually written with a letter to easily tell date from time)
year:[day]:hour.minute.second (on extra days, numbered 0 to 4 or 5)


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