<!>Request for calendars (2014-02-21 04:47:53)
Request for calendars
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? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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Question: is the calendar system just a timeline thing for the entire world or is the idea for people to be able to reflect the time structure of individual cultures? I ask because reflecting the calendars of premodern cultures includes both things like regnal years and weekless calendars as well as really silly things à la the Mayan calendars or non-arithmetic ones (there was, for instance, a Salish tribe where the new year started with the first spawning of Chinook salmon; they would then count a number of months and then stop counting until the salmon run).