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The Kamadri Calendar
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Of the Lonish system of days, weeks and months
This public article was written by birble, and last updated on 22 Nov 2015, 16:41.

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Menu 1. Intro 2. Months 3. Days 4. Four Year's Month 5. Four Year's Days 6. Practical Use of the Kamadri Calendar 7. Recurring Events 8. Between the Gregorian Calendar and the Kamadri Calendar
[top]Intro

This article concerns the Kamadri calendar, used in Lons and New Asmal. (and possibly elsewhere, if you'd want to)

The Kamadri year consists of 45 weeks of 8 days (360), with every 4 years an additional 2 and a half weeks for a total of 21 days. These 45 weeks are divided into 8 months - each with either 5 or 6 weeks in them. The 2 full weeks appendixed to the year also form their own ninth month every 4 years, the additional 5 days have their own special names. This system is named the Kamadri Calendar, as it is (like many of the cool things in Lons) instated by an emperor of the Kâmadêr bloodline, Kâmadêr Sisêv, Kamader the Sixth. The Kamadri Calendar was taken into use on the 22nd of December, 1596.

[top]Months

Month #Lonish NameEnglishified NameNamed AfterNumber of Weeks (Number of Days)
1DidinîvDidinyDidim, the capital of the Lonish district Susêv Lôns.6 (48)
2Kihânîv (LNS)KiyanchKihân Pânkâr, the first Lonish woman to become a member of the Lonish Senate.6 (48)
2Ârtanîv (NAS)ArtanyGaûs Ârtan, torturer in service of Asmalish Emperors Kâmadêr Kâtêv until Kâmadêr Sisêv.6 (48)
3AglîvAglissAglenê, the largest of the cities in the Koklates, frequently visited by Asmalish merchants.5 (40)
4WîntrîvWintryWîntalos, one of the islands of Lons.6 (48)
5VanîvVanityPresumably named after Vania, wife of Kâmadêr Kâtêv and grandmother of Kâmadêr Sisêv.5 (40)
6EstrinîvEastryEstrin, the given name of Kâmadêr Uniêv.6 (48)
7HorûnîvHorossHorûs, capital of the Lonish district Nôrtêv Âsmal and during Kâmadêr Sisêv's reign, largest city of the Northern division of the Asmalish Empire.5 (40)
8ArunîvArune Arunâ, Asmalish for gold, one of the primary exports of the old Asmalish Empire.6 (48)

Notes: The name of the month Ârtanîv was changed in 1954 by the Lonish Senate in an effort to discelebrate the horrible pasts of Asmal. Ârtan's most gruesome deeds involved torturing women, hence the change in name to represent Kihân Pânkâr, one of the most leading names in woman's rights for Lons. In New Asmal, Kihânîv isn't used whatsoever, in Lons, Ârtanîv is still a somewhat common name for the second month of the year.

[top]Days

Day #Lonish NameEnglishified NameNamed after
1FrêludiFreldayFrêlus, one of the Islands of Lons.
2KâmadiCamadayKâmadêr, the most famous line of Emperors of Âsmal.
3GelândiKaledayGelân, the birthname of Kâmadêr Pêpêv, Kâmadêr Sisêv's older son and heir to the throne.
4KêlidiKellydayKêlik, the holy city of Debayenism and the centre of old Lons.
5ÎetikdiYatidayAfter Eietikûs, one of the Islands of the old Asmalish Empire.
6UlândiUlandayUlând Glamâtz, Kâmadêr Sisêv's right hand assistant.
7PâldiPaldayPâlu, Lonish for "desert". Probably refers to the Pâluzâv, the Koklatean nomads trekking through the desert.
8HêltidiHeltydayHêltigôn, name of two large cities, one in the current Lonish district Nôrtêv Âsmal (principality Frêks), the other the current capital of New Asmal.


[top]Four Year's Month

The following month only occurs once every 4 years.
Month #Lonish NameEnglishified NameNamed AfterNumber of Weeks (Number of Days)
9DoksîvDochyPresumably from Dokous, teacher. Story goes Kâmadêr Sisêv didn't believe the system he'd created would fall behind on the planet's trajectory, so, after a lot of pleas from his personal scientist he succumbed and included Doksîv, just to get him to stop talking about it. It is rumoured from these conversations, whose name got lost in the winds of time, comes the following quote. "All shall bend to your will, emperor, all but the forces that move this planet." "Then the planet should be stopped." 2 (16)

[top]Four Year's Days

The following five days occur only once every four years and are appended to Dochy. They do not belong to any month, and are referred to by these names only, instead of the conventional method.
Day #Lonish NameEnglishified NameNamed after
1SaêsârdiSayserday / Emperor's DaySaêsâr, emperor, the emperor of the Asmalish Empire.
2RutîrdiRooterday / Rooter's Day Unknown. Theorized to be the name of Kâmadêr Sisêv's personal scientist, but no hard proof for this is found.
3PlâkâdiPlackday / Scorpion's DayPâluâkâ, scorpion. The scorpion resembles the desert and trade.
4KlirdiCleerday / Key's DayKlir, key. The key is the primary symbol of Debayenism, and represents religion.
5ÔtadiOtchaday / Ending's DayÔtuâ, last part. Represents the end and beginning of a four-year cycle.

[top]Practical Use of the Kamadri Calendar

Using the Kamadri Calendar to denote common dates, which means all dates but the Four Year's Days, the following formula of sorts is used:
For English:
Weeknumber-th Day of Month
For Lonish:
Weeknumber(Ranking State - preferred case) Day(preferred case) Month(genitive)
For Asmalish:
WIP
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For example, the 14th day of Agliss in English would become the 2nd Ulanday of Agliss. In Lonish this would become "Duvêv Ulândi Aglîn".
Abbreviated dates function somewhat similar to English - the 14th day of Agliss becomes 14/03 when shortened. The uncommon days, better known as the Four Year's Days, are simply referred to by their names. When shortened, they are taken into a 10th month, which has no name. As such, Scorpion's Day when shortened becomes 03/10.
[top]Recurring Events

The uncommon dates and the days of Dochy sometime create a small problem, primarily with birthdays. While the gap day in the Gregorian calendar doesn't pose quite as big an issue for those born on it, there's 21 gap days in the Kamadri Calendar, all at once. Because of this, it is officially registered that for purposes of age and similar statistics, the occurances of the days of Dochy must, during a "non-Dochy" year, be merged with those of Arune, with the uncommon days to follow as 17/08 through 21/08. What this means in practice is that people born on, say, the 1st Kaleday of Dochy usually celebrate their birthday on the 1st Kaleday of Arune, and similarly that people born on Rooter's Day celebrate their birthday of the 3rd Camaday of Arune.
[top]Between the Gregorian Calendar and the Kamadri Calendar

The Kamadri Calendar was taken into use on the 22nd of December, 1596. This day in Lons is therefor known as "Univêv Frêludi Didinîn", the first Frelday of Didiny. Because of the efforts of Kâmadêr Sisêv's scientific assistant, whose name might be Rutîr, the Lonish Calendar keeps even with the Gregorian Calendar over 4 years. That means every year leading towards a year divisible by 4 is a Four Year's year - with Dochy and the uncommon dates. 1867 was such a year, and so is also 2015. The parallel that's easy to draw is that Dochy starts on the 1st of December in such a year, and that the year end on the 21st.
The Kamadri years' border are as follows.
Year No.StartsEnds
022nd of December15th of December
116th of December10th of December
211th of December5th of December
3 (regularly)6th of December30th of November
Dochy or the uncommon dates1st of December21th of December


The day this article was written - 22nd of November, 2015, is also described as the 5th Heltyday of Arune in the year 419. The day after that, the 23rd of November 2015 is the 6th Frelday of Arune in the year 419. My 18th birthday, 1st of July 2015, was the 3rd Ulanday of Vanity, 419.

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