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# New naming scheme for the days of week

Based on numerical order.
 (+1, -6) [vote for, against]

Ex. Monday(1) becomes Oneday. Tuesday(2) becomes Twosday. ( to avoid confusing with today). Wednesday(3) becomes Threeday. Thursday(4) becomes Fourday. Friday(5) becomes Fiveday. Saturday(6) becomes sixday. Sunday becomes Sevenday.

Names themselves are in general meaning less. But names based numerical order ease the calculations.

I suggest same for names of the months.( January(1), February(2) etc.)

 — VJW, Mar 23 2011

Names of the days of the week http://www.friesian.com/week.htm
Also describes number systems currently in use in Hebrew, Arabic and Greek, all of which name Sunday as 1 and Saturday as 7. [pocmloc, Mar 24 2011]

French Republican Calendar http://en.wikipedia...en_days_of_the_week
10 day week, named numerically [pocmloc, Mar 24 2011]

the Catholic God lied to me http://avoiceinthew...vital/sermon61.html
[xandram, Mar 24 2011]

Early Roman calendar http://www.webexhib...calendar-roman.html
[DrBob, Mar 25 2011]

Japanese counters http://en.wikipedia...panese_counter_word
err...could be a little simpler [not_morrison_rm, Mar 26 2011]

The way we read the bible in Hebrew http://etext.virgin...art=1&division=div1
Days in Hebrew are called: The first day. The second day. etc. [pashute, Mar 27 2011]

I'm confused as to how I should MFD this one - "Let's all" or "Naming"?
 — AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 23 2011

I looked in the help file and it says that *some* naming schemes are allowed, but I can't really tell...it's kind of a numbering scheme!
 — xandram, Mar 23 2011

So the months would be "Oneuary, twouary, threeuary" etc?
 — doctorremulac3, Mar 23 2011

This is widely done in speculative fiction, usually to divorce the setting from anything to obviously real.
 — MechE, Mar 23 2011

Bun on the condition Tuesday becomes Twoday.
 — rcarty, Mar 23 2011

 //This is widely done in speculative fiction, usually to divorce the setting from anything to obviously real.//

I could picture young Alex and his three droogs using this.
 — doctorremulac3, Mar 23 2011

Germanic deities are well’ard [-] Also, Sunday should be 1 and Saturday 7.
 — pocmloc, Mar 23 2011

This has been around since Day One.
 — baconbrain, Mar 24 2011

Because the week has an end at both ends? Because Saturday is the Sabbath day, the 7th day of creation according to rather influential and hoary old myths?
 — pocmloc, Mar 24 2011

[marked-for-deletion] naming - I think just finding new names for the days of the week isn't quite enough.
 — hippo, Mar 24 2011

 //Tuesday(2) becomes Twosday//

Widely known to exist (in the USA).
 — Wrongfellow, Mar 24 2011

 Why have day and month names at all? Why not just use day numbers ?

We are in favour of numeric designations.
 — 8th of 7, Mar 24 2011

How about Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub? The naming could start with Saturday, so that both weekend days have the same name.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 24 2011

oh NO [pocmloc] God rested on the 7th day!!! So Sunday is the Sevenday! {but I do like [MB]'s suggestions...}
 — xandram, Mar 24 2011

Baked in Portuguese.
 — nineteenthly, Mar 24 2011

 [xandram], trying to shift the sabbath from Saturday to Sunday is a fairly recent political move compared to the widespread antiquity of the original Saturday 7th day of rest.

[MB] everyone kno that the 3rd fireman is called Barney McGrew.
 — pocmloc, Mar 24 2011

 //Tuesday(2) becomes Twosday//

 Widely known to exist (in the USA). — Wrongfellow, Mar 24 2011

Also in Norfolk and Somerset.
 — Twizz, Mar 24 2011

 //everyone kno that the 3rd fireman is called Barney McGrew.//

But then there would only be six of them...but it does make sense. I always thought Barney was a strange surname, especially for a rural fireman.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 24 2011

You only need to change the name of one day in my opinion; that of Monday, which should become Moanday.
 — xenzag, Mar 24 2011

 As others mentioned: On our calendars ("Hebrew calendars" - used in Israel by everyone, atheists included, abroad by all Jews following some sort of Jewish tradition) the days are marked with a single letter of the Aleph Bet (Hebrew Alphabet).

 a. Yom Alef. Day 1. Sun day. (Alef is a bull) b. Yom Bet. Day 2. Moon day. (Bet is a house) c. Yom (C)Gimel. Day 3. Teives (mars) day. (Gamal is a camel, mars is "red" in Hebrew). d. Yom Dalleth. Day 4. Mid week and Mercury (wood) day. (Dolleth is a door, or could be the call to the camel to go Da Da - from the Talmud, Mercury is Cochav or Hamma - Star or Hot). e. Yom Heh. Day 5. Thor's (Jupiter's) day. (Heh could be a window or the call to the camel to stop Hay!! Jupiter is Tzedek meaning Justice) f. Yom Vav. Day 6. Venus Free day. (Vav is a hanger, Venus is Nogah meaning Aura). g. Yom Zayin. Shabbath. Day 7. Saturn day. (Zain is a weapon, Saturn is Shabtai and shabbat means to rest or pause).

 While writing this I noticed some interesting things: That the sixth letter Vav sounds like Five (which starts with the F which is the sixth in the alphabet). That Two in phonecian spells Tesha (w is a shin and o is an ayin) the number NINE in Hebrew. That Three and aramaic Tray (meaning two!) are very similar. Six and seven are very similar to Shesh and Sheva. But EIGHT or Acht as it sounds in German, sounds like the Hebrew Achat meaning ONE! And One or in German Ain - is closer to Ayin - meaning NONE. Nine sounds like the German Nein meaning NOPE. One if changed to phonecian letters makes for ANEH or Answer!

Then noticed that all the letters up to Mem (water) can be understood as working tools for growing things on land, and from Mem (meaning water) everything has to do with fish (Sumech means fishbones in Arameic, Tsad means to fish in Arabic, so maybe its a fish boat, Nun means fish, Ayin, Peh, Resh and Shin can be the eye, mouth, head and tooth of the fish or of some tool for fishing ) And Tav is a mark, perhaps marking the amount of fish found with a toothpick (Sheen, shaped as w).
 — pashute, Mar 24 2011

But if all your days are called “yom”, how do you tell the difference?
 — Ian Tindale, Mar 25 2011

 For names of months, this partially exists.

 September = 7 (septem) October = 8 (Octal) November = 9 ( You got the idea...) December = 10

Although this assumes, year starting in month of March (not January) as per some ancient tradition. ( And the names can be made much more clearly numerical. Ex, instad of "septem" name can include the word "Seven")
 — VJW, Mar 25 2011

 July used to be called Quintilis and August Sextilis until egomaniac Roman emperors changed the names, like that bloke in Uzbekistan. January and February were at the end of the year, January being connected to the god Janus and the Latin Ianua, meaning "door", and February is connected to purification, as in "febrile", i think due to throwing stuff out at the end of the year or something.

As i said though, this is what Portuguese does. Domingo (but abbreviated using the digit for "one"), segunda-feira, terca-feira, quarta-feira, quinta-feira, sexta-feira and sabado (but again, abbreviated using the digit for seven).
 — nineteenthly, Mar 25 2011

As I understand it, the move from starting the year in March to starting it in January was the outcome of the Roman wars in Spain. The Romans were running a bit short of manpower and needed to get the new draftees over to Spain a bit quicker than normal so they used the simple expedient of moving the start date for the year forward by a couple of months.
 — DrBob, Mar 25 2011

Interesting, hadn't heard that. I also heard an explanation for "April Fool" that was about people celebrating the start of the year then, but so far as i know it never has and i have no idea why it would.
 — nineteenthly, Mar 25 2011

 xingqi yi = week 1 (monday) xingqi er = week 2 (tues) ...the chinese beat you to it.

 and for months: yi yue = 1 month (january), er yue = 2 month (feb), and so on.

once the chinese/english creole language develops, our grandkids will all be saying it this way.

// (Alef is a bull)// I thought alef was a big, big number?
 — AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 25 2011

 Here's what the help file has to say:

 # naming - specific names to give to people, pets, restaurants, top level domains, etc. are out of scope for the halfbakery. Whole naming schemes, tools to help with naming or exchange names, and specific names accompanying actual inventions are okay.

It doesn't say "some naming schemes are okay", it says "whole naming schemes are okay". If it's a naming scheme (rather than a single name), it's okay. This is a naming scheme ("name weekdays after their numbers"), therefore it is okay. You can still find it unimaginative, but then just vote against it, don't throw it out on technical principles. Thanks!
 — jutta, Mar 26 2011

Would it help if the months were numbered octal, and the days in hex?
 — Dub, Mar 26 2011

Well, if we numbered the months in hex, and the days in octal, we'd have ... exactly the system we have now.
 — mouseposture, Mar 26 2011

 //yi yue = 1 month (january), er yue = 2 month (feb)//

and the Japanese, month one, month two etc. And nichiyobii & getsuyobi which are literally Sun Day and Moon Day, but then they have the complex counters (and now a sad example) "ki , for graves, wreaths, CPUs, reactors, elevators, dams"
 — not_morrison_rm, Mar 26 2011

So. these are the weakened weak days, then?
 — Grogster, Mar 27 2011

I calls them by their last names!
 — pashute, Mar 27 2011

 // September = 7 (septem) October = 8 (Octal) November = 9 ( You got the idea...) December = 10 //

 Coincidently these numerals match with Sanskrit ones very closely.

 Ex.

Septem(Greek/Roman) - Saptem (Sanskrit) Octo - Ashtam (Sanskrit) Novem - Navam(Sanskrit) Decem - Dasham(Sanskrit)
 — VJW, Mar 28 2011

Thank you [jutta] for clarifying...so in a way, this is a *recipe* for naming days and months.
 — xandram, Mar 28 2011

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