Correlation between numbers and months

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soclydeza
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Correlation between numbers and months

Post by soclydeza » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:04 am

i noticed something a while back and figured i'd ask here.

numbers:
7=sette
8=otto
9=nove
10=dieci

months:
9th month=SETTEmbre
10th month=OTTObre
11th month=NOVEmbre
12th month=DICEmbre (i know its missing an "E", but close enough)

this appears to be more than a coincidence, if 7=sette, then why is SETTEmbre the 9th month? and for the rest? i know theres gotta be some history behind this, anybody have any idea?

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Re: Correlation between numbers and months

Post by BillyShears » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:56 am

soclydeza wrote:i noticed something a while back and figured i'd ask here.

numbers:
7=sette
8=otto
9=nove
10=dieci

months:
9th month=SETTEmbre
10th month=OTTObre
11th month=NOVEmbre
12th month=DICEmbre (i know its missing an "E", but close enough)

this appears to be more than a coincidence, if 7=sette, then why is SETTEmbre the 9th month? and for the rest? i know theres gotta be some history behind this, anybody have any idea?
look at these links for starters:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_calendar
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Chris Corbyn
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Post by Chris Corbyn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:48 pm

I did not realise this. Very interesting! There's history in everything... especially in language :)

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