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# UNDERSTANDING TIME

## A YEAR'S COMPARISON

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Year = 1,080 Tam'nýer—a''n days or 10,800 Earth days

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Year = Roughly 30 Earth Years

This also means that 1 Tam'nýer—a''n day is equal to 10 Earth days.

Tam'nýer—a' has 8 'months' per year, and these 'months' are separated by the solstices ( Şœvu ) and equinoxes ( Cza'tîm ). So, each Tam'nýer—a''n 'month' consists of 135 Tam'nýer—a''n days in 15 Tam'nýer—a''n weeks or 1,350 Earth Days.

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Month = Roughly 3.5 Earth Years

Each Tam'nýer—a''n week ( Vîn'qwi ) is made up of 9 days, which is equal to 90 Earth days!

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Week = Roughly 3 Earth Months

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Day = 10 Earth Days

## WEEKS OF A MONTH

Below are the weeks of a Tam'nýer—a''n month. Notice too that each week is signified by 'qwi'qwi is C'eröd for week.

First Week = Pajj'qwi

Honours the God of Hope: Pajj'nž

Fourth Week = Sùwe'qui

Honours the God of Language: Sùrelï

Seventh Week = Hó'Tăs'qwi

Honours the Second Sun

Tenth Week = Jn'qwi (Ilă'qwi*)

Honours the Middle Son of the Divine Family: Jn

Thirteenth Week = Sty'qwi

Honours the God of Fire & Hunger: Sty-kopös

Second Week = Šmă'qui
Honours the Mother of All: Q'Tam'šmă

Fifth Week = Vü'qwi
Honours the God of Time: VüƑ

Eighth Week = Nue'qwi
Honours the God of Companionship & Moon: Nue

Eleventh Week = Öx'qwi
Honours the Youngest Son of the Divine Family: Öx

Fourteenth Week = N—'Ƒë'qwi
Honours the God of Comfort, Warmth & Wax:

N—'Ƒëkăs

Third Week = Nýer'qwi
Honours the 'Father of All': Nýer—a'

Sixth Week = Hó'Zjn'qwi
Honours the First Sun

Ninth Week = Y'l'qwi
Honours the Eldest Son of the Divine Family: Y'l

Twelfth Week = Rxy'qwi
Honours the Goddess of Memory: Rxya'

Fifteenth Week = Uu'van'qwi
Honours the God of Death & Reincarnation: Uu'krieuvan

*Over the centuries Jn'qwi has changed names due to fear of retribution in honouring the son that tore apart the Divine Family. Jn'qwi is more modernly referred to as Ilă'qwi in honour of the God of Manipulation, only to solidify the shame on Jn's name.

## DAYS OF THE WEEK

Tam'nýer—a''n days are referred to as the number of the day of the week followed by 'sk to indicate that it is a day as 'sk is C'eröd for "day". Days are listed in proper order:

Zjn'sk | Tăs'sk | C’ü’sk | Kén’ž’sk | Mó’sk | Şa'n’sk | Tzî'sk | Ue's̩'sk | Koë'sk

And for comparison, here is how one would count to ten in C'ërod:

Zjn        Tăs         C’ü        Kén’ž     Mó       Şa'n         Tzî        Ue's̩         Koë     Paßn

## HOURS (DAYS)

When it comes to hours, taking into consideration the long Tam'nýer—a''n days are, it is best to think of hours in groups, or 'shifts'. Each hour is a shift of 24 Earth hours. So, think of 1 Tam'nýer—a''n Hour as 1 Shift which is equivalent to 1 Earth day.

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = 1 Earth Day

That being said, with 1 Tam'nýer—a''n day being 10 of our Earth days, there are 10 'shifts' or Tam'nýer—a''n hours within one day.

1 Tam'nýer—a''n Day = 10 Tam'nýer—a''n Hours

The hours are broken up symbolically, attached to the Gods that are thought of to make up everyday life. However, rather than be identified with a God's particular name, the hours are referred to as their animal representatives. Just as the weeks start of with Pajj'nž, the God of Hope, the hours do as well. Of course, it's not referred to as "Pajj'nž's hour" but as 'The Hour of Cusur'galli' as the Cusur'galli is also the highest sign of prosperity and luck.

First Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Cusur'galli
Pajj'nž: Hope

Second Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Rülc
Nýer—a': Sky, Light

Third Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Izyuag
Sty-kopös: Fire, Hunger

Fourth Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Miphak
Sùrelï: Language

Fifth Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Coral
Q'Tam'šmă: Life, Despair, Torment & Strength

Sixth Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Q'wolḑ
VüƑ: Time

Seventh Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Gaizhor

Euƒ'yr (for the Lungs and Legs continents)
Nue: Companionship

Eighth Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Aktanas
Rxya': Memory

Ninth Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Zahriba
N—'Ƒëkăs: Warmth, Comfort & Wax

Tenth Tam'nýer—a''n Hour = The Hour of Mirzum
Uu'krieuvan: Death & Rebirth

When it comes to understanding how these Hours effect the denizens of Tam'nýer—a', and better associating them to times that we can comprehend and affiliate with something, think of the Hour of Cusur'galli roughly being our 4am and going on till approximately 9-10am. Whereas the Hour of Mirzum being considered as true nighttime.

## CANDLEMARKS (HOURS)

When it comes to the time in between a Tam'nýer—a''n Hour, which actually mimics an Earth Day in time, true Tam'nýer—a''n 'hours' like our hours, are called Candlemarks. The reasoning behind this is that time telling in Tam'nýer—a', each Tam'nýer—a''n Hour takes 1 candle. These candles are specially made to last the length of 1 full Tam'nýer—a''n Hour, hence the term 'Candlemark'.

Tam'nýer—a''n time candles specifically used for telling time are works of art in their own right. They must be made in a certain way to ensure that they burn for the right length of time. To guarantee this, every batch that is made, one candle is tested from that batch and left to burn for an entire Hour. The batches made take up much space, and are created using a dipping method, but also distinct products such as specific purified animal fats and oils.

However, it is not solely the candles themselves that are key to telling time, but also their distinct holder. Tam'nýer—a''n time candles require notches to read exactly what Candlemark it is, but rather than put notches into the wax itself, they are marked on the holder. Metal is coiled to act as a wrap around the taper itself. This basic concept of the design is based on a Courtship Candle.

However, the key difference is rather than requiring an individual to turn the candle up so that it keeps burning, or coil it back to offer less burning time, the candle holders have a water pressure basin in the bottom, so that the less the candle weighs, aka the more it burns, the water in the basin will trigger a piece of metal to slowly rise, permitting the candle to burn all the way through and at the correct pace without interruption.

## BIRTHDAYS

Super Summer
1st Spring
Summer

2nd Spring

2nd Super Summer

Fall
Winter
3rd Spring

Scorching Élan (passion)

The Florescence
The Burgeoning
The Yield/Flourish
Élan's Reprise
The Collecting/Collection

The Harbouring
The Seeding/Sprout

Above is a list of the seasons and in what order they would be by the start of a new Tam'nýer—a''n year, as a Tam'nýer—a''n year always begins with a Super Summer, and generally regarded as the 'first' Super Summer of the year.

*If you are wanting more information about the Seasons in particular, please head over to the Seasons page. This list above is only to help with referencing when making your birthday in Tam'nýer—a''n time.

To put making one's birthday in the most simplest of explanations, Tam'nýer—a''n birthdays typically only concern themselves with two things as a determining factor;

What season were you born in and what week?

Let's say you were born in the Fall. Your birthday would be in The Collecting/Collection. As aforementioned, each season is a Tam'nýer—a''n month, and the Tam'nýer—a''n calendar has 8 months per year.

From there it would be what week you were born in and every month has 15 weeks. Each week is named after a God, Goddess or the Suns. Let's say, for example sake, that you were born in the 1st week. This would make your birthday be:

Pajj'qwi of The Collecting

Ah, but what about years? Each Tam'nýer—a''n year currently is marked by CE, which stands for Cataclysm Era, as the Gods are now dead. Tam'nýer—a' is currently at 15CE. This would make your example birthday:

Pajj'qwi of The Collecting, 15 CE

If you wanted to, you could go ahead and nail down your birthday to the days of the week (of which there are 9 in a week) and Tam'nýer—a''n Hours, which are technically as long as our Earth days, but generally birthdays mentioned in passing are not so detailed.

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