lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary


Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

(misattributed to Groucho Marx)

The day is divided into 65536 (164) units of approximately 1.3 seconds called krÌ.. The time of day is given as the number of time units that have passed since midnight, i.e. as a four-digit hexadecimal number. For everyday purposes, this number is often rounded to the nearest 256, yielding an accuracy of about 5½ minutes. See Measuring in unit 12 of the tutorial for the underlying grammar.

8791Ì [krilÌ prìly prilneytfÌe]. 8791hex = 34705 (time units in front of = after midnight)::
34705-acc1 [timeunit-cons-acc2 front-cons-acc2 midnight-acc-nom3].
88Ì [krilskmilÌ prìly prilneytfÌe].88hex = 136 (time units × 256 after midnight)(about) a quarter to 1 pm
136-acc1 [timeunit-cons-256-cons-acc2 front-cons-acc2 midnight-acc-nom3].
  2Ì krilskmìly.2 (time units × 256)(a time span of) three hours
2-acc1 timeunit-cons-256-cons-acc2.

The units (krì. / krilskmì.) are usually omitted for times of the day, and ‘after midnight’ (— prìly prilneytfÌe.) practically always is, in accordance with Rule Six of sentence grammar about missing objects.

Times are mainly used as temporal objects: ‘at a quarter to 1’ as a temporal (aR), ‘from a quarter to 1’ as an ingressive (eR), ‘until a quarter to 1’ as an egressive (iR), ‘for three hours’ as a durative (yR).

Time zones

Lemizh Universal Time (LUT) is defined as the local time at the Royal Observatory of Shabar, which is located at 28° 15′ E 47° 02′ N; so LUT ≈ UTC + 1h 53m. The sixteen time zones are numbered −8 to +7 (zone 0 equalling LUT), which differ by 163 time units (90 minutes) each. The date line runs between zones +7 and −8 through the Bering Strait and the Pacific.

In Europe, the eastern border of zone 0 runs along the Northern Dvina, the Volga, through the Caspian Sea, along the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea, and then through Asia Minor to the eastern rim of the Mediterranean Sea.

The border between zones 0 and −1 runs through the North Sea to the mouth of the Rhine, then along this river and the western Alpine arc, through the Mediterranean between the Balearic Islands on the west and Sardinia and Corsica on the east, and to the Gulf of Gabès.

Iceland belongs to zone −2.

The time zones in Europe. Description see text.
worldwide time zones (incomplete)