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Re: Conlang units of measure

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Andrii Zvorygin <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 23:55:26 -0400

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 ```I was making a universal measurement system -- to the best of contemporary science. based on the planck length. pl = planck length = 1.616 252 × 10-35 meters = 2.17644(11) × 10^-8 kg = 5.391 24(27) × 10^−44 seconds = 1.875 545 870(47) × 10^−18 Charge = 1.416 785(71) × 10^32 Kelvin pl*16^0 = 0,0000000217644 kg = 21.7 nanograms pl*16^1 = 0,0000003482304 kg = 348 nanograms pl*16^2 = 0,0000055716864 kg = 5.6 micrograms pl*16^3 = 0,0000891469824 kg = 89 micrograms pl*16^4 = 0,0014263517184 kg = 1.4 grams pl*16^5 = 0,0228216274944 kg = 23 grams pl*16^6 = 0,3651460399104 kg = 365 grams pl*16^7 = 0,0000000000000000000000011107 = 0.1 yoctometers = 5,8423366385664 kg = 5.8 kilograms pl*16^8 = 0,0000000000000000000000177709 = 1.7 yoctometers = 93,477386217062 kg = 93.4 kilograms pl*16^9 = 0,0000000000000000000002843341 = 28 yoctometers = 1495,63818 kg = 1.5 tons pl*16^10 = 0,0000000000000000000045493449 = 454 yoctometers = 23930,21087 kg = 24 tons pl*16^11 = 0,000000000000000000072789519 = 7.3 zeptometers = 382883,37395 kg = 382 tons pl*16^12 = 0,0000000000000000011646323048 = 116 zeptometers = 6126133,98312 kg = 6.1 megatons pl*16^13 = 0,0000000000000000186341168766 = 2 attometers pl*16^15 = 0,0000000000000002981458700262 = 30 attometers pl*16^16 = 0,0000000000000047703339204194 = 477 attometers pl*16^17 = 0,0000000000000763253427267103 = 7.6 femtometers pl*16^18 = 0,0000000000012212054836273648 = 122 femtometers pl*16^19 = 0,0000000000195392877380378363 = 2 picometers pl*16^21 = 0,0000000003126286038086053813 = 31 picometers  = hydrogen covalent radius pl*16^22 = 0,0000000050020576609376861002 = 500 picometers pl*16^23 = 0,0000000800329225750029776027 = 8 nanometers pl*16^24 = 0,0000012805267612000476416424 = 128 nanometers pl*16^25 = 0,0000204884281792007622662784 = 2.0 microns = pl*16^26 = 0,0003278148508672121962604559 = 32.8 microns  = human hair radius pl*16^27 = 0,0052450376138753951401672948 = 5.2 mm = pl*16^28 = 0,0839206018220063222426767175 = 8.4 cm  = adult palm width pl*16^29 = 1.342729629 = 1.34 m  = gray alien height 4 feet 4.5 inches pl*16^30 = 21.48367406 = 21.4 m = pl*16^31 = 343,7388 = 343 m  = 5.1 minute walk (15min per km) pl*16^32 = 5499,8206 = 5.5 km  = 1.4 hour walk pl*16^33 = 87997,129 = 88 km pl*16^34 = 1407954,063 = 1.4 megameters  = 1/12 of earth diameter pl*16^35 = 22527265,01 = 22.5 megameters  = half earth-circumference pl*16^36 = 360436240,2 = 360 megameters  = 1.2 light seconds pl*16^37 = 5766979844, = 5.7 gigameters  = 19.2 light seconds pl*16^38 = 92271677513, = 92 gigameters  = 5.1 light minutes pl*16^39 = 1476346840212, = 1.4 terameters  = 1.37 light hours = inner solar system radius pl*16^40 = 23621549443393, = 24 terameters  = 21.8 light hours pl*16^41 = 377944791094295, = 378 terameters  = 14.6 light days pl*16^42 = 6047116657508727, = 6 petameters  = 233 light days = solar system radius pl*16^43 = 96753866520139632, = 96.7 petameters  = 10.2 light years pl*16^44 = 1548061864322234124 = 1.5 exameters  = 163 light years pl*16^45 = 24768989829155745990 = 24.7 exameters  = 2.6 thousand years = twice milky way galaxy thickness pl*16^46 = 396303837266491935855 = 396 exameters  = 41.9 thousand years = 1/2 milky way galaxy diameter pl*16^47 = 6340861396263870973694 = 6.3 zetameters  = 670 thousand years pl*16^48 = 101453782340221935579111 = 101 zetameters  = 10.7 million years pl*16^49 = 1623260517443550969265779 = 1.6 yottameters  = 171 million years pl*16^50 = 25972168279096815508252473 = 25.9 yottameters  = 2.7 billion years pl*16^51 = 415554692465549048132039570 = 415 yottameters  = 44 billion years On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I'm sure this has come up over the years, but I don't recall any threads off hand, so... > > I was looking over some K-12 vocabulary lists as a starting point for basic vocabulary for my new project http://fiziwig.com/iti-basata/ when I came across the words "inch" and "yard", and it occured to me that incehs, feet, meters, yards, miles, pounds, kilos, liters, etc., really have no place in this project since the language just feels kind of isolated in time and space from cultures that would have used those units of meausre. > > So I've created a couple of units as a starting point, and I wondered what, if anything, others have done for units of measure in conlangs/conworlds. > > My system so far: > > 1 angula, originally the length of the king's middle finger, now standardized at 3.168 inches. > > 1 ayuda = 10 angula = 31.68 inches. > > 1 asata = 1,000 ayuda = 2640 feet or 1/2 mile. > > Next I need to work out the basic units for weight (probably based on one cubic anugula of water = 1.15 pounds); volume (probably based on one cubic angula = 0.521 liters) and time, which will probably be based on halving the day, and each part of the day giving 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 of a day, resulting in a 32 "hour" day where the "hour" is 45 minutes long. (32 hours of 45 minutes = 24 normal hours) > > --gary > ```

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