Adam wrote: >> Which brings me to an ob/conlang: how do you say I'm X years old in your >> conlang, and does that mean that you have had X anniversaries of your >> birthdate (as in English) or that you have lived in all or part of X number >> of years (as in Chinese). Do you count from birth, conception or some other >> event? Kash: filan pehandi? how many your year? Apparently we follow the Chinese system; the day you are born is your first birthday, though the first year is usually described in months-- ana lumamim, ine nim ashurak 'our daughter(nom.) , to-her(dat.) five month'. The first anniversary of your birth is thus your second birthday, ine ro pehan 'to him/her two year' or iya, pehañi ro 'he/she, his/her year two'. This matches their way of telling time, whereby the day begins not at 0000 but at 0100. Birthday: lekramon (< lero kamon 'day (of) birth'), lekramon minda (pron. lekrámombínda) 'happy birthday!