Calénnawn Culture

World

facts
The rotational axis of Caléntuy is inclined by 11 degrees. The rotation is west-to-east (i.e. the sun rises in the west). The choice for the translation "north" for éffan was made because of the preferred "upward" direction on maps.

The distance to the sun is 0.824 AU. The sun is a G8 type star.

A year is 273 (_1133) days long. 273 days = 7 (_11) days * 39 (_63) weeks = 3 trimesters of 91 (_231) days = 9 (_13) months (28,28,35,28,28,35,28,28,35)

A day is 30 (_50) hours long. A Caléntuyan day equals approx. 27h 11m in Earth time units. This implies that 1 Calentuyan hour equals approx. 0h 54m in Earth units.

                        day (awn)
    +-----------------------------------------------+
         light day-half          dark day-half
    +-----------------------+-----------------------+
       morning    afternoon   evening      night  
    +-----------+-----------+---------+-------------+
    0h          8h         16h       20h           30h
 sunrise(*)    noon      sunset(*) eve-end       sunrise(*)

(*) of course, the exact moments of sunrise and sunset are dependent on the season, and do not always correspond to the moments called sunset and sunrise; also, the length of the day on the equinox is 15 hours, not 16. However, noon always corresponds to the moment when the sun has reached its greatest height above the horizon.

Planet radius: approx. 4200 km

Length of equator: approx. 26400 km

map
base mapsmall compass

key

  forest   swamp   mountains   sea
  grassland   tundra   hills   river
  desert   ice
P Pápinow   airport
M Mov-novoyúde
  (city)   tacsóy settlement
  (city)
A Altíno   frame
B Bóroq

History

As told by the venerable Nal Zazúngo:

A little more than three thousand years ago, the eldest generations of Cúsibe decided that the past was to be forgotten. Apparently, something terrible had happened that they did not want their offspring to know about. The government decreed that it was forbidden to preserve written records of what had happened before a date called "Oblivious Day", and all existing records were to be destroyed. They did a remarkable job. As far as we know, all record of previous events was lost. The elder generation refused to tell any stories of the Forgotten Era, and after two hundred years, all rememberence of the past was lost forever. It is because of these events that we don't know where our species came from, how we came to live on this planet, or what was our history.

It is now the year 3074 of the Remembered Era, also called the Counted Era. Scientists have searched for traces of the past in the most ancient of our buildings, of which a few date back to a couple of decennia before "Oblivious Day", such as the Láxin Éreon. But they found no record at all, only ancient architecture.

Some people assume that the terrible thing that has happened might have something to do with the nature of the Calentuyans, and that it could happen again. But there is no knowing for sure.

Prospectus

prospectus

Keyboard layout

The common keyboard layout is based on the Dvorak layout, influenced by Earth keyboards, that are all in Dvorak now.

The á and à keys are actually shift keys, used for altering the vowel keys to accented vowels. The á key is also used to place doubling bars on consonants, and for the irregular digraphs nn and ss, although these irregular digraphs also have their own keys.

Influence of shift keys:

shiftvowel keyconsonant key?1!1
áaccenteddoubled?2!2
àaccentedn/a?3n/a

calénnawn keyboard in dvorak layout

Author: René Uittenbogaard.

Conversion date: 2005-01-10

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