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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Shokhootahn Rehn, a.k.a r'Tayrtahn, is offering a series of D'ni language lessons.

The classes will began yesterday, Friday, April 15th, at 22:00 KI time and are scheduled to run through May 20th.

The classes will be repeated starting on Saturday, April 16th, at 10:00 KI time, more favorable for those who live in Europe. Both classes will be held in the Guild of Instructors' Hood.

The first lesson will take about 90 minutes, the second and third lessons will take about an hour, and the last three lessons will take 30-60 minutes.

The Guild of Instructors' Hood will be made public for the half-hour prior to the start of the first class. It will be made private once the class begins to avoid interruptions. Those who will be late should send Rehn (KI number 80428) a PM to get an invitation.

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Shokhootahn Rehn, a.k.a r'Tayrtahn, has three events running this weekend. Tomorrow night will be the second of his D'ni 101 language lessons in the Guild of Instructors hood. The lesson is scheduled for 22:00 KI time. The lesson will be repeated on Saturday at 10:00 KI time for those who cannot make the Friday edition. Rehn will make the hood private after the class begins, so you are encouraged to arrive in the half hour before the scheduled class time. After that, you will need to PM him for an invitation to the hood. His KI number is 80428.

Saturday night will be the next installment of his Story Night sessions. That is held in Tsahno's hood at 23:00 KI time.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:07 am 
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I thought the Saturday repeat classes were at 10:00 a.m. KI time?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:24 pm 
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Fixed.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:12 pm 
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.shorah

After the first lesson about numbers I wrote an Excel worksheet that, given a base 10 number, shows how it is spelled in D’ni and writes it in D’ni digits (provided the font Dni_Script_LM.ttf has been previously installed on your computer).

If anyone is interested the link is: DniNumbers.xls

(If you need the font, the link is: Dni_Script_LM.ttf)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Would you like for me to share it in my web site?

Just gave it a try, and found out how old I am.

I'm brēsēvagasen, or 28. Which sounds a lot better than the base 10 number, which is 58. :D

( 28 )
.Ken brEsEvagasen hartE

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It is only a first attempt but if you think it is good enough I'd be pleased, Larry :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Well, it certainly works. Isn't that pretty much all anyone can really ask for?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:02 pm 
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A year ago I made a similar, ‘didactic’ converter. I’m thinking about adding the IPA transcription.

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LOL. Having said working is all one can ask for, I still have something to ask for.

The one thing that's missing is a readout of the base 25 conversion in Arabic numerals.

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The one made by Korov'ev looks surely better, it's more efficient from the 'didactic' viewpoint.
(The 'choortahn' takes a step back in front of the 'shokhootahn' :))

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His is more complete and teaches the numeric place values, but yours is easier to use, Davide. You set yours up to work with complete numbers, while his requires a lot of tabbing. So both are valuable in different ways.

I've set yours up to download at the bottom of my D'ni Numbers page. I included a mention of Korov'ev's file, and a link to his storage page.

I have a copy of a calculator made by Simon Riedl too, which has been in the site for quite a while now. It's great for doing actual math in both D'ni and Arabic numbers, which are base 25 and base 10 respectively. It automatically converts as you go.

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I didn’t mean ‘there can be only one’ :D Feel free to reuse some ideas if you like them. Mine intentionally requires some fiddling. Riedl’s calculator is very nice!

I’ve updated it a bit, the time conversion tab should hopefully make more sense now.

If you really like the math :shock: base conversions work with decimals too, of course (many 10→25 conversions are periodic). I made a basic attempt in Python here.

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I added the conversion from base 25 to base 10 (the link is the same).

About math, once you have the integer numbers you have all (fractions can just be seen as ordered pairs of integers and so on…) and a complete math in D’ni is possible :D

Unfortunately, we have never seen a math document in D’ni so we don’t know the symbols they used and any conjecture will remain a conjecture :(

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You can fake it to a certain extent. There are three symbols available in the D'ni font packs. They are Point ( . ) [ . ], Comma ( , ) [ , ], and Apostrophe ( ' ) [ ' ]. The point symbol at least allows for fractions. There's also a dash ( - ) [ - ]

There is also a symbol for infinity and a symbol for cyclic zero, which is used on D'ni clocks, compasses, and other situations where a number sequence comes back around to the beginning. Cyclic zero stands for 0 and another number simultaneously.

Cyclic zero: =
Infinity: +

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