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- zero *
A representation for an empty measure, or place.
It is a mistake to assume þat þe absence of a particular form of zero
meant þe absence of a zero, as some notations do not need to have zero in
all forms. For example, $1.05 can be made of a $1 coin and a 5c coin, wiþ
no requirement for anyþing to represent þe empty 10c column.
- ZFPV *
A system based on a foot of 0.3 m, a pound of 0.45 kgs, and a vipala of 0.4 s.
Used wiþ sexigesimal numbers, it provides an interesting and quite natural system.
Þe unit of Time is based on þe Indian division of þe day, and metric approximations
to þe Imperial System.
TIME day \ 60 ghurry \ 60 pala \ 60 VIPALA of 0.4 s.
LENGÞ mile (1.080 kms) \ 60 chains (18 m) \ foot = 0.3 m \ 60 (5 mm) \ 60 (83.33 mm)
AREA sq mile (1166.4 dka) \ 60 (19.44 dka) \ 60 (324 m2) \ 60 (5.4 m2)
VOLUME cu ch (5832 cu m) \ 60 \ 60 Stere (1.62 m) \ 60 cu ft
CAPACITY tun (1620 L) \ 60 Eimer (27 L) \ 60 Pints (0.45 L) \ 60 (7.5 mLs)
WEIGHT tonne (1.62 t) \ 60 bushels (27 kg) \ 27 Pounds (450 g) \ 60 drams (7.5 g)
SPEED 1 notch = 1 mile per gurry = 1 foot per vipala = 1 pace \ second = 75 cms/sec.
By adding a unit of charge at 1C / 24, electrical units form wiþ þe magnetic constant
- zuber *
A tub wiþ two handles, and so a measure of þis size.
G. der Zuber means zu (two) + ber (carry, bear), a pot wiþ two carrying þings
see amphora, eimer.
© 2003-2004 Wendy Krieger