[tz] Ethiopia local time
dpatte at relativedata.com
Wed Sep 12 22:14:03 UTC 2018
But if you ask them in English, they say '12 o'clock'. If they wear a
watch, it uses 'English time', and is set with midnight/noon at twelve.
But they subtract 6 from 'English time' time when speaking Swahili and
their own tribal languages.
On 2018-09-12 18:03, David Patte wrote:
> The system is also used in Kenya, Ethiopia's neighbour. If you ask
> anyone in Swahili what time lunch is, they say 'six o'clock'.
> On 2018-09-12 17:41, Steve Allen wrote:
>> On Wed 2018-09-12T16:58:39-0400 Arthur David Olson hath writ:
>>> Per the "Theory" file: "...the world is partitioned into regions whose
>>> clocks all agree..."
>>> So at least at the moment, the goal is to reflect what clocks say
>>> the time
>>> is rather than what people say the time is.
>>> That goal is, of course, subject to change.
>> It would be useful to know if privately set clocks and wristwatches
>> commonly use this 6 hour offset. If that is the case then it seems that
>> Ethiopia is much the same as Asia/Urumqi
>> Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> WGS-84 (GPS)
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