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or, across the ferny brae with the evil voodoo celt

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tzolk'in + ha'ab = calendar round

Note: Glyphs are usually read A1, A2; B1, B2, etc. All dates use the "525" correlation.

Transliteration (glyph blocks are separated by colons):
ISIG:12 bak'tun:17 k'atun:10 tun:9 winal:0 ki'n:7 Ajaw:G9 pat sak hun:
8 K'ayab:huily:Bolon Sotz:aj tz'ib:aj k'ujun: aj pitz ol:DNIG:PDI:10 k'in:10 winal:
(0 tun)2 k'atun:5 Ok:18 K'ayab:aj jul 40:Bolon Sotz: aj tz'ib:aj k'ujun: aj pitz ol


The Initial Series Introductory Glyph (ISIG) tells you that a "Long Count" date follows. It's often drawn much larger than the other glyphs. This one has the patron of the ha'ab month (K'ayab) infixed.

The next five glyphs are the Long Count date corresponding to 3/10/1964.

Then follows the corresponding tzolk'in date; then "G9 (Ninth Lord of the Night) was ruling (put on the white headband; then the corresponding ha'ab date.

Then: "Was born 9 Bat, he of the writing, he of the books, he of the youthful heart."

Then the Distance Number Introductory Glyph (DNIG) tells you to count from the preceding date. The Posterior Date Indicator (PDI) tells you that the next date happens after the preceding date, so you count forward.

Then the Distance Number (since there are 0 tuns, no glyph is needed), then the tzolk'in and ha'ab date (or Calendar Round) date corresponding to 3/10/2004.

Then: "He arrived (at) 40, 9 Bat, he of the writing, he of the books, he of the youthful heart."

My major reference for the above.

For more information on Maya hieroglyphs and calendrics, this site is da bomb.

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Gratis pa fodelsdagen!

(I know there's a way to do the nordic characters in HTML, but since I am not an HTML geek, I refuse to sweat it.)

Batty batty batty!

Hallmarks got nothin on you!...

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