About the Book
Here are the sets of calendar months for 850 languages and dialects, complete with profiles of each. This is the database feeding “Today’s date in 850 languages” at my site, except here you get to see all twelve months along with lots of intriguing supplementary information. These are languages that lie at least a bit off the beaten track, offer Gregorian calendar terms departing substantially from our modern neo-Latin, or both. Italian, German, French? You’re not here for those. Instead, let’s shoot for the Friulian, the Luxembourgish, and maybe the Vivaro-Alpine flavor of Occitan also heard in those respective regions. Of course you’ll likely spot languages far more familiar to you. Many of these entries will feature archaic or less-known terms or scripts, though, so you might find yourself looking at them in a whole new way. It’s a pretty safe bet a compilation like this exists nowhere else!