The Luratian Day
A Luratian day is 20 hours. Each hour is divided into 10 minutes, and each minute is divided into 10 seconds. This allows us to measure time and tell time with decimal units. For example:
20.00 = our 12 midnight, the last hour, minute and second of a day cycle
00.01 = the first second of the first hour of a new day
04.25 = quarter-past the 4th hour
Many Luratians are waking from their night’s sleep at this hour
05.50 = half-past the 5th hour
This is breakfast time on Luratia
10.00 = top of the 10th hour, our mid-day
This is lunch time on Luratia
15.72 = 15 hours and 72 minutes, roughly 3/4 past the 15th hour
This is dinner time on Luratia
18.10 = 18 hours and one minute
This is bed time on Luratia
Typical times of daily life activities on the Continent:
Sleep = 18.00 to 04.50
Breakfast = 05.00
Work = 06.50 to 12.50
School = 07.00 to 12.00
Lunch = 10.00
Dinner = 15.50
An analog Luratian clock, which has not been in common use for over 400 years, has a single hand and displays 20 hours on its face. Each hour is noted by a large dot, equally spaced. Hour 10 is in the 6 o’clock position of an Earth clock. Hour 20 is in the 12 o’clock position. Between each hour are 9 large lines, demarcating 10 minutes. Between each minute are 9 small lines, demarcating 10 seconds.
All of Luratia, even the least developed countries, now use digital clocks and watches.
Names of Months and Days
The names of Luratia’s months and days are numbered and denoted by suffixes.
Months are suffixed ‘-so’ and days are suffixed ‘-ri’.
These appellations are universal now on Luratia. The names for numbers, months and days — native to the language of the Continent — were adopted by all nations of Luratia 142 years ago during a world-wide council assembled to discuss trade relations.