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The Calculation of Days and Months according to the Khasis




Ka rukom kheiñ tarik u Khasi ka long ba u Khasi u kheiñ ïa ka jingsdang bad jingkut bnai na ka jingmih bad jingsep u bnai ha sahit bneng (moon calendar).


Haba u Khasi u ong "Lung bnai" ka mut ka taïew kaba nyngkong; haba u ong "Pyllun Bnai" ne "U 'Nai Khatsaw Synñia" ka mut ka taïew kaba ar; haba u ong "Ngen Bnai" ka mut ka taïew kaba lai bad haba u ong "Sep Bnai'" ka mut la kut bnai. U Khasi khamtam u nongrep u sngewthuh ba don tang arphew hynñiew sngi shiteng ne arphew phra sngi (27½ ne 28) ha ka shi bnai.



The way in which the Khasis calculate days or months is by looking at the phases of the moon, from the beginning to the end (moon calendar).


When the Khasis say "Lung Bnai" this refers to the first week; when they say "Pyllun Bnai'" or "U 'Nai Khatsaw Synnia" this means the second week; then "Ngen Bnai" refers to the third week and finally, "Sep Bai" means the end of the month. Especially the farmers, they understand and calculate that a month has 27½ or 28 days.



It's a full moon today guys! 🌕 The September full "harvest" moon is here so enjoy the "Pyllun Bnai" while it lasts 💛🤍💛🤍

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