
Adpihi (and later, Reptigan)
Posted: Posted October 4th, 2015 by chiarizio
 Adpihi divide a circle into 144 "Adpihi degrees"; each such degree is divided into 144 "Adpihi minutes". So there are 20736 "Adpihi minutes" in a full circle.
Each "Adpihi minute" of latitude, and, on the equator, each "Adpihi minute" of longitude, is an "Adpihi nautical mile", or "Adpihi kilometer".
Since twelve gross (=1728 in our notation) is the Adpihi "equivalent" of our "thousand"  it's the cube of their base  it makes sense for each "Adpihi mile" to be divided into twelve gross "Adpihi yards" (our statute mile is 1760 of our yards), or each "Adpihi kilometer" to be divided into twelve gross "Adpihi meters".
1 Adpihi mile/kilometer is about:
1.041667 of our nautical miles
1.205633 of our statute miles
1.929012 of our kilometers
1 Adpihi yard/meter is about:
1.227959 of our yards
1.116327 of our meters
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Although almost everything in Adpihi is in basetwelve (dozenal), the number of "Adpihi hours" in a day (a nycthemeron, a daynight cycle, sunrise to sunrise or sunset to sunset or midnight to midnight or noon to noon) is sixteen (or "four and a dozen"). So an "Adpihi hour" is (almost?) exactly 1.5 of our hours.
So, an "Adpihi mile per hour" is about:
0.694444 of our knots or
0.803755 of our milesperhour or
1.286008 of our kilometersperhour.
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For the time being, use the digits 09 and the letters T and E for a baseandplace notation of Adpihi countingnumbers; T for our ten and E for our eleven.
Reptigan roads (and very late Adpihi roads) have speed limits of:
16 Adpihi milesperhour (14.46759 mph, 23.14815 kph)
36 Adpihi milesperhour (33.75772 mph, 54.01235 kph)
56 Adpihi milesperhour (53.04784 mph, 84.87654 kph)
76 Adpihi milesperhour (72.33796 mph, 115.74074 kph)
96 Adpihi milesperhour (91.62809 mph, 146.60494 kph)
E6 Adpihi milesperhour (110.91821 mph, 177.46914 kph)
(Numbers in blue are in base twelve. Numbers in black are in decimal.)
The 16 Amph and 36 Amph roads* are available to nonmotor vehicles (such as bicycles and rikshas and horsedrawn or oxdrawn vehicle) and to horses and to pedestrians.
Motor vehicles are required to be especially careful on the 16 Amph roads, and yield to nonmotor traffic.
*[edit]On second thought the 36 Amph roads may be unsafe for nonmotor vehicles and horses and pedestrians and so on. (12/30/15)[\edit]
The 56 Amph roads are not available to pedestrians or horses or nonmotor vehicles; but they are available to open motor vehicles such as motorcycles.
The 76 Amph roads are not available to open vehicles, nor to nonmotor vehicles.
On all roads, all vehicles must be inspected and licensed and insured, and all drivers must be tested and licensed and insured. But on 96 Amph roads and E6 Amph roads tougher inspection, tougher testing, and greater insurance are required, and licensing is more stringent.
96 Amph roads are available only to government vehicles driven by government personnel (this includes governments of any level; local (township/county) or state/country or world; provided the vehicles and drivers are inspected, tested, licensed, and insured), and to highoccupancy vehicles (such as omnibuses).
E6 Amph roads are available only to emergency vehicles such as police and ambulance and fire and rescue, operating for some government, and to military vehicles.
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A trained soldier can march at a sustained pace of about 3.6 mph, or about 4 and a half Amph;
especially if s/he marches only on alternate days, and only on alternate hours on those days, and doesn't march at night, nor in the first hour of the morning, nor the last hour of the evening.
More commonly, an unburdened person in good shape can walk at a sustained pace of about 2.4 mph or about 3 Amph, with shorter [color=white]and less but more frequent restbreaks than the soldier above, and not for as long as the soldier.
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Since this is a WIP conworld, all of the stuff in this thread is subject to change, unless and until I say otherwise.


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