|Use of 2-digit modulo-century year designations and codes, eg. '98, 1998, requires a common nomenclature for the early years and decades of [this] next century until all users cycle back to '00 for 2000 etc., as some things last longer than centuries:-- Legal land leases, for primitive example.|
Though the millennium [ended] on December 31, 2000, as there was no year-0 in the first century AD running from 1-100, there is also linguistically another challenge with determining years 1 BC and AD 1 as the early-era scholarly year-designation was described as "In the year BC Before Christ, or, In the year AD Anno Domino (dominion)," which means that 1 BC may be AD 1 as the birthday was in the midst of the year (albeit not December 25 but about March 25),-- as scholars have long used this nomenclature for reigning persons' coincidental first and last years: Only millennia later was the year boundary reset to one reign: but not exactly the year boundary,-- neither western nor eastern orthodox: Whence a skip of 2 years for common year-1, not merely 1 year for lack of year-0 ... However, literature does not show for the AD 1 BC effect ....
But, or, we could use 'V' or 'U' for 11, 'R' for 12, 'B' for 13, 'A' or 'H' or 'N' for 14, and even, '$' for 15, but which is odd (semi-indistinguishable from 51), and maybe even, '#' for 16, because it's an alternative symbol for 'lb', and then maybe, 'D' or 'M' for 17, and drop it therein.
Or, we could deliberately use looklikes: 'Z' for 2000, because 'Z' looks like an angular '2' (for this 3nd millennium) and is the end of our alphabet;-- Thence we may count back through decades 'Y' 2010's, 'X' 2020's, 'W' 2030's, 'V' 2040's, and drop it therein.
Alternatively, 'K' already represents metric kilo, 1000 (but 1024 on computers), --putting the scheme on a millenium-cycle,-- Whence we'd have, '98, 99, K0, K1, K2, ... K9,' and thence use the 'X' 2010's as we transition to Roman numeral 'X' 10, and drop it therein.
Or likewise, 'M' for mille, millennium, in Roman numerals (but, mega, million, in the sciences and technologies) whence '98, 99, M0, M1, M2, ...,' similarly followed by the 'X' 2010's ....
Or, maybe go directly to 'X' 10, ten, in Roman numerals, yielding '98, 99, X0, X1, X2, ...,' for just the first decade.
Or to non-Roman numerals hinting emphasized consonants, 'T' or 'N' 10 'ten', 'L' or 'V' 11 'eleven', 'W' or 'V' 12 'twelve'.
Or on a straight flush, 'C' 100, century in Roman numerals, whence "98, 99, C0, C1, ...," for a decade, followed by the 'X' 2010's ....
(And we should convert to metric time, while we're doing days and years.)
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