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## Dozenal Time (Traditional)

The traditional system has the time format 24 : 60 : 60.

## Daily Time

In order to find this out, let's start with a

**day**, after all,**days**are the foundation to Earth's time. It's best to compare our new dozenal time to the decimal time as we do these calculations. The**day**has 24 decimal**hours**, how many 12's fit in 24?Now, next on the list is

**hours**to**minutes**. An**hour**has 60**minutes**. If we try to do the same as what we did with**days**, the problem is, we end up with 50**minutes**, since you can fit 5**sets**(12) into 60; 5**sets**= 50. This seems okay until you start working with 50, it's horrific to work with:Okay, 60 it is, but keep in mind, this changes how long this period of time feels.

60 dozenal = 72 decimal

Which means since there are 72 decimal time periods for each hour; each minute will feel shorter than a decimal minute since it needs to tick more times for each hour. Let's visualize:

60 dozenal = 72 decimal

Which means since there are 72 decimal time periods for each hour; each minute will feel shorter than a decimal minute since it needs to tick more times for each hour. Let's visualize:

To understand this, we have to imagine counting 1-60. We count as each second passes by. It sounds like this:

60 bpm

Well that's simple, we count at that rhythm, no problem.

But, if for each 10 seconds, you had to count 12 digits, you would run out of time before you finished. You would only reach 50 digits. We need to count faster, like this:

86.4 bpm

You are probably wondering why it's 86.4 seconds instead of 72 right? This is because we took 1

60 x 1.2 = 72 minutes

72 x 1.2 = 86.4 seconds

Therefore 60 dozenal

In my personal opinion, I think dozenal seconds feel more natural. I remember when I was younger playing hide and seek. I used to hate the hesitation between each number as I counted to 2 minutes. I would count, "One! steam boat, two! steam boat," Now if I try counting in dozenal, it's more like music, it flows.

Counting with dozenal time allows for 3-4 syllables worth of time, "dada da", "threesy eight" For the majority of numbers this is perfect. In decimal however, it seems like an eternity, "Thirty-one! steam boat. Thirty-two! steam boat", "dada da, da da," 2 extra syllables.

It's about keeping rhythm without empty space.

Before we close up this section, let's review:

1 day = 20 hours

20 hours / 2 parts = 10 hours (dozenal)

hours are the same duration as the decimal hour

1 hour = 60 minutes

which is 1.2 times as fast as the decimal minute

1 minute = 60 seconds

which is 2.4 times as fast as the decimal second

1 second = 86.4 bpm

which is 86.4 decimal beats per minute

60 bpm

Well that's simple, we count at that rhythm, no problem.

But, if for each 10 seconds, you had to count 12 digits, you would run out of time before you finished. You would only reach 50 digits. We need to count faster, like this:

86.4 bpm

You are probably wondering why it's 86.4 seconds instead of 72 right? This is because we took 1

**hour**, cut it into 72 decimal**minutes**, then we did it once more, each**minute**cut into 72 decimal**seconds**. This means:60 x 1.2 = 72 minutes

72 x 1.2 = 86.4 seconds

Therefore 60 dozenal

**seconds**feels 2.4 times as fast (1.2 + 1.2).In my personal opinion, I think dozenal seconds feel more natural. I remember when I was younger playing hide and seek. I used to hate the hesitation between each number as I counted to 2 minutes. I would count, "One! steam boat, two! steam boat," Now if I try counting in dozenal, it's more like music, it flows.

Counting with dozenal time allows for 3-4 syllables worth of time, "dada da", "threesy eight" For the majority of numbers this is perfect. In decimal however, it seems like an eternity, "Thirty-one! steam boat. Thirty-two! steam boat", "dada da, da da," 2 extra syllables.

It's about keeping rhythm without empty space.

Before we close up this section, let's review:

1 day = 20 hours

20 hours / 2 parts = 10 hours (dozenal)

hours are the same duration as the decimal hour

1 hour = 60 minutes

which is 1.2 times as fast as the decimal minute

1 minute = 60 seconds

which is 2.4 times as fast as the decimal second

1 second = 86.4 bpm

which is 86.4 decimal beats per minute