Tayalatá

Glyph of the word 'tayalata'.

tayalatá

Ka koiu Tayalatá…
“October has arrived…”

Notes: And that means it’s time for the Major League Baseball playoffs! :D This is the time of year when I complain about the Dodgers losing to the Phillies again in the NLCS.

Only the Dodgers aren’t in it this year…

Bummer.

Even so, I’ll be watching to see what happens. Thus far, a team from Florida has never gone to the playoffs and failed to reach the World Series. And you know what? I’m betting it happens again. Here’s how I think it’s going to go (note: given how “well” I’ve been doing in football, I wouldn’t make any bets based on my predictions):

American League

ALDS

  • Tampa Bay Rays def. Texas Rangers 3-0.
  • New York Yankees def. Minnesota Twins 3-1.

ALCS

  • Tampa Bay Rays def. New York Yankees 4-3.

National League

NLDS

  • Philadelphia Phillies def. Cincinnati Reds 3-1.
  • Atlanta Braves def. San Francisco Giants 3-2.

NLCS

  • Atlanta Braves def. Philadelphia Phillies 4-1.

And if that prediction weren’t gutsy enough, here’s my World Series prediction:

  • Atlanta Braves def. Tampa Bay Rays 4-3.

You want a real prediction? I guarantee what I just predicted will not happen. There’s absolutely no way; it’s too crazy! It’ll probably be Phillies and Yankees or Phillies and Rays again, and the Phillies’ll win it. (Lousy bums…)

The Kamakawi (as I mentioned previously) have no native equivalents for the seasons, and they certainly have no native calendar that divides things up into months. Nevertheless, along with their funky alphabet, Zhyler speakers brought their calendar with them, too, and modern Kamakawi adhere to it. This is their rough equivalent for October (or as close to it as it’s going to get).

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2 Responses to “Tayalatá”

  1. Ka kavaka Anthony Docimo ti:

    Might the Kamakawi follow month(ish) lengths based on lunar (or jovian or something) cycles?

    also, if the Dodgers aren’t in it this year, then by definition, they can’t be defeated.
    (seriously, sorry)

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Might the Kamakawi follow month(ish) lengths based on lunar (or jovian or something) cycles?

    They could, but they don’t. They have a two week cycle with recognized days, but they don’t coincide with the seasons (rainy and dry) in any way; they’re just there to mark the moon cycle.

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