Taraza was momentarily abashed. This was an imposition. Teg was still a regal figure tall and with that large head topped by gray hair. He was, she knew, four SY short of three hundred. Granting that the Standard Year was some twenty hours less than the so-called primitive year, it was still an impressive age with experiences in Bene Gesserit service that demanded that she respect him.
Anyone ever come up with an explanation of why the Standard Year is "some twenty hours less" than a "primitive year"?
Assuming the latter is our standard, Terran year, when you google "hours in a year" you get
1 year = 8 765.81277 hours
Take 20 hours off that and you get
Oh, sorry, wrong thread. Whoa...wrong FORUM!
Anyway, you get 8,745.81277 or, rounding, 8,746.
I first wondered if FH had just dropped the fraction of a day over 365 days in a Terran year:
1 year = 365.242199 days
but that gives only 5.812776 or 6 hours. Where do the other "14 some" come from?
Me, I would have taken off the extra days over 360 and regularized the sexagesimal nature of the reckoning system.
Any ideas as to what he had in mind?