...mid-spring corresponds to the second month and late spring is the third month.

Karen123456

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Malaysia English
In the lunar calendar, there are three kinds of spring from the ancient time in Japan. One is early spring<…>, the second is mid-spring<…>and the third is late spring. Here, early spring corresponds to the first month of the year, mid-spring corresponds to the second month and late spring is the third month. These “springs” are counted according to the lunar calendar. <-----Japanese words removed by moderator (Florentia52)----->

The above is from Nichiren Shu magazine.

Could the part in bold above be amended as follows?

Here, early spring corresponds to the first month of the year, mid-spring the second month, and late spring the third month.

Thanks.
 
  • Hermione Golightly

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    British English
    I'd probably use 'to' before the months, but that's style.
    Your version means to me that our first month of the year, January, is called first spring; February is second spring and March is third spring. But these months aren't lunar reckonings. January has 31 days, February 28 or 29 every fourth year, and March also has 31.
    Maybe that doesn't matter.
     
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