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Re: Some Stuff



>Many of the extremely rich dinosaur fields of Mongolia are named Ba-yan
>Something-or-other; such as Ba-yan Mandihut or Ba-yan Dzak.  I hev recently
>been trying to teach myself Mongolian (this has thuroughly convinced me that
>Russian isn't _that_ hard afterall) and have learned that Ba-yan means "rich"
>(there really isn't a hyphen, but it would be pronounced incorrectly with
>Roman letters if their weren't one), does anyone know what some of the other
>Ba-yan names mean like Mandihut or Dzak?

Mandihut means "wood."  So Bayan Mandihuit is "rich wood."  Ironic since the 
place is literally treeless.

Rob

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Q.  What gastropod is a constant skeptic?

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