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Re: Mongolian Transcription (Bataar vs. Baatar)



In a message dated 11/27/02 10:30:25 AM EST, piotr.gasiorowski@inetia.pl 
writes:

<< In transliterated Classical Mongolian the word is "ba{gh}atur", where 
"{gh}" (Greek gamma) stands for a voiced velar fricative, dropped in Middle 
Mongolian (15th-16th c.). >>

This is very interesting, as it shows that the Russian word for a heroic 
warrior, "bogatyr," and the Mongolian word for the same, "baatar," are 
closely related. In Russian the "gh" was apparently not dropped but actually 
hardened to a "g."