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Re: Bainoceratops & other basal neoceratopsians
> In a message dated 5/28/03 2:33:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << BTW, Is the _bain_ in _Bainoceratops_ the same as the _Bayn_ in
> Mongolian place names like Bayn Shireh or Bayn Dzak? >>
Just that it's _bayan_, as in Bayan shiree and Bayanzag. At least that's
how it's actually written in Mongolian; the Russians apparently didn't
listen carefully (and didn't bother reading the originals -- in
Cyrillic!), and then their American colleagues tried to copy the Russian
The i in Bain- is supposed to be pronounced yi, because that's how
Russian i ( |/| ) (which is used for some such names in Russian texts) is
pronounced after a vowel.
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