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Re: Guessing the Spelling

From: Badral S. <badral@bolorsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:23:24 +0200
Message-ID: <55C87B9C.7090502@bolorsoft.com>
To: public-i18n-mongolian@w3.org
Hi Greg,

On 10.08.2015 05:35, Greg Eck wrote:
> Badral, Erdenchimeg, Husele, Siqin,
> Would you like to comment on this one?
> Greg
>> The word needs to be led by an O in order to be followed by an O.
> In Inner Mongolia, there is one rule in some famous dictionary, the O is not used after first Syllable.
> It is only used in first Syllable.
It's difficult to answer with YES or NO. I have learned at school that 
this rule is valid for native Mongolian words, so that we should 
pronounce O after first syllable as U, OE as UE. For loan or foreign 
words it is invalid.
> But it is the endless linguistic argument actually.
> We cannot say which is correct and which is incorrect.
> That is one reason, why there are so many different spelling.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jirimutu
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Eck [mailto:greck@postone.net]
> Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 12:12 PM
> To: Richard Wordingham; public-i18n-mongolian@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Guessing the Spelling (was: FVS Assignment MisMatch Winding Down)
>
> In the word ABU, rules of vowel harmony will demand that the following gedes (ie loop) is a U and not the weaker O.
> The word needs to be led by an O in order to be followed by an O.
> Greg
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Wordingham [mailto:richard.wordingham@ntlworld.com]
> Sent: Sunday, August 9, 2015 3:44 PM
> To: public-i18n-mongolian@w3.org
> Subject: OT: Guessing the Spelling (was: FVS Assignment MisMatch Winding Down)
>
> On Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:32:04 +0000
> Greg Eck <greck@postone.net> wrote:
>
>> On the issue of spelling ABU “father” as mentioned below, there is no
>> question in the Cyrillic as to the proper spelling. I do not have the
>> experience in Inner Mongolia why there is such a variety of opinions.
> As far as I can make out, knowing the Cyrillic spelling (аав) and knowing what the Mongolian script spelling looks like still leaves one with two alternatives - O and U.  Are people missing an obvious clue as to the spelling?
>
> Richard.
>
>


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