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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:21 PM
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Mongolian Clan Names - (too funny)
So what name would YOU choose? :bounce:


http://www.harpers.org/WhosUU.html

Who's UU

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005. From a list of historical clans compiled by the head of the Mongolian State Library to assist Mongolians in choosing clan names. In the 1920s the Communist government eliminated clan names in a campaign to destroy the countrys hereditary aristocracy and class structure. As the population grew and became more urban, however, the one-name system led to confusion and inadvertent intermarrying, and currently all Mongolians are required to register clan names. Translated from the Khalkha Mongolian by Andrew Shimunek. Originally from Harper's Magazine, October 2004.

Argalchin: collectors of dried dung
Ayagachin: those who make cups and bowls
Baast: poopy, fecal
Baga dogshin: the lesser ruthless ones
Bagtaamal: the included ones
Bayajikh: those who are getting rich
Bsniikhn: the descendants of lice
Chiwchin: those who neuter bulls
Dairtan: those with saddle sores
Duutan: the vociferous ones
Emgend: the old ladies
Galzuud: the insane ones
Gjir: the stubborn ones
Gnger: those who mumble
Khachid: the weird ones
Kholidog: those who always mix
Khorkhoi ndten: those with bug eyes
Khnbish: the not humans
Khurlagad: those whose animals grow fat later than others
Lalaryn guchid: the great-great-grandchildren of the one-eyed ogre
Mogoi ndten: those with snake eyes
Ntsged: the naked ones
ndgiinkhn: those of the egg
Sawsag doloon: the wanton seven
Shaawai: the well-dressed ones
Showkhnar: the coneheads
Shdgi: the toothless ones
Solgoi: the left-handed ones
Takhiankhan: those of the chicken
Tongoruud: the upside-down ones
Tursaga: the skins of animals that have starved to death
Ukhaanuud: the intelligent ones
Ulaan yamaat: those having red goats
Uu: drink!
Zalkhuus: the lazy ones
Zazgar: those with small, hairy bodies
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:50 PM
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1. Not sure
but it is a funny list.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 01:51 PM
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2. Wacky translations
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:16 PM
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3. You are offending all DU Mongolians!
Apologize for your bigotry right now
or else
:spank:
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 03:34 PM
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4. My family tree branches off in many directions.

Zazgar: those with small, hairy bodies
As I am small and hairy
Zalkhuus: the lazy ones
In our tribe we honor the lazy one
Ulaan yamaat: those having red goats
I am a capricorn
Ukhaanuud: the intelligent ones
Full spectrum of emotional intelligence
Tursaga: the skins of animals that have starved to death
My cat starved to death
Emgend: the old ladies
I will be a graceful wise old lady
Galzuud: the insane ones
Yes, insane
Gjir: the stubborn ones
See goat
Ayagachin: those who make cups and bowls
I can make a bowl out of anything
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 04:56 PM
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5. Uu! Uu! Uu! I want to join their clan.
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 05:24 PM
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8. Me too! I bring good will gift!
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 05:03 PM
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6. I want to know how to pronouce Booniikhon
Because it's obviously the * family tree
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mongo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-05 05:17 PM
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7. Well crap. So I need a last name now?
It's hard enough spelling my first name...
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