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Re: Mongolian naming practice in the SCA

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  • jessikastarbutt
    Thank you so very much! His email summed up all my confusion!
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 21, 2010
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      Thank you so very much! His email summed up all my confusion!


      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, LCopland@... wrote:
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      > I aksed the Khan of our household and he sent me this answer- hope it helps:
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      > Here are two important resources for anyone interested in doing a Mongol persona in the SCA.
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      > First, there is a Yahoo group specifically for Mongol interests. I highly recommend it for all Mongol personae as it has some serious researchers, ethnic Mongolians, and many SCAdians who can and do share their experience. It is a good place for any questions about Mongols and having a Mongol persona in the SCA:
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      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Mongols_in_the_SCA/
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      > Second is specific to dealing with Mongolian names. The College of Heralds may not be the best place for checking Mongol names but for those who desire to work with them, this article attempts to reconcile submitting a name to the CoA and their rules, with period Mongolian naming practices:
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      > Researching Mongol Names in the SCA
      > http://silverhorde.viahistoria.com/research/ResearchingMongolNames.html
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      > To answer the original question, no. The suffix â€"dei or â€"dai does not stand alone as a name so would not work as a surname, byname, family name, clan name, or whatever other semantic some herald calls requiring two names. Even if it did stand alone, there is the possibility of changing the meaning of the name. The aforementioned article mentions some ways in which a Mongol name can be submitted within CoH rules. You can subsequently use or ignore everything other than the given name. Even formally, just addressing someone by only given name is customary.
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      > Gulugjab Tangghudai
      > Khan of the Silver Horde
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