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Ghengis?
« on: August 07, 2009, 09:03:56 PM »
You do mean Chingis, do you not?
Ghengis was a double mis-translation to French and the English.
Ghengis' actual name was Chingis, just letting you so the mod will appear to have a good grip on history.
It's a common mistake really, I didn't know about 'til I watched a show on the History Channel.
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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 09:22:45 PM »
You do mean Chingis, do you not?
Ghengis was a double mis-translation to French and the English.
Ghengis' actual name was Chingis, just letting you so the mod will appear to have a good grip on history.
It's a common mistake really, I didn't know about 'til I watched a show on the History Channel.

I thought you were basically a proffesor in Norse Mythology, not Mongolian.
We could not understand because we were too far and could not remember because we were traveling in the night of first ages, of those ages that are gone, leaving hardly a sign - and no memories. We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there - there you could look at a thing monstrous and free.

It isn't an adventure story, is it Mr. Hayes?


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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 11:47:04 PM »
There are many translations to his name.

Genghis Khan is the western translation of Chinggis Khaan. Since im not Mongolian, I feel more comfortable pronouncing Genghis Khan.

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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 03:22:49 AM »
There are many translations to his name.

Genghis Khan is the western translation of Chinggis Khaan. Since im not Mongolian, I feel more comfortable pronouncing Genghis Khan.
Genghis is much more common a name though, and far more badass.


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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 05:20:57 AM »
Same with mongolians spelling his name Temudgin as we would spell it Temujin

there is no wrong way to spell it, he was (and still is) globally recognized.

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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 05:26:12 PM »
Dear God, that was dumb.
Y'know you don't translate names, that's why Lego is the same damn thing in every freakin' language.
Bob is the same, Joe is, Ahmed is, ching chong chicken fried is.
Just trying to enlighten your pathetic souls.
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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 05:37:19 PM »
Dear God, that was dumb.
Y'know you don't translate names, that's why Lego is the same damn thing in every freakin' language.
Bob is the same, Joe is, Ahmed is, ching chong chicken fried is.
Just trying to enlighten your pathetic souls.

And offering us a realty to several old Danish Kings?
We could not understand because we were too far and could not remember because we were traveling in the night of first ages, of those ages that are gone, leaving hardly a sign - and no memories. We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there - there you could look at a thing monstrous and free.

It isn't an adventure story, is it Mr. Hayes?


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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 07:00:58 PM »
Dear God, that was dumb.
Y'know you don't translate names, that's why Lego is the same damn thing in every freakin' language.
Bob is the same, Joe is, Ahmed is, ching chong chicken fried is.
Just trying to enlighten your pathetic souls.

And offering us a realty to several old Danish Kings?

You are VICTORIOUS!

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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 09:25:28 PM »
Dear God, that was dumb.
Y'know you don't translate names, that's why Lego is the same damn thing in every freakin' language.
Bob is the same, Joe is, Ahmed is, ching chong chicken fried is.
Just trying to enlighten your pathetic souls.

Bob? You mean as in Robert. Or Roberto....you wouldn't correct everyone from Italy or Spain etc when they use this misspelt version of Robert would you? It could well be that Robert is the Anglicized version of Roberto, but regardless of which way it goes the point is that loads of names have modified spellings and pronunciations for different languages. Muhammad is spelt a few ways. Frederick becomes Friedrich, Karl or Carl. Perhaps there is merit in trying to stay as faithful as possible to the original spelling (which alphabet did the Mongols use anyway? Did they use Chinese 'characters' or what?), but since Genghis is the name he is known by in the West, I don't think it's a problem.

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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 01:01:17 AM »
Dear God, that was dumb.
Y'know you don't translate names, that's why Lego is the same damn thing in every freakin' language.
Bob is the same, Joe is, Ahmed is, ching chong chicken fried is.
Just trying to enlighten your pathetic souls.

And offering us a realty to several old Danish Kings?

Exactly.
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Re: Ghengis?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 02:05:24 AM »
Dear God, that was dumb.
Y'know you don't translate names, that's why Lego is the same damn thing in every freakin' language.
Bob is the same, Joe is, Ahmed is, ching chong chicken fried is.
Just trying to enlighten your pathetic souls.

It's Chinggis not Chingis - you were wrong in both directions.

Learn your **** before posting please.

Thanks.

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This should enlighten your pathetic soul:

Mongolian script of "Genghis Khan"


Feel free to look here as well
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