Re: Mongolian script officially in Elista, Kalmykia

From: Andrew West (
Date: Sun Jun 10 2007 - 08:27:50 CDT

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    On 10/06/07, Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin <> wrote:
    > At < >, a page about
    > the Elista city flags (and never mind the incorrect title location), yours
    > truely tried to match the mongolian lettering present on the city emblem
    > and 1998-2004 flag: "\u1827\u182F\u1822\u1830\u1832\u1820\u1805". Is this
    > correct?

    What you have to bear in mind is that Kalmyk Mongolian uses the
    modified Todo script rather than the traditional Mongolian script,
    which in Unicode terms means that it uses a mixture of the traditional
    Mongolian letters in the range U+1820..U+1842 and the Todo Mongolian
    letters in the range U+1843..U+185C (see the table at
    <> for details).

    To me it seems to read Elesütü ᡄᠯᡄᠰᡉᡐᡉ᠅
    (\u1844\u182F\u1844\u1830\u1849\u1850\u1849\u1805), which means
    "sandy" in Mongolian. However on the flag on the top left of the page
    (and shown more clearly at <>) the
    fifth and sixth letters are swapped, giving Elestüü ᡄᠯᡄᠰᡉᡐᡉ᠅


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