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Language: Mongolian

  • Apr 05, 2012
  • 12:35 PM

Is It Possible for English-Mongolian Bilingualism?

Siarl Ferdinand / UB Post
Seven years ago, President Ts.Elbegdorj shocked Mongolians by announcing that the nation would become bilingual, with English as the second language. Mongolian is a relatively small language, landlocked between two international giants, Russian and Chinese. As Elbegdorj pointed, English would be the definitive tool to open windows on the wider world.
  • Mar 23, 2012
  • 11:10 AM

When the alphabet is not the problem

Siarl Ferdinand / UB Post
For many children (the Mongolians of the future) the Mongolian Script is a 'stupid alphabet' and they 'hate it' because 'it is difficult to learn.' Many Mongolians argue that it is useless because, in their words, nobody writes in Mongol Bichig any more. Finally, another group of people claims that its use would close Mongolia to the world. But are these affirmations really true?
  • Nov 17, 2011
  • 04:41 PM

Calligraphy exhibit “Tengeriin Bichig” opens
The President of Mongolia has decreed to increase the use of old Mongolian script, and the President’s Office has organized measures to implement the decree, such as a research conference, symposium, publishing books, and producing a documentary about the old script.
  • Jul 17, 2011
  • 01:57 AM

Central Eurasian Studies Professor Kara honored for lifetime achievements

Indiana University
Kara earned a Ph.D. from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary in 1961, and a doctorate of philology degree from Leningrad State University in 1975. His research interests include Mongol and Inner Asian studies; languages and cultures, including Old Turkic, Tibetan, Manchu, Evenki, Khitan and Altaic philology; history of writing systems; Altaic linguistics; Mongol literature and folklore.
  • Jun 22, 2011
  • 05:59 PM

Official Documents to be in Mongolian Script

E.Oyundari / UB Post
According to the presidential decree, official documents and letters of the president, prime minister, chairman of parliament, and MPs sent to the foreign high officials, will be written in Mongolian script with a translation attached in the current language or in one of the UN’s official languages.