Sunday, May 28, 2006

gertee baina aa

Since the city turned off the central heating as scheduled on May 15th, and it snowed the next day, and then it snowed again the following week, here's me at home in my winter deel (lined with sheepskin), in front of a thangka of the Wrathful Deity and a map of Mongolia.


Niki Raapana said...

Hi Radigan,
Nice coat and hat!

Could you please tell me what the word "gertee" means in english? I build a model home that combines a ger and a teepee and I call it a gertee. Now we keep seeing the word used by Mongolians and we need to know what it means there.

Radigan Neuhalfen said...

In Mongolian, "ger" means "home." "Gert" is "ger" declined to mean "at home." The concluding doubled vowel simply adds emphasis: "gert" and "gertee" both mean "at home."