On enwiki, the name is spelled as "Damdingiin Demberel". Google shows 46 results for "Дамдины Дэмбэрэл" and 72 results for "Дамдингийн Дэмбэрэл", which isn't a very significant difference. Are there grammatical arguments to prefer one or the other form? Or can we refer to his "homepage" on maxn.mn as authoritative (assuming that it uses the form he prefers himself)? --Latebird (яриа) 20:57, 1 Есдүгээр сар 2008 (UTC)
- http://www.maxh.mn/users/demberel/ -s sitename is "Дамдины" but the banner is "Дамдингийн". Pathetic. --Чинээ (яриа) 06:28, 2 Есдүгээр сар 2008 (UTC)
- "Дамдины" is the correct modern way of spelling, though there are many occasions where it is spelled "Дамдингийн" probably following the traditional way of writing (based on traditional Mongolian script). ----ОригМонгол 07:54, 2 Есдүгээр сар 2008 (UTC)
- The Sükhbaatar example is quite convincing. I guess it will make sense to standardize on the modern form for people of the 20th century, and especially for living people. If I hear no objections, then I'll rename the article on enwiki to "Damdiny Demberel" as well. --Latebird (яриа) 21:39, 2 Есдүгээр сар 2008 (UTC)
- Modern mongolian grammar is originated from traditional Mongolian script. There are 2 types of "n" (n and ng) in traditional mongolian script. If last character of the original word is just n, we must use -y, otherwise we must use -giin.
For example, Баясгалан was Bayashulang, so we're using like Баясгалангийн. I think that the word "Дамдин" has n, not ng, so Дамдины is correct. --Zorigt 01:35, 3 Есдүгээр сар 2008 (UTC)