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Швейцари уу швейцарь уу зүгээр л швейцар уу? --Чинээ (яриа) 06:00, 19 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]

FWIW, I've learned швейцарь, but my dictionary uses швейцар. The latter form is also the most popular one on Google. --Latebird (яриа) 08:29, 19 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC) (PS: Do I get two votes if I can present the passport? ;) )Reply[хариулах]
швейцарь гэдэг байх аа --Tsatsaa 13:58, 19 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]
I have learned "Швейцари". The word actually derives from the Russian word "Швейцария". There was a kinda rule to cut the last "я" or "ия" to make it a Mongolian name. You can see it in many examples, including Англия-Англи, Боливия-Боливи, Индонезия-Индонез, Голландия-Голланд, Германия-Герман, Швеция-Швед. But I have never encountered a geographical name which is written in Russian ending with "ия" and ends with "ь" in Mongolian language. If you remember any other such name, please tell us. --ОригМонгол 18:10, 19 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]
If nothing else, at least now I understand why the Mongolians use such strange names for countries. Kind of a weird "rule", but if that's how it is... --Latebird (яриа) 04:16, 20 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]

The German Embassy uses швейцарь [1], while the Ministry for Foriegn Affairs uses швейцар [2], while the Mongolian Parliament Website used швейцари [3] and швейцарь [4].--Чинээ (яриа) 05:23, 20 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]

The Mongolian parliament site uses all three forms, including швейцар [5] . Since Mongolians obviously can't make up their collective mind in everyday use, we'll probably have to resort to dictionaries and encyclopedias as more reliable sources. I've already mentioned my old (1988) copy of Vietze Mongolian-German using швейцар. Any others? --Latebird (яриа) 06:01, 20 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]
Well, I checked it with the Oxford English-Mongolian Dictionary. This dictionary uses "Швейцари". --ОригМонгол 07:23, 20 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]
OK. But I'll make redirects for the other 2 versions. --Чинээ (яриа) 08:54, 20 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]
Yes, that would be very helpful indeed for users.--ОригМонгол 09:02, 20 Зургаадугаар сар 2008 (UTC)Reply[хариулах]
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