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Chingis Khan VS Chinggis Khan?
« on: 20 February 2021, 02:49:29 »
I'm seeing conflicting spellings about Jade Falcon Khan Malvina Hazen's self-given title. While I've only read Children of Kerensky and Hour of the Wolf, both by Pardoe, those books consistently spell the title with a single "g"; according to Sarna's editors who are more familiar with Dark Age/early ilClan-era sources than I currently am, it's spelled with two, at least in BattleTech: Legends.

Which is the correct spelling of the title? Or are they both correct?
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Re: Chingis Khan VS Chinggis Khan?
« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2021, 07:03:30 »
The title comes from Ghengis Khan, and has historically been transliterated as Chinggis, Chingis, Jenghiz, or Jinghis.  So, either works, from a historical perspective.
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