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What on earth is this? (Found outside my house)

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brooklyn66 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:22:32

Yesterday came home to find a bit of folded-up paper wedged in a crack in the fence wall bit (pavement goes right past it). Opened it up to find 2x2p coins inside unrecognisable writing - see pic!
What is this?

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Tue 14-Feb-17 19:34:02

Someone just posted in the Reddit forum

"Oh I know this is. It's traditional Mongolian. It's one of the way if writing it. In this type of writing there's no "tooth" (sounds like "a" or "e") letter. So yeah if you are writing it in this way you have ignore all the "tooth". (It's called "Татлаган бичлэг". But I can't translate in to English, sorry if this didn't made sense. Btw I'm Mongolian)"

Any MNers know traditional Mongolian?

murmuration Tue 14-Feb-17 19:47:52

Oh dear, hopelessly. That actually makes sense. I was struggling because I couldn't find the little sticky-outy bits to orient myself ("teeth" would be a good description). But if a Mongolian can't translate it, I doubt someone like me who studied it for barely a year could...

Although DH also studied Mongolian and is a linguist (and knows a bunch of linguists). I've sent the stuff to him - will report back if anything comes of it!

PossibiliTea Tue 14-Feb-17 21:22:02

I'm still checking on this daily haha!

Cakingbad Tue 14-Feb-17 21:47:30

There are Mongolian restaurants in Bristol. Would someone there be able to read it?

girlelephant Tue 14-Feb-17 22:05:35

So are we now thinking it's Mongolian and not someone with MH issues?

witwootoodleoo Tue 14-Feb-17 22:12:04

Could be Mongolian and also have MH issues of course.....

WhyPost Tue 14-Feb-17 22:13:38

Or a Mongolian with MH issues and bad hand writing. 🤔

wundringnow Tue 14-Feb-17 22:21:59

Oh, I have a Mongolian friend. I'll see if he can make anything of it.

ThaliaLuxurySpa Tue 14-Feb-17 22:57:48

Can I just say how seriously impressive the MN knowledge base continues to be? All so interesting. Your contributions of all stripes are making this one of my favourite threads.

(Though I'm quite partial to the leftfield theories, too, it has to be said) wink

neveradullmoment99 Tue 14-Feb-17 23:43:16

Nothing to add, but intriguing grin
Lets hope there is an answer. Could it be a child? I used to play at being a school teacher and wrote fake letters.

neveradullmoment99 Tue 14-Feb-17 23:43:52

It looks super neat though.

liz70 Wed 15-Feb-17 00:37:52

Tatlagan Bichleg. I like that; it's definitely got a ring to it. grin

wundringnow Wed 15-Feb-17 00:58:41

Hmm my Mongolian friend said "No, that's not Mongolian. To me it looks like somebody made it up".

FreeNiki Wed 15-Feb-17 02:54:02

Havent read the whole thread so dont know if its been suggested.

This is Georgian handwriting. Any correlation?

bluetea Wed 15-Feb-17 11:18:39

Place marking as I have also invested a lot of time reading this thread!! Love the idea of the local Mongolian restaurant checking it out! I too am impressed by the MN knowledge!

ThatsSoFetch Wed 15-Feb-17 12:39:37

Shamelessly placemarking!

brooklyn66 Wed 15-Feb-17 20:30:08

A poster has contacted me about a similar note she found some time ago, but hasn't been able to find hers yet... but guess what, it was on the street directly next to mine! So must have been going on for quite a while (assuming it is the same person!). Will update (or she can!) when I know more!
Still doesn't really explain what it is but it's so interesting. Haven't had a chance to ask any neighbours yet but will this weekend. There are quite a lot of renters that move in and out but some have been here ages.

I've checked and there's no CCTV pointing in our direction sad

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Wed 15-Feb-17 20:58:03

Oh wow!!! Fabulous update op

SoMuchPain Wed 15-Feb-17 20:59:45

Place marking!! grin

firsttimemum15 Wed 15-Feb-17 21:03:55


KarmaNoMore Wed 15-Feb-17 21:16:24

Oh my, it just gets more and more puzzling.

HerRoyalFattyness Wed 15-Feb-17 21:19:46

Oh wow! Very intriguing update

missmoohoo Wed 15-Feb-17 21:37:59

Place marking 🙈

DramaQueenofHighCs Wed 15-Feb-17 22:13:05

Also place marking

PrincessFiorimonde Wed 15-Feb-17 22:28:12

How intriguing!

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