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ban banner vanguard avantgarde Mongolian Chinese Latin Roman | ban banner vanguard avantgarde Mongolian Chinese Latin Roman

keiko-amano's picture
Oct.10.2008
  The word ban connects to guard, and guard connects to vanguard.  Since the Mongols had advanced army and early contact with the west, I thought the word originated from them.  And many languages like Spanish and Japanese have no v sound, so the people originally created and used the word vanguard...