Also, does anyone know if people in Northern Russia throat-sing, or is that typically only a Mongolia/Tuva sort of thing when the Russia-ish area is in question?
Any other linguistic points of interest anyone else noticed? I kind of snickered about the 'ice bears' thing, which I don't remember from the books. It's how you say 'polar bear' in Finnish (jää.karhu 'ice bear'), so often Finnish speakers will refer to the ice bears, instead of polar bears. Is this the same in the rest of Norden?