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Re: Armenian dictionaries

Posted: 2011-02-23, 5:18
by eskandar
I haven't seen any Armenian/English dictionaries with such information, but Wiktionary has a surprisingly large amount of Armenian words and they all have grammatical information included (example).

Re: Armenian dictionaries

Posted: 2011-02-23, 18:01
by Svet
I searched Amazon, and there are one or two books, but unfortunately they are old editions. I couldn't find anything modern enough. On the other hand, if you're interested in the grammatical class of the words, it should be determinable by the English equivalent. Even if you don't know what գանձ means, when you see that the English word for it is "treasure", you'd know it's a noun.

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2011-04-19, 10:13
by hashi
As far as I understand <տ> is realised as [d] in Western Armenian as well, making it gadah. Correct me if I'm wrong?

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2011-04-19, 18:01
by eskandar
No, you're right, տ is realized as [d] in W. Armenian. However, Googling "Gata bread" turns up tons of relevant results, whereas "Gada bread" turns up nothing. Maybe տ gets voiced in intervocalic contexts in W. Armenian, or maybe there's some other explanation.

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2011-04-27, 19:43
by Svet
We badly, badly need a native. Someone find one, send him here and handcuff him (or her... better be him)! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2011-04-27, 20:37
by kalemiye
Svet wrote:We badly, badly need a native. Someone find one, send him here and handcuff him (or her... better be him)! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


If you have any Armenian friend please invite him to the forums.

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2011-05-24, 23:55
by KingHarvest
eskandar wrote:No, you're right, տ is realized as [d] in W. Armenian. However, Googling "Gata bread" turns up tons of relevant results, whereas "Gada bread" turns up nothing. Maybe տ gets voiced in intervocalic contexts in W. Armenian, or maybe there's some other explanation.


While that's relevant, I don't think you need to look any further than that in American English intervocalic /t/ and /d/ are both realized as an alveolar flap.

Armenian speakers

Posted: 2011-07-27, 22:54
by hindupridemn
I want to learn Armenian from a fluent speaker as there are no native speakers who are members of unilang. Armenian is a unique language which is its own branch of the Indo-European family although I have heard theories that it is related to the Indo=Iranian languages

Re: Armenian Music

Posted: 2012-01-21, 13:42
by Limagne
A song called "Ambi dagitz" from the Armenian opera Anoush. It's really beautiful :blush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17uLO_j6 ... re=related

Finding a dead Armenian site

Posted: 2012-04-02, 2:43
by E}{pugnator
Hi guys,


This might sound crazy, but several years ago I came across a very good site for learning Armenian. It was mostly aimed at the armenian diaspora, so I think its title might have something to do with that. It might have started with hay and then I don't know.

What I know is that it contained the most comprehensive armenian course so far. Each lesson came with audio, a platform with exercises (don't know if phbBB or whatever). You were supposed to register to access it but it was free. The set of lessons came in a main page representing the map of Armenia. At each lesson you were taken to a different town/region in Armenian.

Now I can't find that site anywhere or its content at webarchive.org (in case it's actually dead or had its content totally replaced within its domain) and I regret not having bookmarked or downloaded or anything.

Re: Finding a dead Armenian site

Posted: 2012-04-02, 2:58
by E}{pugnator

Re: Armenian Music

Posted: 2012-05-02, 17:08
by Meera

Re: Natives?

Posted: 2012-07-22, 12:41
by Ayrapetyankus
i am armenian, but i live in Russia

Re: Natives?

Posted: 2012-07-22, 13:04
by księżycowy
Hi Ayrapetyankus, hope to see you around. The Armenian forum needs some new life badly. :)

Re: Natives?

Posted: 2012-07-22, 21:01
by linguoboy
Ayrapetyankus wrote:i am armenian, but i live in Russia

Լալ Հայերեն կը խօսիս՞

Re: Natives?

Posted: 2012-07-31, 4:41
by Meera
Ayrapetyankus wrote:i am armenian, but i live in Russia


Բարի գալուստ!

What is it called in Armenian?

Posted: 2012-08-13, 18:08
by lingo_pingo
Hi ,

could anybody translate for me following sentences?

1. My speciality is being right when other people are wrong.

2. God gives me power.

3. Desire gives me power.


Thanks

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2012-09-10, 0:59
by Qaanaaq
գ [ɡ] in EA, [kʰ] in WA
ք [kʰ] in EA, [kʰ] in WA
կ [k’] in EA, [ɡ] in WA

դ [d] in EA, [tʰ] in WA
թ [tʰ] in EA, [tʰ] in WA
տ [t’] in EA, [d] in WA

The bread you’re talking about is called գաթա, hence the regular WA pronunciation [kʰatʰa] and EA [ɡatʰa], the թ is always pronounced same in both varieties…

Re: Armenian Discussion

Posted: 2012-11-28, 21:43
by Makrasiroutioun
The way Google transliterates Eastern Armenian is still quite rusty (sometimes it doesn't even recognize that you're typing an Armenian word). For Western Armenian, it's downright horrendous.

To be clear for both dialects - there is no intervocalic voicing of plosives.

How different are Western and Eastern Armenian?

Posted: 2012-12-12, 17:24
by johnklepac
I'm still deciding what language(s) to focus on for my first Total Annihlation Challenge...