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  • #31
    Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

    Hmmmm...one would think all this would prove to be a deterrent for somebody learning, and yet, it is not.
    "Many diasporans are the descendants of genocide survivors. They are not just going to forget what the Ottoman Turks did to them or their ancestors in 1915. For the Turkish government the diasporans are merely the "ones that got away."" -- Tom Servo

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    • #32
      Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

      Originally posted by Quarteria
      Hmmmm...one would think all this would prove to be a deterrent for somebody learning, and yet, it is not.
      It shouldn't be. Whether it's Eastern or Western, Armenian is beautiful. I'd say, if you don't know which form to learn, learn the one that you think you'll use more. For example if you live or will live amongst Western speakers then learn the Western dialect. Or, just get the best teaching material and use it, irrelevant of whether it's Western or Eastern.

      If you want to sound funny, I recommend you to learn the Gyumri dialect. Call it Yerevanci bias, but I was always in tears from laughing when I heard spoken Guymri Armenian when I was a kid.

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      • #33
        Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

        Originally posted by karoaper
        It shouldn't be. Whether it's Eastern or Western, Armenian is beautiful. I'd say, if you don't know which form to learn, learn the one that you think you'll use more. For example if you live or will live amongst Western speakers then learn the Western dialect. Or, just get the best teaching material and use it, irrelevant of whether it's Western or Eastern.

        If you want to sound funny, I recommend you to learn the Gyumri dialect. Call it Yerevanci bias, but I was always in tears from laughing when I heard spoken Guymri Armenian when I was a kid.

        Yea that is funny. Whatever they say it sounds funny.

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        • #34
          Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

          Originally posted by karoaper
          I heard the Halebcis use it and it's also used in Armenia, and I guess also Iran.

          edit: I don't know if Western Armenian has the word հայաթ, also used for թաղ in Armenia.
          NO such word in Western Armenian.
          Its not even pure Eastern Armenian word, because Hayat is an arabic word that means Life

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          • #35
            Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

            Western Armenian - Eastern Armenian - English:

            parev - barev - hello
            inchbes - vonts - how
            hos - estegh - here
            hon - entegh - there
            asang - sens - like this
            anang - nens - like that
            gantche - zange - to phone
            loknal - loghanal - to bathe
            goukamgor - kalis em - I'm coming
            gertamgor - gnum em - I'm going
            noren - eli - again
            vargian - robe - minute
            toun - dou - you
            doun - dan - house
            kesh - vad - bad
            yeghpayr - aper - brother
            zarnel - khpel - to hit
            shinel - sarkel - to make

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            • #36
              Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

              Originally posted by TomServo
              Western Armenian - Eastern Armenian - English:
              Some of these are slang:

              inchbes - vonts - how

              In Hayastan, people more commonly use "inchpes," as in "inchpes eq?"
              In Persian Armenian "vonts" is more common, as in "vonts es?"

              hos - estegh - here

              "estegh" is 'slang' for "aystegh"

              hon - entegh - there

              ayntegh

              asang - sens - like this

              aysents

              anang - nens - like that

              aynents

              noren - eli - again

              Also: norits

              doun - dan - house

              That's not true. Eastern Armenian has "tun." The inflected locative form is "tan/n" as in "tan mej," in the house. "tan" is often considered to be literary Armenian. More commonly in dialects, including Persian Armenian, you'll hear people say "tunum," "tnum," or "[email protected]"

              [quote]yeghpayr - aper - brother[/b]

              Slang again. Eastern Armenian is "yeghbayr."

              zarnel - khpel - to hit

              Also "zarkel."

              shinel - sarkel - to make

              Yes, "shinel" in Eastern Armenian comes closer to "construct," such as constructing a building.

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              • #37
                Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                I think "gantchel" is slang too. It should be "heratsaynel."

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                • #38
                  Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                  Originally posted by TomServo
                  I think "gantchel" is slang too. It should be "heratsaynel."
                  My Western Armenian is not good enough for me to make judgments. All I know is that "zangel" in Eastern Armenian is not slang.

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                  • #39
                    Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                    gdal - tkal - spoon

                    Confused the hell out of me the first time I read "tkal." I thought it meant "tqel," to spit.

                    Also the classic: what is "knstes klres" in Western Armenian?

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                    • #40
                      Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                      [QUOTE=TomServo]Western Armenian - Eastern Armenian - English:


                      asang - sens - like this
                      anang - nens - like that

                      gantche - zange - to phone

                      goukamgor - kalis em - I'm coming
                      gertamgor - gnum em - I'm going



                      There is no such word as asang or anang in western armenian this is incorrect
                      it should be:
                      Aysbes--like this
                      Aynbes--like that

                      Gantche is to call
                      Heratsayne is to phone

                      Yes goukam- I'm coming
                      Yes gertam- I'm going
                      the usage of gor is not incorrect but it is not makour hayeren, it's more like slang
                      Last edited by The Abyss; 06-12-2006, 11:23 AM.

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