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  • #41
    Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

    Originally posted by tunot
    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?
    Tekal-spoon
    Tekel- to spit

    gue nestis gue leres in western Armenian

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    • #42
      Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

      Badrakagh-chatal-fork (i think chatal is slang in eastern Armenian)
      Havgit-dzou-egg
      yergvargian-vargian-second
      dzanotsoum-kovast-advertisment
      ports enel-barabel- to practice
      azad-barab-free (barab in western Armenian is empty)
      lolknal-loghanal-bathing
      (loghal in western Armenian is to swim)

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      • #43
        Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

        Originally posted by tunot

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

        lol, somethinig like that should be spelt only in Armenian.

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        • #44
          Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

          Originally posted by karoaper
          lol, somethinig like that should be spelt only in Armenian.
          Why is it that time and again only Eastern Armenians get it? See Abyss's conclusion above..

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          • #45
            Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

            Originally posted by The Abyss
            gue nestis gue leres in western Armenian
            It's supposed to be a joke. Instead of "leres," make "leris" and see what happens..

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            • #46
              Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

              Originally posted by tunot
              It's supposed to be a joke. Instead of "leres," make "leris" and see what happens..
              Man i got the joke even in arevelahayeren

              by the way it will be a joke only if you write it latin letters, it won't be if you write it in armenian letters

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              • #47
                Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                The same way.... maight sound to Eastern's follwoing Wester expression...

                You see someone kinda down, dizzy.. and you ask what happend , the reply
                "Qez el vor qunen hanein, dun al edpes kllair"

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                • #48
                  Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                  Originally posted by Vlad_Arm
                  The same way.... maight sound to Eastern's follwoing Wester expression...

                  You see someone kinda down, dizzy.. and you ask what happend , the reply
                  "Qez el vor qunen hanein, dun al edpes kllair"
                  lol

                  reminds of a funny episode when I was a kid. Our neighbor's mother was visiting from some village and I was helping her put her toddler grandkid to bed. I was maybe 7. Anyway, afterwards in the living room she announced "Erekhen kuunela". I remember getting red in the face and saying "Vai es inch kekhtot ban a arel erekhen". Everyone was on the floor laughing. Obviously she mean "k'nela", but that specific village accent made it sound like it did.

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                  • #49
                    Re: I'm a newcomer

                    Originally posted by Dh4m13l
                    Hi y'all! I'm a 24 year old guy living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

                    I work in a call center and one day when talking to a customer on the phone the guy sitting next to me said "Look! The woman is talking to her husband in Armenian! Can we speak a language other than English or Spanish?" He started speaking Armenian and I fell in love with the language. It was "love at first hearing".

                    From then on I started looking for information on the internet but I haven't found many things... he gave me some lessons but that's not enough. I've learned the alphabet (?) and I'm trying to read (ha!) a book for little kids in (Western) Armenian. I have Pimsleur course as well. I want to buy the course from www.discoverarmenian.com, but I don't know if it's good. Perhaps you can check it out... or send me the torrent! ...haha... well, it's too expensive for me, it's in dollars...

                    Do you happen to have a (GOOD) dictionary on your computers? Where can I get information regarding the grammar of Western Armenian? And I'd like to know if this is the right place to ask questions about the language, grammar, vocabulary, things I don't understand and so on... ok?

                    I hope to meet many interesting people here.
                    Regards, long live Armenia.

                    Daniel

                    Hola Daniel, have you tried visiting one of the many Armenian Churches in Buenos Aires??? (for list, check this website http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.ph...n_the_Americas)

                    Also, try the Union General Armenia de Beneficencia (www.ugab.org.ar) they should be able to help you.
                    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." - Paulo Coelho

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                    • #50
                      Re: vocabulary differences between Western and Eastern Armenian

                      I met an Armenian Argentinian in Buenos Aires...and if you are ever in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the AJAX hotel is owned by a wonderful Armenian Uruguayan.

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