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  • Learning Armenian (the language)

    I am curious to know if there are people here that have themselves (or know of somebody that) learned Armenian as an adult...especially if you are NOT Armenian.
    How did you do it? books? lessons? CDs?
    Any advice/comments you have on the topic would be appreciated. Thanks

    p.s. Please don't suggest amazon.com ...been there, done that
    'be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle'
    Plato (427-347BC)

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    Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

    Originally posted by alphacarbon
    I am curious to know if there are people here that have themselves (or know of somebody that) learned Armenian as an adult...especially if you are NOT Armenian.
    How did you do it? books? lessons? CDs?
    Any advice/comments you have on the topic would be appreciated. Thanks

    p.s. Please don't suggest amazon.com ...been there, done that
    My classes will start this Friday at the local Armenian Church...there's a bunch more ppl here who are learning or have learned...try doing a search on the forum...if I'm not wrong, someone even recommended a CD...can't recall the name...

    Good luck!
    "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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      Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

      Originally posted by JenMinassian
      My classes will start this Friday at the local Armenian Church...there's a bunch more ppl here who are learning or have learned...try doing a search on the forum...if I'm not wrong, someone even recommended a CD...can't recall the name...

      Good luck!
      I can't wait to hear about it!!! I'm so happy/excited for you for tomorrow!!! It is so much fun to learn! (alphacarbon, I am learning. )
      "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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        Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

        Originally posted by Quarteria
        I can't wait to hear about it!!! I'm so happy/excited for you for tomorrow!!! It is so much fun to learn! (alphacarbon, I am learning. )

        Never mind about my classes... only Sept 15... for some unknown reason, the lady thought I was a teenager, now she tells me that there are no adult classes, since most of the adults that were enrolled were late, or didn't show up, so they cancelled...I told her I wouldn't mind taking the classes with 15 and 16s years old kids, but apparently I would be "distraction" for the class...(only God knows what she meant by that...)

        I'm gonna check if there are other churches around...
        "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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          Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

          ^^^ that's not good hun, hope you find someplace else to learn.

          In Sydney, a few of my friends as I have said earlier, have started learning Armenian, their father is Armenian, mother Scotish. They are doing pretty well.

          Jen, check out the saturday schools (besides the church) they may have some classes.

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            Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

            Originally posted by Crissy
            ^^^ that's not good hun, hope you find someplace else to learn.

            In Sydney, a few of my friends as I have said earlier, have started learning Armenian, their father is Armenian, mother Scotish. They are doing pretty well.

            Jen, check out the saturday schools (besides the church) they may have some classes.
            There are no other Armenian churches around here...only in San Francisco (50 miles from me)...also, none of the local community colleges offer Armenian...guess I'll have to wait til Sept...
            "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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              Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

              awww that's not good hun, I can teach you over the phone or email just the basics if that helps.

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              • #8
                Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

                Originally posted by Crissy
                awww that's not good hun, I can teach you over the phone or email just the basics if that helps.
                Awwww...that's so sweet of you to offer help! I guess I know some of the basics already...I know the alphabet, I can write basic words and I can read. The thing is that I don't know the meaning of the words...

                Maybe I could use your help with the pronunciation of the words...let me see if I can get a book first...

                Thanks again...that's really nice of 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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                  Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

                  No worries mate anytime. let me know if and when you need help

                  by the way September is not too far away

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                    Re: Learning Armenian (the language)

                    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Well, I would swear in Armenian here, but, I'm not sure if I actually know the word, so....

                    That's lousy, anyway!!! That's retarded!!!! I'm learning with, like, 5-8 year olds, and I'm fine. As a matter of fact, they ask more practical questions than me because I'm just so, "hehehehe, This is so cool. "

                    Jen, I would TOTALLY take up the offers of people here to help you; they've helped me a lot. But, it doesn't even sound like you need the classes...you just need somebody with whom to speak Armenian. Bah. That church obviously doesn't need your money or help with anything....
                    "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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