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  • Identification

    I was born here. I have the genes of the historical Armenians. Blonde hair, blue eyes. I grew up in a household where Armenian was not spoken. Therefore, I never learned it. When I was old enough to be motivated to learn, I wanted to learn Spanish over Armenian. Does this make me less Armenian? What is the "mother" language? Was not born in Armenia, I was born and raised here. I grew off this land, therefore I would consider my mother language to be English. Also, I have some mixed blood, so others would consider Italian as my mother language. If you make a statement, who are you to make it? Please validate all your points. If you criticize me, compliment me, or answer my question as too the "mother" land, please.....validate your point. And for all you jesters, try to take some ridalin, and take this one a little serious if you can make yourselves sit still for five minutes.

  • #2
    surfer...r u feeling alright?


    • #3
      Re: Identification

      Originally posted by surferarmo
      I Was not born in Armenia, I was born and raised here. I grew off this land, therefore I would consider my mother language to be English.
      The assimilation of Armenians in full progress...


      • #4
        After being in Armenia, I have come to the conclusion that we are NOT Armenian. Not like they are. Not even our granparents come close. Our Great Grandparents maybe...


        • #5
          Originally posted by gorsenvadz
          surfer...r u feeling alright?
          I havent surfed in 4 days . But anywhoo. Yes I am fine. I brought up this topic because people have ideas about what being Armenian is. Some people base it on looks, others on dance, food, language, or a combination of the elements. This topic isnt necessarily about me personally. It is just that I gave a personal example, therefore criticism is inevitable. So I ask people that when they criticize me, they explain and validate themselves.

          Back to the point though. I, nor are you, a citizen of Armenia. We are citizens of the USA. Others are citizens of France, others Russia, others UK. After being in Armenia, I can tell you, we do not eat the real Armenian foods, or live the real Armenian life style. Glendale is the farthest from the true Armenian culture. It is heavily populated with Armenians, but I wonder if they are black or latino. Just because you speak the language does not automatically warrant you as an Armenian. Most Armenians in Gdale, drive BMWs and what not, and blast rap and act violently towards eachother. In Amenia, everyone is chill. I would say that these Armenians that I speak of, are less "Armenian" than myself. What is Armenian? I can tell you, in my opinion, we are not Armenian.


          • #6
            so in ur opinion, what do u think we are....americans?


            • #7
              it's not one thing that makes us armenian, as you said surfer.
              there's a lot of factors, and they all compliment each other.
              there's the religion factor, the culture, the language, the education...etc...
              the combination of all the factors PRETTY much makes us Armenian. yet that's not enough.
              no matter how pure of an Armenian language you use, no matter how much you believe in Jesus Christ, or eat traditional Armenian food and listen to zoorna and duduk music... you're not Armenian if you don't feel it in your heart and realize it with your mind.
              it's unfortunate, but I wouldn't consider YOU Armenian either...


              • #8
                Well, we never met eachother, but I would not consider any one of you Armenian. From your language use on this forum, even Fireburntinhell, and her broken dialect does not allow me to believe she is Armenian. All of my friends would disagree with you Jahannam on me being "Armenian." I would say you werent because you dont seem to be as tradititional as other "Armenians" The fact is...we are not what we think we are.


                • #9
                  surfer just be who u are man dont make anybody make u choose just chill take a deep breath and make ur own decision its up to u and no body can blame u for no xxxx keep that in mind


                  • #10
                    jahannam: HI
                    the world: HI, what nationality are you?
                    jahannam: I'm Armenian
                    the world: oh wow you sounded pretty proud there...
                    jahannam: you gotta problem with that? punk... 8)