10 facts about the Armenian language
Origin of the language
Armenian emerged in Anatolia.
History of the language
It is thought that Armenian originated during the second millennium.
Learning the language
It is estimated that an English speaker will need about 1,100 hours to learn Armenian.
All over the world, and quite independently of each other, there is a growing wish for peace.
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Wisdom, wisdom, and patience prevail over everything.
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Our language is flexible and barbaric, masculine and rough.
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Fun facts about the Armenian language
The Armenian alphabet is ancient; it was created in 405 BC and predates many other languages.
Armenian is truly unique. It has its own root language and is not similar to any other language.
Mesrop Mashtots created the Armenian alphabet. Most of the its letters do not exist in any other language.
Armenian does not have gendered words. Only a few words have consonants attached to indicate femininity.
No exclamation mark!
The Armenian language does not use the exclamation mark (!). Instead, stress is placed on the syllables to express emphasis.
Unlike the English language, Armenian does not have a strict word order. It is much freer!
The longest word in Armenian has 29 letters and refers to the rays of the sun, arevajajanchaerkrapaylatakutyun.
Easy to learn
Generally, Armenian is fairly easy to learn. The words are pronounced as they are written with stress on the last syllable.
In addition to a period that looks like a colon (:), a question mark (?) in Armenian looks like a quotation mark (“).
The Armenian language dates back to ancient times and includes many ancient manuscripts from the Yerevan region.