Armenian is an Indo-European language

Interesting facts about the Armenian language

 
 
The ancient Armenian language probably originated around 1000 BC, but there are no written documents from before Christianity was introduced. In the 7th century BC. Armenian had supplanted the older languages ​​of historical Armenia. Around the year 406 AD. the Armenian monk and scholar Mesrop developed an alphabet with 38 letters, the capital letters of which are still in use today. In the 5th century AD. a rich Armenian literature emerged. The written language of this epoch remained the literary language until the 19th century. The spoken language continued to develop independently during this period.
 
The Armenian language is an Indo-European language that has long been thought to be an Iranian dialect, as it has borrowed many loan words from the Iranian-speaking area (Parthian, Middle Persian, Persian). Today the Armenian language is divided into two language groups, Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian. Eastern Armenian is the official language in Armenia and is also spoken in Iran, Georgia and Russia. Western Armenian is mainly spoken by Armenian exiles in the USA and Lebanon.
 
The total number of speakers is around 6.7 million, of which around 3 million live in Armenia today.
 
Armenian has many harsh-sounding combinations of consonants. Both Old Armenian and New Armenian have a complicated declension system with seven cases. There is also no grammatical gender of nouns. Before World War II, around 50 dialects were spoken in Armenia. The old complex verb forms of these various dialects have been replaced by new forms that require the use of auxiliary verbs. The subjunctive of Old Armenian no longer exists today. From a grammatical point of view, Old Armenian had a lot in common with Greek, whereas New Armenian, after centuries of geographical proximity to the Ottoman Empire, took over some grammatical peculiarities of Turkish (e.g. post positions instead of prepositions).
 
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