Speak Up! in Armenian

Eastern Dialect  

The Armenian alphabet is an alphabetic writing system and is written horizontally from left-to-right. It is used to write Armenian. It was developed around 405 AD by Mesrop Mashtots, an Armenian linguist and ecclesiastical leader. The system originally had 36 letters; eventually, three more were adopted. The alphabet was also in wide use in the Ottoman Empire around the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Armenian word for "alphabet" is այբուբեն (aybuben), named after the first two letters of the Armenian alphabet: Ա (այբ ayb) and Բ (բեն ben).

Ա աacar
Բ բbbrown
Գ գggrey
Դ դddry
Ե եye*
e**
yet
where
Զ զzzoo
Է էeget
Ը ըualone
Թ թttale
Ժ ժzhmeasure
Ի իibig
Լ լllake
Խ խkh(Scotish loch)
Ծ ծts’hats
Կ կksky
Հ հhhen
Ձձdzwords
Ղ ղghas in French apres
Ճ Ճch’ch (without aspiration)
Մ մmmake
Յ յyyet
Ն նnnine
Շ շshsheep
Ո ոvo*
o**
voice
boy
Չ չchchair
Պ պpspa
Ջ ջjjar
Ռ ռrrSpanish burro
Ս սssong
Վ վvventure
Տ տtstare
Ր րrvery (more like the British one)
Ց ցtscats
Ու ուumoon
Փ փppear
Ք քkkind
ԵՎ ևyev*
ev*
yev
ever
Օօovoice
Ֆ ֆffather

*When at the beginning of a word
**When in the middle of a word


Armenian Alphabet

• Introduction


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