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A syllable is an articulate sound, as, udo, ar. Sow, nah . qwr, tar. wqu, aghd. mpil, worm. բարդ, part. գառն, karn. դեմք, temk. 901, zor.com, unt. Du, tiv, dw, zham. lugu, looyce. dwn, dzar. «we, gahl. Sur, hire. dulu, tzine. X'wn, jar. Suje, mire. 2016, shoon.swr, tchar. Anup, tshoor or chure, unere, soorp. anke, der. pws, rahm. gal, tzoo. 21-A, ute or ewt. wne, park.

A syllable may be also composed of six letters, as wkwee, siampk. Inuper, chiurpk.

Two or three consonants are sometimes formed before or after a vowel.

Double consonants at the end of a syllable are pronounced short, as, wwfr, qurk, cahghack. When the word ends with double w,

in the pronunciation an

is inserted , as , Junioso (Sincess ) madnun. Sens (dbine). tziernun.

So also when in the beginning of a word the same consonant is doubled, as, 22044 (202944) shushoog. 44ng (484ny ) gugotz.

When the liquids m, n, p, are at the end

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of a syllable after another consonant, they have equally in the pronunciation the letter t, as, մուկն (մուկին) moogum. աստղ (աս. wez) asdugh, qolume (funer) toosder.

But not when they precede the consonant, as, գունտ, coond. աղտ, aghd. կարգ, garck.

Likewise when the consonants are different, . a8, Թուղթ, tought. սուրթք, 80orpk . Հողմք, hoghmk.

In the beginning of many words between two consonants the letter is understood in the oblique cases in stead of another vowel of the nominative case, as, Anllu, tzoogun. ձկան (ձըկան) tzugan. միշտ, mishd. մշտակար (մշտակա) mushdagah.

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A word is an articulate sound expressive of our ideas.

Words in the Armenian language consist of eight parts of speech; Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles, Prepositions, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Interjections.

NO UN

Lyu, light.

A

noun signifies some substance, or quality, as, Siury, man. Echter, earth. wapuneplies , kingdom. Snab, soul, spirit. անձն, person. բնութիւն, ոature. միտք, mind, thought. pwet , good. qbobotų, handsome. fwngr, sweet. Jd, great.

In nouns six peculiarities are to be considered : Gender, Form, Species or Kind, Number, Case, Declension.

GENDER.

In the Armenian language the genders are distinguished by their natural significations, as

MASCULINE.

l'qwf, Adam. Unusu, Moses. Olin pou, Peter. Tr64"r, Gregory. 11.urzus, Vardan, etc.

Suc, father. brewr, brother. nluine, son, a male-child. pluuy, a husband, spouse. will, a father-in-law. bbrp, uncle, a mother's brother. 4upu Sur, gossip, Godfather. WC, man, husband. Iwnwy, a man-servant. թագաւոր or արքայ, king. նախարար , 34trap, a peer.goly, a bull. Equ, an ox. pwry, a he-goat. fung, ram, a male sheep. qnewpwy, bullock, a young ox. Erebral, a stag. wpw 22,

cock, etc. Ubus, tribunal. 21, soldiers. Shades que nun, cavalry, horse-troops, etc,

FEMININE.

1,cuy, Eve. Uwrw , Sarah . U webw, Mary. neque or new164, Susanna . 11 wrzne St,

Rose, etc. qweb, grandmother. Sur, mother. Pul, sister. Swpure, spouse , bride. 466 , woman; wife. zoluar, daughter, w724, girl, maid . qupute , mother-in-law. Conc, son's wife, daughter-in-law. wybuner, mother-in-law, husband's mother. lupulur, gossip, Godmother. 72tung, unt-4b, [dwynest, queen, princess. օրիորդ, young girl. նաժիշտ, աղա. tufiu, servant-maid. 40%, cow. belirl, hei

fer, a young cow. wupte, ewe, female sheep. urt, hen. bry, hind, etc.

COMMON

Մարդ, man. որդի, զաւակ, child. տղայ, infant. dunwn, an heir . [Ann's, grandson, or grand-daughter. Angness, bird . wnbed, lion, or lioness. 4ores, a young beast. dwq, chick, chicken. Swe, bird, fowl. nstuur, sheep. wplui, cattle. wqwest, pigeon, dove. &p, horse. 2004-s, dog, bitch.tbp, charmer. Turqwps, prophet, or prophetess, etc.

NEUTER

994, water. 07, air. Soq, earth. Sup.

se , body. Erklup, heaven.. Low, light. dun, tree. &bonp, hand, nup, foot. Snab, soul , spirit. Wpurp, mind . was, house. w [on, chair. 4k wie, life. wws, death. Suur բերութիւն, patience . անիրաւութիւն, irjustice, etc.

The genders are distinguished also in this manner : l' Jl Sirqurb, prophet, a male prophet. 4 Jiupqwp5, prophetess, a female prophet. wyr Jury, man, male. 465 Jwrz, woman. wwwly wnf_d, lioness, female lion, a she-lion . wpne wqw.sti, male pigeon, w726-4 nowy, girl, a female child, etc.

Some genders are indicated also by their terminations, as

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