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Re: Deux & erku, was: Hospitable/hostile

From:Elliott Lash <al260@...>
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2002, 4:37
Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...> writes:


> > On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 13:17:36 EST, Elliott Lash <AL260@...> wrote: > > [...] > >In Modern Western (I might be Eastern tho) Armenian, it is > pronounced: /jEGbajr/ > > > >and spelled: EGbahr > >where: E is the letter for /jE/, /E/ > > G is the letter for /G/ > > h is the letter for /h/, /i/, /j/ (in various situations) > > Interesting. Eastern uses {j} which is very easy to memorize: its > lowercase version looks very much like Roman _j_ without the dot.
Right! That's the letter. I merely named it 'h' since it's pronounced as H in things like: Hagob 'Jacob' huis 'hope' At the end of the word it is silent: mekena(h) 'machine' And then in some exceptions it's pronounced: /j/ hai 'Armenian' thei 'tea' bai 'verb' so forth. Elliott