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1shikari
Juil 19, 2010, 6:01am

I'm doing Classical Armenian, Deenanl, but very briefly did an Eastern Armenian class in London (all the materials were the teacher's own). What materials are you using for your Eastern Armenian?

2deeannl
Juil 19, 2010, 4:08pm

My boyfriend speaks Eastern Armenian and will help me if I ask, I also have an online friend from Yerevan that spends an hour with me about 4 days a week to learn new words and correct my pronunciation. I have 3 books in my library, an armenian dictionary, a transliteration phrasebook and a Beginners Armenian book. I have 2 pdf books, one is like a kindergarten or 1st grade word book and the other is a fairytale book (more advanced and cant read it yet), I can give u the link to down load these and a few more if u want. There is a library with many armenian books a few towns away I need to go back to return some books. My level is that I know my alphabet and some words and how to say a few phrases. Im trying to learn so I can maybe live in Armenia in a few years and next I will learn Russian.

3shikari
Juil 19, 2010, 6:55pm

Is your Beginner's Armenian by Hagop Andonian a book on Eastern or Western Armenian, deeanni?

4deeannl
Juil 19, 2010, 8:20pm

Yes, it is... if u have this, remember that the author inside says that the spelling is the same in western or eastern armenian so both can understand what is in the book. But I have some materials specifically for Eastern. I can give u correct pronunciation sounds for Eastern. The author says that western uses the same sounds for different letters and eastern retains the original letter sounds. It is like the difference between England's English and America's English to me. Different pronunciation with different flair to say it even though it is the same language. Do u have Yahoo Messenger? Perhaps I can give u some links. I have some good ones and even a great site we can learn from that is fun.

5eskandar
Sep 5, 2010, 6:26pm

There are some good resources for the language on http://uz-translations.net (just search for "Armenian") and a forum at Unilang (http://www.unilang.org/viewforum.php?f=103). The forum is not very active but there is some good information posted there, including useful online resources for learning Eastern Armenian.

6deeannl
Sep 15, 2010, 8:49pm

Hi Shikari..... Im so sorry I'm answering you so late, I didnt even realize I got a message untll right now.

I have a blog that I have been putting lessons on. I give websites you can use and my favorite is called Depi Hayk at www.birthrightarmenia.com ... here is the page to connect to for starting this free program:

http://www.birthrightarmenia.org/index.php?menu=1&al=lang_tutorial

Here it is has really fun excercises and a talking dictionary and even has audio to hear the phrases and I have been mostly posting from that.

On my blog you will also find some really great links and on the alphabet to get started and be able to read the sentences in Armenian. You can start from the beginning of the blogs and if you are having trouble with anything I can help you out.

I have been doing about 1 hour 5 days a week on trying to read and pronounce and to learn about the culture. I have been doing this about 3 months now.
Its not that easy I will say but its been fun learning.

I can send you some PDF books if you want them, I have Eastern Armenian grammer and 2 alphabet books plus an Eastern Armenian bible. Let me know if you need anything or have question.

my blog is http://letslearnarmenian.blogspot.com/

My yahoo nick is deeannl if you want to instant message me.