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    Is Armenian a Germanic language??

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    Yes it is. It belongs to Indo-European Germanic languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    Yes it is. It belongs to Indo-European Germanic languages.
    Thanks very much, Jason! There are so many similarities among English and Armenian. That's why my students learn English easily. The grammar of two languages is very much alike.
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    You're welcome.
    Correction: similarities BETWEEN English and Armenian.
    I'm not familiar with Armenian, but I would like to get to know it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    You're welcome.
    Correction: similarities BETWEEN English and Armenian.
    I'm not familiar with Armenian, but I would like to get to know it...
    Yes, I agree with your correction. It was a typo. I usually say among English and Armenian, though between is also correct.
    If you want to learn Armenian we could start learning it here with a help of English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    You're welcome.
    Correction: similarities BETWEEN English and Armenian.
    I'm not familiar with Armenian, but I would like to get to know it...
    Yes, I agree with your correction. It was a typo. I usually say among English and Armenian, though between is also correct.
    If you want to learn Armenian we could start learning it here with a help of English.

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    We can post a new thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason72 View Post
    We can post a new thread...
    Yes, I agree. But I think we have a lot of similarities between English and other languages. Anything new?

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    Just a a little correction . Armenian belongs to the Indo-European branch and yet its situation is particular : There are two sub-groups two isoglosses within the ID branch : The satem languages an the centum languages. Tongues were categorised upon certain criteria such as consonantic mutations in their evolution.
    Armenian belongs to the satem group just like Iranian or Slavonic subbranches.
    However, As far as lexicon is concerned, the Indo-European and Alta´c ( largely understood) influences are obvious and the loanwords are many( Persian, Turkish, French , Latin ( in the Renaissance period !!) . No wonder that you can spot several ressemblances.
    Finally, your comparative study is quite interesting. It would even be compelling to make comparisons with English or German in the field of tenses and aspects.

    Finally,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHOMAT View Post
    Just a a little correction . Armenian belongs to the Indo-European branch and yet its situation is particular : There are two sub-groups two isoglosses within the ID branch : The satem languages an the centum languages. Tongues were categorised upon certain criteria such as consonantic mutations in their evolution.
    Armenian belongs to the satem group just like Iranian or Slavonic subbranches.
    However, As far as lexicon is concerned, the Indo-European and Alta´c ( largely understood) influences are obvious and the loanwords are many( Persian, Turkish, French , Latin ( in the Renaissance period !!) . No wonder that you can spot several ressemblances.
    Finally, your comparative study is quite interesting. It would even be compelling to make comparisons with English or German in the field of tenses and aspects.

    Finally,
    German belongs to the centum tree

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