The Armenian Alphabet
Armenian alphabet was created in 405 A.D. by a monk named Mesrob Mashtots.
It consists of 38 characters (the original alphabet had 36 characters,
the last two characters "o" and
were added later).
There are two standardized vernacular
dialects, which are used today; Eastern Armenian (Arevelian Hayeren)
Westerns Armenian (Arevmdian Hayeren), whose names reflect their geographic
origins. The following chart displays the Armenian alphabet in uppercase
and lowercase; their character names (both in Armenian and English); their
character sound and pronunciation (both in Eastern and Western Armenian).