Learn how to read and write
in Armenian. That's what this section of Hye Etch is all about. To give
the Hye Etch visitor the opportunity to learn this beautiful and ancient
language of ours. There are many people out there who never had
the chance to learn the Armenian language due to various circumstances.
There are many who know how to speak Armenian, but do not know how to read
or write in Armenian and are willing to learn if they had the chance.
The main aim of this section
is to introduce the visitor to the Armenian alphabet. To give them the
chance to learn how to read and write in Armenian. The lessons are targeted
towards individuals who are literate in the English language and wish to
learn Western Armenian. Thoughtfully planned and designed tutorials will
give the student the opportunity to accomplish the above mentioned at their
own pace, without any pressure.
|Credits and Acknowledgments
This project has been one
of the most demanding tasks I had to undertake. The idea of the lessons
started due to popular demand (early 2002) by Hye Etch visitors. Since
then only a hand full of people have offered to help with this mammoth
task. These people deserve all the thanks in the world for their true Armenian
Finally, thanks to all who purchased
the Armenian Alphabet Poster. Your
generosity is very much appreciated.
Yeghiayan and their daughter
Yeghiayan (from Lebanon) for their generous donation of
the "Dziadzan" Armenian language text & grammar books.
Ananian Fisher (from Australia) for helping with the lessons
and writing the article entitled "The Armenian Alphabet, St Mesrop Mashtots
(361-440AD)" which is published within.
Mazlemian (from the Netherlands) for researching and compiling
the online Armenian word dictionary.
Markarian (from the US) for researching and compiling the
online Armenian short sentences.
If you wishes to support
'Hye Etch' and would like to purchase the Armenian Alphabet Poster, please click
Webmaster & Creator
of 'Hye Etch'
Etch' is proud to be the world's first and only Armenian web site to offer
a comprehensive, well-researched and implemented Western Armenian
lessons on the Internet. The following is a list of the contents of the
'Learn Armenian' section of 'Hye Etch'.
- A brief history - The Armenian
Alphabet, St Mesrop Mashtots (361-440AD).
- Basic comparison between the
Armenian and English alphabet.
- Introduction to the Armenian
Alphabet (Vowels and consonants).
- Learning the Armenian alphabet
(with character sounds and descriptions).
- Compound Letters (Diphthongs).
- Punctuation (with detailed descriptions
- Step-by-step instructions and
- Armenian short sentences with
their English translations and supporting exercises.
- The world's first online Western
Armenian dictionary (to learn and practice basic words).
- A comprehensive reference chart
of the Armenian alphabet (for print out).
- A special exercise sheet to
practice hand writing (for print out).
- A list of Armenian language
study resources and books.
- A free Armenian font to download
and use on your computer.
NOTE: You can support 'Hye Etch' by sending us Armenian related books. The books we receive will be used for research and further development of the 'Hye Etch' web site. Click
to see a list of the books currently available in the 'Hye Etch' library.Please don't send us a book we already have. Thank you.
To access the lessons, click on the button below and enter the following password - alflesmain/vishabakar
in the popup dialog box. Good luck and have fun!