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Armenian (eastern, classical) – BGN/PCGN transliteration system

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աaբbգgդdեeզzէeըyթt’ժzhիiլlխkhծtsկkհhձdzղghճchմmյyնnշshոoչch’պpջjռrrսsվvտtրrցts’ւwփp’քk’օoֆfուowևev

Armenian (eastern, classical) virtual keyboard

The Armenian (eastern, classical) virtual keyboard allows you to enter characters with a click of your mouse. There’s no need to change your keyboard layout anymore. The transliteration of each supported character is displayed on the right side of the character. You can then directly transliterate your text from one script to the other according to the selected transliteration system.

Language overview

The Classical Armenian language, also known as grabar or krapar (գրաբար, or literary) belongs to the Indo-European family. Dead language used from 405 to the 11th century, it is the liturgical language of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Transliteration system: BGN/PCGN

The BGN/BGCN is a virtual committee formed by the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN), which is a United States federal body, and the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN), an independent inter-departmental body for the use of the British government. Both are aimed at establishing and maintaining uniform usage of geographic names, and their standards have been agreed upon by both party as a joint adoption.

Specific rules

  • The vowel Ե/ե is romanized as ye initially or after the vowel characters Ե/ե, Է/է, Ը/ը, Ի/ի, Ո/ո, ՈՒ/ու and Օ/օ; in all other cases, it is romanized as e.
  • The vowel Ո/ո is romanized as vo initially, except in the word եո where it is romanized as ov; in all other cases, it is romanized as o.
  • The consonant Վ/վ is romanized as yev initially or after the vowel characters Ե/ե, Է/է, Ը/ը, Ի/ի, Ո/ո, ՈՒ/ու and Օ/օ; in all other cases, it is romanized as ev.

Other transliteration systems for Armenian (eastern, classical)

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Armenian (eastern, classical) are: Hübschmann-Meillet, and ISO 9985.

Books

GRABAR. An Introduction to Classical Armenian GRABAR. An Introduction to Classical Armenian
by , editors Lincom GmbH (2012)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Armenian (eastern, classical) links

Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Ukrainian, and Vai.

 
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