QUOTE (Eloren @ Nov 6 2005, 10:29 PM)
Wow, what a thread!
You want to make the "diasporan kids" feel bad because they were born, raised and learned a different culture from the one in Armenia? As if they had the choice in the first place when their families ran away from the genocide?
I was born in Beirut, and i speak the "arevmedahayeren" because that's what i was thought. My family is originally from Aintab so obviously, we mixed cultures with turks and arabs (like armenians did with russians).
And what is more important? A "diasporan kid" speaking a distorted (for some) armenian with "gor-ka-lan-ouleh-dzo etc.." but amazingly proud to be an armenian, fighting for his culture in a foreign land? Or a Hayastantsi speaking clean-perfect armenian not even knowing the true value of his homeland and only dreaming of running away and living the american way of life?
No matter the dialect you are speaking, most important is you understand each other and continue struggling so that the armenian culture never fades.
It makes me really sad when i go to armenia and they make me feel like i'm an odar instead of a Hay
@Gor: Kylie just rocks
, I agree, i think its very silly claiming to be somehow more pure type of armenian b/c of your place of birth or the circumstances in which that happened. but it's probably going to depend on who u ask, i think.
but your right, the social hierarchy of armenians is prolly subjective and it isn't too far from something like this i image...
1. my type here
2. your type here