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#61 AK-47

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE(Armenak @ Jun 19 2007, 09:38 PM)  
գլուխգործոց
masterpiece, masterwork

Speaking of գլուխ... ahh nvm LOL.

Edited by AK-47, 19 June 2007 - 07:40 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:52 AM

QUOTE(AK-47 @ Jun 20 2007, 04:40 AM)  
Speaking of գլուխ... ahh nvm LOL.

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Խելքդ գլուխդ ժողուէ՛: tongue.gif

Edited by Sassun, 20 June 2007 - 01:53 AM.


#63 vartahoor

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:03 PM

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Edited by vartahoor, 11 July 2007 - 10:07 PM.


#64 Ani

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 12:15 AM

Gluxkotruk (crosswords)

Janjaspan (tool to kill bees)

Kajar (academy)

cop, zex, shvayt (rich and out of limits, Paris Hilton like LOL smile.gif )

Gayison- Gavazan

Tmramol (drug addict)

Parkapzuk

Dyuragrgir (short tempered)

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#65 Sip

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:04 AM

QUOTE(RemainFaithful @ Jun 18 2007, 01:23 PM)
I adore this word: Ստուգաբանութիւն which is the art of disecting the words.


It's a very entertaining art ... especially with words like peacock biggrin.gif


#66 Louise

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE(Armenak @ Jun 15 2007, 01:48 AM)
Երեսփոխան
deputy, representative


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Very interesting ! I had never thought of the meaning of that word...

#67 Louise

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE(nairi @ Jun 15 2007, 03:36 AM)
There's also գայլաձուկ.


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thank you, I learn armenian with you !

In French > requin

as for pike > brochet

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:30 AM

QUOTE(MosJan @ Jun 15 2007, 02:23 AM)
ԳետաՁի


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in French > hippopotame

#69 Louise

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE(Sassun @ Jun 17 2007, 02:27 PM)
Մժեղի դեղ
Literally, mosquito medicine


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question: is it a medicine against bite of mosquito ? or a bad medicine ?

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 08:03 AM

QUOTE(anoushik @ Jun 17 2007, 07:52 PM)
Is that word Armenian?


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it looks like turkish - zayi (lost)

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE(Louise @ Jul 12 2007, 02:03 PM)
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it looks like turkish - zayi (lost)

Aramazd mi arastse that it be gobblish.
Assuming that you are responding to this by Anoushik.
Yes, it is Armenian, well, kind of. Since that bird is not native to Armenia, it is assumed that the name came to us via the Semitic. In the Arabic “zalim” is the male of te species and “zliman” is te generic term. It definitely not Turkish, they call that bird “deve ghoushu/camel bird”. English “ostrich”, French “autruche”. Here is what took me by surprise.. German “strauss”. Of course, just as in the Armenian they may be using the term as a euphemism to mean “tall“.


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(Zartonk @ Jun 17 2007, 02:06 PM)
Ջայլամ
Is that word Armenian?

By the way, the French word “hippopotame” and the Latin “hippopotamus” is just like Armenian “գետաձիgetatdsi” from the Greek hippo=horse and potamus=river to mean river horse.




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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(Armenak @ Jun 20 2007, 01:38 AM)
գլուխգործոց
masterpiece, masterwork


Since we’re having fun, here is one for you.
tongue.gif biggrin.gif
Գլուխշէն, Գլուխ շինող
I’ll give you two guesses as to what or who it is.
Hint? He has been posting under many nicknames starting with Khoja.
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#73 Louise

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:18 AM

[quote name='Arpa' date='Jul 12 2007, 10:27 AM' post='206255']

Thank you Arpa for all this information. Very interesting.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(Arpa @ Jul 12 2007, 07:41 PM)
Since we're having fun, here is one for you.
tongue.gif biggrin.gif
Գլուխշէն, Գլուխ շինող
I'll give you two guesses as to what or who it is.
Hint? He has been posting under many nicknames starting with Khoja.
goof.gif goof.gif

starwars.gif Շատոնց է մէջտեղ չկայ:

Edited by Johannes, 12 July 2007 - 11:36 AM.


#75 Arpa

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(anoushik @ Jun 19 2007, 04:06 PM)
I think երաժշտանոց sounds a bit too strange. They should just keep it konservatoria.

The Armenian equivalent to "konservatoria" should be pahpnatoun/ՊԱՀՊԱՆԱՏՈՒՆ goof.gif. You know, a place where things are conserved, preserved, like the places where apukht/ապուխտ (basturma for those whose mother tongue is turdish) biggrin.gif , fruit jams and pickles are made. tongue.gif
Since when konservatoria, conservatoire, conservatory end up meaning a school of music? Yes, the dict. says it means a place for special education like arts, music etc. Is it based on the fact in those paces culture and art are preserved?
Is that why Julliard calls itself "school of music " and not conservatory?
Also note that the Armenian word for conservative is pahpanoghakan/պահպանողական as opposed to liberal/ազատական.

Edited by Arpa, 14 October 2007 - 09:03 AM.


#76 Arpa

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:49 AM

I must add that most of the posts above, as many of our others are of good quality լաւորակ, in other words ...
ՈՐԱԿԱՒՈՐ biggrin.gif tongue.gif
To understand what it really means see my other post in Language.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:39 PM

What does MIANDZNUHI mean? I always hear this word and don't know the meaning.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:46 PM

Tsmel-Spinach who has ever used this word? Its always been Spanakh

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(ALMA @ Oct 14 2007, 04:39 PM)
What does MIANDZNUHI mean? I always hear this word and don't know the meaning.

Mi-means one
Andzn- means person
Uhi- suffix for the female gender
Miandznuhi- means one female person
Another example would be Migeghetzguhi meaning the beautiful one (female).

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE(ALMA @ Oct 14 2007, 08:46 PM)
Tsmel-Spinach who has ever used this word? Its always been Spanakh

Միանձնուհի
Where do hear that word? This is the first time for me. It means single, unmarried woman, virgin, and by association - a nun. The dict. confirms it.
It is made up of mi=one, andz=person with the feminine ending ouhi. smile.gif




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