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#21 Harut

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE (Arpa @ Feb 1 2005, 03:54 PM)
Klorik, klorik shaqar hats,
Porik@s anoti mnats,
Ertam nayim patuhanen
Anushik hayrik@s ur mnats.
===
Jim, jim matnotsik
Sev aqlor@ mortetsinq,
Yeghov meghrov patetsinq,
Tonirin tak@ pahetsinq.


reminded another one from that "series"... (i'm not sure though if i remember it right)

jor, jor, jor gna...
??? tun gna...
mamen (?) zhamen yekel e
korkot apur yepel e
....

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:06 PM

QUOTE (Harut @ Feb 2 2005, 12:39 AM)
reminded another one from that "series"... (i'm not sure though if i remember it right)

jor, jor, jor gna...
??? tun gna...
mamen (?) zhamen yekel e
korkot apur yepel e
....


Harut, is there Marashtsi in your ancestry?
Here it is in the Marash dialect, a little trkakharn.
Jor, jor, jor ella
Aghchin mounanq mashallah
Mer aghchin@ lusenko
Harsuk keninq ishalla.


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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:22 AM

Wow, brings back great memories. Thanks Nairi smile.gif

I used to know all the songs mentioned here like "Pison...", "Kerin yekav" (weird song indeed), "Payte dzi", "Kanach batsatum"...

This song is very childish. My brother and I used to sing this when we were toddlers.

Klorik, tmbelik,
Hasaks chstlik,
Achqers xaghoghik,
Ayters xndzorik,
Ov ka indz pes sirunik?
Chka, chka, chka
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:58 AM

QUOTE (Arpa @ Feb 1 2005, 05:06 PM)
Harut, is there Marashtsi in your ancestry?
Here it is in the Marash dialect, a little trkakharn.
Jor, jor, jor ella
Aghchin mounanq mashallah
Mer aghchin@ lusenko
Harsuk keninq ishalla.



both of my grandfathers were of Yedesyo ancestry...

here is how we know it...

jor, jor, jor gna
yel vaze mamonts gna
mamon zhen yekel e
korkot apur yepel e
ker, ker, kshtatsi
ar gtalik@ lze
ar sherepik@ vaze
mamon @nkni chamur@
manch@* @nkni xamur@...

*the name of the kid

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:05 AM

QUOTE (Arpa @ Feb 1 2005, 05:54 PM)
Klorik, klorik shaqar hats,
Porik@s anoti mnats,
Ertam nayim patuhanen
Anushik hayrik@s ur mnats.
===
Jim, jim matnotsik
Sev aqlor@ mortetsinq,
Yeghov meghrov patetsinq,
Tonirin tak@ pahetsinq.

The above are not really songs in the strictest sense even though many mothers will make up tunes and sing them.
These are rather show and tell, acting rhymes. Specially the first one where the cupped hands are held up and rotated as if rotating a ball, the child will imitate. When saying porik@s the hand is rubbed aginst the stomach in a rotating manner, when saying nayim the hands are held over the eye as if peeking, and when saying ur the hand once again is rotated in a questioning motion. Is that where the Armenian question mark takes its shape?

The second is also a game where the hands are placed down with the palms down and the fingers spread, and while saying jim jim the fingers are pinched (jimjik). The ditty goes furhter where the rooster is revived and flies away PRRR, and the hands are spread out imitating flight.



Besides the ones above, I vaguely remember the following:

1-
Bzdig oryortig@, nsdere senyag@
Gou la, gou la
Yelir oryort, yelir
Atchkert srpe
[I don't remember the rest!]

2-
Nabasdag, nabasdag
Intch getser yes, dzarin dag
Yegour yertank mer doun@

Tchem kar, tchem kar tser doun@
Tser pagin??? sev shoun@
[I don't remember the words, but something like: the dog may eat my tail!}

3-
Dgha anount Khoren, hele hele ninoye
Tsaynt gou ka akhoren, hele hele nonoye
Dgha anount Haroutioun, hele hele nonoye
Intchou gnes tcharoutioun, hele hele nonoye
etc. etc.

4- (A little patriotic!)
Hay em yes, Hay em yes
Katch Vartanin torn em yes
{I don't remember the rest!]

5- (From the French!)
Hagop yeghpayr, Hagop yeghpayr
Artntsir, artntsir
Yelir zankag@ zarg, yelir zankag@ zarg
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong smile.gif

Edited by Siamanto, 02 February 2005 - 01:13 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:08 AM

QUOTE (nairi @ Feb 1 2005, 01:14 PM)
I'm looking forward Harut!

Ames, "pisiki gangat@" is a poem by Hovhannes Tumanian, and I'm not so sure how mankakan it is...


nairi, unfortunately she hasn't brought any song books. she says she still has a few books back in armenia, which include notes for the songs...
but we brought a 300-page curriculum book for kindergarten published in '67, which is so "tarapats" that i'm afraid to hold in my hands. it contains all kinds of "patmvatsqner, votanavorner, yerger" for kids from 3 to 7. i'll go through it and will give a few titles (and maybe even type them) for the youngest kids...

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:25 AM

Apsos sad.gif But it would be great if you could post some from the old book (only if it doesn't fall apart!!).

Does anyone remember "vaxkot partsenkot"?

La la la lala lalalalala lalalala lalalala lalalalala

Mikich vaxkot alakot
Partsenum er amen or
Srter pchum pochavor

La la la lala lalalalala lalalala lalalala lalalalala

Vaxenum er tchutikic
Vaxenum er badikic
Gort tesneluc tchchum er
Lacakumats paghchum er

La la la lala lalalalala lalalala lalalala lalalalala

Does someone else have the full lyrics?

Edited by nairi, 02 February 2005 - 07:26 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2005 - 02:14 PM

I am going to try to fill in the rest as best I remember for some of the one's you left without an end.....

QUOTE (Siamanto @ Feb 1 2005, 11:05 PM)
Besides the ones above, I vaguely remember the following:

1-
Bzdig oryortige, nsdere senyage
Gou la, gou la amen jam gou la
Yelir oryort, yelir
Atchkert srpe [I don't remember the rest!]
voroon vor shad ge sires, anor modetsir!

2-
Nabasdag, nabasdag
Intch getser yes, dzarin dag
Yegour yertank mer doune

Tchem kar, tchem kar tser doune
Tser pagin sev shoune [I don't remember the words, but something like: the dog may eat my tail!]
how, how gene, bezdelig botchiges ge khadzne!

3-
Dgha anount Khoren, hele hele ninoye
Tsaynt gou ka akhoren, hele hele nonoye
Dgha anount Haroutioun, hele hele nonoye
Intchou gnes tcharoutioun, hele hele nonoye
etc. etc.

4- (A little patriotic!)
Hay em yes, Hay em yes
Katch Vartanin torn em yes [I don't remember the rest!] Amot! How could you not remember the rest?! ohmy.gif smile.gif
Hay em yes, Hay em yes
Sarsapetsek im tserkes
Hayastane azadogh
Katch Vartanin torn em yes!


5- (From the French!)
Hagop yeghpayr, Hagop yeghpayr
Artntsir, artntsir
Yelir zankag@ zarg, yelir zankag@ zarg
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong smile.gif


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Posted 02 February 2005 - 02:28 PM

I also remember a bunch of Christmas songs in Armenian, unfortunately I only remember bits and peices of them sad.gif....

1.
Tonatsar jan tonatsar
inch sirun es u paytsar.

es inch lavn e es inch lavn e,
chors koghme luys u payle,
es inch lavn e es inch lavn e,
chors koghme luys u payle.

karmir astgh gagatin
tsari tak dzmer papin.

es inch lavn e es inch lavn e,
chors koghme luys u payle,
es inch lavn e es inch lavn e,
chors koghme luys u payle.


2.
Gahanti dzar, siroonig dzar,
Vorkan aghvor es tooon aysor,

Khaghalikner, jabavenner,
Togh zartareen aysor noren.
[I don't remember the rest here]

Kooyn kooyn momer, var asdghigner,
Togh zartareen aysor noren.
[I don't remember the rest here]


3.
Gaghant baba, gaghant baba
Sareroon vrayen goo ka,
Layn patzek tzer trnere
Gaghant baban togh ners ka.

Jermag morook, jermag mazer
Garmeer hakousd eh hakel
Dobrag me grnagin vra,
Tserkn al kavazan me ga

Parineroon nver gooda,
Aghvor dzedz me chareroon
Oosdee dghak chanatsek,
Ellal paree khelokig


4.
Badrasdel enk menk Nor darva hantes, Nor darva hantes, Nor Darva hantes,
Dzahigner oonenk, timagner bes bes, timagner bes bes, zankatsek!

Toore pats mer nor Tsemer Babin, ners ge ka, medz barge shalagin,
tsooyn anooshner yerke shertnerin, toorse ge khmpin dir manoognerin,
Tic Tak zankagner, zakagner oorakh, yerkov oo barov, zankatset!
[I'm sure I am getting words wrong and I'm not sure if there is more to this one?]

Does anyone happen to know the right words to these songs?

Edited by Justlooking, 02 February 2005 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2005 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE (Justlooking @ Feb 2 2005, 02:14 PM)
I am going to try to fill in the rest as best I remember for some of the one's you left without an end.....
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Amot! How could you not remember the rest?! ohmy.gif smile.gif
Hay em yes, Hay em yes
Sarsapetsek im tserkes
Hayastane azadogh
Katch Vartanin torn em yes!


Thanks!
Yes! Amot eh! Specially that tomorrow is Vartanants!



QUOTE (Justlooking @ Feb 2 2005, 02:14 PM)
Bzdig oryortige, nsdere senyage
Gou la, gou la amen jam gou la
Yelir oryort, yelir
Atchkert srpe [I don't remember the rest!]
voroon vor shad ge sires, anor modetsir!


I'm not sure about "amen jam goula." That feels like an addition and it does not fit in the song as I know it!

Edited by Siamanto, 02 February 2005 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 12:02 AM

Gaghant Baba, Gaghant baba
Sareroun vrayen gou ka
Layn patsek tser trner@
Gaghant baban togh ners ka.

Another one that starts with:
Gaghant baban yeger eh
Mer senyag@ nsder eh???? [Not sure!]
[I don't remember the rest!]



Another one that starts with:
Dzapig dzapig dziranig
[I don't remember the rest!]

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 08:11 AM

Im anunne (insert name) Harutik,
Yeres m'unem klorik,
Inch k@ nayiq indzi duq,
Hask@s chapel k'uzeq?
(The above is made up)

Mek kanqun hask unem,
Erku kanqun khelq unem,
Yev aravel ayd amen,
Yereq kanqun lezu unem.
(Kanqun=yard).

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:44 AM

This is a game, similar to many childrens' games that can be described as "tag".
Children sitting in a circle with one in the center pretending to cry. At the end of the song he/she will get up and face one one of the players who will be the next one in the middle pretending to cry.

Poqrik (insert name) Ara'n/Maral'n inkats,
Nstats er senyakum,
K'ular, k'ular vorqan vor k'ular.

Yelir Ara/Maral, yelir,
Achqer@d s@rpe(children pretend rubbing their eyes),
Arevelin dartsir.
Vor mek@ k@ sires*,
Depi anor dartsir.

* I'd rather "sirum es", more lyrical. Another war(?) between the "um" and "k@" dialects?

Another tag game.

Children sitting in a circle.
One player on the outside holding a handkerchief, singing;
Tashkinak m@ kta, vorun e?

Children responding; Imne, imne!

He/she will drop the kerchief behind one of the players, the player must guess it is he/she from the reaction of the others. Get up, grab the object and chase the player and tag . If unable then he/she becomes the dropper.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (Arpa @ Feb 3 2005, 07:44 AM)
Children sitting in a circle.
One player on the outside holding a handkerchief, singing;
Tashkinak m@ kta, vorun e?

Children responding; Imne, imne!

He/she will drop the kerchief behind one of the players, the player must guess it is he/she from the reaction of the others. Get up, grab the object and chase the player and tag . If unable then he/she becomes the dropper.


I remember this game, we used to sing this and do the same thing you described...

Tashginage hantsnel goozem yes, goozem yes, goozem yes.
Tashginage hantsnel goozem yes, pari yeghoghi me, tserke dzaloghi me.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for all the new additions! This is great! But it still confirms my brother's claim: that there are more children songs in West Armenian than East.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:55 AM

Letís see what memories this will bring out amongst you


Կապույտ երկնքում, արևն է շողում
պիոներական շեփորնե հնչում
ջան իմ ծաղկաձոր
որքան սիրուն ես
քո գրկում ինչքան
մանուկներ ունես...................և այլն

այսքանը հիշողություններիցս.

Edited by Edward, 03 February 2005 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE (Justlooking @ Feb 3 2005, 03:47 PM)
I remember this game, we used to sing this and do the same thing you described...

Tashginage hantsnel goozem yes, goozem yes, goozem yes.
Tashginage hantsnel goozem yes, pari yeghoghi me, tserke dzaloghi me.


Children lined up with their hands facing down, holding a "tashkinak" between. Teacher inspecting hands and fingernails.. This was before Kleenex had become a household word.

Tashikinak m'unim teseq,
Yete duq al uniq, tsutsutseq.
"Bari luys, bari luys!
Bari luys amenqin."


Of course! This was way before those MK times when we learned a new word for "tashkinak" and began singing; "Salla, salla, salla mendilni. " It is beyond me how some us may still have the heart to dance to it after reading Siamanto's "Dance/Pare@".
Don't let me to go off!!
How do I hate thee! Let me count the ways! See; "How do I love thee..Annabel Lee".

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
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Those SOB's!?? No! they are not! We are! Who forgot everything Armenian and succumbed to Turkish.

Cursed be the day when we replaced "tashkinak" with "mendil"!!

Edited by Arpa, 03 February 2005 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (Siamanto @ Feb 2 2005, 10:02 PM)
Another one that starts with:
Dzapig dzapig dziranig
[I don't remember the rest!]

Wasn't this a votanavor instead of a song? (I don't remember the rest either.)

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE (Edward @ Feb 3 2005, 08:55 AM)
Letís see what memories this will bring out amongst you
Կապույտ երկնքում, արևն է շողում
պիոներական շեփորնե հնչում
ջան իմ ծաղկաձոր
որքան սիրուն ես
քո գրկում ինչքան
մանուկներ ունես...................և այլն

այսքանը հիշողություններիցս.

Nairi, unfortunately Eastern Armenia was in the Soviet. My mom tells that one day my brother and I returned from kindergarden, having learned a new song. Since my brother loved to sing he started singing happily when he entered our home, something about "hoktemberiq" (?) and my dad strictly looked at my brother and told him not to ever sing that song again. Poor kid, he didn't understand what he had done wrong smile.gif

Another day he was talking about "Chilyich". "Chilyich" this "Chilyich" that. Finally my mom asked what "Chilyich" was. "En or Lenin papn e" was the reply biggrin.gif

This thread is bringing a lot of memories.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE (nairi @ Feb 3 2005, 08:33 AM)
Thanks for all the new additions! This is great! But it still confirms my brother's claim: that there are more children songs in West Armenian than East.


It seems like we have the same amount of songs, doesn't it? I mean most of what some of you said in Arevelahayeren (Eastern Armenian) I recall having sung in Arevmdahayeren (Western Armenian).




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