Classification des dialectes arméniens
Classification des dialectes arméniens (Classification of Armenian dialects) is a 1909 book by the Armenian linguist Hrachia Adjarian, published in Paris. It is Adjarian's translation into French of his original work Հայ Բարբառագիտութիւն (Armenian Dialectology) which was later published as a book in 1911 in Moscow and New Nakhichevan. The French translation is missing the dialectal examples.
Unlike the traditional dialect division of Armenian into western and eastern dialects, Adjarian divided Armenian into three main dialects based on which present and imperfect indicative particles were used. He labeled them as the -owm (-ում) dialects, -gë (-կը) dialects, and -el (-ել) dialects. These three major dialects were further divided into subdialects. The book is one of the few reliable sources of Armenian dialects that existed at the time. In the post-genocide period, linguists Gevorg Jahukyan, Jos Weitenberg, Bert Vaux and Hrach Martirosyan have pushed our understanding of Armenian dialects further.
|1||Erivan|| Russian Empire: Erivan, Novo-Bayazet, Ordubad, Shamshadin, Shulaver, Havlabar quarter (Tiflis)
Ottoman Empire: Bayazid, Kulp
|2||Tiflis||Russian Empire: Tiflis (except Havlabar quarter)|
|3||Karabakh|| Russian Empire: Shusha, Elisabethpol, Nukha, Baku, Derbent, Aghstafa, Dilijan, Karakilis, Kazak, Lori, Jebrayil, Goris
Qajar Persia: Karadagh, Mujumbar; Lilava quarter of Tabriz
Ottoman Empire: Burdur, Ödemiş villages near Izmir
|4||Shamakha||Russian Empire: Shamakhi, Kuba and nearby villages|
|5||Astrakhan|| Russian Empire: Astrakhan, Northern Caucasus
Qajar Persia: Tabriz
|6||Julfa|| Russian Empire: Julfa
Qajar Persia: Isfahan (New Julfa quarter), Shiraz, Hamadan, Bushehr, Tehran, Qazvin, Rasht, Bandar-e Anzali
|7||Agulis||Russian Empire: Agulis, Tsghna, Handamej, Tanakert, Ramis, Dasht, Kaghaki|
|1||Maragha||Qajar Persia: Maragha and surrounding villages|
|2||Khoy|| Qajar Persia: Khoy, Salmas, Maku, Urmia
Russian Empire: Igdir, Nakhichevan;
Zangezur settlements: Kori, Alighuli, Mughanjugh, Karashen, Alilu, Angeghakot, Ghushchi-Tazakend, Tazakend, Uz, Mazra, Balak, Shaghat, Ltsen, Sisian, Nerkin Kilisa
|3||Artvin||Russian Empire: Artvin, Ardahan, Artanuj, Olti|
- Adjarian, Hrachia (1909). Classification des dialectes arméniens [Classification of Armenian dialects] (PDF) (in French). Paris: Librairie Honore Champion. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
- Adjarian, 13–14