Talk:Classical Armenian

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I've always seen this language called "Classical Armenian" in English. Can we move it? john k 05:37, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

I think so. Serouj 01:16, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


How can Classical Armenian use the Traditional Armenian orthography, which was (according to that article) "developed during the early 19th century"? (Yes, I know it's possible that modern printings of classical works are done in the "traditional" orthography, but we should probably talk about the orthography used in antiquity.) 05:14, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

I agree, I think we can probably just remove the Orthography section and incorporate alphabet and orthography into the Phonology section. JNF Tveit 20:27, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

That is an inaccuracy in the Traditional Armenian orthography article. It really should read that it was "standardized" in the early 19th century. The point was that the orthography of classical Armenian is nearly identical to Traditional Armenian orthography (and not reformed Armenian orthography). Serouj 16:13, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Do you think this point merits its own section? Or can the orthography information be included in other sections? JNF Tveit 01:01, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

I think it does merit its own section, because if you look at some of the other language articles, the 3 main sections are phonology, orthography, and morphology. The section does need elaboration, though. Serouj 07:04, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
I also think we need to add a Morphology section, and mention that someone needs to fill it in. (Phonology has been covered in other articles and needs to be imported; we have better phonology tables - in the traditional Armenian orthography article than the one being currently shown in this article.) Morphology really is what distinguishes Classical Armenian from modern Armenian. Serouj 07:07, 4 April 2007 (UTC)