An Introduction to the Study of Classical Armenian by Robert Godel

By Robert Godel

The writer is very attracted to comparative and historic study on Armenian as an Indo-European language. This "Introduction" contains elements. the 1st one describes the phonological and morphological procedure of Classical Armenian with the aim of atmosphere off its attribute positive aspects, no longer of living on such info as are available in any sturdy grammar e-book. the second one half is comparative and historic. in addition to the easiest ascertained evidence, it comprises disscussions on debatable matters, in addition to a few new insights in histroical morphology.

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ECTION includes -r, -l and -n stems. The sg. NAcc. ezr 'border', dustr 'daughter', hamr 'dumb' astl 'star', kocl 'log' ao kolmm 'side', jukn 'fish', jiwn 'snow', befn 'burden' -Cn tun 'house', anun 'name' 21 -un -ik,. -uk calik 'flower', nuinuk 'child'. 141-143). GDL. form is identical to stem II : ezr 'border': GDL. ezer (=stem II ezer-) jukn 'fish' : GDL. wi range among invariable stems: ewl (I) 'oil'; enawl (llb) 'parent'; erkiwl (Ill) 'fear', etc. 21 Derived adjectives in ·Un (imaatun 'wise', from imaal 'intelligence') do not belong here, but follow the ·O declension.

Is tareaw, not *tarwov, which would conflict with the L. form. The aygi type is doubtless a variety of the normal -a- declension (IIb). The -i ending of the GDL. (lezu-i) would have amalgamated with the final vowel; hence, presumably, its substitution by -oy. But neither aygwoy could do for the L. (Meillet, 1913, § 46), nor would a similar form in the L. and the NAcc. fit in with the normal -a- paradigm. 181 Note (mi). 14. ECTION includes -r, -l and -n stems. The sg. NAcc. ezr 'border', dustr 'daughter', hamr 'dumb' astl 'star', kocl 'log' ao kolmm 'side', jukn 'fish', jiwn 'snow', befn 'burden' -Cn tun 'house', anun 'name' 21 -un -ik,.

Arm. the former remained unaltered, except for a. I shift to the -a- declension in the pl. (GDAbl. , as the expanded stem in canun-, p'ok'un-, and the shift. to the -a- declension in artasu-k', r;ung-k'. The decay of the original inflection plainly appears in ·such later forms as GDL. meler,. I. melerb (instead of mel-u); GDL. t'anjru, t'anjroy, from t'anjr 'thick', etc. (Abrahamyan, § 59, p. 45). NOTE. 152. Nouns with an -n stem in the sg. only .. akn 'eye' GDL. I. akan akam-b pl. 131). same complex Ab!.

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