Some Semantic and Morphological Peculiarities of Sharakans of VII-VIII Centuries


  • HOVHANNES ZAKARYAN Research and Education Center "Tatev"
  • HENRIETA SUKIASYAN Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heraci



linguicide, the Armenian language, Western Armenian, dialects of Armenian, Armenian manuscripts, libraries, writers, schools, mass media, toponyms


In 1894-1923 on the territory of the Ottoman Empire occurred not only the Armenian Genocide programmed by state but also
linguicide still ongoing on different manifestations. Thousands of Armenian educational and religious institutions, theaters, cultural centers, mass media, publishing and printing houses, libraries, medieval manuscripts were destroyed, writers, poets, teachers of Armenian were arrested and killed, many Armenian folklore works disappeared, Armenian toponyms in Western Armenia were constantly being replaced by Turkish ones, most of the western dialects of Armenian had been wiped out at once or gradually. The Western Armenian had lost homeland. A fruitful and effective Armenian environment was gone, of which only scraps and pieces stayed in the Diaspora. Western Armenian in each colony is influenced by the dominant language of the country. In the past two decades, he began to be influenced also by the Eastern Armenian language. He even forced out of family consumption due to more and more spreading of mixed marriages. Western Armenian now is an endangered language around the world. The Turkish Republic with its foreign policy and by dint of international terrorist organizations is trying to weaken and destroy the Armenian colonies in the Middl e East.



How to Cite

ZAKARYAN, H. ., & SUKIASYAN, H. . (2021). Some Semantic and Morphological Peculiarities of Sharakans of VII-VIII Centuries. Bulletin of Yerevan University B: Philology, 8(1(22).