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The myth of the Armenian alphabet

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Bubuk Bagh

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of The myth of the Armenian alphabet

The myth of the Armenian alphabet What is a myth? A usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. It is a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone. Popular Myths Noah and his Ark legendary origin of Armenian people The Armenian Alphabet Mesrop Mashtots Chapter 10 of Genesis Mount Ararat Descendants of Haik bishop and philosopher cave in Palu vision of God „Hand wrote the alphabet in letters of fire“ highly honored Armenia Haik Hayastan Azerbaidjan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran Yerevan/Erewan/Jerevan 1165 BC Urartu migrated 585 BC Fall of King Rusa I 95 to 65 BC Second Armenian
Empire 63 AD Tiridates I 301 AD Adoption of Christianity
as the first country 406 AD Invention of the
Armenian Alphabet 1300 Invasions: Mongols,
Persians, Russians,
Ottoman Empire 1915-1918 The Armenian Genocide 1922 Transcaucasian Soviet
Federated Socialist Republic 1988 Independance "Our strength is our quickness and our brutality. Genghis Khan had millions of women and children hunted down and killed, deliberately and with a gay heart. History sees in him only the great founder of States. What the weak Western European civilization alleges about me, does not matter. I have given the order—and will have everyone shot who utters but one word of criticism—that the aim of this war does not consist in reaching certain geographical lines, but in the enemies' physical elimination. Thus, for the time being only in the east, I put ready my Death's Head units, with the order to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of the Polish race or language. Only thus will we gain the living space that we need. Who still talks nowadays of the extermination of the Armenians?" Armenian Language Indo-European Language 7,5 million people 6 BC near Mount Ararat Classical Armenian Parthian, Greek, Syriac, Latin, Uratian Eastern and Western Armenian The Armenian Alphabet King Vramshapuh of Armenia 'cuneiform' scripts Alexandria one-to-one correspondence
between sounds and letters New Armenian translation of the bible Famous Armenians Thanks for your attention! A as Astvats (=God)
K as Kristos (=Jesus)
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