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Title: Praktisches Lehrbuch der Ostarmenischen Sprache. Mit einer Schrifttafel
Written By: A. Dirr
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 36

Das hier behandelte Ostarmenisch ist eine Büchersprache, die im Laufe des
XIX. Jahrhunderts von den russischen Armeniern ausgearbeitet worden ist.
Ihm steht eine zweite armenische Literatursprache gegenüber, die
westarmenische, die Büchersprache der türkischen, hauptsächlich der
konstantinopler Armenier, sowie der Mechtiaristen in Venedig und Wien.
Folgende Arbeit soll ein praktisches Hilfsmittel zur Erlernung einer
Sprache bilden, die eine schon ganz beachtliche wissen-schaftliche und
schöne Literatur ausfweist (aus dem Vorwort). Inhalt: Schrift und
Aussprache, Artikel, Deklination, Partikel, Verben, Präp- und
Postpositionen, Zahlwörter, Adverbien, Lsestücke und Gespräche

(Re-edition; originally published 1910 in Wien; written in German).

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862901289
Pages: 194
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