Reverend Father Garegin Hambartsumyan: Grabar is not an extinct language, yet our negligence can turn it into such
August 11, 2010 - 18:15 AMT 13:15 GMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Grabar is not an extinct language, yet our negligence can turn it into such, Reverend Father Garegin Hambartsumyan stated.
As the Reverend Father pointed out at August 11 news conference, Grabar is still used during church service, which makes it live on.
As the head of Tsirani cultural NGO Narek Ashughatoyan stated, free Grabar lessons are held under the organization aegis. To increase public awareness, Grabar: Language of Ancestors documentary premiere was held on August 10 in Yerevan.
“Grabar, the language our ancient literature was written in, takes us closer to our roots,” Narek Ashughatoyan emphasized at news conference.
In future, documentary screening in Armenian universities, as well as TV broadcast is planned.
Grabar Cheat Sheet - fun! And some historical background on classical Armenian (Grabar).
I believe that, along with Sanskrit, Armenian is considered by linguists one of the "purest" languages still in use today showing directly relation to many proto-Indo-European words.