The Funnel (funnel101) wrote in linguaphiles,
The Funnel
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Armenian Resources?

Hello! I'm hoping to try to learn conversational Armenian, to speak to my family members who also know Armenian. Unfortunately, these family members aren't ones I see often enough to just ask them to teach me; so I'm hoping to learn from books, websites, and (if they're affordable) tapes/CDs. But I haven't been having a whole lot of luck finding good Armenian websites, books, or anything, really.

As to which Armenian I'd like to learn, I guess both eventually. My grandmere's family speaks Eastern Armenian; my grandpere's, Western. My father suggested I learn Western Armenian, as it's supposedly the more modern.

If any of you have any suggestions, please let me know. Taking a college class isn't an option; the local community colleges don't offer it and they're all I can drive myself to. I currently own "Western Armenian Dictionary & Phrasebook: Armenian-English/English-Armenian (Hippocrene Dictionary and Phrasebook)", which is definitely geared towards travelers; and have borrowed Gulian's "Elementary Modern Armenian" from inter-library loan, which I'm having trouble following. I think I'd like to become comfortable with the sounds, cases, and vocabulary before having to deal with a new alphabet.
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