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Old Armenian[ännern]

Etymology[ännern]

The origin is Vörlaag:unk.. What follows is Matasović’s summary of opinions.

Some scholars (e.g. Meillet and Godel) take the obvious course and derive it from Proto-Indo-Europääsch masuline-feminine plural nominative case ending *-s, but the sound development of word final *-s to *-ք (*-kʿ) is not universally accepted. Other linguists assume a pronominal particle added to the bare stem, but the origin of that particle has never been explained. A recent hypothesis derives (-kʿ) from the agglutinated Proto-Indo-Europääsch *dwóh₁ (two); it would have been originally a dual marker, subsequently replacing the inherited plural. Another possibility, which is a mere speculation: the plural marker (-kʿ) can be regularly derived from *-s-wes, with the ending of the u-stems *-w-es agglutinated to the regular nominative plural marker *-s.

Suffix[ännern]

(-kʿ)

  1. plural nominative case marker
    շունքšunkʿ — nominative plural of շուն (šun)
  2. forming names of countries
    հայhay — an Armenian
    հայքhaykʿ — the Armenians collectively
    ՀայքHaykʿ — Armenia, the country of Armenians

Derived terms[ännern]

Kategorie Ooldarmeensch Wöör suffigert mit -ք nich funnen

References[ännern]