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    Does anyone know why there are significant similarities between Armenian and Serbian languages? Such as ja, ti (Serbian), jes, tu (Armenian), also razum em, askanum em (for understand), u and i for AND, a lot of similar cuss words. I checked for Turkish similarities and none of what I listed or found similar are Turkish(Since Armenian does use turkish words like siktir:fuck off, choojukh:kid, etc although we have our own words for it). Also SRPO in Armenian means holy, does that tie in with SRBI SRPI SRPSKI???

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    I'm not at all acquainted with Armenian language. We call Armenians: Yermeni.
    We're both Indo-European speaking peoples, so there are bound to be numerous similarities, I'm not sure about exclusive Armenian to Serbo-Croat similarities ( ones which exist only in these two ( ok, six ;-)) languages.

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    Many believe that Armenian is descended from Phrygian,perhaps related to Thracian and Dacian,or a close relative of Phrygian.



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    Yes but linguistically I found it more similar to Armenian than any other nearby Indo-European languages (with acception to dialects of Eastern Armenian that has a lot of Persian borrow words). Some words are similar to Greek, discriptive, grammar and punctuation, but the basic speach is most similar to Serbo-Croat. It sounds a lot like my Armenian...and when I first heard it spoken I actually thought it was a dialect of Armenian and understand it fairly well, but some words sound somewhat Russian. ????

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    we call the Serbs Srpagan (being of Serbian), Srpaci...Croatians are Hrvaci, Turks are Turkci, Jews are Hria, Greeks are Hoon, Arabs are Arapner, Iranians are Barsig. My dad speaks Galac Armenian (my cousin speaks it fluently) and I noticed its totally different, for instance Turks are Turgen, Jews are Joden, Croats are Illar, Greeks are Grecen. Hehe, I'd love to learn Galac, funky language.

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    There is a possibility that Serbs and Croats are descended from Iranian peoples living in and around Caucasus ( not Iran, as some would love to claim, because of the magnificent Iranian culture ).

    Serbo-Croat language has a distinct 'sound', not similar to other Slavic languages. Some think it's a remnant of the way Illyrians used to pronounce their words, perhaps it has more to do with Caucasus than the Balkans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razmig
    Yes but linguistically I found it more similar to Armenian than any other nearby Indo-European languages (with acception to dialects of Eastern Armenian that has a lot of Persian borrow words). Some words are similar to Greek, discriptive, grammar and punctuation, but the basic speach is most similar to Serbo-Croat. It sounds a lot like my Armenian...and when I first heard it spoken I actually thought it was a dialect of Armenian and understand it fairly well, but some words sound somewhat Russian. ????
    Show me some more words that you think are similar to Armenian....Alot of words sound Russian because they are both slavic languages, of course.The only other nearby Indo-European languages to Armenian are the Slavic and Parsi(Indo-Aryan branch) languages anyway.



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    Serbian, Armenian:

    domaci, doon = house ??
    biti, biti = go, be, also have to in armenian
    da tako je, ha ayo = yes
    ista, kishto = somewhat
    gadan, vadan = bad
    trzati, tarcza = flip
    verovati, havati = believe
    drvo, dzaro = tree ??
    lizati, lzi = lick
    crpsti, tstsi = suck
    jezero, joor = water
    dozivezi, vazi = run
    ratnik, razmig = warrior/soldier
    bozanstvo, astudzo = god
    glavica, glukhe = head
    nastavnik, estutic = teacher ??
    kurjak, gayl/kayl = wolf
    vlas, mas = hair
    neki, mek = one
    cetiri, cors = four ETC

    narandzin, naranzakuyn = orange
    hitar, sihar = cute
    makaze, mkrat = scissors
    spasilac, sepasto = saviour
    deo, deg = region
    cudak, tsug = fish
    meso, mees = meat
    ptica, ptica = bird
    bas, bayts = but
    selo, chalo = village
    beznacajan polozaj, bzdig = small
    zdravo, parev = hello ?? they both have ev av,
    jeste, es = are
    ali, eli = again
    brk, bekh = mustache
    hrabar, grabar = assured



    thats all i can think of for now but im sure theres more

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    Serbian, Armenian:

    domaci, doon = house ??
    biti, biti = go, be, also have to in armenian
    da tako je, ha ayo = yes
    ista, kishto = somewhat
    gadan, vadan = bad
    trzati, tarcza = flip
    verovati, havati = believe
    drvo, dzaro = tree ??
    lizati, lzi = lick
    crpsti, tstsi = suck
    jezero, joor = water
    dozivezi, vazi = run
    ratnik, razmig = warrior/soldier
    bozanstvo, astudzo = god
    glavica, glukhe = head
    nastavnik, estutic = teacher ??
    kurjak, gayl/kayl = wolf
    vlas, mas = hair
    neki, mek = one
    cetiri, cors = four ETC

    narandzin, naranzakuyn = orange
    hitar, sihar = cute
    makaze, mkrat = scissors
    spasilac, sepasto = saviour
    deo, deg = region
    cudak, tsug = fish
    meso, mees = meat
    ptica, ptica = bird
    bas, bayts = but
    selo, chalo = village
    beznacajan polozaj, bzdig = small
    zdravo, parev = hello ?? they both have ev av,
    jeste, es = are
    ali, eli = again
    brk, bekh = mustache
    hrabar, grabar = assured



    thats all i can think of for now but im sure theres more

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    Cool

    Biography:
    From the streets of Constantinopolis...Armenian hooligan.
    Interests:
    Shooting guns and drinking cognac.
    Looks like any average Armenian living in Russia.

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