ARMENIAN-HUNGARIAN DIALECT IN THE 17-18TH CENTURIES – 2012-2

Lexical and grammatical review

Summary

Norayr B. Poghosyan
The article is devoted to the linguistic relationship between Armenian and Hungarian. Armenians have settled in Hungary since the X-XI centuries. In the late Middle Ages (17-18 centuries) Armenians gained economic and judicial autocracy in Hungary; many archival documents were later published. Grigor Govrikyan, for example, published many archival documents of Transylvanian Armenians. Leaning upon these documents, the author of this article illustrates that Hungarian-Armenians utilized many European words in their language. Among them, Hungarian ones constitute a great number, e.g. guba (wine store), lants (chain), nemish (nobleman), chibgay (lace), valos (reponse), etc.

Other European loan words as well as the characteristic features of the dialect of Armenian- Hungarians are also discussed in the article.

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