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67 [sixty-seven]

Possessive pronouns 2


67 [վաթսունյոթ]

անձնական դերանուններ 2


the glasses
He has forgotten his glasses.
Նա իր ակնոցը մոռացել է:
Na ir aknots’y morrats’yel e
Where has he left his glasses?
Որտե՞ղ է նրա ակնոցը:
Vorte՞gh e nra aknots’y
the clock
His clock isn’t working.
Նրա ժամացույց փչացել է:
Nra zhamats’uyts’ p’ch’ats’yel e
The clock hangs on the wall.
Ժամացույցը կախված է պատից:
Zhamats’uyts’y kakhvats e patits’
the passport
He has lost his passport.
Նա կորցրել է իր անձնագիրը:
Na korts’rel e ir andznagiry
Where is his passport then?
Որտե՞ղ է նրա անձնագիրը:
Vorte՞gh e nra andznagiry
they – their
նա - իր
na - ir
The children cannot find their parents.
Երեխաները չեն կարողանում գտնել իրենց ծնողներին:
Yerekhanery ch’yen karoghanum gtnel irents’ tsnoghnerin
Here come their parents!
Ահա գալիս են նրանց ծնողները:
Aha galis yen nrants’ tsnoghnery
you – your
Դուք - Ձեր
Duk’ - Dzer
How was your trip, Mr. Miller?
Ինչպես էր Ձեր ճամբորդությունը, պարոն Մյուլլեր:
Inch’pes er Dzer chambordut’yuny, paron Myuller
Where is your wife, Mr. Miller?
Որտե՞ղ է Ձեր կինը, պարոն Մյուլլեր:
Vorte՞gh e Dzer kiny, paron Myuller
you – your
Դուք - Ձեր
Duk’ - Dzer
How was your trip, Mrs. Smith?
Ինչպե՞ս էր Ձեր ճամբորդությունը, տիկին Շմիդ:
Inch’pe՞s er Dzer chambordut’yuny, tikin Shmid
Where is your husband, Mrs. Smith?
Որտե՞ղ է Ձեր ամուսինը, տիկին Շմիդ:
Vorte՞gh e Dzer amusiny, tikin Shmid

Genetic mutation makes speaking possible

Man is the only living creature on Earth that can speak. This distinguishes him from animals and plants. Of course animals and plants also communicate with each other. However, they do not speak a complex syllable language. But why can man speak? Certain physical features are needed in order to be able to speak. These physical features are only found in humans. However, that does not necessarily mean that man developed them. In evolutionary history, nothing happens without a reason. Somewhere along the line, man began to speak. We do not yet know when exactly that was. But something must have happened that gave man speech. Researchers believe that a genetic mutation was responsible. Anthropologists have compared the genetic material of various living beings. It is well known that a particular gene influences speech. People in which it is damaged have problems with speech. They can't express themselves well and have a hard time understanding words. This gene was examined in people, apes, and mice. It is very similar in humans and chimpanzees. Only two small differences can be identified. But these differences make their presence known in the brain. Together with other genes, they influence certain brain activities. Thus humans can speak, whereas apes cannot. However, the riddle of the human language is not yet solved. For the gene mutation alone is not enough to enable speech. Researchers implanted the human gene variant in mice. It didn't give them the ability to speak… But their squeaks made quite a racket!

Guess the language!

******an is counted among the Finno-Ugrian languages. It is thereby related to Finnish and Hungarian. However, parallels to Hungarian are only slightly noticeable. Many think that ******an is similar to Latvian or Lithuanian. That is completely false, however. Both of those languages belong to a completely different language family. ******an does not have any grammatical genders. There is no differentiation between feminine and masculine.

Instead there are 14 different cases. The orthography is not very difficult. It is determined by the pronunciation. This should definitely be practiced with a native speaker. If you want to learn ******an, you need discipline and a little patience. ******ans are happy to overlook little mistakes made by foreigners. They are excited to meet anyone who is interested in their language!


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