See also: -իւ



Taken from its pronunciation before a consonant in Western Armenian.



իւ (iw)

  1. A letter formerly used in Armenian dialectology, nowadays usually written as ո̈ւ (ü). Represents the near-high front rounded vowel: [ʏ]. Transliterated as ü.

See alsoEdit


  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1911) Hay barbaṙagitutʿiwn. Uruagic ew dasaworutʿiwn hay barbaṙneri (barbaṙagitakan kʿartēsov) [Armenian dialectology: A sketch and classification of Armenian dialects (with a dialect map)] (Ēminean azgagrakan žołovacu; 8) (in Armenian), Moscow and Nor Nakhichevan: Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages, page 10
  • Ovsepjan, L. S.; Gevorkjan, G. G. (2013), “Армянские диалекты (общий обзор) [Armenian dialects (general overview)]”, in Yuri B.Koryakov and Andrej A. Kibrik, editors, Языки мира: Реликтовые индоевропейские языки Передней и Центральной Азии [Languages of the World: Relict Indo-European languages of Western and Central Asia]‎[1] (in Russian), Moscow: Academia, page 324

Old ArmenianEdit


Instrumental case of the root ի- (i-).


ի՞ւ (i?w)

  1. (interrogative) in what? with what? in what way, or manner?
    ի՞ւ գիտացիցi?w gitacʿicʿhow shall I know it?
    ի՞ւ իւիքi?w iwikʿin what way?
    ի՞ւ իւիք իցեմք ընդհատ ի նոցանէi?w iwikʿ icʿemkʿ əndhat i nocʿanēin what do we differ from them?