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  • IPA(key): [u]
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Etymology 1Edit

From the Old Armenian digraph ու (u) representing [u], composed of ո (o) + ւ (w). This convention of writing [u] is modelled on Ancient Greek ου (ou) representing [u].



ու lowercase (uppercase ՈՒ, title-case Ու)

  1. The 34th letter of Armenian alphabet according to Reformed Orthography. Represents close back rounded vowel: [u]. Transliterated as u (sometimes as ow).
Usage notesEdit

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Etymology 2Edit


ու (u)

  1. and
    ես ու դուes u dume and you
Usage notesEdit

Generally used to link two things in close relation, such as in English you and I or in the sense of combining two clauses of close relation while deemphasizing their relationship. In English, this would generally be done by combining predicates, as in I went to the store and bought ice cream. It is never used as a conjunction in the fashion of և (ew), which is used as a coordinating conjunction between two independent clauses, as in I went to the store, and I bought ice cream.



  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009) Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian (London Oriental and African Language Library; 14), Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.1, page 13
  • Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 385