See also: -ու

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Old Armenian digraph ու (u) representing [u], composed of ո (o) + ւ (w). Some have contended that Old Armenian ու (u) was a diphthong, but this is incorrect: representing the monophthong [u] with a digraph is modelled on Ancient Greek ου (ou) pronounced as [u].[1] Compare Old Church Slavonic оу (u).

LetterEdit

ու

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gočanean, Pōłos, Dasakan grabari gorcnakan kʿerakanutʿiwn [Practical Grammar of Classical Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Vienna, Yerevan: Mekhitarist Press, 2011, page 8, footnote 1

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian ու (u).

ConjunctionEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁opi, a variant of *h₁epi, whence came եւ (ew).[1]

ConjunctionEdit

ու (u)

  1. and

Usage notesEdit

Uncommon in Old Armenian outside compounds.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: ու (u)

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay, “ու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words]‎[1] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, 1977, pages 589–590

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hübschmann, Heinrich, “Karst, J.: Historische Grammatik des Kilikisch-Armenischen”, in Indogermanische Forschungen. Anzeiger für indogermanische Sprach- und Altertumskunde. Beiblatt zu den Indogermanischen Forschungen (in German), volume 12, 1901, page 51, footnote 1